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Brewed by Trouble Brewing
Style: Porter
Kill, Co. Kildare, Ireland

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark, almost black porter, named for the part of the brewing process not quite covered by science. Dark Arts is brewed using a healthy dose of Black malt and Chocolate malt, to add to the flavour as well as to give the beer its dark colour. This unfiltered porter has a clear roasty flavour, but with hints of caramel and chocolate, while maintaining enough bitter hop presence to preserve its balance

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (8176) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 25, 2014
BBE Jan 2015
Intense malty-choclate in the beginning. The mainpart is a bit light, milk-chocolate, but hints of water. The aftertaste is chocolate-malty, smooth, slightly bitter.
Nice and easy to drink, and for the 4.4% ok, but could be a bit more deeper and intense. --> 11/12/11/11

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanscourt (1381) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2014
Water with a touch of booze and coffee. Maybe with most porters being closer to a stout, I am losing appreciation for a less intense ale but this one did not do a whole lot for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (9671) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 1, 2014
[email protected] - dark brown to black pour with a thin off-white head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste, choc, caramel, with a roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2014
Fra fad, Brew Dock i Dublin. Mrke brun med orange skr, lavt beige skum. Mild og ristet. Salt-lakrids. Velhumlet. Gran. Kaffe. Afstemt medium bitter finish. Meget smag i fht ABV. God.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (24478) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish with weak hints of chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11613) - Sborg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2014
bottled. Dark brown reddish coloured. Light brown head. Aroma. Roast, sweetness, chocolate, light berries. Flavour. Berries, sweetness, light roast, bread. Medium bodied. Ends sweet and light roasted.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (41898) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
50 cl bottle. Pours clear and dark brown, golden deep amber glare, small tan head. Aroma is toffee malty and light caramelish. Dry malty, roasted and breadish. Mild toffee. Thin body. Dry and roasted finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CloakedDagger (2168) - - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a deep, dark brown with an orange hue and a smallish, beige head. Lovely, roasty chocolate aroma. Medium body, dry roast, again a little chocolate, somewhat dusty. Decent and drinkable. 220214

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
triskaideka (367) - Killarney, IRELAND - FEB 11, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2015 Bottle at home. Poured dark, black with tan head that hung around for a while. Roasty / vanilla notes from the aroma and taste. Decent

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (8588) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2014
31/XII/13 - 50cl bottle @ home - BB: X/2013 (2013-1206) Thanks to Seba for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, small creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: mocha, lots of coffee, some caramel, toast, hay, bit of vanilla. MF: ok carbon, light to medium body. Taste: sourish start, grains, rye bread, mocha, dark chocolate, some caramel, toast. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, sour touch, dark chocolate, mocha, roasted malts, burnt toast.


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