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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5119) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2011
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theOptimator (284) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2049) - Odense S, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClubGonzo (4024) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palme (3380) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2011
0.65l bottle @ Henrik, Bergen shared with ClubGonzo. Pours a black body with a fading kaki head. Aromatically there is a sour woody vinegarish note, leather and roasted malts. Low carbonation and medium-bodied. Flavors are of course dominated by roasted malts with notes of paper, salty liquorish and tar. Also hints of chocolate and cocoa. Got better and better when it got some temperature and in the end it got quite roasty with a milky mouthfeeling and perhaps a sourish twist. However, unfortunately this falls a bit through for me and it’s close but no cigar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13921) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2011
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, Jan 2011. Pours black with a creamy beige head and lacings. Chocolate and mild coffee roast. A bit of smoke, dark fruit and hops. Full bodied and smooth. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2011
Bottle from H.J. Hansen. Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich coffee, chocolate, roast malt and hops, nuts and hops. Very smooth. Excellent stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3684) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2011
Bottle from Bier Koning. Black with puffy tan head. Sweet dark chocolate nose. Taste of chocolate, malts, sweet. But too watery in my opinion.

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