Dark Arts | Trouble Brewing

Dark ArtsDark Arts
BA SCORE
3.9/5
33 Ratings
Dark ArtsDark Arts
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trouble Brewing
Ireland
troublebrewing.ie

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JohnfromDublin on 02-23-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,824
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
33
pDev:
9.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Photo of NilocRellim
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown colour with a creamy nitro head. Whiff of pitted fruits under a heavy dry chocolate mocha nose. A lil sweet milk chocolate malt upfront then bitter dark chocolate cocao nibs, dry roasted finish that lingers. Creamy body with a bit of snippy carbonation. Italian dark roast notes.

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTKATL
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fallenshadow
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ssantic
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerinabottle
4.74/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle 500 ml purchased in Mullingar Ireland. An enjoyable porter without the roast taste. Could drink this all day.

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Photo of Richie71
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brianles
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of JRizzi
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Beertroop
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Alfie Byrne's, Dublin, Ireland

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar. Upon closer inspection, dark amber hues are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down, but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and a lacy coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark, burnt malts and coffee beans are present in the smell.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of dark chocolate malts and roasted coffee beans. The chocolaty flavors seem to become stronger once the beer warms up. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a fine representation of the style. It packs in a lot of chocolaty aromas and flavors while still managing to be easy to drink.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bareju
3.13/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into pint glass.

A: Finger head with big bubbles which didn't linger, dark brown in color.

S: Smell was mostly roasted malts with a hint of milk chocolate.

T: Taste was similar to smell, with a bit of a bitter hop and coffee towards the end. Not a whole lot of flavor there, and fairly one dimensional.

M: Typical porter mouthfeel, medium-low carbonation and fairly thin.

O: Overall disappointed, will have to try this one on tap.

Disclaimer: I drank this about thirty minutes after having a very flavorful and delicious weizenbock, which may have affected my palate.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of MDDMD
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark brown color with a decent tan head and some lacing

S-rich dark malt, chocolate, coffee, hint of sweetness

T-dark roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, light char, hint of molasses, mild bitter finish

F-medium body with light to moderate carbonation, smooth

O-a nice porter with great flavor and surprisingly low ABV, easy drinking

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Photo of JohnnyForeign
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of JohnBender
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Eucrid
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of jmtpi
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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Dark Arts from Trouble Brewing
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 33 ratings
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