Brewed by Magic Rock Brewing
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 354   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, - JUL 22, 2011
Cask, Sheffield Tap 20/07/11. Im going to have to get the head brewer, Stuart Ross, to talk me through the malt bill for this one. Again. Because it works so well, it puts such strength and depth and suppleness in, that I still cant believe how hes conjured it up. I can nearly always find fault with a cask stout - maybe a touch acetic, or too much ashtray - but this was bob on. Three things: I need more of it. I need to drink this at the end of a long snowy walk in front of a roaring log fire. And I absolutley bloody well demand that its made stronger, shoved in a wooden cask of some sort and matured into a barrel-aged monster. Just go easy on the snozzberries...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (2469) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 4, 2016
0,33l can courtesy of fabiand, big thanks for this one. BB 21.07.2017. black color, medium big coffee-colored head. smells earthy, bit roasty, spices, lightly nutty, hazelnuts, decent smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes lightly roasty, hazelnuts, bit dusty, some licorice, cardboardish, peppery. finishes lightly earthy bitter with notes of licorice and dusty notes. okish, but not overly exciting. not sure whats wrong here, but did not like it very much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1794) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2016
Black body with a large, creamy, tan, long-lived head that laces the glass well. Dry, malty and strong aroma of dark roasted malt, coffee, dust and ash. Strong flavour of dark roasted malt, coffee and... hey, there are lots of hops in here as well! This is pretty close to a BIPA! The dark roasted malt is the dominant element here for sure, but there are also lots of citrus and other fruity notes, and pine needles. Fun! Medium body, dry texture and moderate carbonation. Nice!
[33 cl can, enjoyed 8 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Aker Brygge, Oslo]

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moolesen (503) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2016
Can 33cl. Black with a brown head. Lots of coffee, chocolate and hasselnuts in the aroma. Taste is following the aroma. The beer could have more body. It is not thin, but more body would suit this beer. Very pleasant finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JackMandarin (259) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Can from Bridgend Services, Freuchie. Pours very, very dark brown. Viscous. Thin but tight, light-tan head. Aroma that is smokey, savoury and roasty......but with a lovely herbal hoppiness providing a little support. Coffee. Oxo stock cube. Hint of toasted coconut. Taste has light latte notes. A touch of vanilla ice cream. Burnt ginger bread. A little citrus...lemon, grapefruit. Really smooth. Fairly full mouthfeel. Creamy carbonation. Bit sherberty too. Burnt finish. Bitterness has real length. Alcohol is well hidden. Excellent stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erasmus_ro (2595) - Alabama, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Can. Pours dark brown with a wooden tinge and a latte-colored head. Aroma is roast, some coffee, slight earthiness and liquorice. Taste is roasty with some coffee, slight liquorice. Dry, slightly bitter, very dark chocolate on finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonbenali (154) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2016
Pours dark black with a thin off white head and good lacking. Aroma is roasted malts, mint, liquorice, dark chocolate, plums, raisins and figs. Taste has rich sweentess and then a nice bitter, salty finish. Very roasty stout with some nice fruity notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3555) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Dark brown. Aroma of roasted malt, sweet caramel, maybe spice. Roasty spicy flavor. Fruity, roasty and coffee grinds in the finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
explosivedog (492) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 11, 2016
On tap at Brothers Beer. Aroma is creamy mocha. Taste is a little tobacco, lots of coffee, some milk chocolate and a long dry finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoponmate (227) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 10, 2016
Overall a really nice stout. Smells fantastic a bit like a mocha. Bit of toasted chocolate notes. Only thing that lets it down. Is the after taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lbianchi66 (338) - FRANCE - NOV 4, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2016 Robe noire compltement opaque. Robe beige. Armes caf, fum, rsineux. Got caf, fum, chocolat et rsine. On reste sur la puissance du rsineux. Seche en bouche. Excellente.

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