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Brewed by Magic Rock Brewing
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 388   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4
   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...


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (3202) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2017
10 cl p En l- och Whiskymssa, Gteborg 2017. Svart med ett givmilt beigt skum. Dofter av rostad malt, choklad, lakrits och russin. Smakinslag av choklad, lakrits, torkad frukt och aska. Rostad avslutning.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiwkoLiwko (197) - POLAND - MAR 14, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2017 Ciemne z bogatą pianą. Kremową i trwałą. W aromacie kawa z mlekiem. Początkowo w konsystencji wydaje się gęste i puszyste. Pźniej nieco wodniste. Dosyć wytrawne. Bardzo poprawne.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ken1 (1899) - DENMARK - MAR 10, 2017
Aroma: Dark roasted malt and fruity sweetness. Flavour: Dark roasted malt with notes of chocolate and sweet berries. Aftertaste is roasted malt and fruity bitter. Colour: Pitch black with a tan head.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maupie (985) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2017 33cl blik. Helder donker bruin kleur, fijne romige bruine schuimkraag. Aroma van gebrande mout en chocolade. Smaak is zoet, citrus, chocolade en waterig. Licht lichaam, veel koolzuur.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrumpy369 (647) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 8, 2017
Can at home. Deep brown, almost black colour, with a small white lacing. Nose is intense nuts and roasted malts, light coffee, cocoa. Taste is rare green peas. Light roasted notes. Fast finish, watery mouthfeel. Mediocre.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
19Oracolo78 (158) - ITALY - MAR 3, 2017
Birra dal volore marrone sicurissimo. Schiuma cremosa color cappuccino. All?olfatto sentori che ti confondino una miscellanea di caff, malto tostato e frutta secca. Al palato morbida con note di cioccolato, caff, ma anche di ciliegia, frutta secca. Nel finale rimane amara e aromatica. Una birra particolare che scende molto bene e ti confonde in tutti i sensi.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (2750) - Rros, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2017
Black with dark off white head - Roasted malt aroma with some hints of tropical hops - Good malt body with roasted malt and hints of tropical hoppy flavour with some bitterness - The dark malt and hop goes into the finish - This was good

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (4170) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2017
Pitch black, brown slowly settling foam head. Strong coffee and chocolate aroma. Chocolate clearly present in taste. Long lasting coffee bitterness aftertaste. (Velp 201702)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
basjansen14 (207) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2017
Dark beer with some light bleeding through. Nice cream coloured head. Aroma: coffee, roasted malt and some chocolate. Taste: coffee, roasted malt, hint of smoke and some milk chocolate with a nice bitterness. Medium mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Speko (322) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2017
Can 0,33. Pours black with large foamy beige head, long retention and nice lacing. Coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, licorice. Quite nice and solid stout. Medium body and soft carbonation.


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