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Brewed by Magic Rock Brewing
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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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   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. I’m 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 can’t believe how he’s 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 it’s made stronger, shoved in a wooden cask of some sort and matured into a barrel-aged monster. Just go easy on the snozzberries...


4
Benters (76) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2017
Pours a dark brown with thin tan head which disappears quickly. Average carbonation. Aromas of dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and a slight smokiness. Taste is rich, smooth with full chocolate and coffee flavours combining with a slight spiciness from the hops and some dark berry fruits. Finish leaves a lingering bitterness. Really enjoyable Stout.

3.9
ngunity (179) - - NOV 18, 2017
From can. Got distracted mid tasting so didn't get good notes. Poured with big, light tan, fast dissipating head. Aroma moderately rich I recall. Taste was a little roast, Milk chocolate, maybe a bit of vanilla. Very tasty. Really enjoyed it. Would go again for sure

3.7
TaxiDriver (1830) - Stadland, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2017
A malty smell, vanilla and roasted malt. The beige foamy head disappears fast. The body is black. A light bitter taste, malt, coffee. The body is medium strong, creamy with a normal carbonation.

3.8
Beerwithwings (232) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2017 can at home. my first time drinking a stout. lots of chocolate malt going on. has maybe a bit of cola going on as well. for a 6% beer it doesn't taste like it

4.1
Bijl (811) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2017
Zwart/ donker rood  licht doorlatend, beige foamy schuimkraag, redelijk wat koolzuur. Aroma: Geroosterde mout, Chocolade,  redelijk gehopt, spicy, donker fruit, licht zuurtje , donkere bes/braam. Smaak: Donkeregeroosterde mout, zoethout, Chocolade, koffie, iets fruitig zuurtje. Spicy hops en een prima roasty bitter. Onder medium body, iets dun, vrij zacht. Afdronk is roasty/bitter en vrij droog. Prima stout...makkelijk drinkbaar.

4.7
MashTrub3 (17) - Dunstable, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2017
coffee, toast, roasty, leather, alcohol, cough drop, licorice, fruit. Jet black with a light tan head. Unlike some canned stouts, definitely not over-carbonated

3.9
cobaink2 (800) - seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2017
12 oz beer from bottle shop in London. Really nice barley and malts. Hops are quite nice as well. Bit of a cola flavor but not thin tasting. Great beer.

5
tonyyoung (11) - - OCT 10, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2017 Rich, deep and dark. One of my fave stouts out there. Not that bitter and easy to consume in that it doesn’t feel too heavy for a stout.

4
FCox143 (133) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2017
330ml can - pours deep, somewhat shiny black, aroma is dark fruits, some coffee undertones. Roasted nutty flavour, milk chocolate and dark coffee bitterness, some cherry/fig undertones. Very smooth and full - lovely!

3.8
mt_hall (211) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2017
Can. Dark brown/black with a small light brown head. Coffee, cola, and dandelion and burdock on the nose, with a touch of caramel. Smooth and creamy in the mouth, with a sweet start and then a dry coffee finish and a very dry, bitter aftertaste. Good balance that hides the alcohol - very drinkable.


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