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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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 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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3.8
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Bottle:   Can you say Motor Oil?   Little to no head, thin, slight bubbling around the edges.   This really seems thick, viscous, and because of the type of lacing... boozy.   Rich roasted malt nose, figs and dates, cookie dough, soy, with some vanilla, bourbon, and oak rounding out the backside.   The flavor rounds out much the same.   Rich roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, oak, soy, and graham cracker. &bnsp Full bodied, mouthfeel feels fairly average.   Strong apple skin and roasted malts on the finish.   Does not feel nor taste like a 15% ABV Stout.   Tiz bigger than most tho.   Big, rich, but not overly heavy.   Thanks Steve!


3.6
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
A decent offering, well worth the money and i’d possibly get it again. Just didn’t knock my socks off.

2.4
nickd717 (4774) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2010
12oz bottle thanks to bring on BA. Pours black and thick with a minimal head on the beer. Aroma is soy sauce, roast, bourbon, and booze. Intense. Flavor is also very intense and soy saucey. Roasty with anise, charcoal, and alcohol. A little too reminiscent of Sam Adams Triple Bock. Really full-bodied with extremely low carbonation and a slick palate. Really undrinkable in large amounts, even a ticker’s 2oz pour.

4
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
12oz bottle from my buddy Matt. Pours viscous black with zero head and light carbonation. Big aromas of dark chocolate, deep roasted malts and some distant soy sauce notes. Very viscous on the palate with a big boozy kick, bourbon, vanilla and coconut. A little more carbonation and mouth feel would have really helped this beer out IMO.

3.5
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2010
Bottle. Bourbon, bourbon, yum yum yum. Bourbon, bourbon, til’ my lips go numb! Damn, this beer has a big bourbon character. In fact, bourbon is basically all there is. The nose is filled with fresh powerful bourbon aromas, perhaps coupled with hints of chocolate. Faint alcohol presence as well. The flavor is, not surprisingly, equally dominated by bourbon. Some chocolate and roasted malts are present, but it’s not a lot. The finish is somewhat warming from the alcohol and has some notes of salt licorice accompanying the lingering vanilla bourbon notes. Unfortunately, I think the body is way to thin for this kind of beer. It is also quite dry in the finish, and all in all it feels slightly over attenuated. Strange to come across a brew of such potency with such a thin body. This is not a bad beer, quite the opposite. The bourbon is quite tasty and it hides the alcohol impressively well. But it’s really one-dimensional and the after a glass, I lost some interest in it.

3.4
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2010
Pretty damn pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma is bourbon, flavor is bourbon. Palate? No, not bourbon but rather thin for an imperial stout, an imperial stout which is not really much of an imperial stout at all but more like bourbon with beer. I get hints of liqourice, perhaps a tad of chocolate but its mostly just bourbon and alcohol. Ends dry but bourbon sweet. straight forward? Yes, fairly drinkable for the abv? Yes, it is pretty ok, pretty good actually if you like bourbon..

4.1
alexsdad06 (10589) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2010
12 oz.bottle from various. Pours black with a small dense tan head. The aroma is deep roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, ripe dark fruit, and a bit vinous. The flavor opens with a blast of the bourbon and ripe dark fruits, almost vinous in nature. The roasted malt and dark chocolate hit mid palate. There are subtle vanilla notes that add to the enjoyment. The alcohol is always present, but works for this beer. Mouthfeel is full and goes down smooth. Rating #80 for this beer.

3.8
reggiedunlop (3725) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2009
pours pitch black with a very thin and very dark mocha head. aroma has cocoa that is immediately overpowered by dark fruit...fig, alcohol, vanilla, and the faintest hint of bourbon. flavor has dark fruits, espresso, burnt toffee, subtle bourbon notes, oak, and warming alcohol. very complex! mouthfeel is heavy and lively with a lingering finsh that has dark fruit followed by subtle vanilla bourbon. all in all a very nice impy ubt a bit too heavy on the dark fruit for me.

4.3
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Pours dark brown with a slightly lighter brown head. Smells of roasted malt, chocolate, boozy, bourbony. Tastes of roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, boozy, some chocolate, spicy.

3.8
pineypower (3345) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Bottle from Capone’s, no label obtained in 10/08. Pours out black with a very slight brown head. Aroma is of oak bourbon, chocolate and some roast. Taste packs a punch, bourbon, roasted malts, oak, bittersweet chocolate, coffee and a burning straight forward bourbon note on the finish. Definitely could have sat a bit longer, once it warmed up, I actually thought I was sipping bourbon.


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