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Black Magick - Voodoo Brewing Company

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294 Ratings
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Ratings: 294
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 401
Gots: 71 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This is an Imperial Stout that is of great strength and complexity. We then gently age that beer in Elaigh Craig 13 1/2 year old Bourbon Barrels for 6 months to 1 yr. and then primed and bottled to bottle condition for continued aging and celler life. Black Magick should be able to be aged up to about 5 years, to heighten the complexity and smooth nature of this beer.

First Black Magick brewed in Feb 2007. Released 2009. = 15% ABV

Second Black Magick brewed in 2009 and released 2011. = 15.5% ABV

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 07-05-2006)
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

09-09-2012 05:00:32 | More by heddar33
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andrecrompton

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-20-2011 19:03:05 | More by andrecrompton
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West Virginia

5/5  rDev +19.6%

04-12-2013 19:45:32 | More by penguinstout
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KnightRider

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

04-14-2012 02:58:15 | More by KnightRider
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

01-19-2013 21:49:18 | More by dtx00
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Sench

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-26-2011 08:05:29 | More by Sench
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richbrew

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19.6%

11-15-2011 21:02:42 | More by richbrew
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wchollif

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.6%

11-18-2011 13:23:25 | More by wchollif
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randomdanger

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19.6%

11-15-2011 16:10:48 | More by randomdanger
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

04-18-2012 14:08:37 | More by yergermeister
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Jakers90

Michigan

5/5  rDev +19.6%

04-08-2012 05:03:19 | More by Jakers90
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jwelsh

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-19-2011 15:34:06 | More by jwelsh
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PappyVanWink

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best Imerial Stout I've ever had!
A-Dark as can be of course.
S-The smell on this can only be descibed as Mystical Unicorn Farts, which is the best smell in the world.
T-like heaven in a glass
M-Smooth....
O-The new King of Stouts
Drink It! It's Good!
Pappy Says So....

Serving type: growler

02-03-2012 15:21:41 | More by PappyVanWink
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trapper2408

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

02-16-2012 23:12:01 | More by trapper2408
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Agold

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-29-2011 07:06:11 | More by Agold
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bradklingel

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

11-17-2011 19:07:13 | More by bradklingel
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GehenHerzog

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.6%

11-21-2011 01:20:03 | More by GehenHerzog
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Centennial

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving- 12oz bottle, 2011 Vintage poured into 4oz snifter.

Appearance- Deep Black with a tan laced perimeter ring on the snifter, You can not see through this midnight beauty even when held up to full light. However,you can make out a separation due to the buoyancy and density differences the barrel aging has created.

Smell- Bittersweet chocolate, soy, molasses, bourbon, caramel and butterscotch.

Taste- Vanilla, caramel and bourbon, transforming to a coffee subdued hop bitterness. Sweet butter scotch and earthy smoked malt is at the very bottom with an alcohol warming effect on the palate while this beer is cold. This alcohol seems completely hidden when this hits about 60 degrees and the overall flavor continues to develop as it warms to room temperature.

Mouthfeel- slick, but not lingering like a typical stout or barrel aged barley wine of this character. Leaves a nice rich, yet clean feeling in the mouth. I would compare it to a caramello bar smoothness but without that stickiness and more of a crisp finish.

Overall- 15.5% masterpiece I will continue to cellar and seek out this brew year after year. Black magick, your voodoo spell is upon me and I am enjoying every minute of it.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 06:50:54 | More by Centennial
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BelgianDip

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +19.6%

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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.93/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I received this unlabeled bottle from a very kind Guzzle yesterday. I initially thought it was a homebrew, but he corrected me, and I wasted no time in cracking this as it has been on my want list for a long time. Served at cellar temp and poured into an oversized wine glass. This one was consumed on 11/18/2008.

The pour was as rich and dark and menacing as you could imagine. Just black as night with nothing discernable coming through on here at all. A smallish tan head then came up over the top and settled down effortlessly in the glass, producing some nice side glass lacing and an overall just really big look to this.

The aroma though was to die for. Rich bourbon and whiskey like smell. This was the biggest, and if not top three biggest barrel aromas I have ever come across. You could pick this one up from across the room. Underneath of that was a solid layer of roasted malts, some like smoke notes and a decent touch of molasses. The flavor again, was one of the best I have come across. Rich notes of vanilla and oak, rush over the tongue and are met with a smack of whiskey flavor. This mellows some in the middle of the palate and introduces a touch of sweetness to it at this time with a hint of coffee and a bitter, almost sour at times bite at the end. Rich and just absolutely huge, I was floored by each and every sip of this gem that I took. I still cannot imagine what the ABV was here, but I felt it when I was done, but not during.

