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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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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-12-2013 17:37:17 | More by nrs207
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kawilliams81

Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 vintage. 12 oz hand bottled by brewer poured into snifter.

Pours black with almost zero head and no lacing.

Huge bourbon notes, some vanilla, oxidation, dark fruits, tobacco

Semi sweet chocolate, bourbon, faint vanilla, very port like.

Good BA stout, but think its past its prime. Big port characteristics along with bourbon. Like to try and get a fresh bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 03:34:50 | More by kawilliams81
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-29-2013 15:28:35 | More by ShemRahBoo
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sliks96

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

06-10-2013 00:43:44 | More by sliks96
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-07-2013 01:38:04 | More by randylangford
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-25-2013 12:01:51 | More by InspectorBob
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HoppyBastard1

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-20-2013 22:20:03 | More by HoppyBastard1
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Photekut

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-19-2013 01:31:23 | More by Photekut
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

3.64/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from beerisheaven, a long time ago. First bottling (unlabeled)

A: Obscenely black. Leaves very little of the mocha head after a decent pour. Sharp legs albeit not very dense.

N: Bourbon, oak, soy sauce, fudge. Lots of vanilla, some caramel, and a heaping spoonful of coconut. Very sweet, and when I draw in the aroma, it warms my nose like bourbon does. There's a hint of oxidation, cherry syrup, and some brandy.

T: Starts with an aggressive roast and bitterness. Adds a touch of sweetness through the middle and finishes up with oak and charcoal. Hint of salt and iron.

M: Potent stuff. Really strong - to the point where it opens my eyes a little wider. Quite thick, but it's rather drying. Alcohol seems to have eased off the throttle.

O: A solid beer with a lot to offer if you like ash and cigars, but it might do with a touch more sweetness. Holding up pretty well, though.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 15:53:47 | More by writerLJBerg
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New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-04-2013 23:31:42 | More by Kelp
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

04-28-2013 19:42:29 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This particular Black Magic is batch 2- just had it tonight after a couple of years aging. The aging has probably done this beer well- no harsh edges at all, and the very high abv is well integrated with a very smooth finish and no burn. Still lots of flavor and aromas here, but sadly, the bourbon is much diminished. Pours viscous and oily, with just a modicum of head, jet black- quite impressive really. A bit of tar in the nose, with just a whiff of soy sauce (that luckily doesn't show up in the flavor- I hate that taste! Bad remembrances of Sam Adams Triple Bock) and a bit more Bourbon notes- with some vanilla, and touch of high octane, and some light coconut and chocolate. The taste is seemlessly integrated, perhaps even a tad too much at this point- it could just a bit more edge. Flavors almost reminiscent of red wine, with some coffee and chocolate notes, and finally some Bourbon on the finish. In fact the lingering note is of the Bourbon straight- but not as you're drinking it, but as a memory of how the Bourbon tasted moments ago. Silky smooth on the palate, that has surely improved over time. I've waited awhile to drink this, and as enjoyable as it is, I think I'd probably have liked it more overall if I'd had it younger.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 03:17:22 | More by Georgiabeer
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CelticAleMan

California

3/5  rDev -28.2%

04-15-2013 22:19:26 | More by CelticAleMan
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West Virginia

5/5  rDev +19.6%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

04-08-2013 12:39:39 | More by griffeyb
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

04-01-2013 12:58:48 | More by meatyard
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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

03-26-2013 17:11:37 | More by Holmes698
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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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California

2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

03-06-2013 02:26:49 | More by t0rin0
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Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

02-24-2013 05:32:23 | More by MinorThreat
Black Magick from Voodoo Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.