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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Pours like iodine w/ a full, creamy spattered froth. Decent hangtime w/ a full milky canopy and lacing. Aromas of mildly roasted, buttery panckes. Nice! Thats a first. Medium full nectar w/ soft and creamy residual effers. The texture is like silk. This brew is balanced right out of the bull pin. Big roasted malts and a decent hop profile marry well. The buttery essence carries into the flavor and gives it a very unique character. Bitter cocoa, roasted coffee bean, leather, deep black cherry, slight vanilla. I would say this is dry but not parching. It leaves a mild coat of molases on board. The finish is long and bittered perfectly leaving my palate searching for the next sip. Overall: this heavy brew is so well balanced I could drink it all night long. There are very few stouts I can say this about. Good job! Highly recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2004
On tap at RFD in DC. Dark with a great head, mocha colored and very bubbly, amazing retention. Nice nose, roasty and lightly malty, some dark fruit/molasses and bitter coffee. Great flavor, darkly sweet and rich up front and, after the swallow, gets bready and toasty, blends to some lightly citric roasts at the end. Sticky, creamy, and full. Exceptionally good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Pours a deep dense black with tons of head. Lace is plentiful on my glass. Smells rich of burnt choclate, coffee, dark roasted malts. Flavor opens bitter and acidic, I can almost feel the enamel peeling away from my teeth. Well hopped is this stout. Burnt molases, dark chocolate, espresso and sweet brown sugar hit the taste buds. Mouthfeel is medium and very clean, finishes with a light chocolate syrup and moderate coating on the throat. This is one of the finest examples of the style that I have encountered, extremely drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KennethArd (442) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2014
Roasted aroma with coffee, cocoa & chocolate. Full black with small creamy long lasting brown head. Medium sweet taste with a light bitterness. Medium body, oily texture & average carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Fresh from the 22-ounce bottle its sets an onyx color, the head a two-fingered chocolate brown, creamy and as it ever so slowly vanishes, the lace forms a thick and surrounding sheet. Nose is full of chocolate, sweet and chewy, hops and a bit of smoke backs it up, a delectable treat for the olfactory senses. Front is rich in malt, sweet and thick, hops and burnt grain provide a delectable spicy bitterness, top is full bodied and rich. Finish has a fair to middling acidity, the hops pleasingly spicy, a touch of warming and the aftertaste thick and dry, a stout lovers dream.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 12, 2008
This is quite nice. Not a lot of aroma. Great black color with tan head. Flavor is sweet and roasty with a bit of hoppy graininess in the finish. Smooth and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SDalkoholic (2359) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 19, 2007
22 oz bomber purchased at Southbay Liquor. This black stout lives up to its name alone just by the appearance it will show. Such a pure pitch black you can tell evil was behind this and the rigorous forth head will provide proof this is a dark beer to reckon with. Has a very sweet and robust aroma that is decked with dark roast malt and hints of sugar or sweet caramel candy. In the flavor, the same can be said because of the rich dark malt and lush texture that combines for a sweet and delightful creation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gorditoabd (635) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Bomber. Pours a pretty opaque black with short-lived tan head. Aroma is of baker’s chocolate and burnt coffee. Initial flavor is flat, then followed by a rich bouquet of cocoa, sweet espresso, anise and molasses. The palate on this beer is complex and lasting. Really tasty, with a nice raisin finish. A good one here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18719) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
Bottle shared at Craft Beer Co., London. Brown pour, light tan head. Nice sweetness, pleasant cocoa notes. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Sweet yet restrained roast in the finish, some mocha lingers. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2004
(draft) Medium brown head atop thick black body. Aroma is well-balanced chocolate and coffee, light cinnamon and other spices. Taste is medium sweet, well balanced chocolate and coffee, some cinnamon, grapefruit hoppy in the background. Lingering roasty aftertaste with cinnamon blended in. Medium full body. Delicious beer.

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