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Siberian Black Magic Panther (Apple Brandy) - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 169
Gots: 31 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This mythical beast of an imperial stout has been locked up for two years in apple brandy barrels and is ready to mate with your taste buds. Get ready because the Siberian Black Magic Panther is about to get up in you and unleash its notes of apple brandy flavor on your taste buds unconsensually! Are you ready to have a stalker of the night in your mouth?

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 03-13-2014)
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4.19/5  rDev -6.9%

Review from notes taken 3+ months ago. Bomber into a matching westbrook snifter. The brew appears black in color with a rich brown head. Some spotty lace sticks to the glass.

The smell is tangy with booze. Some oak, chocolate and raison character. The taste has more of raw oak feel mixed with chocolate/raison. A brandy tang is there reminescent of the barrel aging and oxidation is quite prevalent.

This is a medium bodied brew with a slick and creamy rich feel contrasted by a moderate level of carbonation. The oxidation and barrel "tang" hindered this offering a little. I think 2 years barrel aging was too much to the point where the beer suffered. A fine brew but not a good as it could have been if they pulled it from the barrels sooner. A fine example of longer resting time in a barrel does not equal better.

stakem, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of WorldWideStout
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown, viscous, with a very small head and decent lacing.

S: Honeyed apple, butterscotch (not butter diacetyl goddamnit), vanilla, chocolate,

T: Starts off with some fruit, maybe Granny Smith apples and raspberries, lending sweet and tart notes. Milk chocolate and vanilla take center stage in the middle, with the fruit and coconut in the background. The fruit and coconut increase towards the end, with a little heat from the booze.

M: Slightly less heavy than I expected, which is probably a good thing. Subtle carbonation at the start, and then a creamy but not too weighty feel.

O: Definitely rich, sweet, and delicious. Reminds me of Bramble Rye. Thanks to Kyle for hooking me up!

WorldWideStout, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of GrapesofWrath
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Was lucky enough to be in Charleston for this. Sampled 3/13 into a tulip.

Pours a deep burnt black with brown highlights. Medium tan head that recedes to nice ring. Medium lacing.

The smell is very reminiscent of Apple Brandy Mexican Cake with huge sticky cider notes intermingled with roast and cocoa.

Taste follows the smell with big malt, roast, toffee, chocolate, coffee, and a huge apple brandy finish.

Mouthfeel is viscous and thick, medium carbonation.

Excellent beer and did not disappoint.

GrapesofWrath, Mar 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

BMart, Tuesday at 09:36 PM
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

dfhhead25, Monday at 10:14 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Melman, Monday at 05:03 AM
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3.36/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared tonight with Curran.

Pours a motor oil-looking dark black, with a small head, and not really any lacing.

Smells very sweet, but nice, with huge apple brandy notes, and some chocolate. Almost get the feeling of chocolate covered apples.

The taste is where things go wrong. I get no stout character out of this, just apple brandy. Like I'm not even drinking beer. There's no roastiness at all, just cloyingly sweet apple brandy, and maybe the smallest amount of chocolate. It is one-dimensional to a fault. Luckily, I like apple brandy, so I survived, but this has to be one of the most disappointing beers I've had, relative to hype and ratings.

This one is medium bodied, with a syrupy and very sweet mouthfeel. There's very little carbonation.

Apple Brandy BA Mexicak Cake was the best beer I've ever had, and I was hoping that would translate here. It didn't, at all. Very one-note, boring, and just hard to drink a lot of.

GreesyFizeek, Oct 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

thereal_adam, Oct 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

KyleH, Oct 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

madnismo, Oct 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

unclekeith, Oct 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

flipdog0, Sep 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -22.2%

heffnate77, Sep 25, 2014
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4.92/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.4/5  rDev -2.2%

brewman1993, Sep 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -33.3%

hoerr, Sep 21, 2014
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4.85/5  rDev +7.8%

jlee185, Sep 20, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -6.7%

jeff1973, Sep 20, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev -1.3%

bcrossan, Sep 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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Siberian Black Magic Panther (Apple Brandy) from Westbrook Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.