MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Deep brown to black in color with a wonderful nose full of roasted malts. Great taste: full of coffee and chocolate overtones, however, a bit too soft/watery on the palate. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2004
On tap at the BBB in Augusta: Pours a rich dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is rich, roasty, and full of chocolate. Body is dry, malty sweet, and very smooth. A rich, fulfilling stout that I was glad to have tried. aracauna (3651) - Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2004
This is a little on the sweet side with a good amount of caramel in the flavor and a little roast. It's not too heavy, but to get that it's also a little thin. It's a fairly tasty stout but underwhelming compared to certain others. kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 24, 2004
(draught) Black body with miniscule tan head. Roast malt aroma. Flavor is boast (burnt) coffee. Thin body. mortimer (8) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2004 does not count
I had this at the Oggis in Mission Viejo. My friend and I shared a pitcher of this beer over some pizza.
I was impressed with this medium bodied stout. It can't compete with the higher quality micro stouts; however, for a pizza brewpub it was definitely a good beer.
The pour was dark in color with a brownish head. The aroma has a mild roasted malt smell. I could definitely taste the roasted malt flavor with hints of chocolate and coffee.
This dry stout was easy to drink and enjoyable with our pizza. If you find yourself at an Oggis, try the Black Magic Stout. Or better yet, try their sampler, so you can find your favorite.
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. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2004
Black pour with coffee taste that was both rich and bitter, better than a Starbucks Espresso. 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. 21iceman40 (1735) - 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. 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.