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Black Magic Stout - Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.17%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 03-04-2006)
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Photo of Dmann
4.22/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very enjoayable brew. This one poured a dark black color with a good sized off white head that left great rings of lace down the glass. The smell was of coffee and had a hint of malt in there as well. The taste was smokey from start to finnish, with just a touch of burnt malt in the mix. This is a very drinkable stout due to it's porter like mouthfeel and smoothe flavor. I'd definantly order this gem again.

Dmann, May 15, 2004
Photo of magictrokini
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a tiny, oily ring of tan bubbles. Coffee, chocolate, caramel, and roasted malt in the nose. It was not a thin mouthfeel in general, but watery for the genre. More chocolate and coffee in the taste, with a little anise, caramel, cream, barley, and some oatiness and a little smoke. Good, not great.

magictrokini, Dec 10, 2008
Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

LXIXME, Monday at 06:01 AM
Photo of IntriqKen
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Solid offering from the brew-pub Oggies.
Pours deep copper brown with very small head....light lacing doesn't last through the drink, however.
Aroma is mostly light burnt malts...a little sweetness.
Tastes rich or malts with a little more hops than I am used to in a Stout....alcohol burn was actually much stronger than the rated ABV...possibly because it isn't allowed a chance to age sufficiently. Also a little balance is missing (the extra hops taste) due to insufficient aging.
Drinkable to a point.

IntriqKen, Mar 09, 2006
Photo of Sammy
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Carmel Country Road. Black with some mocha head, lots of lace. Bitter, high carbonation. Dinkable, but this seemed like a Guiness clone. Roasted body, with coffee, very dry. Coffee grounds. Malts get it done, but just an average beer and below average stout.

Sammy, Feb 11, 2007
Photo of Photekut
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photekut, May 19, 2013
Photo of MiScusi
2.93/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Oggi's Corona, CA location. Pitch black body with off white head. Taste had some chocolate with some deep coffee flavor hiding in the back too, but the dominant taste was something I couldn't put my finger on here, but was very distinct. I want to say it was sort of like a black licorice, or some other sort of candy flavor you have when you're a kid and you avoid eating them the rest of the time because it's a strange (although not bad) flavor. I didn't like the quantity that this flavor came in... if they dialed it down a notch and brought up the other flavors a bit I would like this stout much more.

MiScusi, Mar 11, 2007
Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours black with a lovely thick and rough tan head. I'm usually not much on lacing but this has the nicest, most complete lacing I've seen in a long time.

Sweet dark chocolate nose with undertones of carmeled coffee-very inviting.

Light creamy mouthfeel but thin bodied.

Good rich espresso flavors and character with a nice hop balance but something is missing; you want "more" of all of it. Lacks a bit of a body and lacks a "richness" in flavors and character. Very nice coffee/bitter hop long finish. Best part of beer is the finish which is very roasted grain, dark chocolate and espresso with plenty of hop finish character. Beer is just a bit thin and simple and "lacking." Just my opinion, as always.

GRG1313, Jun 13, 2009
Photo of sneth019
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

sneth019, May 23, 2014
Photo of Padron4KM
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle, no freshness date.

Black with ruby edges, thin espresso head, moderate lace.

Roasty malt aromas, chocolate and dark roast coffee.

Flavor was espresso coffee, light chocolate, touch of milky sweetness.

coffee flavor went on long into the finish.

Padron4KM, Oct 01, 2007
Photo of Armand
5/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Now if Oggis ever takes this beer away I will stop going back. This is the best beer they have and keeps me going back. Love my Wednesday Happy Hour.

A: Awesome pitch black.
S: Roasted Coffe, mocha, chocolate, raisins aroma-just like heaven
T: Rich moca kicks in. Coffee is prenent
M: Rich full body. Have had this many times, and good when carbnated well. When it is flat it is a shame.
O: All of the above.

