Black Magick - Buffalo Trace Batch #2 | Voodoo Brewery

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4.64/5
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Black Magick - Buffalo Trace Batch #2Black Magick - Buffalo Trace Batch #2
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:
Blue Wax - We couldn’t turn down some super fresh barrels, even if we had already done this barrel treatment before. This time around though, Curt decided to age this second batch of Buffalo Trace Black Magick six months longer than the first batch released back in 2013 to explore the depth of character that could be amassed. This second batch spent 24 months aging gracefully in American oak bourbon barrels resulting in complex layers of coconut, leather, baker’s chocolate, wood and bourbon.


Added by whitenads on 03-07-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
47
pDev:
3.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
16
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of edthehead
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

A few pours at wakefest and this was thoroughly enjoyed. Having had the 4 Roses version on tap a day before, I would say I preferred that, but they are both amazing stouts. Thick and fudgy. Amazing barrel flavors. Very little roast and dryness. Full bodied. You can't go wrong with Voodoo BA stouts.

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Photo of Samact
4.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.53/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.87/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one pours a very dark black, with a small head and no lacing.

This smells like spicy oak, vanilla, tobacco, leather, bourbon, and Mexican chocolate.

The taste is similar. It's quite spicy, in a woody sort of way. There's tobacco, cedar, leather, and dark spicy chocolate, with vanilla and coconut from the barrel. The booze doesn't really show through at all.

This is surprisingly thick and chewy, with a lower level of carbonation.

Voodoo can do no wrong. This is unreal.

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Photo of chippo33
4.34/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ragnar3
4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of eppie82
4.92/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Bottle #782 poured into chalice.

Pitch black liquid that only had a caramel colored foam form around the edge of glass upon pour. Oak. Nutty. Rich chocolate. Barrel. Plenty and abundant on both the nose and in the taste. Thick mouthfeel and much smoother than you would expect. Very slight heat as it warmed.

This is one of the best BA stouts I've ever had. The depth of flavor and character is incredible, and I wish I could have access to these more easily. With all that said, the high asking price was totally worth it.

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

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

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this bottle.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark black hue with a thin mocha head that fades to leave thin wisps.

S - Aromas of dark fruits, raisins, chocolate, oaky barrels, nice light vanilla, excellent bourbon notes.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, excellent chocolate notes. The oak barrels were great, nice vanilla. The bourbon is absolutely dominant

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, creamy, alcohol is hidden very nicely. Excellent.

O - Overall this was a very good stout with phenomenal barrel and bourbon notes.

Serving Type: bottle

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

Thanks to drew
Light fizzy head fades quickly, pitch black beer big legs

Nose typical huge imperial stout, kahlua, coffee stout roasted malt, cocoa, fudge, vanilla ice cream barrel, dark chocolate chunks, little almost brandy like fruity raisin, a fair bourbon,

Taste big bourbon, tons of big stout, loads of dark chocolate cocoa etc, little roast and bitter char, little fudge, bit of spicy hop, vanilla ice cream barrel, little candy note, nice barrel, little earthy hop

Mouth is heavier bod, some tingly booze, big thick fudge and decent but a touch light on the carb.

Overall very nice, very big beer, good base, good barrel.

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

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of BMart
4.35/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMMillsy
4.24/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.77/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

On tap. Pitch black color, no head. Aroma has whiskey, really dark chocolate and some spices. Taste has whiskey, woody notes, toasted malt, light smoke and toffee on the finish. Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of kbuzz
4.81/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Hayley_86
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 - Buffalo Trace Batch #2 from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 4.64 out of 5 with 47 ratings