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Black Magick - Voodoo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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301 Ratings
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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 12.65%
Wants: 399
Gots: 72 | 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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Photo of Phelps
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sent by sholland119 as part of the Blind Beers BIF. I poured it into my New Belgium globe. A fairly rough pour begets hardly any head at all -- the black syrup coming out of the wrapped bottle gives up just a few tan bubbles.

Smooth cocoa, a hint of anise, some molasses, a little maple, some lactose, hints of hops both piney and earthy.

I can tell this is a powerful stout. Ethanol is the major flavor contributor, assaulting tongue, throat and nostrils with trip to the lips. Beneath the booze, some dark fruits (plums, prunes) can be detected along with dark chocolate, anise, toast and a smooth nuttiness. Earthy hops are here as well.

The body is as ginormous as I expect the alcohol content to be -- this stuff is thick as heavy cream. Carbonation is mild yet pinching. Alcohol is currently providing me way more warmth than is necessary on this balmy Arizona summer night.

A thick, powerful brew. If I had it again, I'd probably try to find at least two other people with whom I could split the bottle.

Phelps, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of dgherm
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

dgherm, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of nrs207
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

nrs207, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of kawilliams81
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

kawilliams81, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

ShemRahBoo, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of sliks96
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

sliks96, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of randylangford
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

randylangford, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

InspectorBob, May 25, 2013
Photo of HoppyBastard1
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

HoppyBastard1, May 20, 2013
Photo of Photekut
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photekut, May 19, 2013
Photo of Sarlacc83
3.64/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

Sarlacc83, May 09, 2013
Photo of Kelp
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Kelp, May 05, 2013
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

iL0VEbeer, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.15/5  rDev -1%
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.

Georgiabeer, Apr 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.4%

CelticAleMan, Apr 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

penguinstout, Apr 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

griffeyb, Apr 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

meatyard, Apr 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Holmes698, Mar 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Shilt, Mar 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

ncaudle, Mar 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

ummswimmin, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Rifugium, Mar 24, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

t0rin0, Mar 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

THECPJ, Mar 02, 2013
Black Magick from Voodoo Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.