overall
96
98
style
Brewed by Magic Rock Brewing
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 405   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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4.3
Leighton (21085) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2011 Cask at CPK, London. Pours dark brown with a frothy, beige head. Moderate coffee aroma with hints of cocoa. Great roasted malt character, some earthy and lightly grassy bitterness, chclky cocoa. Medium bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Lightly sticky, sweet and dry finish, lightly sweet chocolate, some mocha, burnt wood. So, so easy to drink. The balance is there, the flavors are cohesive. Great beer all around. I have to say, Magic Rock has killed it with each of their beers so far. Definitely one of the top three UK breweries for me.

4.3
JorgeLee (2091) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2012 Cask at Craft Beer. Deep black colour, aromas strongly of coffee and some black chocolate. Taste is smooth, lots of roast, coffee again, very complex yet without excessive bitterness. Very long finish. Alcoholic but not aggressively so. Excellent.

4.3
weordie (1146) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Pours black as the night is long with a lingering creamy head. Aroma of chocolate. Dark chocolate taste with a hint of smoke.

4.3
Lloydy (100) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
330ml can. Very chocolatey aroma. Pours thick and dark with a creamy tan head. Really smooth very flavoursome stout I loved it- highly recommended.

4.2
rickgordon (3874) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
Cask conditioned at Southampton Arms, London. Black colour. Rich aroma. It’s toast, bitter chocolate and juniper. Rich lingering flavour of darkness: toast, bitter chocolate and espresso. Silky, medium body with espresso bitterness.

4.2
Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 10, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2011 Bottle at home blackberries and licorice nose. Dark brown/ black cm tan head, steady stream of bubbles. Rich roast barley and berries with long dry and smooth finish Keg at port street beer house august. Rich and thick body with chocolate and Resinous hops finish.

4.2
shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 5, 2011
Keg at Cask. Dark brown with small beige head which soon fades. Aroma is roasted malt, bit of coffee and a touch of booze. Taste is oaty, and a bit of chocolate milk. Not so much bitterness, but a bit of vanilla. Lovely!

4.2
superflyguy (439) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2011
lushious. pours pitch black with a fluffy tan head. bags of roast malts and coffee in the nose. a hint of alcohol too. chocolate, coffee, licorice and roasted malts to the fore in the mouth loses a couple of marks as its not quite as thick as I’d like, but it’s a minor gripe. thefinsih just goes on and on with the flavours bouncing around your mouth.

4.2
Lonick (1864) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Cask @The Vintage, Leith. While i have had this a few times i’d never rated it. Pours black with a tan head. Huge chocolate malty nose, nutty, chestnuts perhaps. Coffee and chocolate on the palate a wonderful sweet aftertaste, this is what beer should be.

4.2
Idiosynkrasie (7432) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2016
330ml can. Jet black colour with average to huge, thick, creamy, mostly lasting, fairly lacing, beige to tan head. Roasty, dark malty aroma, notes of dark chocolate and liquorice, hints of roasted nuts, bramble and blueberry. Taste is slightly roasty, chocolately dark malty with a nuttily touch, moderately sweet, fruity notes of bramble and blueberry, herbal, earthy, leafy hints of corresponding shrubs. Full bodied, somehow heavy like mercury, thereby easy drinkable and alleviated. There’s really something "magic" going on - an almost total correspondence of Magic Rock brews and my taste buds.


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