Black Magick - Buffalo Trace Batch #2
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Black Magick - Buffalo Trace Batch #2Black Magick - Buffalo Trace Batch #2
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Style:
Russian Imperial Stout
ABV:
13%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.65 | pDev: 3.66%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
49
From:
Voodoo Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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Gots
  13
SCORE
95
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Black Magick - Buffalo Trace Batch #2Black Magick - Buffalo Trace Batch #2
Notes: 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.
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Reviews by stakem:
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4.38/5  rDev -5.8%
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 stereosforgeeks
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mothman
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
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 jlindros
4.46/5  rDev -4.1%
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 PhineasMcClintock
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Morey
4.77/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HoppyBastard1
4.81/5  rDev +3.4%
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 oline73
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pulito001
4.8/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rudzud
4.44/5  rDev -4.5%
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 tbrascojr
4.54/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BMart
4.35/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kbuzz
4.81/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BMMillsy
4.24/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chippo33
4.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1levelabove247
4.53/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Brewski
4.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.6/5  rDev -1.1%
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 Nuggetz
4.62/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scotv
4.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of whitenads
4.76/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.77/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.87/5  rDev +4.7%
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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Black Magick - Buffalo Trace Batch #2 from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 49 ratings