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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1763) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Had this a while back at a tasting. Pitch black pour, small tanned head. Big roasty toasty bourbon filled nose that translates right into the flavor as well. Fair amount of dark chocolate notes mixed with vanilla strewn about. Bit overdone on the bourbon, but not necessarily in the most polite way. Thick thick thick! Damn good brew though!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (2102) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Pours jet black into my bruery tulip. Paper thin head and little to no lacing. Aroma is all bourbon, very hot and boozy I can already tell this need some time in the cellar. Taste follows the nose but finishes with coffee and a lingering vanilla. Itís tasty but I think it would be even better with a year on it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 4, 2012
Big thanks to MikeLovesBeer for sharing this one. This was 10í vintage I believe. Still hot and could use another year of aging perhaps. Bourbon all over the place. Heavy on the chocolate and sweet malt flavor as well. Overall damn good but would like to see how it ages some.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2012
Voodoo horizontal. A well balanced beer, emphasizing the bitterness of the hops and roasted malt. Chocolate and coffee in the secondary. Smooth, thick mouthfeel. Bourbon, chocolate, roast in the nose. Very dark brown with little head. Rich experience, aging has given it some notes of cognac.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanBrewer (16) - Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Black as night with a tan head that faded quickly. Aroma is sweet, malty, and all the smells you would associate with a bourbon aged beer. Taste is great as the flavors change and flow wonderfully across the tongue from the start to the finish. My only compliant is the finish is a little boozy and over takes the bourbon flavor at the end that I really want on my tongue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Tons of bourbon in the nose, lots of sweetness ,dark ripe fruits, chocolate, vanilla, residual sugar. Black ass beer with the darkest brown head I have ever seen. Roast, dark and burnt malts, booze, lots of bourbon, really hot but not extremely unpleasant. Could probably have used some age however to tone it down a bit. Sweeter dark malts and residual sugars show up in the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2375) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Black pour thin orange/tan head ended up as just a ring of head light sticky lacing .... aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla and a little molasses ..... taste is of oak, bourbon, vanilla, light chocolate, light roasted coffee and a molasses to it finishes up with a lingering dry spicy warming abv roasted, bourbony, oaky finish .... a solid imperial stout would def age this to let everything mellow out

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2011
12oz bottle from Caponeís, Norristown. Enjoyed with hopsleeroy and a Halloween posse, and certainly seemed tailored to the day. Oily pour, although not especially thick. Virtually no carbonation, and this oneís halfway (at least) to being a liqueur. Huge bourbon nose with sharp wood and anise, a hint of a chocolate base. Mouthfeel is slick and the palate isnít nearly as hot as Iíd feared. Flavors arenít quite so dominated by bourbon although they certainly do lean heavily in that direction. Bitter chocolate, vanilla from the oak, and the faintest hint of char. Pretty good but I think Iím wearying of this kind of beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Bottle shared by Phaleslu. Thanks Peter! Pours dark brown with a beige ring for the head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, caramel and dark fruit. Flavor is bourbon, dark malts, caramel and dark fruits. Has a nice bourbon finish. Very light carbonation. really liked this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6842) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2011
12 oz. bottle from michael-pollack- thanks, Pollack! Pours a dark, opaque brown with almost no head, just a small beige ring. The aroma initially pops with a port or sherry-like booziness, with dark fruit and anise. As it warms it becomes more bourbon-like, and caramel and vanilla show up. Flavor of caramel, bourbon, oak, anise, dark fruits, and dark malts. Medim-bodied, with a sticky mouthfeel and low to moderate carbonation. Nice sweet bourbon finish. I liked this just a tad more than the Big Black Voodoo Daddy, but I was in the minority in my tasting group.


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