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Black Magick - Pappy Van Winkle - Voodoo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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world-class

215 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Stevedore

Wisconsin

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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WVUbrew

West Virginia

4.98/5  rDev +5.3%

08-29-2014 01:54:54 | More by WVUbrew
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Pablo41

Pennsylvania

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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MaseFace

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-06-2014 02:23:57 | More by MaseFace
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-29-2014 00:00:54 | More by Sarge3130
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HopFace

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-25-2014 14:21:45 | More by HopFace
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nickrossello

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-21-2014 18:30:11 | More by nickrossello
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-21-2014 05:23:27 | More by DarthKostrizer
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.8/5  rDev +1.5%

Bottle #484, bottle date 1-18-13, 12oz bottle

A- Black motor oil, very viscous. Dark coffee medium lacing with slow legs. Minor gumming of the glass when swirled around.

S- Chocolate, pretty big tobacco, toffee, fudge. Some vanilla notes in the back. The smooth pappy comes through. The smell is 5, perfect.

T- Toffee>fudge>tobacco>chocolate; while in perfect harmony with the pappy barrel. Oz per Oz this taste as good as a fresh DB Huna (DB Huna has lost some of the rum barrel characteristics).

M- Extremely velvety smooth, creamy, etc. Carb is just the right amount. There is a boozy creamy fudgy thick linger in my mouth for minutes after sipping this one down. Almost 5 on this.

O- I just popped the Buffalo Trace (2nd one had in the past month)---> now this is noticeably better than today's Buffalo Trace, but two people agree that the first bottle of Buffalo Trace was better than this. The first bottle of Buffalo Trace was extremely thick, creamy and tasted like liquid boozy chocolate fudge. I altered the rating of Buffalo Trace because of the variability of the beer.

I have only had one bottle of BCBS Rare, and this blows that away. Maybe I got a bad bottle?

07-17-2014 22:55:30 | More by gueuzedreg
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mhenson42

Texas

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-13-2014 03:05:30 | More by mhenson42
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

07-10-2014 18:24:06 | More by drummermattie02
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canadianghetto

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-09-2014 22:56:15 | More by canadianghetto
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-08-2014 17:12:41 | More by WVbeergeek
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -15.4%

07-02-2014 02:11:43 | More by JedMarshall
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joshwith

Colorado

5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-30-2014 06:19:21 | More by joshwith
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ggell100

New York

3.25/5  rDev -31.3%

06-30-2014 06:02:51 | More by ggell100
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DogfishJoe

Ohio

5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-30-2014 02:23:58 | More by DogfishJoe
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VernonBaxter

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

06-28-2014 01:27:27 | More by VernonBaxter
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steelerbrian1

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-23-2014 19:17:07 | More by steelerbrian1
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sandlansd

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

06-22-2014 12:50:58 | More by sandlansd
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-21-2014 18:44:18 | More by Phillyz
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -15.4%

06-21-2014 00:24:42 | More by bleedsblu
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huskermike12

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-20-2014 15:09:00 | More by huskermike12
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Ant4711

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-11-2014 02:52:35 | More by Ant4711
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Black Magick - Pappy Van Winkle from Voodoo Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.