Black Magick | Voodoo Brewery

Black MagickBlack Magick
BA SCORE
4.2/5
316 Ratings
Black MagickBlack Magick
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
voodoobrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is an Imperial Stout that is of great strength and complexity. We then gently age that beer in Elaigh Craig 13 1/2 year old Bourbon Barrels for 6 months to 1 yr. and then primed and bottled to bottle condition for continued aging and celler life. Black Magick should be able to be aged up to about 5 years, to heighten the complexity and smooth nature of this beer.

First Black Magick brewed in Feb 2007. Released 2009. = 15% ABV

Second Black Magick brewed in 2009 and released 2011. = 15.5% ABV

Added by WVbeergeek on 07-05-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
203
Ratings:
316
pDev:
12.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
393
Gots:
72
Trade:
2
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Photo of srandycarter
3.55/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Black, black, black. Dark tan head, small, but there. Leaves to ring fast. Not much lace.

S - Hot. Searing hot alcohol. Chocolate chip cookies, cocoa, brownies come to mind too.

T - Taste matches smell but more on the booze less on the other attributes. Surprising amounts of soy.

M - Thinner than you would think. Harsh. Hard to balance so much booze.

D - One is enough for me. Check please!

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Photo of drabmuh
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

2007 bottle poured into a snifter. Beer is HOT HOT HOT. Seriously. Its burning my eyes from over here. Beer is black with a thin brown head of medium and large bubbles and it doesn't leave any lacing on the glass.

The smell of bourbon is overpowering, seriously. Its pretty sweet too. Very very strong. I'm afraid.

Fears realized. Sweet, syrupy, thick, lots of liquor. Overwhelming palate destroyer. It tastes like burning. Sorry, way too much for me. I'm a wimp I guess. Fading fast.

So my honest and true thoughts about it, if you are into big stouts aged in bourbon barrles, you'll love this beer. If you like a finishing gravity greater than 1050, you'll love this beer. If you think pancakes and waffles are just an excuse to drink syrup, you'll love this beer. I can't rate it too badly because I think this is exactly what the brewer's intended. Just wasn't for me I guess. Now where did I put that pilsner?

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Photo of Damian
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. unlabeled bottle
Served in a snifter
Acquired in a trade with Popkas

Super slick and oily in appearance. The sludgey, burnt umber liquid was capped by a small ring of reddish-brown bubbles.

Bourbon dominated the aroma. Woody with sweet vanilla accents. Lots of brown sugar, molasses and roast. Somewhat raisiny. Black currents were noticeable as well. Wow. This was one complex smelling brew.

The taste was not nearly as smooth or as interesting as the aroma, but still notable. Lots of bourbon up front. Surprisingly, the alcohol heat mellowed as the beer moved along my palate. Espresso and roast came through strong in the center. A touch of port was noticeable as well. The finish was super roasty, woody and dry with a distinct bitterness. Some ashy notes also appeared as the beer warmed.

The mouthfeel was extraordinarily thin for the style. Quite watery with a fine, almost prickly effervescence.

Considering that this beer clocks in at 15% ABV, it was surprisingly drinkable. My only real knock against it was the bitter, ashy flavor on the finish.

Black Magick is a unique beer that I would love to sample again, potentially with more age on it. This beer may not be the most well-rounded imperial stout but it is definitely one of the more interesting.

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Photo of nickd717
2.33/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle thanks to bring.

Pours black and thick with a minimal head on the beer.

Aroma is soy sauce, roast, bourbon, and booze. Intense.

Flavor is also very intense and soy saucey. Roasty with anise, charcoal, and alcohol. A little too reminiscent of Sam Adams Triple Bock.

Really full-bodied with extremely low carbonation and a slick palate.

Really undrinkable in large amounts, even a ticker's 2oz pour.

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Photo of GbVDave
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet.

ABV on the label stated as 15.5%

A: Pours a sinister looking black with a small, dark rusty brown layer of foam on top. Retention was fleeting. After a minute, or so, all that remained was a thin ring. Has legs when swirled.

S: Very healthy bourbon/whiskey aroma. Very strong. Along for the ride, helping to keep it from being too hot, are aromas of carmelized brown sugar, dark chocolate, rum soaked raisins, blackened malt, and cherry chocolate truffles.

T: See above. Alcohol becomes more pronounced as it warms, as does the charred barrel flavor.

