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:
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3.5/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle # 13.

Appearance - Thick viscous and inky black body. A few bubbles. Thin khaki collar.

Smell - Oaky barrel character. Rich vanilla and chocolate. Fudge. Bourbon is nice.

Taste - Sharp bourbon. Chocolate. Oak. Not as pleasant as the aroma. Sharp and boozy.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Very boozy.

Overall - Not as good as the apple brandy barrel. Still excellent.

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Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of cpetrone84
4.1/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pour is opaque jet black with a dark mahogany head. Nose is huge and rich. Very bourbon county rare esq. nose has more wood and is slightly nutty. Rich chocolate batter and sweet whiskey. Flavor is also huge, not sugary, subtle wood and whiskey notes up front. Chocolate cake batter, semi sweet dark chocolate, faint nuttiness mid palate, fairly sweet malt backbone. Very full body but not syrupy, gentle carbonation and slightly dry finish with a bit of heat and another punch of barrel and whiskey. This stuff is good!

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.11/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Did the full side-by-side-by-side with the Apple Brandy and Pappy versions. Bottle #661 into a Cigar City snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Same as the other versions. Pours a .25 finger dark mocha colored head with poor retention. Beer is pitch black. Lacing is minimal. Stringy and spotty with decent cling. Thick, oily, monstrous legs. Solid.

Nose is chocolate, booze, leather, and a touch of lactose creaminess. Aromatic. Decent.

Opens chocolate, molasses, leather, and some woodiness. Sweet dark fruit in the middle mixed with an ample dose of booziness. Fudge and brownie sweetness too. Ends hot booze and fig. Aftertaste of molasses, booze and chocolate. Very good. But the alcohol covers the complexity a bit here.

Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Smooth, slick, and oily in the mouth and goes down warm, viscous, and caressing. Messy finish with a strong, sweet, lingering aftertaste. A touch harsher going down than the Pappy though.

A very good beer but nowhere near the magnificence of the Pappy version. Compared to that, this is a bit harsher and the booze overtakes some of the more nuanced flavors that are present. Still well worth a try though.

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4.14/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a matching Barrel room collection snifter. The brew appears black in color with a thin line of dark tan head across the top. Some spotty lace sticks to the glass and a swirl revives less than a finger that is quick to dissolve.

The aroma is quite boozy with notes of chocolate grain and a mild tangy alcohol character that stings the nose a bit. Some raw oak aspect is present with a tinge of bourbon that comes forward more as the brew warms up. Some chocolate to almost brownie batter or fudge aspect comes out once the brew is beyond ideal temperature.

The flavor is quite raw and earthy in the sense that the barrel aging has impart some of the harsher aspects that are aggressive and less blended into the base beer. A tangy bourbon flavor is evident with every sip coupled with mild cocoa and bitter coffee. The aftertaste is somewhat solvent.

This is a full bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. Quite boozy and solvent with the bourbon dominating most of the nuances of barrel aging. This is a fantastic example of a barrel aged beer but when compared to the other black magick treatments, this one is a bit harsh. Each barrel aged version of black magick is awesome in it's own right. People who like aggressive bourbon heat and flavors will be drawn to this. The brandy version is very smooth and dangerously drinkable. The PVW is the most complex. Pick your poison, you cant go wrong with any of these.

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of siege06nd
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of inlimbo77
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz, Bottle #835, Bottle date 1/18/13
Mini snifter

A: Pours dark black in color. Dark tan head about a half finger. No lacing. Alcohol feet.

S: Dark fruits. Soy sauce. Roast. Char. Dark chocolate. Vanilla.

T: Getting that dark fruit, raisin and plum. Then the roasted malts. Dark chocolate. Vanilla. Caramel. Burnt sugar. Finish is lingering and long in flavor.

M: Full bodied and chewy.

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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