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Black Magick - Pappy Van Winkle - Voodoo Brewing Company

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234 Ratings
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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.4%
Wants: 776
Gots: 31 | 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:
Beer added by: MarkIntihar on 03-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oily pitch black body capped by a thin lingering head. Leggy and viscous. Nose is heavy on soy sauce, molasses and bourbon. Not much in the way of heat. The palate is similar; the barrel brings a huge but mellow caramel/vanilla bourbon character that's undeniably excellent, but the base beer is underwhelming, reminiscent of soy sauce and burnt sugar. Pretty cloying, this seems sweeter than Black Tuesday despite being significantly lower ABV.

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3.99/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got this one from claaark13 a while back. Big fan of the regular version so I was stoked to see these. Thanks a lot man! Appreciated.

From a 12oz bottle into a snifter
Bottled 18 January 2013
# 491
Burgundy wax
The Barrel Room Collection
Drank this one after the BT and before the Apple Brandy

APPEARANCE: These all look the same basically. Thick black pour yields a 1+ finger, slightly looser, crackly, foamy dark tan head with decent retention. Inky black body with no real carbonation evident. Head crackles down to a decent foamy cap and then to a foamy ring only. Ring and a few wispy dots remain but no lacing down the sides. Black and nasty, but a decent-at-best head.

SMELL: This is basically the same as the Buffalo trace version. Big nose with plenty of bourbon, oak, vanilla, coconut, molasses, toffee and pure dark chocolate. Very aromatic and quite full of barrel aromas. Perhaps a touch of roasted grain in there, but the barrel, which is rather decadent in itself, plays the most important role here. Maybe a touch more oak than the BT version, but they’re basically identical.

TASTE: Again, virtually the same as the Buffalo Trace version, with just a few small differences. Oak and bourbon up front, with vanilla, coconut and some dark chocolate at the swallow. Flavorful finish, with plenty of toffee and coconut, vanilla sweetness, bourbon, some roasted grains and nice, pure, bitter dark chocolate as well. Aftertaste is sweet, malty, more toffee than the BT variant, with plenty of barrel and oak character and lingers nicely on the palate. A bit more boozy and just a touch more toffee and oak on the finish, but the differences are almost non-existent. Good stuff.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. A touch light perhaps and not quite as creamy as the BT variant. A bit prickly even. Goes down fine with no real bite, perhaps a light scratch at this point, and finishes sticky on the palate. Some decent heat lingers as well. Okay, but with all barrel aged beers, they often lack that heavyweight feel I so love in the style. A little more prickly than Buffalo Trace.

OVERALL: This is wonderful, wonderful stuff. Lots of great barrel flavors and a nice big stout underneath it all. This variant is perhaps not as decadent as the Buffalo Trace version for the simple fact that it is a little more alcoholic and the feel is not quite as smooth, but those are minor issues. I would say the Trace is the best of the three but this is a very close second. In the end, however, they’re all great and I enjoyed every drop of these. Thanks again for thinking of me claaark13. World class stuff.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by Kristina at Zwanze Day. Served in the provided Cantillon glass.

A - Thin tan foam settles to a partial ring and a few wispy patches on top; no lacing. Very dark brown body that isn't quite black.

S - Massive coconut, vanilla, and oak, with complementary notes of dark fruit, chocolate and caramel. I love the bourbon character here, as it's mellow and vaguely port-like; just like Pappy tends to be.

T - The taste is also quite nice, albeit with more malt character and less pronounced barrel character. Very sweet, approaching Black Tuesday levels, but with a lingering oak and smoke kiss in the finish. Doesn't reach the highs of the aroma, but still quite excellent.

M - Not as big as I anticipated, particularly considering the higher ABV; think this has been thinned out with the extended time in the barrel, although I don't remember the regular Black Magick being all that hefty either. Medium-full body that is quite clingy and viscous. Low carbonation, with tons of lingering stickiness. Not overly boozy, although some heat definitely creeps in as it warms up.

D - I thought this was quite excellent. One of the few barrel-aged stouts I've had in recent memory that has lived up to the hype. A number of us split the 12oz bottle so it's a definite sipper, but it's one I'd love to drink again.

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Black Magick - Pappy Van Winkle from Voodoo Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.