Brewed by Magic Rock Brewing
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask, keg & bottle; Regular.

Dark Arts blends 4 malts and bags of whole hops to deliver a decadently deep and indulgent experience. A luxuriously smooth mouthfeel, is followed by spicy hop notes and full flavours of chocolate, liquorice, blackberries and figs. The finish is rich and satisfying with a lingering roasted bitterness. Our stout will convert you to the dark side.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
floris87 (35) - Utrecht, - OCT 26, 2011
Dark brown beer (not black) with greyish brown fizzy head that fades slowly. Primary smell is chalk, then more subtle smells of roasted malt, coffee, liquorice, hint of chocolate, and hops. Taste is bitter, lots of coffee, plums, some figs and a bit of liqourice. Mouthfeel is very mediocre, a bit watery for a stout. Nice spicy hops and pepper in aftertaste, although it could be stronger. Could be better, but certainly not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14373) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2017
Hytte 130816. Black color with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, hop, coffee, chocolate. flavor is roasted malt, hop, coffee, chocolate . Easy drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (737) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2017
330ml can. Pours almost black with a decent tan head. Aroma: roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice. Taste: roasted malts, dark fruit, coffee, some chocolate but not as much as youd think from the aroma where it was plentiful, slight hoppy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ulrikolsen (527) - DENMARK - JAN 8, 2017
[email protected] Pours black with tan head. Aroma has dark malts, roasted notes, chocolate and slightly milky notes. Taste is malty with roasted tone, chocolate, hints of milk and grain. Finish is balanced malty and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
birocotsios (171) - - JAN 5, 2017
Can. Dark brown with big cream top. Light milk chocolate aroma and taste with roasted malt notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onesimus (23) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2017
Black with coffee colour head two fingers which dissipated in a few minutes. Moderate lacing Nose nothing overpowering but notes of dark roast malts and coffee. Bitter coffee bursts on the mouth hints of liquorice Follow through citrus pithiness Mouthfeel is quite lush coating all parts of the mouth pushed by the smooth carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (648) - HONG KONG - JAN 4, 2017
Drank after ICS reunion dinner with Winnie. Can from Brewcraft, opened at home. Opaque brown-black pour with creamy tan head. Smells of coffee grounds, dark chocolate, smooth dark malt, toasty and a little dusty, faint floral berry at the end. Taste is moderate stony bitterness and dark malt, lightly toasty, faint dark chocolate, a bit boring in that too-light watery acidic porter way, but better complemented by the smoothness of the palate. Would prefer the taste to be a little heavier, but otherwise very smooth, very drinkable, great aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (734) - HONG KONG - JAN 4, 2017
Can from Brewcraft at home. Solid black pour with dense tan head. Aroma is sort of coffee ground dirt, roasted malt with some spicy earthy hops. Taste is leather and berry with some bitterness. Lingering bitter tingle. Palate is on the richer side for a relatively light stout. Nice. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lello4ever (794) - ITALY - JAN 3, 2017
Ottima stout, nera con schiuma marroncina, al naso non esplosiva ma ottima al palato, molto beverina con tostatura, caff e cioccolato ben evidenti.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SkillsFactory (630) - ITALY - JAN 3, 2017
Lattina, schiuma nocciola chiara di media persistenza, rossa scurissima, praticamente nera con riflessi caramello. Aroma tostato, acidulo, caff, anice, leggero erbaceo, note di ossidazione. Attacca con frutti rossi leggeri ed acidit tostata, successivamente caff che si prolunga in una coda mista a liquirizia e leggero erbaceo. Vellutata, ben carbonata, corpo medio-leggero.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (1134) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2016
Deep brown color, light brown head. Rich malty nose, dark chocolate, licorice. Licorice taste, roasted malt, coffee, moderate sweetness, well balanced. Medium body, soft carbonation, smooth texture.

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