Black Magick - Pappy Van Winkle - Voodoo Brewing Company
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Reviews by siege06nd:
4.79/5 rDev +1.3%
Shilt -- your generosity knows no bounds. You have shared so many world class beers i never would have had otherwise. Thanks.
A. Pitch oil black. No head. Thick legs clinging to the glass.
S. Sweet yes. Sexy dark chocolate, caramel, coconut, raisin, stone fruit, cherry. Complex as all get out. One of the best noses ever.
T. Incredible. Melted Hershey kisses, brownie batter, vanilla, toasted coconut.
M. A little on the flat side. I don't want much carb in a big stout but this needs a few more bubbles. Flavors and balance are impeccable though.
O. A spectacular beer. Worthy of its hype. This rocked my world. Thanks, Sam!
02-22-2014 23:15:18 | More by siege06nd
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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.
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
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
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
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
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
Black Magick - Pappy Van Winkle from Voodoo Brewing Company
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