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Black Magick - Pappy Van Winkle - Voodoo Brewing Company

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Black Magick - Pappy Van WinkleBlack Magick - Pappy Van Winkle

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215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.4%
Wants: 759
Gots: 35 | FT: 2
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: MarkIntihar on 03-27-2013)
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Reviews by 4DAloveofSTOUT:
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4.9/5  rDev +3.6%

thanks to Wowcoolman for this bottle!

12oz bottle with a rustic bottle label that is sealed with pressure cap and thick maroon red wax.

bottle # 723. bottled on date is 1-18-2013.

poured into wine stem.

Appearance: opaque dark black bodied beer with a thick medium brown cap that quickly recedes to a ring around the glass. Leaving decent legs on the glass after each sip.

Smell: Never ending aroma of fudge and bourbon that are just massive in this beer. Heavy dose of oaky tannic earthiness and even more wood. Hints of smokiness and leather. Splash of vanilla for good measure too. Smells slightly boozey.

Taste: Immediate. Tastebud. Overload. In reguards to the flavor profile...this beer comes at you hard, but in the best possible way. I have never tasted soo much fudge in a stout as I have with this beer. Immediately when the beer hits your tongue, it has a substantial amount of richness. As the strong fudge character slowly fades into the beer, its like an unforgetable memory or an old reliable friend; next is when the many other complexities begin to surface within the beer. The barrel notes immerge from the middle of the beer. Loads of coconut and leather mix with top shelf bourbon. Tannic oak and a hint of roasty malts linger in the background. Hints of caramel chocolate candies and molasses. The finish takes all the flavors in this beer and integrates them all together perfectly. The flavors found in the finish include milk chocolates, rich fudge, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, oak, and leather. What a balanced and complex stout!

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer that is almost a full bodied stout. Low carbonation levels with just enough carbonation. Super mellow and smooth drinking; not boozey at all. Chewy, luscious, oily and mouthcoating feel to this beer.

Overall: This is the best PvW barrel aged stout out there. PvW Black Magick is easily better than BCBS Rare and PvW Dark Lord. This beer might even be my favorite barrel aged stout. This beer is insanely amazing. This beer has far exceeded my expectations, this beer is flawless. Vodoo you guys nailed this beer! I am not sure that I can look at any other barrel aged stout the same after drinking this beer. Whoa, what just happened!!!! This was seriously a religious experience, no doubt.

03-26-2014 14:40:50 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
More User Reviews:
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4.95/5  rDev +4.7%

12oz bottle, #885 with the maroon/purple wax, though allegedly the bottle count was out of 522. Bottled 1/18/2013. Poured into a Voodoo snifter while hanging out in the Voodoo barrel room today, 2/13/2014. Thanks so much Zac.

Review #445.

App- Pours like motor oil. Dark black body, opaque with a fairly minimal mocha head that dissipates quickly. Not much lacing. Lots of leg. Typical of a high-echelon imperial stout.

Smell- Oh my God. So much sweet, decadent whiskey. Same smell that The K13 and Rare and King Henry bring. Plus so much dark chocolate, milk chocolate, barrel vanilla and a bit of espresso. So intense and so decadent.

Flavour- Sweet and mellow whiskey, dark and milk chocolate, so much chocolate fudge with touch of molasses, vanilla, some espresso... this is ridiculously flavourful in both an intense and mellow way. Obviously, I can't call any beer both mellow and intense since that's an oxymoron. Maybe mellow and complex is a better way to put it as there is a ton going on, but they are not covering each other up but rather complementing each other perfectly. Either way, this is the best Pappy beer I've ever had and that includes The K13. And most certainly the best barrel-aged stout I've ever had.

Mouthfeel- Thick bodied, not syrupy but incredibly substantial on the palate. Just the right amount of carbonation for the style. Aftertaste is decadent fudgy chocolate that sticks with you. Not hot at all.

Overall- The best Pappy-aged beer I've ever had and that includes Rare, King Henry, and even The K13. This beer is worth what it's commanding on the market right now despite being in a 12oz bottle format. 4 ounces of this beer is all you need to blow your mind. By far the best barrel-aged imperial stout I've ever had.

