Cuso (5575) - 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 (11349) - 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 (1628) - 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 (5557) - 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 (301) - 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.
hallinghansen (2220) - Odense S, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Odense tasting. Black body with a medium brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, fruity hops. Flavor is dark fruit, hops, chocolate, roasted malt and smoke. Nice lacings.
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, fruity notes, citrus hop and liquorish. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, liquorish, citrus hop and light smoke.
Christian (11493) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a big and lasting tan head. Aroma of citrus hops, licorice, tar and a touch of smoke. alanced flavour with intense licorice, coffee notes and citrus hops.
ClubGonzo (4498) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with Palme @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours a black body with small, off-white head which dies rather quickly. Nose is lactic sourness and some dry burnt tones. Taste is burnt toast and roasted malts, with hints of coffee. A bit short on flavor, just like the style it seeks to emulate. OK, but not really my thing.