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Black Magick - Buffalo Trace - Voodoo Brewing Company

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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 6.78%
Wants: 268
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

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

5/5  rDev +9.4%

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California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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Pennsylvania

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%

05-01-2014 12:46:09 | More by trapper2408
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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%

06-11-2014 00:55:47 | More by baybum
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Shilt

Virginia

5/5  rDev +9.4%

03-31-2013 01:28:06 | More by Shilt
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%

06-21-2013 02:46:34 | More by JustinMatthew
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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%

10-04-2013 01:56:54 | More by KJ2013
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Ohio

5/5  rDev +9.4%

03-28-2014 16:00:42 | More by DogfishJoe
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HoppyKilaMonster

Pennsylvania

4.93/5  rDev +7.9%

I had this beer from a snifter, less then 12 hours after it was released from the brewery.

Appearance
Looks dark, almost no light passes through it
Smell
Strong bourbon notes, almost overpowers allother characteristics. Hints of vanilla come through as well.
Taste
For how bourbon forward the nose is, it does not overpower the taste of the beer. Wonderfully mellow and deep bourbon flavors, vanilla, and a hint of coffee. I can only imagine this improving with age.
Mouthfeel
Nice ammount of carbonation, not too much or too little. All the flavors come through the way they should.
Overall
Great beer, good job Voodoo. I and looking forward to drinking the rest of my allotment.

03-24-2013 17:30:27 | More by HoppyKilaMonster
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.88/5  rDev +6.8%

Big thanks again doesn't quite cut it for the generosity of fiver29 in slinging these bottles my way, but it's all I have. 12 oz. bottle with blue wax, bottle #478 dated 1/18/13.

I'm getting all tingly just working the wax off. Pour is pitch black with a ring of bubbles that is oddly persistent as I allow it to warm. Smells almost identical to the Laird's Apple version, which seems odd - lightless malts, warm chocolate, brown sugar, vanilla. If every beer smelled like this, I'd never, ever be sober again.

Black Magick - Buffalo Trace is liquid tar incarnate: oozing, crack-filling, cold, slow-flowing tar. Every square millimeter of my mouth is coated after two sips. In contrast with the Laird's, this version is less smooth & more rip-roaring hard, the bourbon disrupting the smoothness of the underlying beer to rap its knuckles against the back of my throat. Big alcohol heat & a cold plank of underlying wood that dries out the mouth like a black desert. Mid-section showcases loads of chocolate, vanilla, more hothotalcoholheat. Sweet, almost sugary malts smooth out the back-end a little, but that dragon-fire is warming the cockles of my stomach lining. Mouthfeel: borderline perfect.

Brewers, pay attention. This is what a big, brutal, searing barrel-aged stout should smell, feel, & taste like. Honestly, I'm having trouble finding even the slightest fault with this beer, because it's a hang-nail away from being perfect. Wow. I'm going to go enjoy the rest of this now, if you don't mind. Slowly. Thanks again, John.

06-27-2013 02:42:20 | More by maximum12
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

4.85/5  rDev +6.1%

08-01-2014 00:45:13 | More by WVUbrew
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jegross2

Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

12-04-2013 05:14:30 | More by jegross2
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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

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Black Magick - Buffalo Trace from Voodoo Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.