Black Magick - Buffalo Trace
Voodoo Brewery

Black Magick - Buffalo TraceBlack Magick - Buffalo Trace
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
From:
Voodoo Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
13.5%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.58 | pDev: 6.33%
Ratings:
167
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 19, 2021
Added:
Mar 24, 2013
Wants:
  264
Gots:
  17
SCORE
100
World-Class
Black Magick - Buffalo TraceBlack Magick - Buffalo Trace
Notes: None
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
 
4.75 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
 
4.51 by PSU_Mike from Pennsylvania on Dec 07, 2019
 
4.75 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania on Jul 11, 2018
 
4.39 by That_Bearded_Guy from California on May 13, 2018
 
4.26 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan on May 06, 2018
 
4.6 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania on Jan 06, 2018
 
4.71 by jbaker67 from Pennsylvania on Nov 05, 2017
 
4.25 by OUJayhawk1799 from Oklahoma on Oct 27, 2017
 
4 by 22Blue from Kansas on Sep 27, 2017
 
5 by brians52 from Virginia on Jul 03, 2017
Photo of Fux
4.69/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Fux from France

Side by side with PvW and AB variants.
Very bourbonny from the smell but with also distinctive earthy notes. Taste is roasted malt, cocoa and bourbon. Pleasant dry, earthy finish.
Full bodied, sticky but not too sweet, the less alcoholic variant.
I did prefer this a lot compared to the newest BT variant I had some weeks before, it is far more refined and less boozy. Top notch BA stout.

Jun 15, 2017
 
4.75 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania on May 23, 2017
Photo of Knapp85
4.59/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Another example of the great barrel aging that Voodoo can do. The beer poured out as a rich deep black color with a very thin brown head on top. The smell of the beer is loaded with bourbon notes along with some chocolate also. The taste is very nice, lots of bourbon, dark chocolate, some subtle spiciness in there too. Overall this beer is excellent, well worth checking out if given the chance.

Apr 29, 2017
 
4.81 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Apr 29, 2017
 
4.25 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Apr 01, 2017
 
4.56 by YvesB from Belgium on Nov 25, 2016
 
4.46 by whitenads from Michigan on Aug 28, 2016
 
4.85 by robgage from Pennsylvania on Jul 05, 2016
Photo of dddddddd
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by dddddddd from Washington

Barrel was muted, probably due to the age of the beer. Even still, the flavor was a great blend of bourbon, oak, char/roast, chocolate, and vanilla. A very savory beer. Mouthfeel was impeccable; substantial but not too much so that it detracted from everything else.

Jun 20, 2016
 
4.99 by hollywood_15063 from Pennsylvania on Jun 15, 2016
 
4.25 by drewone from California on Apr 01, 2016
 
4.75 by GRG1313 from California on Feb 19, 2016
 
4.68 by JMFP from Delaware on Dec 16, 2015
 
4.5 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey on Nov 22, 2015
 
4.75 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania on Aug 25, 2015
 
4.46 by billab914 from Virginia on Jul 29, 2015
 
4.25 by siege06nd from Virginia on Jul 27, 2015
 
4.61 by IrishColonial from Texas on Jul 27, 2015
 
4.93 by LehighAce06 from Pennsylvania on Jul 20, 2015
 
4.44 by Sosopogi from Florida on Jul 16, 2015
 
4.89 by Houser from Pennsylvania on Jun 15, 2015
 
4.31 by djrn2 from New Jersey on Jun 13, 2015
 
4 by kscaldef from Oregon on Jun 09, 2015
 
4.75 by ScottP from New Hampshire on May 24, 2015
 
4.3 by schmidtmattsays from Illinois on Apr 14, 2015
Photo of PHBoiler
4.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by PHBoiler from Illinois

This is close to as good of a bourbon stout that I've had. You get the complexity of the buffalo trace as well as chocolate fudge richness. Almost a slight spice from the barrel. Fantastic stout.

Apr 13, 2015
 
4.29 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois on Apr 11, 2015
 
4.65 by kwgduke from Pennsylvania on Apr 02, 2015
 
4.5 by Axnjxn from North Carolina on Mar 17, 2015
Photo of Jeffo
4.34/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
by Jeffo from Netherlands

Got this one from claaark13 a while back. Big fan of the regular version so I was stoked to see these. Thanks a lot man! Appreciated.

From a 12oz bottle into a snifter
Bottled 18 January 2013
#534
Blue wax
The Barrel Room Collection
Drank this one first, then the PvW and the Apple Brandy

APPEARANCE: These all look the same basically. Thick black pour yields a 1+ finger, slightly looser, crackly, foamy dark tan head with decent retention. Inky black body with no real carbonation evident. Head crackles down to a decent foamy cap and then to a foamy ring only. Ring and a few wispy dots remain but no lacing down the sides. Black and nasty, but a decent-at-best head.

SMELL: Big nose on this one with plenty of bourbon, oak, vanilla, coconut, molasses, toffee and pure dark chocolate. Very aromatic and quite full of barrel aromas. Perhaps a touch of roasted grain in there, but the barrel, which is rather decadent in itself, plays the most important role here.

TASTE: Oak and bourbon up front, with vanilla, coconut and some dark chocolate at the swallow. Flavorful finish, with plenty of toffee and coconut, vanilla sweetness, bourbon, some roasted grains and nice, pure, bitter dark chocolate as well. Aftertaste is sweet, malty, with plenty of barrel character and lingers nicely on the palate. This is really good.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. A touch light perhaps, but creamy enough on the palate, goes down fine with no real bite, perhaps a light scratch at this point, and finishes sticky on the palate. Some decent heat lingers as well. Good stuff, but with all barrel aged beers, they often lack that heavyweight feel I so love in the style. Otherwise, top notch.

OVERALL: This is lovely. Way, way more impressive and enjoyable that the Big Black Voodoo Daddy barrel treatments that came out around the same time as these ones. This has all the character of the barrel that we love and a hefty stout underneath it. The feel is fine for the style but if they could find a way to add some weight here, it would turn this into heaven in a glass. As it is now, it’s pretty close. Love it. Cheers again claaark. You da man.

Mar 05, 2015
Black Magick - Buffalo Trace from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 167 ratings