Siberian Black Magic Panther (Bourbon) | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States | website

Style: American Double / 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.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 03-13-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
166
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9%
 
 
Wants:
157
Gots:
24
For Trade:
7
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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 166
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cocoa, vanilla, oak, milk chocolate and an umami savory quality. Decently thick. Some sweetness, not too dry and a long finish.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of chinchill
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.82/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.65/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

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

Smell - Not a ton of bourbon, but it's got a bright whiskey aroma. Vanilla. Sharp whiskey. Dark chocolate.

Taste - Dark chocolate and fudge. Sweet. Caramel. Sharp whiskey. Astringent oak. Nutty odd oaky finish.

Mouthfeel - Heavy. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - I expected to like this better, but it's not any better than the Apple Brandy. I don't love the barrel again, but it's a good base stout.

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4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.8/5  rDev +13.7%

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4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Siberian Black Magic Panther (Bourbon) from Westbrook Brewing Co.
4.22 out of 5 based on 166 ratings.
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