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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
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This is an Imperial Stout that is of great strength and complexity. We then gently age that beer in Elijah Craig 13 1/2 year old Bourbon Barrels for 6 months to 1 yr. and then primed and bottled to bottle condition for continued aging and cellar life. Black Magick should be able to be aged up to about 5 years, to heighten the complexity and smooth nature of this beer.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAR 24, 2009
12oz bottle from hopdog. Thick black color. Lots of bourbon. Very malty. Nice dryish finish. Lightly sweetish. A little bit of autolysis.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2009
12oz bottle courtesy of vwcraig. The first whiff is actually pretty nice and reminiscent of Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. Booze, chocolate cake, booze, alcohol and booze dominate the flavor and the aroma. The consistency is syrupy at times. This beer has good enough flavor and aroma if you can get past the high ABV which I cannot. I guess I juts donít really see the point of a 15% beer when 10% would work so much better on many levels. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-24-2009 03:32:03

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2009
12 ounce bottle form kramer. Pours dense pitch black with a short lived fudgey dark brown head. The bourbon flavor is very robust and quite nice. Thereís plenty of oaky vanilla for everybody. The stout seems more chocolaty than anything, but this it very much a bourbon delivery device. Big oily palate with a long hot finish. This is a pretty enjoyable beer, but not a world beater.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3327) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Sampled courtesy of Pepsican. This pours a pitch black color with wine legs on the glass in place of lace. The aroma is huge and has plenty of bourbon and a nice ash character. The flavor has good bourbon and balsamic vinegar notes very sweet and roasty. This has a nice silky mouth feel. A very cool beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2009
From the bottle. Black pour with a small brown head. Big booziness to it, way to much excess alcohol. The flavor underneath was delicious, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and a hint of raisin. Body is thick and viscous. The booziness of this really killed it though, hot vodka like burn throughout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FirmButtstone (48) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2009
nice wood and vanilla nose. good bourbon kick with plenty of oak. a bit thin but overall very good. find it if you can.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009

Date: February 06, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Footset Foreplay Friday
Appearance: black, scant head
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, nice roasted, bourbon? sweetness
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, lots of balancing roasted malt, milky sweetness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (5083) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Scored 12 ounces of this via trade. Came in what looked to be a hand bottle with a tiny, plain white label with only the name on it. Pours an oily, thick, viscous opaque black with a thin, slightly creamy brown head. The smell of bourbon whiskey really cracks you over the head the moment the bottle opens. Whoa. The nose is so boozy, with some burnt toast, dark fruit, dark chocolate, etc. Flavor is all alcohol and whiskey, slight sour mash flavor, dark chocolate, dark cherries, thick malts, molasses. Oily, thick and hot on the tongue. May have over done it a touch on the barrel aging. Certainly worth a try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2009
Oily and very dark brown. No head. The aroma is alcohol, burnt plums, prunes. Like a boozy, way oversimplified Expedition. Thick, viscous with a rich marmitey, pruney character. Itís burly and has some unique qualities but overall there isnít that much to recommend.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Bottle shared by Daknole. Viscous black. Nice looking brew that leaves legs. Soy, marmite, aged balsamic smells. Almost like a tame version of S.A. Tripel Bock in the aromas! Strange salty beer.


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