Black Magick - Buffalo Trace | Voodoo Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by HoppyKilaMonster on 03-24-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
158
Reviews:
26
Avg:
4.54
pDev:
6.61%
 
 
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269
Gots:
18
For Trade:
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Ratings: 158 |  Reviews: 26
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Photo of Pablo41
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Exceptional and highly sought after. Still have 1 more aging. Yes sir...

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5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

Opened this the night before my Birthday. Got to celebrate early right? Poured into a Firestone Walker Teku. Thank you TommyGuz!

Appearance: Beautiful, deep brown/black like 80% dark chocolate. Virtually no head with a tiny amount of carbonation coming up to the surface of the bottle. The rim is a very narrow brown with tight bubbles all around.

Nose: The nose is of rich fudge with a hint of bourbon. It smells less like a beer than almost anything I have ever had the pleasure to inhale. Smells like it will truly meet it's world class reputation.

Taste: This has a very strong bourbon barrel character. Whereas the flavor profile of the firestone walker barrel beers remind me of a flagship red blend, very complex and balanced, this beer on the other hand reminds me of a single malt scotch; pure, raw power. 20 seconds after the initial hit of very strong whisky and chocolate there is a strong rush of malty character in the best of ways. This beer is saying that it is pure imperial stout.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel on this is so thick it is chewy. The carbonation is just spectacular and coats the mouth in a very soft blanket of creamy bourbony heaven with a nice hot kick. It is a true delight to drink and I am sorry that not everyone gets the privledge to have this one.

Overall: WORLD CLASS BARREL AGED IMPERIAL STOUT. I thought that I was over this style, but this beer proves that when done right it can be a pleasure to drink. There are so many barrel aged beers that I feel a 4 oz pour is to much. This is a beer where 12 oz is not nearly enough.

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.92/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I had this beer from a snifter, less then 12 hours after it was released from the brewery.

Appearance
Looks dark, almost no light passes through it
Smell
Strong bourbon notes, almost overpowers allother characteristics. Hints of vanilla come through as well.
Taste
For how bourbon forward the nose is, it does not overpower the taste of the beer. Wonderfully mellow and deep bourbon flavors, vanilla, and a hint of coffee. I can only imagine this improving with age.
Mouthfeel
Nice ammount of carbonation, not too much or too little. All the flavors come through the way they should.
Overall
Great beer, good job Voodoo. I and looking forward to drinking the rest of my allotment.

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4.89/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.87/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks again doesn't quite cut it for the generosity of fiver29 in slinging these bottles my way, but it's all I have. 12 oz. bottle with blue wax, bottle #478 dated 1/18/13.

I'm getting all tingly just working the wax off. Pour is pitch black with a ring of bubbles that is oddly persistent as I allow it to warm. Smells almost identical to the Laird's Apple version, which seems odd - lightless malts, warm chocolate, brown sugar, vanilla. If every beer smelled like this, I'd never, ever be sober again.

Black Magick - Buffalo Trace is liquid tar incarnate: oozing, crack-filling, cold, slow-flowing tar. Every square millimeter of my mouth is coated after two sips. In contrast with the Laird's, this version is less smooth & more rip-roaring hard, the bourbon disrupting the smoothness of the underlying beer to rap its knuckles against the back of my throat. Big alcohol heat & a cold plank of underlying wood that dries out the mouth like a black desert. Mid-section showcases loads of chocolate, vanilla, more hothotalcoholheat. Sweet, almost sugary malts smooth out the back-end a little, but that dragon-fire is warming the cockles of my stomach lining. Mouthfeel: borderline perfect.

Brewers, pay attention. This is what a big, brutal, searing barrel-aged stout should smell, feel, & taste like. Honestly, I'm having trouble finding even the slightest fault with this beer, because it's a hang-nail away from being perfect. Wow. I'm going to go enjoy the rest of this now, if you don't mind. Slowly. Thanks again, John.

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4.85/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Black Magick - Buffalo Trace from Voodoo Brewery
4.54 out of 5 based on 158 ratings.
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