dnstone (2707) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 2, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Called Left Coast Black Magic (Barrel Aged). Charred barrel aroma. Straight black in color. Woody-charred up front with a smooth roast finish. Lighter mouthfeel.
gnoff (9593) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
22 fl oz bottle, thanks to rlgk
Sampled on April 1, 2011
Clear dark brown to black color, fluffy light brown head. Acidic, butter that’s gone a bit too old, wood scent. Acidic to sour, a bit fruity taste. Metallic and cocoa aftertaste, also coffee. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
ekstedt (6526) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle (bomber) from rlgk. Black with a rich beige head. Sourish roasted aroma with gunpowder, and some rubber. Acidic with a bit harsh bitterness. Fail.
tkrjukoff (4306) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of rlgk Pours black with great creamy head lots of lace. Acidy, roasted malts, caramel, fruity aroma. Sour mouthfeel. Sour, roasted, thin body, fruity and tart odd flavor. Thin tart palate. Finishes tart.
Cuso (7813) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 1, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled from Bierkompass. Very dark mahogany with brown head. Aroma strongly coffee.of coffee and chocolate. Taste of chocolate, coffee, cherries. Nice coffee bitter finish. Excellent.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark beer with a light brown head. The aroma is malt, roasted, ash, notes of chocolate, notes of fruit, notes of smoke, notes of coffee and hops. The flavor follows the nose closely. The palate is roasted with bitterness. Overall a really good beer.
thewolf (12131) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Kihoskh, Cph.
Completely black pour with a fine, staying, creamy, off-white head. Good laces. Lots of milky chocolate in the aroma, some esters, mild roasted, hazel nuts, Nutella. Low to medium carbonation, good creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is nicely sweet, good milky chocolate, hazel, oats, mildly roasted, a hint of alcohol. Long, lingering oaty sweet and grainy bitter finish. Nice.
Atom (2168) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ha Black Magic on Ash Wednesday , ok! Bomber pours dark brown/black with medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is similar to aroma with molasses, vanilla and a sweet tartness in the middle rounded out with a bitter coffee finish. A very nice stout!
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 fl. oz. bottle, as Left Coast’s Black Magic Stout, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.7%. Pitch black colour, big to moderate brown head. The aroma has the expected notes of coffee and dark chocolate, but also fruity and vinous notes. The flavour has strong roasty notes, coffee and dark chocolate again, but also some fruity notes in the background. Nice one.
theOptimator (368) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is licorice, dark roast, coffee, chocolate, peaty/biscuit. Appearance is dark brown almost black with small dark tan head. Taste is peat roasty forward. Coffee, chocolate, licorice, hint of smoke. Bit of sourness finished off. Very malty. Palate is medium+. Chocolate and biscuit/peat linger. Overall a good foreign/sweet stout. Could use a bit more hops IMO and more complexity. Not even in the same league as Guinness Foreign Extra Stout as the description suggests.