M: A little too thin and hot for my liking. A combination of barrel char, burnt malt, and abv make for a rather hot, dry, and astringent mouthfeel.

D: Pretty decent, considering the abv. I struggled to get through the bottle, but wtf Dave? It is almost 16%, after all!

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one is for Horacio.

12oz bottle split with oglmcdgl into a Duvel snifter. Bought this one at Capone's some 15 odd months ago and it's been sitting in the cellar since. I traded and drank a ton of this.

A very black stout here, it's pretty apparent that this is indeed black, with brownih/red on the edge. Not much of a cap when poured. You need to do a few swirls to come up with a burnt brown foam that dies quickly, slight lace.

Smells like bourbon, whiskey, smells like hard hard alcohol out the gate. Some chocolate cake and deep dark roasted malt. A trace amounts of oats and some more bourbon, it's the big casino.

Taste is much more subdued than when fresh. The bourbon is still front center that is backed by chocolate, fudge, molasses and malt. I don't get any other stout like flavors, no vanilla, no coffee.

The feel has left this IMO. It's a bit thinner than I remember or that could be because the carb has died down significantly as well. Either way it has the feel of a big stout with the flavor of your dads favorite bottle after a long day at work. It's still a bit hot, but nothing like 15 months ago, at that time this one was a beast.

Black Magick is not the most complex beer, but if you like bourbon, I think you should try this, probably the most bourbon forward BA beer that I've had EVA. It's certainly more drinkable now but the feel has dropped significantly (esp carb) and even some of the original stout's qualities as well. The bourbon is still huge though. A slow sipper.

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Photo of oglmcdgl
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle split with onix1agr.

A- Pours black with mahogany edges. Nice small cap of coffee colored dense and creamy head that settles to a faint ring and some small islands of fizz.

S- Goobs of bourbon and dark roasted almost burnt malts. Port and molasses, booze soaked blackberries, brown sugar.

T- Well the bourbon takes the lead and never gives it up, this is not to say that its all booze. Lots of some of the roastiest malts this tongue has ever come across and a blackstrap molasses sweetness. Port soaked dark fruit and bruleed brown sugar on top. The wood plays a nice earthy role and adds some faint vanilla.

M- Medium to light body and about he same in carb. I remember this being thicker and lively but this is a well aged bottle of a huge brew. I really like how the barrel imparts almost a wood grain texture to the mouthfeel. Long linger.

D- Well its not an every day kind of beer, hell its not even a whole bottle kind of beer, but that being said this stuff is super complex and a true whiskey bomb. Not for the faint of heart but if you like em from the barrel this one is for you.

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Photo of MPLS
3.67/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This bottle has gotten very familiar with the darkside of my basement. This particular bottle has the "official" Black Magick label and not the label shown in the picture. I am uncertain of when this was bottled, but must be somewhere in 2008-2009.

A: Poured into a 12 oz Caracole snifter (an odd glass, as it has a man with a snail helmet on) and I couldn't believe how much carbonation there was. The head rose with a great level of ferociousness that made it audible, but it quickly dies down. Carbonation is visible, more active than I would have imagined. The body is the darkest of brown and there is a ring around the top the width of dental floss or Jennifer Lopez's g-string. Unfortunately not a lot of lacing, but @ 15% ABV I do not know what else to expect.

S: Just from opening the cap one would think, yep that is bourbon. The nose is intense and strong like the finest of Kentucky warriors. Except this one bathes in vanilla and uses wooden bars of soap with some bad coffee breath.

T: The taste has a lot more wood to it and get a a sense of the malt used in the beer. It's certainly dry and tastes less sweet than the nose would suggest. The one thing I can say is, I can believe this is 15%. The taste of it is apparent and it's well suited for a nightcap. The alcohol is obviously discernible and makes up the majority of the taste. It's not harsh or astringent though and is dried out with a kiss of mild sweetness. It's still big alcohol though.

M: The carbonation died down quickly on this one. It's pretty silky for it's ABV.

D: This is a really big beer. I actually can't think of a beer other than Utopias that comes close to matching this ABV. An 8 oz. serving of this would be ideal. I like the woodsy nature of this beer, but the alcohol is too big to want more.

Curious to see how the hand labeled bottle I have tastes in comparison to this.

