SudsMcDuff (5646) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
56ish.. . Pours a deep black. Foam is decent. .. good dose of barrel, deep tar, burnt whiskey, and cooking chocolate .. . full mouth, oily with a long to medium finish .. . solid tasty beer
.. . . i’m sorry i spilled the transmission fluid, mommy. please don’t weld me to the wall!
DrSilverworm (4758) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from a 12oz bottle. #198, bottled 1-18-13. Dark brown, but clear color around the edge. Minimal off-white head. Big vanilla, lightly spicy, brownie-like nose. Some marshmallow. Warmth in the taste. Some very light burn, but not too bad at all. Bigger body, but dry in the finish. Light bite, for the suggested alcohol. Tasty stuff. A little hot, but it’s an enjoyable, high quality hotness
FROTHINGSLOSH (4472) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and oily with a small foamy brown head that left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet toasted caramel, chocolate and bread dough. The flavor was sweet and malty chocolate syrup, strong coconut, faint vanilla and anise. Very long sweet chocolate syrup and coconut finish. Full bodied. Fantastic.
Beerman6686 (3781) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First rating! This one poured an inky black color into a voodoo snifter with avery small dark tan head. Aroma was lots of booze, bourbon, light oak, roasted malt, and dark chocolate, light dark fruit notes too. Flavro was very nice, much like bourbon soaked dark chocolate, mixed with some figs and cherries. Only downfall on the taste is this one is still pretty hot, but pretty much expected for an over 15% BA beer.
PhillyCraft (2771) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared by Mike with Jason, Hayden, and Bill. Thanks for holding this for me brah. Pours deep black, so rich with barrel, pappy, toffee, fig, and so many layers of chocolate, vanilla, rich booze. Light to medium body. Never got hot, awesome b.a. Stout.
JulienHuxley (2428) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Oily black pour with almost no head. Intense bourbon aroma, a little reminiscent of rare, lots of chocolate, sweet vanilla bean/bourbon notes. Taste is sweet, very rich, chocolatey and vanilla flavors. Palate is a little slick, very low carb, somewhat oily. Good, but far from great.
vtafro (2331) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Vanilla, chocolate, an array of barrel tones, sweet and smooth. Very nice, best of the three.
tom10101 (2101) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12 oz). Shared by Pier-Luc & Julien, thanks guys! Black with a small dark brown head and little to no lacing. Aroma is of Whiskey, chocolate, boozy notes, vanilla, caramel and roasted malt. Taste is heavily sweet with whiskey, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, oak, alcohol, roasted malt and light fruity notes. Alcohol warming. Full bodied. Low to moderate carbonation. Thick and sirupy mouthfeel. This is a very complex RIS, but a bit hot and too sweet. Not in the same league as BCS Rare (for a PVW aged beer) in terms of complexity and balance.
callmemickey (2090) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The winner both of the Black Magick variants, but also better than the BBVD PVW. Dark black body, thin dark brown head, minimal lacing. Pappy barrels make themselves known with vanilla, oak, booze, dark chocolate, fudge, brownie, caramel, light roast, brown sugar, and ganache. Full bodied, smooth, but thick on the palate. Gentle carbonation, great lingering finish that allows one to savor the flavors. A little sweet, but manageable, a little hot, but certainly expected and not distracting. Very nice.
50belair (1825) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle # 847. Dark brown pour with fleeting light brown head. Fantastic chocolate nose. Delicious with loads of chocolate, carmel, bourbon, and oak notes. Sweet, but not overly so. Outstanding mouthfeel with a good body. Would never know this is 15%. Bravo…..