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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
waolsen (1358) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2008
bottle. thanks mike. big musky oak aroma with vanilla. smooth. dark malty chocolate with vanilla and musky oak throughout. light bourbon. body seems cut significantly with the barrel aging. very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2008
Thanks to Hopdog. Poured black and oily with a small tan head and brown legs. Doughy and roasty sweet malt aroma. Burnt sugar with mild vanilla and milder bourbon. The flavor is roasty, semi-sweet with notes of vanilla. Some bourbon on the finish. Roasty bitterness on the finish. Huge warmth in the throat where the bourbon comes out as well.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1716) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Bottle. Pours black, with almost no head. Aroma is sweet malt, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, alcohol, and. molasses. Flavor is malt, burnt wood, bourbon, vanilla, and alcohol. As others have said, it’s still hot, and should be much better in a year or two.....or more. Still quite interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redbarista (40) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2008
From bottle at Bella Vista opening: excellent nose on it, but a ton of alcohol-- As BP said, will definitely improve with age. The barrel aging comes through heavily in the aroma-- it’s very complex and I’ll look forward to holding a couple bottles in my cellar once it’s released.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bp (790) - Queens, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle at Belle Vista Grand Opening: pours a thick dark black, malty and chocolate aroma, taste is chocalte, coffee, and a lot of alcohol, it is much too hot for me, would do well with some additional time in the bottle, for now the alcohol lowers my rating of this...good potential with some aging.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7854) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Unlabeled grey market bottle via Capone’s at the behest of PUB’N and a bevy of armed guards. Pours jet black with 1-finger fizzy dark brown head (the darkest brownest head I have ever seen) that settles quickyl and is gone forever. Nose is dark patent malt, chocoff, figgy fruit, molasses, jalapeno oils, cognac, oaky bourbon. Amazong nose!! Flavor is rauchy chareed dark malt, oaky bourbon, very dry, with dark chocolate, seared charred malt. Palate is a 3-4 for this style, with the extremely high ABV obviously taking away some of the palate heft, and a dry, charred, cacao, oaky, and cognacy finish. Gets real hot late, wioth a flavor I’d approximate as half Founders Kentucky Breakfast, 1/4 cognac. and a 1/4 mix of Aecht Rauchbier and Sam Adams Tripel Bock, although not as thick. This one is unique, but gets too hot and one-dimensional for my tastes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5335) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Poured an opaque black color with a small, dark tan head that left spotty tan lacing, and a tan film on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla oak, chocolate, roast, smoke, and alcohol. Taste of more bourbon, roasted malts, sweet chocolate, smoke, tobacco, vanilla, molasses, and a an alcohol burn.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2008
12oz unlabeled bottle. Poured a dark black color with just a trace of a brown head. Aromas of wood, brown sugar, chocolate, wood, vanilla, molasses, peaty/earthiness, and lighter bourbon. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, wood, coffee, chocolate, molasses, and a little earthy. Definitely a heavier alchohol burn in the finish. I’m definitely going to lay one of these puppies down for a bit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 30, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2008 Thanks to egadjzis. Pours a deep black with a deep tan head with a slightly lacing head. Aroma of super sweet malt, molasses, deep chocolate notes, amorretto, almonds, woody, light bourbon. Flavor of roasted charred wood, light bourbon, vanilla, alcohol burn, sweet maltiness, surprisingly drys out a little in the finish, chocolate and some light coffee. Quite a burn.


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