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Photo of mikey711
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to eyebrews for this awesome extra

A: Thick and aggressive black with trace amounts of carbonation and decent lacing

S: Big sweet vanilla aroma upfront with traces of roastiness chocolate wood and bourbon. It is definitely on the sweeter end

T: aggressive bourbon to start followed by sweet vanilla and hints of wood. This reminded me alot of older visc except it had carbonation. Not as complex though as some other BA stouts

M: Good amount of creaminess, no heat except for the bourbon which adds to the appeal.

D: I split the bottle with someonoe else but felt that at the end of it I could have gone for a little bit more

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Photo of TheFightfan1
3.53/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Another one deleted ok I'll try again. I bought this at union jack's. Poured into snifter. Poured opague black with a little bit of a light brown heading that stuck around a bit.

Smell is mostly bourbon some darker fruits mixed in but for the most pat just heavy in alcohol,

Taste is pretty much the same. Like taking a shot of bourbon and chasing it with a stout. A little too heavy my liking. Some ashy like chocolate notes as well.

Mouth was very creamy and nice velvety texture. does get a little hot in the throat and belly from the hot alcohol.

I couldn't help but think this might be much better if it was aged to help the hot alcohol mellow out a bit.

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Photo of tmoneyba
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy Belgian chocolate, woody and coffee aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy bourbon bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Standout brew.

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Photo of coldmeat23
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
BATCH NUMBER 1
Thanks to Deuane for this super hook-up!!!

This pours super black. A very small amount of dark brown foam forms and then fades away. There are little spots of lacing, but they slide back down the side of the glass because of the oiliness of the liquid.

Lots of dark roasted malts are under a huge oaky presence. Decent hints of bourbon. Good vanilla presence. A slight hint of oxidization.

Interestingly, the flavor of the bourbon shines ever so brightly, but has almost no heat to it (like GI BCS, for example). There is a big oakiness below it. Nice vanilla notes mingle with lots of dark roasted malt flavors. Bittersweet chocolates, molasses and and a tiny hint of coffee. Slight hints of dark fruits. You mostly get the roasted malts and bourbon, as they both have a huge presence in this beer.

Medium-to-full body, with a slight oiliness. It has a very mild level of carbonation. Just a few little bubbles that dance across the tip of your tongue, then jump up, to land again at the back of your tongue and slide down your throat.

It is suprisingly more drinkable than was expected, at 15.00%abv. There is almost no heat in this glass, at all. It's a very tasty beer, though.

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Photo of ckeegan04
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Black as night with a very thin brown head. Quickly fades to a think brown ring and leaves almost no lacing behind which isnt the biggemst surprise given the high ABV.

S - Big whiskey punch to the nose. Increcibly boozy aroma. As it warms more oak and hints of vanilla begin to come through. Just a touch of roasted malt tries to fight through but the big alcohol nose is just too much.

T - Light roasted malt quickly overcome by a big whiskey burn. Hints of vanilla and a touch of oak. Very boozy but not overwhelming. One of the most whiskey-centric stouts I have tried in a long time. As the beer warms the booze tends to mellow a touch and more of the malt backing comes through.

M/D - Medium to full bodied, a touch lighter than I would have expected. Still a very full flavored beer and while very much a sipper, certianly very drinkable. Especially given the high alcohol profile.

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Photo of JalfPsu
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured jet black from a 12 ounce bottle. Almost no head whatsoever, just a thin layer of bronze on top of the blackness of the beer. Did I mention this is DARK? It really seemed to suck the light out of the room.

The smell on this one is intense, with notes of apples, cinnamon, and a heavy dose of molasses. The alcohol is definitely present, and can threaten to overwhelm the nose.

The taste is very unusual, but is quite pleasant. There's a heavy dose of malt and molasses up front, with a very prominent sweetness. Fruity notes are definitely present as well, mostly apple, with raisin in the background. There's some spice as well, but it's not overpowering. The alcohol burn is there, but I didn't notice much up front; it was more prominent after the sip, as a warming sensation in the throat, chest, and stomach.

The mouthfeel is definitely rich, but not as heavy as might be expected from a brew this viscous. It does coat the tongue, however, and it will persist long after each sip. This is definitely a beer that will throw off your taste buds for quite a while afterward.

For a 15% beer, with such strong flavor, and heavy sweetness, the drinkability is pretty good, but I (and probably most people) would definitely be done after a single bottle). It'd be a great beer with dessert (or waffles), or as a sipper by the fire on a winter night.

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.28/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle shared by RoyMunson.

