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:
32
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4.64
pDev:
3.88%
 
 
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6
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10
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 10
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Photo of brother_rebus
4.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

love that this one has a little ringed head to it. just as oily jet black as the others, but seemingly more carbonation. which I enjoy in big stouts. smells pretty complex. a tad sweet. very boozy. a hint of almost a fruity smell of something. tastes incredible. the bourbon is so perfectly blended with the chocolatey stout characters. despite being so smooth, there is a little heat in a good way, and an almost "spiced" quality to it; by no means actual spices, but perhaps the barrel wood imparted a little stingy tannin quality. feels actually perfect. probably my favorite beer from voodoo thus far.

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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 fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | 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 Fireman_RK
4.79/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours an inky jet black and obsidian hue with a thin sandy head
S: Tons of oak, cocoa, and leather on the nose
T: Dark chocolate fudge, slight vanilla bean, cacao nibs, and a bit of barrel
F: Medium to thick body and moderate carb
O: World class straightforward BA stout. Despite the lack of adjuncts, there is an incredible range of flavors present. The extended barrel aging is evident and provides a welcomed depth of flavor to complement the base beer. Very smooth and enjoyable.

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Photo of HoppyBastard1
4.8/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

8oz pour from the release.
Jet black, minimal head. More bourbon, oak and vanilla on the nose than BT BM. Still lots of fudge flavor. Quit a bit hotter than BT. A bit of time to mellow out should do this well. Thicker mouthfeel on this compared to BT.

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

Photo of Stofko1992
4.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of libeerguy23
4.44/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of scotv
4.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Morey
4.77/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Raziel313
4.49/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rmpic82
4.6/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A fairly unique BA stout for my experiences, this dark pour is a barrel bomb. Toasted, smoked oak that acts almost as an adjunct. It plays front and center as the leading role. Good density and overall a nice straight stout with barrel complexities. Reiterate...barrel and smoke, check.

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Photo of whitenads
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sposter4
4.8/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

8 oz draft pour into a snifter. Pours black with very little head. The barrel dominates the nose with oak and bourbon. Taste is similar with hints of tabacco, fudge and earth. The barrel flavor seemed much hotter than in BT version. Of the two i preferred the BT but both are outstanding.

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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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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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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 mertzhb15
4.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 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 PeterOSU
4.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 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

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.5/5  rDev -3%
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
4.64 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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