Black Magick - Old Forrester | Voodoo Brewery

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4.6/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
voodoobrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Green Wax- Spent 20 months maturing in Old Forrester bourbon barrels. Our big, bold Russian Imperial stout expresses rich notes of vanilla, fudge, toasted oak and spirit.


Added by whitenads on 03-07-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
57
pDev:
4.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of oline73
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rudzud
4.16/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the Copenhagen Beer Fest. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured a nice dark black hue with a rather thin mocha head.

S - Aromas of light chocolate, very very faint bourbon barrel notes and bourbon itself. Little vanilla from the barrel along with some darker fruits.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with a fair amount of soft oak, bourbon is a bit restrained, vanilla is faint. Decent dark fruits and chocolate.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, body is on the thinner side.

O - Overall this was a decent enough stout. Wish the barrel popped more on this.

Serving Type: on tap

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Photo of FreshZ
4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Casey3236
4.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BNarc
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dcmchew
4.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chippo33
4.27/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YvesB
4.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ragnar3
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jlindros
4.36/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tap at Copenhagen beerfest
No head, little lacing, pitch black
Nose syrupy coffee roast, oak dust, char, big buttery oak, hint bourbon
Taste big syrupy roast, choc, some buttery oak, cocoa, candy, coffee, chewy nougat notes, hint bourbon
Mouth thick and chewy, decent carb, hint booze

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Photo of orangesol
4.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 22Blue
4.24/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of -Rick
4.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of npachl
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IrishColonial
4.9/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.88/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a thick looking black, dribbles out of the bottle, with a very small basically non-existent head, and no lacing.

This smells unreal- toasted and charred oak, punchy bourbon, thick sweet fudge, vanilla, tobacco, and caramel.

Voodoo absolutely slayed this, as usual. It's so deep and complex. There's no really boozy heat at all, but you can definitely tell it's hefty by the big flavors and big body. The barrel character is just unreal, with toasted oak with a slight charred character, bold bourbon interwoven perfectly, and oaky vanilla. The base beer is just unbelievably chocolatey, decadent with caramel layered throughout. It's clearly a fairly perfect stout for barrel-aging purposes.

This is thick and chewy- it's not monstrously big like something like Dark Lord or Zhukov, but it's still pretty thick and dreamy. It's got a soft level of carbonation, enough to prop it up, but still pretty low.

This is really a work of art. Voodoo makes some of the absolute best barrel aged stouts in the world right now.

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Photo of Original_Gravity
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kbuzz
4.83/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of billab914
4.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Samact
4.69/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eppie82
4.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From bottle (#370) into mini-snifter (5.5oz).

Pours dark-black liquid with good bit of foam head, which then dissipates over a minute into a straight black liquid with no foam present anywhere. The smell is barrel oakiness and chocolate-vanilla. Reminded me of well aged bourbon country vintages. The taste is basically chocolate-vanilla fudge that's seamlessly tied with the presence of the barrel character. Truly exceptional. The feel has no burn/hot presence and is very smooth. If there is a very small knock against this beer, it is that the very end of the sip it feels a bit thinner than you would expect without. Certainly not thin in general, but for this level stout I expected a bit more lingering/sticky taste.

Overall, an exceptional BA IS, as are all Barrel Room Collection beers. Thus far I've had the Rye Black Magick and the Old Forester Black Magick, and even though this is very high end, I still prefer the Rye Black Magick.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.54/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rspauldi
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Black Magick - Old Forrester from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 57 ratings