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Black Magick - Buffalo Trace - Voodoo Brewing Company

Black Magick - Buffalo TraceBlack Magick - Buffalo Trace

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 6.11%


Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HoppyKilaMonster on 03-24-2013)
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

First had: bottle from the '13 release at Voodoo. What a day/night/day.
Shared at an April '13 SEPA tasting.

Among the three barrel'd Black Magick versions I rank this in the middle, under the Pappy and above the Laird's. As expected, an opaque obsidian color, with a small, dense, brown head that never completely vanished; minimal lacing, but did leave some oily streaking on the glass. Much like the Pappy version, aroma of rich chocolate, some cocoa bitterness, tobacco, bourbon, though perhaps a bit more of an oak profile coming out on this one. The latter characteristic was well-defined in the taste as well, bourbon was obvious but smooth and well-integrated, dark malts, dark chocolate, tobacco, and a hint of anise. Body was essentially full, rich and smooth, some boozy heat, but not as much as you'd expect for the ABV. Another great drinker, and well worth the adventure endured to obtain it.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 10:19:40 | More by Rifugium
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Pour is opaque jet black with a dark mahogany head. Nose is huge and rich. Very bourbon county rare esq. nose has more wood and is slightly nutty. Rich chocolate batter and sweet whiskey. Flavor is also huge, not sugary, subtle wood and whiskey notes up front. Chocolate cake batter, semi sweet dark chocolate, faint nuttiness mid palate, fairly sweet malt backbone. Very full body but not syrupy, gentle carbonation and slightly dry finish with a bit of heat and another punch of barrel and whiskey. This stuff is good!

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Bottled 1/18/13 #827

Poured into Voodoo Barrel Room snifter

A: pours thick with needle thin white head. pitch black body. No alcohol legs, instead the alcohol just coats the glass and leaves a slight brownish flim.

A: sweet bourbon vanilla, heavy bakers cocoa, dark fruits. Chocolate bomb.

T: Booze, slight burn in the chest. Nice dark fruit character with chocolate notes. boozey but still somehow very drinkable

M: Medium to full with some decent carbonation for the style.

O: Very solid beer. still a litte boozy even after a full year of cellaring. not sure if more time would improve it though. If you love chocolate you would love this beer.

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Reviewing the Buffalo Trace Black Magick from Voodoo Brewing Company out of Meadville, Pennsylvania.

Score: 98

Bottle is dated 01/18/13, #391 out of 552. Served in a Goose Island Black Friday Bourbon County Brand Stout snifter and enjoyed on 12/03/13.

Appearance: Pours a deep, inky black color with two fingers of dark cinnamon head that settles to a thin coating. Good lacing, good retention. 4.5/5

Smell: From the moment the cap is removed, huge aromas of milk chocolate, pancake batter, vanilla cinnamon roll frosting and dark chocolate explode out of the bottle. The dark chocolate notes are reminisce of a very high percentage cacao bar that has a slight fruity note to it. Behind that is a very light alcohol heat, brownies, bittersweet chocolate morsels, a little raisin and brown sugary bourbon notes too. Oak and a touch of char rounds out the end of the whiff. The aroma here is quite robust. As the beer warms up, a light hop character comes through, in addition to a little tobacco and a dash of anise. This is a complex chocolate bomb on the nose, with a delightful injection of vanilla and brown sugar. 4.75/5

Taste: A nice sweet dark fruit flavor, surprisingly, hits the tongue first -- fig and raisin -- with a little brown sugar flavor too. Then notes of bitter chocolate, milk chocolate and oaky vanilla take over. There is a delicious, slightly fruity, high cacao percentage-like dark chocolate backbone to this beer, and a fudgey finish. Milk chocolate, oaky vanilla, bitter dark chocolate and faint bourbon meld on the tongue seamlessly. This beer has a long finish of fudge, oak and the high cacao, slightly fruity dark chocolate flavor. As it warms up, caramel undertones on the back half come out, in addition to a light, complementary anise character and a hint of tobacco. The rich desserty vanilla notes from the nose are dialed back in the taste, and the oak is more prominent. Almost a year old, there is virtually no alcohol heat or flavor on this 13.5% bad boy. 5/5

Mouthfeel: Just shy of full bodied, with a low level of carbonation that is good for the style and flavor profile. Nice bitter-leaning bittersweet balance on the palate. Has a nice oiliness upfront that dries out nicely on the finish. All of this lends to a good drinkability and desire to quaff more. 4.5/5

Overall: A bold, flavorful beer for a cold winter night, this epic 13.5% stout has superb balance, marvelous flavor integration, and is a chocolate lovers dream. It's dangerously drinkable, so sip with caution.

Cost: $8 for a 12 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

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Black Magick - Buffalo Trace from Voodoo Brewing Company
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