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Siberian Black Magic Panther (Apple Brandy) | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Siberian Black Magic Panther (Apple Brandy)Siberian Black Magic Panther (Apple Brandy)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
westbrookbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This mythical beast of an imperial stout has been locked up for two years in apple brandy barrels and is ready to mate with your taste buds. Get ready because the Siberian Black Magic Panther is about to get up in you and unleash its notes of apple brandy flavor on your taste buds unconsensually! Are you ready to have a stalker of the night in your mouth?

Added by ThatsThatDude on 03-13-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
240
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
10.23%
 
 
Wants:
256
Gots:
38
For Trade:
6
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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 240
Reviews by WTKeene:
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4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle shared with my best beer buddy Abbbp into a snifter.

Appearance: Jet black motor oil with a small coffee milk head. Leaves just the thinnest of crowns after it dissipates, but does leave considerable lacing.

Smell: Lots of dark fruits and molasses, it smells thick, and almost like a barleywine. Alcohol is evident too.

Taste: The brandy is strong in this one. Sweet, dark chocolate, with the brandy coming through heavily on the tail end. Molasses, lots of dark fruits. Vanilla too. I can definitely taste the calvados too, it’s sweet and vaguely fruity in a way distinct from the dark fruit malts. The calvados gets stronger as it warms up. This is fantastic.

Mouthfeel: This may be the thickest beer I’ve ever drank. It’s as close to motor oil as I could imagine. Low carb, very very sticky. Long linger.

Overall: My first apple brandy aged beer and I’m loving it. A truly delicious stout base just made that much better by the fantastic barrel characteristics. Westbrook knows what they’re doing.

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Photo of GrapesofWrath
4.71/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Was lucky enough to be in Charleston for this. Sampled 3/13 into a tulip.

Pours a deep burnt black with brown highlights. Medium tan head that recedes to nice ring. Medium lacing.

The smell is very reminiscent of Apple Brandy Mexican Cake with huge sticky cider notes intermingled with roast and cocoa.

Taste follows the smell with big malt, roast, toffee, chocolate, coffee, and a huge apple brandy finish.

Mouthfeel is viscous and thick, medium carbonation.

Excellent beer and did not disappoint.

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Photo of stakem
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%

Review from notes taken 3+ months ago. Bomber into a matching westbrook snifter. The brew appears black in color with a rich brown head. Some spotty lace sticks to the glass.

The smell is tangy with booze. Some oak, chocolate and raison character. The taste has more of raw oak feel mixed with chocolate/raison. A brandy tang is there reminescent of the barrel aging and oxidation is quite prevalent.

This is a medium bodied brew with a slick and creamy rich feel contrasted by a moderate level of carbonation. The oxidation and barrel "tang" hindered this offering a little. I think 2 years barrel aging was too much to the point where the beer suffered. A fine brew but not a good as it could have been if they pulled it from the barrels sooner. A fine example of longer resting time in a barrel does not equal better.

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Photo of WorldWideStout
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown, viscous, with a very small head and decent lacing.

S: Honeyed apple, butterscotch (not butter diacetyl goddamnit), vanilla, chocolate,

T: Starts off with some fruit, maybe Granny Smith apples and raspberries, lending sweet and tart notes. Milk chocolate and vanilla take center stage in the middle, with the fruit and coconut in the background. The fruit and coconut increase towards the end, with a little heat from the booze.

M: Slightly less heavy than I expected, which is probably a good thing. Subtle carbonation at the start, and then a creamy but not too weighty feel.

O: Definitely rich, sweet, and delicious. Reminds me of Bramble Rye. Thanks to Kyle for hooking me up!

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Photo of DanGeo
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -26.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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3.99/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Inky black. Medium mocha head. Thin collar.

Smell - Apple brandy. Dark chocolate. Chalky oak. Sweet caramel.

Taste - Sweet apple brandy. Very oak. Chalky bitter woodiness. Dark chocolate. Pretty sweet and a little fudgy.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and sweet. Intense oak. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - As always, apple brandy fails to truly impress. It is a well made stout, though.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.74/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Siberian Black Magic Panther (Apple Brandy) from Westbrook Brewing Co.
4.4 out of 5 based on 240 ratings.
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