Tasting note: Starting with the lusciousness of the black ruby colour and a tantalizing aroma of chocolate, coffee and vanilla Black Magic’s well balanced richness, displaying weight and flavour beyond its alcohol strength (5%), will explode on your palate. The old roasted malt character finishes with a lovely velvet smoothness and late sweetness
Malts: 2 row Ale malt with 9 different roasted malts for flavour and colour.
Hops: All NZ hops.
Alc vol: 5%
Food Match:Some people call this a food, we have matched it with many foods from beef pies to liquorice ice cream.
Pack Variants:12 x 500ml, Kegs
Story: Back in 1997 a little known beer threw a spell over the esteemed Judges at the NZ Beer Fest, not only did it get awarded a gold medal and top of class but was named runner up to the supreme beer of the show, some say it was magic, Black Magic to be precise.
Jump ahead a decade to 2007 when it appeared in another Beer show, Brew NZ in Wellington, and again as if by magic it was awarded Champion Dark Beer but by that time Black Magic Stout was very well known with even the late Michael Jackson (the world’s foremost beer judge and writer) having written “Black Magic is an outstanding world-class black beer”
Black Magic did not sit well with all its fame and disappeared under a spell to be served only to the good people of Gisborne.
Now almost a decade later the original recipe is back (we do admit to changing the 2 row pilsner malt out with an English ale malt to give more mouth feel) and for the first time ever is now in bottle.
Let yourself be charmed and feel the spell of Black Magic stout but do remember, whilst you sip it lounging on your old leather couch, that you are savouring a craft beer with a long tradition of success.