02-14-2014 06:27:50 | More by Stevedore
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5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-07-2014 05:53:03 | More by Schlais
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

08-17-2013 17:06:20 | More by dogfishandi
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4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-04-2014 11:12:39 | More by Cynic-ale
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West Virginia

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-08-2014 17:12:41 | More by WVbeergeek
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4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-14-2014 13:08:11 | More by stereosforgeeks
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4.81/5  rDev +1.7%

A - Dark chocolate brown with a clear, reflective body. Milk chocolate head with small, carbonation on the sides.

S - Chocolate and fugdy nose with big butterscotch pappy aspect. Vanilla and slight booziness as well

T - Chocolate, fudge, tons of vanilla, and tons of butterscotch from the pappy. Slight oak and alcohol on the finish. This has tons of vanilla, butterscotch, and fudge in it and it is absolutely amazing

M - Medium thick and smooth body with a slight stickiness from the sweetness.

O - This is an amazing pappy beer with great butterscotch and vanilla presence to it. Want to get as much of this as possible. Reminds me of a slightly less thick yet sweeter Rare

06-02-2013 03:59:22 | More by jeonseh
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5/5  rDev +5.7%

09-19-2013 22:29:21 | More by JasonFromLA
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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

11-21-2013 04:37:48 | More by weonfire
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5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-01-2013 13:05:48 | More by jdobe13
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5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-13-2014 03:05:30 | More by mhenson42
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New York

4.66/5  rDev -1.5%

Did the full side-by-side-by-side with the Apple Brandy and Buffalo Trace versions. Bottle #662 into a Cigar City snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a .25 finger dark mocha colored head with poor retention. Beer is pitch black. Lacing is minimal. Stringy and spotty with decent cling. Thick, oily, monstrous legs. Solid.

Nose is unmistakable pappy. Notes of fig, prunes, soy sauce, fudge, leather, and molasses. Very sweet and hugely aromatic. Really good.

Opens sweet molasses and fudge. Sweet soy sauce, prunes, fig, and plum in the middle all wrapped up in chocolate with a lingering, evil booziness wafting in the background. End is sweet honey, some leather and more booze going down. Sweet, sticky aftertaste. Very very impressive.

Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Smooth, slick, and oily in the mouth and goes down warm, viscous, and caressing. Messy finish with a strong, sweet, lingering aftertaste. Oh so perfect.

Easily one of the best imperial stouts I've had in a long, long time. I went to this release and I'm definitely no homer (as can be seen from my reviews) but this beer is no joke. Seek it out. You won't be disappointed.

05-22-2013 01:35:42 | More by SpeedwayJim
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5/5  rDev +5.7%

10-08-2013 01:20:53 | More by jloomis
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5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-30-2014 06:19:21 | More by joshwith
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4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-20-2014 15:09:00 | More by huskermike12
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4/5  rDev -15.4%

07-14-2013 00:31:28 | More by Gonzoillini
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4.65/5  rDev -1.7%

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle # 847.

Appearance - Viscous black. Inky. Almost no head.

Smell - Incredibly bourbon aroma. Dark dark chocolate and licorice. Vanilla.

Taste - Really fudgy. Bourbon is delicious. Dark fruits and rich dark chocolate in the back. Very sweet. Boozy.

Mouthfeel - Thick and low carbonation. Boozy.

Overall - Immense beer. Delicious barrel.

11-05-2013 03:31:20 | More by Alieniloquium
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4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-18-2014 14:23:54 | More by 1noa
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West Virginia

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-12-2013 19:46:11 | More by penguinstout
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5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-25-2013 20:34:46 | More by jmgrub
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5/5  rDev +5.7%

I can see why this beer was rated as a top 25 beer in the world in 2013 by draft magazine. An absolutely dynamic beer which combines the potent Voodoo Black Magick aged in Pappy Barrels. Talk about a match made in heaven. Kudos to the Voodoo team for delivering on of the top beers in the world in 2013!

08-08-2014 02:05:09 | More by Pablo41
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5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-07-2013 01:40:25 | More by GBallHead
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4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

11-05-2013 23:34:39 | More by bum732
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5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-07-2013 23:29:22 | More by HoppyBastard1
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Black Magick - Pappy Van Winkle from Voodoo Brewing Company
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