Black Magick - Old Forrester | Voodoo Brewery

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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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
12
Avg:
4.64
pDev:
3.66%
 
 
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5
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10
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Photo of Original_Gravity
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kbuzz
4.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of billab914
4.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Samact
4.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eifster82
4.73/5  rDev +1.9%
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 -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rspauldi
4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sporeg
4.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good.

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Photo of Brian29
4.4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KevBot89
4.45/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robgage
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BMart
4.68/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JamesStreet
4.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Green waxed bottle pours very little head. Smell is bodaciously bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate. Taste finishes off the nose flavors nicely. A bit hot though. Heavy med mf and light carb. This is great!

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.65/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, red session. Aroma has fudge, chocolate and whiskey. Taste is sweet with fudge, caramel, bourbon and lingering toffee flavor.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
4.34/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pitch black, viscous, nice legs and thick on the sides of the glass

S - Oak, light smoke, dark fudge, alcohol, vanilla.

T - Dark fudge, slight smokiness, vanilla, oaky/woody, alcohol effervesence.

M - Full bodied, thick, silky, some warming on the way down.

O - Very nice!

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4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stakem
4.44/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle #203 poured into a matching barrel room collection snifter appears black in color with a dark brown head.

Aroma of chocolate brownie batter, neutral oak slight woody almost a cedar thing going on with booze and vanilla/caramel.

Tastes boozy but not overly so, oak is evident with some spiciness almost like cedar, vanilla, caramel and very mild raisony fruited aspect. The booze is neutral and intertwined nicely with the other flavors and earthen roast.

Medium to fuller in body with modest carbonation. Fantastic stuff. Of the most recent black magick releases, I slightly prefer the added nuance of this one over the buffalo trace but both are wonderful brews.

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4.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Knapp85
4.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured out black as night, there wasn't much head on it besides a few bubbles that remained. The smell reminded me of bourbon soaked brownies. The taste was almost the same, rich chocolaty flavors with some serious bourbon notes in there too. The feel is oily and thick, little carb makes the beer very smooth. Overall it's awesome, I would love to have this one again someday.

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4.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

6 months into a gold mining expedition and so far you've struck nothing but dirt. You're‚Äč on your last prospect: hopeful, expectant, confident. The first pan looks good, and it only gets better after that... You struck Black Magick. Starting off with a rush of fudge, char, and vanilla, the situation escalates quickly and as the temperature rises, you find yourself awash in Bourbon and dark chocolate to accompany the never ending supply of vanilla. Sip after sip of liquid gold... The golden pickaxe is yours, you gold mining son of a bitch.

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Photo of Mikexw
4.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Black Magick - Old Forrester from Voodoo Brewery
4.64 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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