Black Creek Southern Style Imperial Stout | Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Black Creek Southern Style Imperial StoutBlack Creek Southern Style Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Mississippi, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Jut on 12-06-2013

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Ratings: 112 |  Reviews: 23
Reviews by RonaldTheriot:
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4.74/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Lazy Magnolia Black Creek has a thin, beige head, and an extremely dark-brown, almost black appearance, with almost no lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, dark-roasted barley malt, coffee hints, chocolate hints, and brown bread crust. Taste is of sweetness, char, dark malt, some cherry, vegetable, cream, and a low hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, and Lazy Magnolia Black Creek finishes semi-dry, powdery, easy drinking, and not the least bit alcohilic. Overall, this is an outstanding beer!


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Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of juicebox
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of kwkdmk
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of chinchill
2.89/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz 2013 bottle into a Belgian snifter.

Pours an effervescent dark brown, looking black in the glass, with a huge head. Good retention but limited lacing.

S: Dark roasted grains, a little booze and hints of coffee and toffee. Seems a bit too sweet and, perhaps, contaminated.

Taste: largely follows the nose, but better, being less boozy and having more smoke and char, and a stronger dark roasted grain component.

Feel: Medium bodied; medium+ carbonation; some warming

O: disappointing

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Photo of RDW
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into snifter
Bottled date: 12/05/13

A - opaque black with thin beige head. Dissipates rather quickly with minimal lacing
S- smells of roasted malt, almost burnt, with a slight coffee ground aroma. A bit of dark chocolate as well
T - you get the coffee grounds right way with more of the burntness. The roasted malt is in there good as well. Not getting much hop except for a tad bit bitterness on the back end.
M - medium-weighted with a sort of creamy feel. Dry finish
O - not a bad brew. Reminds me an awful lot of Tin Roof's Parade Ground Porter.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottles 11/11/14

Pours an effervescent ebony with crazy amounts of head, fairly vigorous pour... Stays effervescent, average at best head retention & lacing

S: Coffee, carob, a little booze & that's all folks

T: Follows the nose, smokeyness as well along with dryness up front, a little caramel as well. Carob, some woody hops & dark chocolate as this warms. Finishes with caramel, a hint of raisin, dryness, roasty grain & dryness, plus some taffy & roastyness

MF: Medium/heavy bodied, medium carbonation, warming

Very drinkable for the style, not upper rung, but well worth a go. Got better as it warmed...

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Photo of bbsaur
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of sonofliberty2
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of roasted malts, coffee. Taste is the same, only with considerable bitterness, some hops, slight bit of alcohol as well. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of emerge077
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of t_holland
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jaydoc
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMEsquire
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of miguellunarusso
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of TheCondor
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a couple of these from Alcohol Paul as a free sample. My last experience with Lazy Magnolia was horrendous, so my expectations are low. I also have very strict requirements for stouts, as I have had many very good examples of the style. Side poured from the bottle into a custom Boulevard/Deschutes snifter.

Appearance - Pours as black as motor oil, with a small mocha head that displays a few minutes of retention and good lacing in the meantime. I actually like the label art. Very good presentation!

Smell - Deep roasted malts, some coffee, toffee, and some sweet sugary aromas. There is some chocolate and vanilla notes in there as well. Complex and delicious.

Taste - Much the same as the nose, very complex and tasty! The chocolate and vanilla plays much more of a role on the palate than it does on the nose, but the roasted malts are there for balance as well as the sweetness and coffee notes.

Mouthfeel - Nice and thick, rich. Finishes big and milky, just the way I like an imperial stout. Smooth and rich.

Overall - This is actually a surprisingly good example of the style, and I thought Lazy Magnolia would fall on their face with this one. I am happy they got it right, as I was really looking forward to a good stout tonight. I would absolutely recommend this beer to someone, especially a fan of stouts!

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Black Creek Southern Style Imperial Stout from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
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