RateBeer
overall
97
70
style
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2009
12 oz. bottle from the brewery with a taped-on paper label, 2008 vintage. Pours dense and black as night, with a small, foamy, light brown head. The foam settles quickly to a puffy rim. Dense, leggy sheeting slowly drips down the glass, leaving virtually no lacing behind. The nose is big and bold, prominent sour mash bourbon and vanilla showing atop a dark chocolate and molasses malt base. Caramel, marshmallow, and hints of toasted coconut and rum finish off the powerful nose. Flavors show more of the serious bourbon and oak influence, perhaps more than in any other bourbon aged beer in my recent memory. Raw cacao lends bittersweet earthiness, with more burnt marshmallow, caramel, and vanilla. Some indiscernible, stewed dark fruits show in the background. The body is big, syrupy, and well carbonated, yet aggressively hot. There are some really nice elements going on here, but Im afraid they got a bit carried away with the heft of this brew and the intense barrel aging. Back things down a bit here and theyd have a real winner.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Pours a really dark black as hell body and a thin head. Aroma is at first an alcohol burn upfrotn in the nose with a acetaldehyde green apple with chocoalte matlts, fusels, adn nail poilish remover. Flavor has more of the bourbon, oak and vanilla, with some more chocoalte matls, lgiht raost, bourbon gets more intense as it warms and I get some licorice and a wierd coconut vanilla note - tobacco and chocoalte in the end with more earht and coconut- somewhat smooth for this strength.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2009
12oz handbottle via seaoflament at the red poppy release. Poured like liquid motor oil, it was sweet and nice, but overall quite good and light on the heat.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Two different bottles, one with the paper label one without. Both brought to the Stouts tasting. Im really glad we all shared these two bottles. Wow what an awesome beer. Definitely a sipper and defiantly something to share (both the enjoyment of and the ABV of with friends.) The beer is quite hot, but manageable. Would do well with some years on it. Thick and oily and really really enjoyable. Thanks to DA (and other) for bringing this treat.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LinusStick (3014) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Wow this is big beer but also one of those beers that you drink and think "this is too big and too over the top to enjoy". Maybe some dont have that point but for me this is it. Aroma was great. Smelled like bourbon with just a hint of chocolate. Pour was a flat thick deep black with no bubbles or head. Taste was very strong and bourbon-y which is a minus for me. This is like drinking a flat mix of bourbon and coffee with a bit of chocolate in between. The bourbon is overpowering and the lack of strong carbonation make this beer one to sip and look out the window. I would love to age this and try again.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle in trade from JB185, I believe. Thanks! Pours dark, oily black with a medium lived tan head. Smell is rich chocolate and bourbon. Smooth and rich smell. Taste is mild roastiness, a touch bitter and tartness with a moderate amount of bourbon flavor and a nice little warming sensation and some oakiness to it. Overall it is a bit mild flavored, yet it hides most of the 15% pretty well in the actual flavor. Slightly thick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Pretty good beer and a great one for a cold night.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black body with a tan head. Aroma is oak, bourbon, vinous, alcohol, maple and vanilla. The flavor is much more refined than the nose, a viscous chocolate mineral maple blend. Bourbon and light dark fruity esters, finishes with a moderate warming. Dam good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2008
12 oz. hand-bottle - thanks riverside; dark black with no head; aromas are on the harsh side and very bitter - bourbon, alcohol, prunes, coffee; drinks hot and very bitter again; a little too much for me

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours pitch black, with a few wisps of brown bubbles. Aroma of port, prune, raisin, oak and chocolate. Hefty dark fruit flavor; lots of prune, molasses, wood, bourbon, charcoal and chocolate round out the palate. Chocolate and alcohol remain on the palate for a while. This is a bit too hot for me; maybe a few years in the cellar will temper this one a bit.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
after4ever (6731) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2008
12-oz., hand bottled. Thanks, Riverside! Jet black. Headless, laceless. Boubon, vodka, and prunes on the nose. Leaves your nostrils tingling with the alcohol heat. Creamy, slightly sticky mid-palate. Pruney vodka and bourbon mid-palate. Long, hot, twangy finish.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  12  13 14


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50