Pours black as night with no head at all on the pour. Inky black and devoid of anything.
Wow, what an intense nose on a beer. Don't think I have ever smelled any beer like this. It's hard to even discern what the hell is going on with so much going on.
Taste is bitter chocolate, and a little bit of roast, but there's a ton of alcohol. Due to the high abv the mouthfeel is thin as well.

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Photo of yutyoy
4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served from 12oz bottle into crystal snifter
A- Black as a moonless night with a half finger carmel / brown head.
S- complex. lots of rosted malts, currants, oak, bourbon, some coffee notes as well. very nice nose on this one. so much going on.
T- like the nose, there is a ton of complexity. starts out with the roasted malts, then onto the oak. with a bourbon finish. its a sipper, but i cant wait for the next sip.
M- not what i expected at all. i was anticipating a thick one here. much lighter in the mouth than i was expecting.
D- this is one to sip on for sure.

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Photo of JRed
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with cinnamon head. Awesome scent of apple skins, cinnamon, banana tempura. Tastes of apple skins, alcoholic burn, bourbon style with a slight dessert feel. LIght-medium body with light carbonation and a zesty sting. A wonderfully different brew with extreme flavors and great characteristics.

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Photo of msubulldog25
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Back in January, a stout tasting was held at our house; two 12 oz. bottles of Black Majick arrived courtesy (as I recall) of BA beeraroundtown. One was consumed early in the evening, the other was a leave-behind which has remained nestled in the back corner of the fridge for almost 7 months. Tonight, being our last before a predicted warm spell, seemed as good a night as any to finally break it open. The first bottle was labeled just like the photo; this one is unlabeled - a small hand-written paper dogtag is taped to the neck reading: "Voodoo Black Majick 9/08". Poured to a small snifter.

A: Pours very thick, an impossibly black void. Not a glimmer of light whatsoever. A 1/4" swirl of rusty tan, briefly tinged with a purplish-crimson before fizzling away almost entirely. A slender ring is left circling the glass; a few freckles of film are like faint stars in a moonless sky. Miniscule bubbles hold as if a tiny belt of lace.

S: Replete with bourbon aroma (aged in Elijah Craig casks), a woody oak that imparts a strong 'berry' fruitiness. Big chocolate as well; a liqueur-laced fudge. A bit over the top on the alcohol, fusel fumes get my nose twitching and cause me to score this a bit lower despite how good this smells otherwise.

T: Almost transcends beer, an alcohol-centric chocolate and coffee filled warmer. Like the aroma, this is full of fruit - earthy and lightly tart blackberries, cherries - and a intense fudge-like chocolate roasts. Reminds me of a robust, very tannic Italian red wine - a Barolo or Barbera are the best I can com up with. Barrels impart an aged woody flavor, a touch of vanilla in the finish, slight charred peat also.

M: Despite a less-than-subtle acidity, feel is incredibly smooth; carbonation completely subdued. It's by no means 'flat'; the feel is silky, velvety. A coating drape of bittersweet cocoa engulfs the mouth. Beyond the mouth, there's a notable chest-filling warmth.

D: Whew! A damn fine brew: huge and flavorful, a wallop of alcohol. Highly enjoyable, but tough to finish by myself. Sipping 12 oz. took well over an hour, partial due to its heft, but also because the richness of flavors began to get tiresome. Would never refuse another, but would warn others to proceed with caution. Would love to have this again with a couple more years of mellowing age.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very quick fading head barely reaches one finger before it fades leaving no trace. The color of the head is a black and brown salt and pepper like mixture. Nose is very port like with notes of over ripe dark fruit and soft creamy chocolate, very appetizing. Taste really jumps away from the nose as you take first sip. Flavors are more along the lines of tobacco leaves, dark fruit which is slightly soured on the back side and smokey peat based bourbon notes. If I didn't know better I would have said this was aged in scotch barrels. Longly bitter and darkly rich on the back of the tongue leading to a thick almost sharp mouthfeel. Drinkability is solid for such a big all night sipper.

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Photo of joepais
4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A huge shout out and thanks to Dim for making this one happen. I pored a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass it produced a finger worth of dark chocolate colored head that dissipated rather quickly leaving a thin lace. The body of the brew was a midnight black in color.

