Black Magick - Buffalo Trace Batch #2 | Voodoo Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company
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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
28
Reviews:
7
Avg:
4.69
pDev:
3.62%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
12
For Trade:
4
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Photo of BMMillsy
4.24/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.77/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.6/5  rDev -1.9%
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 +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of robgage
4.68/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hayley_86
4.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
4.75/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rmpic82
4.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

100% fudge shop nose with some Maman-like character. The bouquet elicits a mouth-watering sensation. Nearly perfect nose for my tastes. There are some similarities between the blue wax and the green wax, but I think the blue has a better smell. This beer is barrel-driven. If you love barrel character in your brews, this is the pinnacle. Very dense front, leather and smoke. Love it.

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Photo of stakem
4.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle 264 from the 2/1/17 batch poured into a matching barrel room collection snifter. Its black in color with a dark brown head that holds faintly around the edge of the glass.

Aroma is boozy with chocolate, vanilla, caramel, oak and roasty earth.

Taste is roasty like espresso, earth, bitter chocolate, vanilla, caramel and oak. Lingering alcohol is mildly solvent but blends with the other flavors very nicely.

Medium to fuller in body with modest carbonation. This is awesome, as every iteration of black magick always is.

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Photo of Brian29
4.73/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Raziel313
4.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KevBot89
4.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dleiner
4.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brother_rebus
4.61/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Exceptional beer. Feels thick and oily without being syrup. Wood, bourbon, chocolate, and vanilla. Chocolate hits twice up front and after. Smells hotter than it tastes. Masked better on the tongue, but still smells very complex with different "layers" going on. Looks thick and dark. Wish there was a hair more carb for some ringed head, but not surprised after 24months in a barrel. Well done.

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Photo of scotv
4.88/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours a thick onyx, jet black, and mocha hue with a thin sandy head
S: Dark chocolate, cacao nibs, fudge, and a bit of barrel on the nose
T: Incredible - admittedly a bit boozy, but 2 years in bourbon barrels will do that. The flavor range is insane on this for being a straightforward BA stout. I got oak, vanilla, toffee, and brownie batter in each sip
F: Medium to full-bodied with a nice supporting carb
O: This beer drew comparisons to SR-71 for me. Without the aid of obvious adjuncts, Voodoo has created an decadent stout that fully showcases its lengthy slumber in bourbon barrels. Absolutely delicious.

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Photo of HoppyBastard1
4.81/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

8oz pour from this last release. Doesn't disappoint, just as good as batch 1. Pours jet black, minimal head. Lots of bourbon, oak and chocolate fudge on both nose and taste. Smoother than batch 1 fresh. Extra time in barrel seem to bode well. Maybe a touch thinner than before.

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Photo of Morey
4.77/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pulito001
4.8/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sposter4
4.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

8 oz pour into a snifter. Pours black with very little head. Nose is full of fudge and wood. Taste is similar with hints of vanilla and leather in the back end. The barrel flavor dominates but is very smooth in comparison to the old forester version. Of the 3 varieties Ive had this was my favorite.

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Photo of 1levelabove247
4.53/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mertzhb15
4.65/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PeterOSU
4.79/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tbrascojr
4.54/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Black Magick - Buffalo Trace Batch #2 from Voodoo Brewing Company
4.69 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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