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Siberian Black Magic Panther (Bourbon) - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Siberian Black Magic Panther (Bourbon)Siberian Black Magic Panther (Bourbon)

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136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 148
Gots: 24 | 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:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 03-13-2014

This beer is as hairy as a Siberian.. or as a panther. And you better believe it because it gets the black magic from sitting for two years in bourbon barrels. During those years it gathered its rage.. a rage this mythical beast of an imperial stout wants to unleash on your taste buds.
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4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ShanePB
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.7/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.6/5  rDev +6%

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4.8/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Jeffo
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this and the apple brandy from cparles a while back. Cheers man!

From a bomber into a snifter
Bottled 6 February 2014
Aged 2yrs in bourbon barrels

APPEARANCE: Pours out sludgy and oily black yielding a 2+ finger, medium-thinner looking, slightly fizzy, dark mocha head with very good retention. Pitch black body and higher levels of carbonation for the style. Much higher than the apple brandy variant. Head slowly fades to a full creamy cap and leaves some nice lacing down the glass. A slight wisp remains and leaves tracing of lacing as the glass empties. Awesome colors here, but the head is a bit loose and it’s somewhat overcarbed for the style.

SMELL: Monster nose on this one, and very similar to Skoon. Lots of bourbon, oak, roasted and burnt malts, pure chocolate, coconut, vanilla, toffee, as well as a good dose of sweet cream. Piles of bold aromas here. A good dose of bourbon and alcohol, as well as more vanilla and sweet cream than Skoon had. Both these Panthers smell just wonderful. Can’t think of anything more I’d want in a nose of this style. Perfection.

TASTE: Oak, bourbon, toffee and vanilla cream up front, with notes of roasted and burnt malts as well. Big aftertaste of bourbon, sweet wood flavors, toffee, cream, touches of bitter dark chocolate and some burnt malts as well. Lots of sweetness from the wood, with very prevalent vanilla and sweet cream flavors here. More so than the apple brandy variant. There is a touch of bitter dark chocolate and roasted grain that fight for balance, but it’s not quite up to the task, unfortunately. This is definitely decadent and wonderfully flavorful, but like the apple brandy, the bitterness needs to be pumped up just a touch to provide a bit more balance.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes rather sticky. Enough weight for sure and some heat lingers. Full and creamy, but comes close to being cloyingly sweet.

OVERALL: This was really nice, with lots of decadent sweet malts and barrel flavors to ponder and enjoy. Compared to Skoon, it’s a bit boozier with more sweet wood, toffee and vanilla. This is enjoyable on its own, but for my palate, I’d prefer just a little more bitterness and roast, which would provide the touch needed to put this one into the next stratosphere. A beauty of a brew as it is, but not quite worthy of the Gods.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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Siberian Black Magic Panther (Bourbon) from Westbrook Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.