Armand, Jun 28, 2011
Photo of badboyrsl84
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer is a good example of what a stout should look like in a pint. Its a pitch black without any head stability which is a disappointment. There isn't a really good aroma from this brew which comes as a surprise. I get small hint of dark chocolate that's it. It leads me to be curious of the taste. It taste of black coffee and dark chocolate in the beginning and finish way to quickly like a Irish stout. Overall its a nice brew for such a commercial company like oggis.

badboyrsl84, Nov 01, 2010
Photo of Chritter
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Chritter, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of danwho
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

danwho, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of rayzorwit
4.35/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I go to Oggi's Mission Valley on a regular basis. I am very happy with their stout. They serve it in cold glasses; so if you are a warm beer mug kinda guy like me, you're going to have to ask for a warm glass. This beer is sensitive to cold (yeah, I know, a stout should have more balls). But once the beer warms up, it's very tasty. It's definitely at its best at room temperature.

The stout has a medium body (i.e., within the spectrum of stouts). I find it to be more like a porter in character. It starts of a bit weak. It's a smoky beer from start to finish, but its best moment is at the finish.

Since my first taste of it at the San Diego Beer Fest 2001, I've said that's it's the best stout within San Diego city limits. I've taken several other stout drinkers there and they had also concluded it was an outstanding beer. Recommended.

rayzorwit, Jul 04, 2003
Photo of LittleBreeze
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thank IntriqKen for the growler

This is a lovely stout. Rich aroma full of coffee, roasted grains and hops. For me the coffee was in the foreground and the chocolate played second. However, when drinking, the chocolate stepped up and played nice with the coffee. Flavors were well balanced. Mouthfeel was creamy and full. Smooth. Drinkability was a bit to good. This was a good example of the style and an outstanding beer experience.

LittleBreeze, Jan 22, 2008
Photo of jcalabre
2.63/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I have had this Stout on several occasions at the Oggi's in Mission Viejo, California. As a general comment, as far a 'chain' brewpubs go, this is a decent stout. Overall, when compared to other micros, this is mediocre dry stout. If you're at Oggis, it's worth having as part of the sampler. BTW, look for coupons in the local paper. Frequently there are coupons for the samplers

jcalabre, Aug 31, 2003
Photo of sjmad23
3/5  rDev -15.7%

sjmad23, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

FLBeerGuy, May 02, 2013
Photo of Birmz
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Birmz, May 29, 2014
Photo of spazaru
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another solid brew from underrated Oggi's. As some have said, Oggi's served their beer too cold, but once it warms a bit, this stout is excellent!

Probably the best of Oggi's "regular" offerings; give this one a try!

I typically don't like "chain" brewpubs, but Oggi's is better than most and their best beer is as good as anyone's.

spazaru, Dec 17, 2005
Photo of Mrose78
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Mrose78, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of aracauna
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The nice almost black body is topped by a creamy tan head. 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.

aracauna, Apr 26, 2004
Photo of Thorpe429
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: near black with a good tan head. Pretty good lacing.

S: good. Slightly sweet with a bit of cherry scenta, and definite dark malt presence. Some chocolate.

T: pretty good. Dark malts, some hops, and a little spiciness. Faint cherries.

M: dry, as it should be. Full-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D: pretty drinkable. Best beer from Oggi's by far.

Thorpe429, Apr 18, 2009
Photo of mhaugan
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This past Sunday I tried out a beer from Oggi's. There is one of these San Diego favorites right near my parent's house in Glendale and we have had pizza there many times for various birthday's. This time when picking up a couple of pies I popped over to the bar to try out one of their brews. I opted for the Black Magic stout, mostly because I hadn't had a stout in a while, and with the weather "cooling off" it feels like it is the season. The first thing I noticed is that appeared to be dispensed though a nitrogen tap, as the tap for this beer was different from the rest. The beer came with a very light head, because of this there wasn't much lacing or lasting head which I blame on the tap more than anything else. Light aroma of roasted malts with a hint of alcohol. Great mouthfeel, due mostly to the nitrogen. It was very drinkable, but with its relatively high alcohol content I wouldn't want to push it too far.

mhaugan, Nov 27, 2006
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Black Magic Stout from Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.
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