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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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4.6
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Had at Hophead22’s Imperial Stout Tasting. Thanks Tim. Black with a nice dark brown head. Big alcohol and sweet chocolate and cherry aroma. Rich candy sugar, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, mild anise, oak and caramel taste with a slightly dry finish. Excellent.

4.2
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 23, 2009
12oz bottles from treyrab and hopdog, thanks guys. Can smell the alcohol, lots of dark fruits and vanilla, mmm, this smells good. Bourbon, vanilla, raisins, when it warm it just become phenominal.

4.2
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2009
(12oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of soy, chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, and vanilla.

3.6
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2009
The aroma on this thing is terrifying. Seriously. So much bourbon, and it’s not even smoothed out by anything, I was almost afraid to take a drink...and then when I did the taste was totally different. It’s still rough, to be sure, lots of huge bourbon notes up front, but it’s quite tasty, and not at all what the nose suggests it’s going to be.

3.4
holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Bottle thanks to pantanap. Pours a thick dark black with a tan ring of a head. Soy and bourbon are strong in the nose. Sweet sherry, cough syrup, maple syrup, rich and boozy. When I swirl it that soy nearly becomes unbearable but it fades to tolerable levels of alcohol and syrup. Sweet sherry, red fruit, lots of bourbon, chocolate flavors,. Chocolate drying finish from that booze.

3.8
DietPepsican (1591) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2009
15,5%? Hand bottle filled correctly, thanks santa! Black pour with just a few bubbles trying to break through. Up front bourbon in a very nice way. Flavor has some licorice, toffee, vanilla, wood, plums, booze, raisins. Heavy handed with the tobacco, this one finishes very rich and almost smoky. Nice.

3.3
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2009
Black glops fall to perhaps the darkest brown head that I’ve seen. Very sweet nose strongly of vanilla, bourbon, and chocolate. Major bourbon washout in the flavor, also wood, alcohol, roast, and brownie. Rather watery body and finish given the weight. Roast and alcohol burn linger. It started off un-cohesive and went downhill from there.

4.3
mar (5417) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2009
huge thanks to bu11zeye for this one. pitch black pour with a dark espresso head. incredible nose of vanilla, bourbon, roasted malts and more vanilla. great on the palate with a huge vanilla bourbon flavor and a smooth roasted chocolate finish. incredible beer.

3.6
Boutip (6392) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2009
Bottle: Poured a deep pitch-black stout with a motor oil consistency and a small foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt is detectable but mainly dominated by bourbon notes. Taste is also dominated by bourbon notes with a bit too much alcohol for my taste with light vanilla finish. Body is full with good carbonation and alcohol is too apparent. Very well done but I can’t say I enjoy barrel-aging with alcohol is so present.

4.3
blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2009
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, black color with short lived brown head, aroma of vanilla, white out, elmers glue, per Lumpy mead like, very nice, flavor is winey, strong fruit, alcohol, beef jerky bourbon, strong whiskey finish


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