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

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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 162
Gots: 29 | 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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4.5/5  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
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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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3.5/5  rDev -22.2%

heffnate77, Thursday at 08:17 PM
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4.92/5  rDev +9.3%

teamchevymxer, Sep 24, 2014
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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%

Neptar05, Sep 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

carmike813, Sep 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

jaasen64, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

CRJMellor, Sep 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

farnold, Sep 02, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +1.3%

capnamerica, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

FUwolfpacker, Sep 01, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev -4.9%

Heff19, Aug 31, 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
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4.42/5  rDev -1.8%

Reviewed from notes. Twenty-two ounce bottle shared by Dan - thanks. Bottled 2/14/14.

A: Pours black with a half-inch thick mocha head which lingers and leaves spotty lace.

N: Sweet brandy, wood, boozy, dark fruits.

T: Cocoa powder, vanilla, dark chocolate, dark fruits, caramel, toffee, roasted malts.

M: Full body and medium carbonation. Finishes mellow and smooth, rich and boozy.

O: Wow, blown away with the barrel treatment on this. Really good.

wethorseblanket, Aug 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

hornsup, Aug 18, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev -7.1%

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottled on 2/4/14.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, apple brandy, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, vanilla, and apple brandy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a slightly better apple brandy barrel aged presence in the aroma to me.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

JamesShoemaker, Aug 17, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +1.3%

DCLAguy11, Aug 17, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +0.4%

anteater, Aug 15, 2014
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Siberian Black Magic Panther (Apple Brandy) from Westbrook Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.