I love the crazy Pac-Man style images on the can of this stout by Magic Rock Brewing and the stout looks pretty amazing too. It's dark and almost black, apart from a ruby tinge when you hold it up to the light, and it has a tight dark beige head as you would expect from a classic stout.
The aroma is out of this world; predominately chocolate and malt with a slight whiff of freshly brewed coffee. The taste, however, is even better as you experience a huge dose of liquorice and malt followed by bitter chocolate and sweet bramble fruits. Lightly carbonated, it has a very smooth feel and slips down far too easily for its strong ABV of 6.0%. Despite the head being small, it leaves good lacing on the glass.
Dark Arts gives Guinness a run for its money in the stout stakes. It's lighter and fizzier than Guinness but much tastier. I loved the intense maltiness and Ale Be Seeing You Again, Dark Arts!
Brewed by Magic Rock Brewing, Huddersfield
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