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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
This is an Imperial Stout that is of great strength and complexity. We then gently age that beer in Elaigh 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 celler life. Black Magick should be able to be aged up to about 5 years, to heighten the complexity and smooth nature of this beer. First Black Magick brewed in Feb 2007. Released 2009. = 15% ABV Second Black Magick brewed in 2009 and released 2011. = 15.5% ABV

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CanIHave4Beers (4194) - 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.

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.

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.

kp (10882) - 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

nimbleprop (8591) - 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.

Oakes (18167) - 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. It’s burly and has some unique qualities but overall there isn’t that much to recommend.

Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - 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.

FROTHINGSLOSH (7929) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and oily with a small very dark brown head. The aroma was a lovely mix of chocolate and port wine. The flavor was tart, fruity and malty with notes of chocolate, port wine, candied ginger and pepper. Drier than I was expecting. The finish was long with port wine lingering. The mouthfeel was thick and full.

kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Bottle thanks to MrChopin. Pours a dark black with nice tan head. I liked this one. It was a bit different with some tart sourness to balance the roasted malt flavors of coffee and chocolate.

TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2009
12 oz bottle, no label. Dark brown with foamy tan edging. Nose is tar, molasses, dark chocolate, mint and oak. Body just medium with a tang. Taste is dark roast, licorice, bourbon and vanilla. A potent brew but not over the top. Lingering finish with coffee bean, some cantaloupe and alcohol as it warms.

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