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Siberian Black Magic Panther - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is as hairy as a Siberian.. or as a panther. And you better believe it because it gets the black magic from sitting for two years in bourbon barrels. During those years it gathered its rage.. a rage this mythical beast of an imperial stout wants to unleash on your taste buds.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
18
Ratings:
168
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
146
Gots:
21
Trade:
5
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Photo of billab914
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zac16125
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Westbrook Bourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Black Magic Panther
8oz pour on tap at the brewery
2014 Vintage

Pours is a jet black, nice dark mocha colored head with good retention and decent lacing. Aroma is fantastic. Very roasty and quite sweet. Chocolate, toasted coconut cinnamon. Charred oak and Bourbon vanilla from the barrel. Taste is even better than the aroma, super rich and luscious. Tons of chocolate, dark fruit sweetness, sweet broubon notes, oak, slightly herbaceous. Silky smooth, low but appropriate carbonation, ABV very well masked and drinkability is very good. Overall an absolutely killer beer.



4.75/4.5/4.75/4.5/4.75

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Photo of mothman
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 bottle.

Tan head. Black color.

This is amazing ris all the way. Rich and velvety. Lots of chocolate. Some sweetness. Nice bourbon and oak. Molasses and some fried dark fruits. Maybe some licorice.

Full bodied. Ends with a little roast.

A very fine BA imperial stout. Impressed.

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Photo of quang_dam
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Deltoro
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dizzydsmith
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dicers
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kiki3drt292
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jordanimal
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MIbeerGeek84
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz poured into snifter.

Look: Pitch black with small head. Little carbonation visible.

Smell: Smells of vanilla, oak, figs, brown sugar, caramel, tobacco, and very little alcohol.

Taste: The taste on this is simply put as wow. IMO competes some bigger BB stouts. Right off the bat its tobacco, vanilla, fig, Brown sugar, little oakness, Dark chocolate. No flavor is really over powering. The taste stays on the palate for quite some time.

Feel: Thick, low carbonation, kinda slick, again taste stays for awhile.

Overall: a great one again by Westbrook. If you love the sweeter stouts then this is competeing with all of them

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Photo of chinchill
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle received in trade from Kale. Allowed to warm to an initial temperature of about 50, then served in a Belgian snifter.

The opaque black liquid looks rich and thick, which is not misleading. The aroma is complex and seemingly variable. It carries notes of well baked cookies, coffee, bourbon, faint wood, dark bread, and dark fruits. These all reappear in the flavor which, while excellent, is not quite as appealing as the aroma.

Very full bodied and smooth, with light carbonation and well hidden alcohol.

O: Exceptional.

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Photo of Will_Edgar
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djrn2
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBeak81
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EB1
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of italianstallion
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lunarbrew
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RobinLee
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rborre321
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared at the Malt House while waiting for Great Taste tickets. Served alongside the Apple Brandy edition.

Appears dark black body, minimal brown hue, half finger brown head with no retention time, no lacing to be found. Smells of whiskey, oak, dark chocolate, espresso. Not much in way of sweetness. Flavour is bourbon forward, chocolate brownies, oak, cocoa. Straightforward beer. Mild oxidation. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, on the lower end of the carbonation spectrum but certainly still acceptable, slick and mildly sticky. Slight heat remains. Overall, an interesting BA imperial stout that is good, but definitely overshadowed by its Apple Brandy cousin.

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Siberian Black Magic Panther - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 168 ratings