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It’s a full bodied, dark brew that is rich and malty with plenty of roasted barley character. This hearty stout is layered with flavours of roasted barley, chocolate and coffee coming from the use of specialty malts. Hey stout drinkers, come enjoy the flavour of out Black Magic Stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2004
This stout pours with a dark brown to black body topped by a thin, brown head with little lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet, roasty and malty with subtle coffee notes and a hint of licorice. The flavor is slightly sweet and malty yet bitter with a nice roastiness, a little chocolate and coffee and a touch of anise. Full bodied, smooth and slightly tingly from the carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2004
Black pour with coffee taste that was both rich and bitter, better than a Starbucks Espresso.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
I couldn't really tell this apart from Guinness. It tasted like a watery coffee, with a little extra chocolate thrown in. Maybe I went in with high expectations, but I was let down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2004
black color of course, with a nice chocolate milk colored head that lasted on one but died early on the other 2. Had a decent coffee aroma to it some smoke and chocolates appear also. I thought it would suck, but it was actually fairly decent. I dug it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Draft. Black and opaque )even in a small taster glass) with tan head and fair lacing. Aroma is coffee, bitter chocolate and burnt toast. Flavor is also coffee, and bakers chocolate with a lingering bitter finish. Full body and light carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 11, 2003
Dark black color. Aroma is mild malts, chocolate and coffee. A medium bodied stout. Malts are roasted, chocolate and coffee. A middle of the road stout. Nice, but not very interesting. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2003 Poured on tap at Oggi"s in Oceanside. Dark brown, somewhat ruby red appearance in the light, minimal slightly creamy head, but it disappeared quite quickly. Aroma is very weak with hints of roasted barley, some coffee and alcohol, but nothing else in particular that caught my eye. The taste was that of a typical stout, more like a dry stout however...good malty base, followed by a coffee and roast finish..fairly dry finish, good use of malts, very minimal carbonation but a decent full bodied feel. Nothing spectacular in terms of a new taste or anything, but worth a stop in to try. Nothing like a little coffee to get the taste buds going.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 Envision a cheese slicer slicing a thin piece of chocolate and filling that slab of cocoa with cocoa chips, rolling it up, and sparking that doobie like a joint of super dank kind bud...that is the equivilent of the aroma...flavor was smokey at first settling to a coffee like presence and a roasty toasty and smokey high...sourness krept about in the finish, garbagey but not offensive...otherwise a strong contender

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 12, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2005 rerate: 2/11/2005, pretty nice roasty nose, dry easy drinking

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