Black Magick - Laird's Apple Brandy
Voodoo Brewery

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From:
Voodoo Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
13.5%
Score:
99
Avg:
4.51 | pDev: 6.43%
Ratings:
120
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 07, 2019
Added:
Apr 16, 2013
Wants:
  204
Gots:
  11
SCORE
99
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4.55 by PSU_Mike from Pennsylvania on Dec 07, 2019
 
4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona on Jun 14, 2019
 
4.44 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on May 10, 2019
 
4.66 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Mar 07, 2019
 
4.09 by nmann08 from Virginia on Jun 26, 2017
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4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Fux from France

Side by side with BT batch 1 and PvW. This one is more boozy than the other two and a little bit less mellow. Cocoa, roasted malts and vanilla dominate.
Overall, it's a very good beer but the barrel fits the beer less than both bourbon barrels.

Jun 15, 2017
 
4.84 by robgage from Pennsylvania on Jul 05, 2016
 
5 by hollywood_15063 from Pennsylvania on Jun 15, 2016
 
4.85 by pisano from Massachusetts on Jun 05, 2016
 
5 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania on Apr 08, 2016
 
4.5 by JMFP from Delaware on Dec 16, 2015
 
4.5 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey on Nov 22, 2015
 
4.4 by billab914 from Virginia on Jul 29, 2015
 
4.49 by siege06nd from Virginia on Jul 27, 2015
 
4.71 by IrishColonial from Texas on Jul 27, 2015
 
5 by alerxovawo from Pennsylvania on Jun 11, 2015
 
4.25 by kscaldef from Oregon on Jun 09, 2015
 
4.99 by ScottP from New Hampshire on May 24, 2015
 
4.49 by schmidtmattsays from Illinois on Apr 14, 2015
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4.88/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by PHBoiler from Illinois

Absolute fudge. Just a phenomenal blend of barrel and stout. The richness from the base beer combined with the fruitiness of the barrel turns out rich dark chocolate fudge. Phenomenal.

Apr 13, 2015
 
4.44 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois on Apr 11, 2015
 
5 by kbuzz from North Carolina on Mar 14, 2015
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4.14/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4
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
# 287
Lime green wax
The Barrel Room Collection

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: Like the others, this one’s got a bold nose with oak, vanilla, coconut, molasses, toffee and pure dark chocolate. Very aromatic and some nice qualities from the apple brandy barrels. Perhaps a touch of roasted grain in there, but the barrel, which is rather decadent in itself, plays the most important role here. This is obviously very much the same as the other two but with apple brandy as opposed to bourbon.

TASTE: Oak and apple brandy up front, with vanilla, coconut some nice butterscotch and some dark chocolate at the swallow. Flavorful finish, with plenty of toffee, butterscotch and coconut, vanilla sweetness, brandy, some roasted grains and nice, pure, bitter dark chocolate as well. Lots of good stuff here and the apple brandy adds a nice butterscotch quality to it all. Very enjoyable and more different than the other two are.

PALATE: Medium-thinner body and slightly higher levels of carbonation. A bit prickly on the palate, goes down slightly harsh and finishes rather sticky on the palate. A bit thinner and pricklier than the other two variants. The lesser of the three here.

OVERALL: Really good, with lots of lovely aromas and flavors and plenty of stuff to contemplate. The apple brandy barrels definitely made this one the more unique of the three, as the added sweetness and butterscotch flavors here were well received. Loved every drop of this stuff. The palate is definitely the lightest and prickliest of the three variants, which unfortunately keeps this one, and perhaps the whole series, from being the absolute whopper it could be, but that really is a minor complaint. In any case, these were all extremely enjoyable and I’d love to see Voodoo do these again. Thanks again claaark13. Awesome stuff.

Mar 05, 2015
 
4.5 by wethorseblanket from California on Feb 19, 2015
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5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Pablo41 from Pennsylvania

Exceptional... Can see why it gets and deserves 98 rating...

Dec 26, 2014
 
4.65 by WTKeene from New Mexico on Oct 30, 2014
 
4.8 by thereal_adam from Texas on Oct 30, 2014
 
4.75 by Abbbp from Texas on Oct 30, 2014
 
4.8 by WVUbrew from North Carolina on Aug 27, 2014
 
4.5 by SHerninko from Pennsylvania on Aug 21, 2014
 
4.75 by bfg75 from Washington on Aug 11, 2014
 
4 by DarthKostrizer from California on Jul 21, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by gueuzedreg from Colorado

*great use of Lairds Apple Brandy barrel, unlike AB Mexican Cake where it leaves nothing for the base stout. Great balance

A- Pitch black with medium dark coffee lacing that has very fast legs. Slight gumming of the glass when swirled around.

S- Perfect balance of Lairds AB with the base chocolate>toffee>fudge stout base. The apple brandy is definitely there, but 50/50 on harmony with the base beer. Very well done

T- Same as the nose, the apple brandy is perfectly barrel aged for the base stout. Base stout chocolate>tobacoo>fudge. Bananas, this is equally as pleasant to drink as PvW, but PvW is crafted better just a bit.

O- This fck beer is nuts. The perfect AB barrel aging for an amazing base stout. I need moar

Jul 18, 2014
 
4.25 by Cynic-ale from Texas on Jul 04, 2014
 
4.25 by sandlansd from Pennsylvania on Jun 22, 2014
 
4 by bleedsblu from Pennsylvania on Jun 21, 2014
 
4.75 by yummybeer from Pennsylvania on May 17, 2014
 
4.75 by Artmcd88 from Pennsylvania on May 02, 2014
 
4.75 by trapper2408 from Pennsylvania on May 01, 2014
 
4.5 by Gonzoillini from Illinois on Apr 26, 2014
Black Magick - Laird's Apple Brandy from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 120 ratings