There was a huge bourbon aroma coming from this brew. Basically that was all you could get from the nose other than the typical vanilla and oak. It was a little hot at first but the after taste was really quite enjoyable. That is where you get all the wonderful flavors.
I tasted the flavor of bourbon and roasted malts along with some vanilla. It had a medium feel in my mouth with light carbonation for my tongue.

A very sipable beer if that is a word. I finished the 12 oz and enjoyed every drop. It was defiantly a brew that I would only drink one of in a sitting but would love to have again

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Photo of zminor
3.67/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle acquired in a trade into my Bruery tulip. I heard about this beer after telling someone I had recently fallen in love with KBS - they proclaimed this beer to be far superior. So, needless to say, expectations were high.

Appearance was about as expected - very dark, high viscosity, little to no head (even from an aggressive pour), but some clouds remained for a while.

When I first stuck my nose into the glass, I really thought I'd found KBS' match. Punched in the face with that pleasant mesh of vanilla and bourbon, with some sweet caramel hints. Very pleasant.

I can't remember trying a beer where the taste was so far separate from the smell. Vanilla is almost completely absent, and the bourbon is basically unnoticeable. What we're left with is dark malts, licorice, and molasses. Such a shame.

Mouthfeel isn't anything special, and the body feels much thinner than I'd thought from looking at it. Drinkability is low.

Disappointing, but ah well. They can't all be the best. It's worth a try for a stout lover.

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Photo of OlieIPA
3.82/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black Magick was poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my brandy snifter.

A: One of the thickest looking beers I've ever seen! Thick and viscous, this black brew formed a decent 1-finger head that soon alleviated itself due to the heavy soda-like carbonation exhibited along the sides of the glass.

S: An immediate and robust bourbon aroma with almost undetectable hints of caramel, vanilla, chocolate, and oak all mixed together. Very similar...and I mean "very" similar to the smell given off by Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. It's amazing how much this beer reminds me of it. Excellent!

T: I really expected a really strong sweet note, due to the smell, but I immediately got an almost overwhelming roasted malt character. I sat there, sip after sip, but couldn't pick out anything specific. Perhaps caramel? Really not sure. Good...but I think it's missing that sugary/sweet quality that I think would bring over the top.

M: Even though I could hear the carbonation coming off this brew...it settled nicely on the palate and complemented this viscous liquid quite well.

D: Not quite sure what to say. The alcohol was hidden exceptionally and there were many things I enjoyed about the beer...but, there were some things I believe were missing. I guess the best way to describe Black Magick would be to say if it were on tap somewhere...I would definitely have a glass...but no more than that.

Overall: I would say a hybrid of both the Stone RIS and BCS. A good beer that should be sampled by many. Cheers!

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Photo of xpimptastikx
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to a trade with jwelsh a while back for this bottle. I didn't mean to open this bottle, but I knocked it out of the mini-fridge and the cap started fizzing, so I figured why not?
Served at 50F in a Westy Chalice.

A - One of the thickest beers I've ever seen. Since it had been shaken up a little, a decent 1cm dark chocolate head rises. No lacing yet.

S - Oh man, what a lovely smell. Good strong barrel smell; lots of oak, vanilla, and some sweet butterscotch. A good amount of roasted malts, but still pleasantly sweet. The alcohol hides extremely well behind the barrel.

T - The smell really builds you up, and the taste just isn't quite there. It's still very well balance, but you lose out on a lot of the subtle nuance of the smell. Mainly a chocolate oak, with a good roasted malt backbone.

M/D - A thick oily beer that coats your mouth. It's a definite sipper, but doesn't really lead on to it 15%abv by just barely warming you from the inside out.

I really need to get another bottle of this to lay down for a few years, or just to share with someone!

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Photo of mtnbikerpa
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 ounce bottle purchased a number of months ago. And stored out of light. Mouthfeel and smooth mouthfeel made this a winner. Instead of a heavy feel a light whiskey stout makes for a great taste. Super complex smell. I love this brew. Well worth the money.

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Photo of tedpeer
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to oglmcdgl for this in a trade.

12 ounce poured into a Darkness snifter.

A - Pours black, with a thin mocha head that quickly became a ring aroung. Very slight lacing.

S - Bourbon, followed by roasted malt.

T - Dominated by Bourbon, some chocolate and vanilla before the warm alcohol finish.

M - Moderate carbonation, full body.

D - One and done, but isn't that what this style is about? It's a very well done beer. I think that it would be even better aged to let it mellow just a bit.

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Black Magick from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 316 ratings
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