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98
style
Brewed by Magic Rock Brewing
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 393   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16879) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
On tap at HaandFestival 2012. It pours an almost black body topped by a minimal-sized, rocky, dark beige head. Roasted and burnt nose with some prunes, definitely not in the American way of doing it. Burnt, almost bonfire-like flavor with burnt toast and dark dried fruits. Very dry on the palate, medium bodied and nicely carbonated. An easy drinkable beer that doesnt impress me. Thats probably because the dry, English-style stouts isnt my preferred stout style. 120505

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (16563) - DENMARK - MAY 28, 2013
Tap @ MikkellerBar, Stefansgade. Very dark brown with small light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, "milk chocolate", medium sweet and a little bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15905) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
Cask @ White Horse on Parsons Green, London. RBESG 2011. Pours black with a small bubbly head. Oily and sticky. Roast and liquorice. Smooth and quite lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15563) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 20, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 Tap (Drink Baar, Tallinn) (7:5:7:4:14=3.7)
Lovely coffee roasty aroma, pleasantly sweet. Smooth palate, soft carbonation. Lovely roasty body, gentle roast. Touch wooly with dry earthy hops. Nice stout at 6%, English styled, drier than the other stouts weve had recently, which is nice.
Rerate: Tap (Pudel, Tallinn) (7:5:6:4:13=3.5)
Just had this to compare with Buxton Imperial Black, and whilst this smelt better, it doesnt taste as good. Fails to impress to much, gotta dock a point off taste and overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2011
Cask (RBESG 2011, London) at White Horse on Parsons Green. Black - offwhite head. Licorice, roasted, berries, fruity, light body, ok bitterness, nice burned bitterness, dark fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14650) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (14209) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2012
Bottled, 330ml from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Black with light brown head. Roasty, sharp stout, quite spiky in character, not as rounded, bitterness with a resinous hop note, drying and bitter. Good stuff without reaching the real heights.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (14009) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2011
Cask at White Horse, Parsons Green. IT pours opque black, with a thick light tan head. The nose is coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malt, smoke, bonfire and liquorice. The taste is rich-roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate, charcoal, smoke, solid bitterness, liquorice, salt and rich caramel, with a long dry-roasted malt finish. Full body and soft carbonation. Good balance and very flavoursome. A brilliant cask stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2015
[9/26/15] Draught sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2015 in Bodegraven. Black. Roasty aroma with coffee. Pretty dry roasty flavor, with a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13812) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Cask. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Very roasted. Heavy bitter flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.


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