Black Magick - Pappy Van Winkle | Voodoo Brewery

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Black Magick - Pappy Van WinkleBlack Magick - Pappy Van Winkle
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MarkIntihar on 03-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
265
pDev:
7.17%
 
 
Wants:
771
Gots:
25
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 265 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of MDDMD
4.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

While I still have lots of check ins to make and "tick" I figured I'd save one of the best for my 10,000 check in. This one can be no better for what it is. Deep black; dark brown thick head; wonderful chocolate, roasted grain rich nose; flavors that go on forever and a great finish. A worthy check in I figured for #10,000

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Photo of jbaker67
4.91/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Fux
4.81/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Side by side with Buffalo Trace batch 1 and Apple Brandy.
My favorite variant of the set. Elegant bourbon flavors dominate, wood, vanilla, cocoa. Very complex with the pappy barrel shining.
Full bodied, smooth, not overwhelmingly sticky.
Alcohol is more present than in the BT variant but on a reasonable level.
Awesome beer.
Thanks to Anton and Michaelis for sharing.

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Photo of Brian29
4.92/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Black, low carbonation, whispy mocha swirl that dissapates in seconds. The nose hits as the wax is broken and the cap is pryed. Chocolate, raisin, marshmallow, wood, its quite magnificent. I should be in a robe in a leather chair drinking this from a pipe.

There is no gimmick with this beer, no trendy flavors. Its a barrel aged stout to perfection. Smooth, creamy, sticky, boozy nearly 4 years later but rounded and soft. The beer bursts with flavor, fudge is the most predominant. A beautiful beer.

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Photo of KevBot89
4.96/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is amazing! Its jam-packed with flavors of liquid fudge batter, fresh brownies, cocoa butter, some vanilla, wood, a touch of some non-descript spiciness, chocolate covered caramel candies, . Still some moderate heat after all this time. Mouthfeel is nice. One of the best noses ever on a beer. This is seriously amazing.

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4.71/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yoitsarch
4.95/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lamb0176
4.96/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This was one of the best beers I've ever had. #132 from 1-18-13, smell was amazing as soon as the cap was opened. Even as a 3oz pour this was phenomenal down to the last drop. The taste was beautiful liquid fudge. The nose remained intense in the glass even with just the residual coating. I'm excited to find more and try the other barrel aged variants.

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Photo of mojiboo02
4.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have drank three different bottles over the years and all have been fantastic. Probably my favorite BA Beer out there. The pappy barrel comes through with fantastic taste and the beer is up there with Pappy Sexual Chocolate.

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Photo of troybeeramalau
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JMFP
4.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this side-by-side with the Apple Brandy and Buffalo Trace variants. All were good, but this was the clear winner. Such a smooth flavor, with just the right amount of barrel. Incredible.

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Photo of Jlang2012
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of t2grogan
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Sosopogi
4.92/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kscaldef
4.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chibeerguy1
4.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle poured at just below cellar temp in a Bourbon County snifter
Bottled 1-18-13
Bottle # 406

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4.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brewski
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

People tell me this is a shadow of what it once was. To those people I say "I hate you" because this was incredible.

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Photo of markgugs
4.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Black Magick - Pappy Van Winkle from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 4.74 out of 5 with 265 ratings