Black Magick - Voodoo Brewing Company
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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
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
Black Magick from Voodoo Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.