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

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Black Magic StoutBlack Magic Stout

Brewed by:
Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by AtLagerHeads on 03-31-2003

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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 43
Reviews by BrewMaster:
Photo of BrewMaster
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is dark, dark, dark in color with no light passing though the blackish brown beer. The head is a tan, sandy head that retained very well in the glass. The aroma is all dark malts and caramel malts with sweetness to lure you in. Bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and sour malty flavors dominate the taste. There is a touch of hop bitterness at the end. It is clean and not very sticky in the mouth which made it a very pleasant beer to enjoy with pizza.

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Photo of Dmann
4.2/5  rDev +17%
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.

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Photo of magictrokini
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of IntriqKen
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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Photo of Photekut
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of MiScusi
2.98/5  rDev -17%
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.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.01/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

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Photo of sneth019
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Padron4KM
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of Armand
5/5  rDev +39.3%
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.

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Photo of badboyrsl84
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chritter
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of danwho
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of rayzorwit
4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
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.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LittleBreeze
4.02/5  rDev +12%
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.

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Photo of jcalabre
2.63/5  rDev -26.7%
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

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Photo of sjmad23
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Birmz
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of spazaru
3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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