Black Magick - Laird's Apple Brandy | Voodoo Brewery

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Black Magick - Laird's Apple BrandyBlack Magick - Laird's Apple Brandy
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 stakem on 04-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
116
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
6.65%
 
 
Wants:
213
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Photo of nmann08
4.09/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fux
4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of robgage
4.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of hollywood_15063
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of pisano
4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mportnoy
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JohnParadee
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billab914
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of siege06nd
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IrishColonial
4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of alerxovawo
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kscaldef
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottP
4.99/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of schmidtmattsays
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PHBoiler
4.88/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kbuzz
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jeffo
4.14/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pablo41
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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Photo of WTKeene
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of thereal_adam
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.8/5  rDev +6.4%

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Black Magick - Laird's Apple Brandy from Voodoo Brewery
4.51 out of 5 based on 116 ratings.
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