Overall this was a surprise to get, and I am really just blown away by it. One of the best big stouts I have had in I cannot even tell you how long. This is right up there with the big ones for me. As solid as they come!

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2008 00:23:38 | More by mikesgroove
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MrVonzipper

California

4.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Black with 1cm khaki head. Low retention and spotty lacing. 

Roasted character in the nose with some chocolate. Bourbon is present but not Alot. A little oaky. 

Flavor is phenomenal and extremely well balanced. Deep, robust and not overly rich. Nice chocolate notes. Mild bourbon and vanilla. 

Mouth is just under full bodied. Silky with light creamy carbonation. 

Overall this beer is excellent! You'd never know it's 15% abv. I want more!

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 05:05:04 | More by MrVonzipper
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 Release

A - A half finger's worth of tightly packed perfectly uniform lush creamy medium-to-dark brown colored head... Minimal retention gives way to a full veil of lace and moderately thick collar... Some deliberately slow paced carbonation to start before turning quite still... The color is not quite black, but rather a deep menacing brown that allows a small bit of light to leak in around the top edge of the glass...

S - A wonderfully complex array of aromas... Raisins... Light enticing bourbon notes... Vanilla... Some roasted malts... A drop or two of soy sauce... Sweet chocolate syrup... Outstanding and nothing short of perfection in this category...

T - A wonderful carbonation of subtle bourbon barrel aging and milk chocolate to start... Very lightly roasted malts... A hint of soy sauce... Vanilla... A touch of licorice on the finish... The bourbon notes linger on the finish in a very delicious way...

M - Luxurious... Uber smooth... Sleek... Full bodied... Did I mention smooth??? Very light carbonation... Sophisticated and worldly...

D - Wow, this is an AWESOME brew... Dangerously drinkable and ridiculously smooth... There aren't enough accolades to go around for this world class offering from Pennsylvania's most underrated breweries...

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 02:51:37 | More by philbe311
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beachbum1975

Ohio

4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 ounce unlabeled brown bottle with a silver pry-off cap. Thanks go out to BA'er Jasonm on this one - thanks for the great trade! Reviewed while drinking at the recommended 55-60 degrees.

Initial through after pouring and smelling: "Holy shit! What a pleasant surprise!" I didn't read about the aging on this one in Elijah Craig bourbon barrels, but when I cracked it open I knew instantly!

Black with a dark brown (evil!) head that disappeared in a hurry leaving a permanent dark brown ring around my tulip glass. Long, oily brown and gooey legs stuck around on the walls of my glass after sipping.

This is the most "bourbon-forward" beer I've ever had. Hints of cherry, vanilla, cocoa, raw alcohol all over the place - very complex and there's bourbon all over the nose and tongue. Intensely full flavored and medium bodied with low carbonation.

VERY IMPRESSED, I want a case of this for myself!!! This is like a barrel aged American Strong Ale hybridized with a Russian Imperial Stout - wow, but not for the BMC crowd...

Definitely in my personal top 5 favorite beers for 2008!

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2008 16:35:29 | More by beachbum1975
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.78/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. oh boy.

A: Evil looking, extremely viscous pour. Liquid is opaque dark brown, nearly black. As expected for this type of beer a thin, bubbly wine like head of small brown bubbles. Very little retention or lacing but the beer coats the glass and appears very thick.
S: Just incredible, even given my high expectations. Incredibly complex, strong barrel aged aromas, heavy on the bourbon and whiskey obviously. Supported by a strong malt background and slight vanilla sweetness.
T: Very rich and complex like the aroma. Begins with vanilla and oak flavors, in the middle has a light chocolate malty flavor and then the whiskey flavors hit and finish is extremely rich and persistent. Also notes of dark fruit, caramel, coffee, etc in alternating sips. I had lowered my expectations for this after reading some other reviews and not particularly caring for GI BCS the only time I tried it and assuming I would feel the same about this. I did not.
M: Maybe only lacking part of this beer. Very slick, medium bodied, coats the mouth, but very low carbonation resulting in it feeling slightly thin.
D: Ok, obviously a 12 oz bottle of this is even worthy of sharing with a friend, but for what this beer is its pretty amazing. The alcohol is present, but never overwhelms the other flavors of the beer. This is pretty incredible and can't wait to try it aged. However, looking at my reviews I notice that I've rated BBVD the same score as this, but personally I prefer that beer over this.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2009 03:25:23 | More by yourefragile
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Black Magick from Voodoo Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.