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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Rich and dark with a roasty, coffee and chocolate aroma, this ale has minimal carbonation and a thick, frothy head. a very creamy brew.


2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2008
In short: A bland slightly chocolaty watery black dough of some kind.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Black body with a large tan head
In long: Strong aroma of roastiness and coffee. Unfortunately the mouthfeel and taste do not live up to the expectation. Feels very empty with the nitro carbonation being just too much for the frail malt profile. Simply feels like a watered down generic commercial black-cake with some cacao powder, dry grass and lemon skin in the finish. I haven’t experienced Black Magic with such power since that curse spell that makes you button your shirt wrong.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (10840) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2007
A deep dark stout with a deep dark creamy moka head. Light chocolate aroma, a bit roasted. In mouth, a rather dry stout, boring and plain. On tap at Empire, Nov. 17 2007.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9314) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2007
On-tap at the brewpub. A dry stout, dark with mocha head and lace. Coffeeish and bitter astringent. Average stout but not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tanker12 (173) - USA - SEP 3, 2007
good to know they are brewing here again. This beer has a rich character that has very complex tones in the aftertaste

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Draught 2002: A good dry stout, similar to Guinness. Very smooth from the nitro, flavors of chocolate, nut, bitter coffee, that blend nicely without overpowering. Quite enjoyable fresh on tap, but nothing absolutely amazing for this style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2003
Sampled at the Rochester location. Black w/ ruby hue. Thick, creamy head. Roasty, chocolaty nose. Soft, silky feel. Rich, nutty, chocolaty flavour w/ some roastiness & burnt coffee.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jercraigs (8320) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2003
Nov 2000/Nice and smooth, coffee like bitterness? comparable to Guinness in my opinion, though not quite as smooth on the tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 Huge creamy nitro'd head..pitch black in color..
Roasted coffee..low carbination..
Big coffee in the flavor with a tad of chocolate and some bitter goodness...dry ending..THis seems like more of a dry stout

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2002
Dark brown, brown, nitro-looking head. Slightly roasty, touches of smoke in the nose. Roasty, thin and dry, very similar to Guinness, which is what I think they were aiming for.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6594) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 6, 2002
Nice fresh aroma, thick looking almost black in look. Neat creamy head. Roasted coffee. Some extreme flavours are included in this one (can’t described them yet). Big one.


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