Westbrook Siberian Black Magic Panther - Bourbon Barrel

RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5422) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2017
Bottle from a recent SC trade. Pours a deep stout obsidian color with a dark tan head. Nose is roast, earth, tar, black coffee, vanilla, and mild booze. Flavor hits with vanilla, burned toast, tar, peat, vanilla, mild booze, some oxidation, and chocolate. Medium in body and very nice overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neongolden (1452) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2016
(650ml 2014 bottle shared @ Himmeriget, Copenhagen, Oct 22 2016) Pours black with a small ring of brown bubbles and no lace. Aroma has heavy notes of toasted wood, bourbon, vanilla, molasses, sugar syrup, chocolate and alcohol. Flavour is extremely sweet dark malts with toffee, molasses, raw sugar and chocolate character, paired with aggressive bourbon spirit notes, burnt wood and vanilla, with a finish that becomes moderately bitter with some roast, wood and alcohol heat. Alcoholic aftertaste. Medium full syrupy body with little carbonation. I found this a mix of sickly sweet and too much raw spirit. 2 years in barrel and 2 years in bottle might have skewed the balance but it was a difficult beer to drink much of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (4335) - Alingss, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2016
Bottle shared at Himmeriget. Poured deep black with a tanned head. Nose of roasted notes, vanilla, chocolate fudge, molasses, sweet bourbon nose, charred oak, notes of smoke, and light metallic notes. Even more than the Apple brandy version. Not a huge fan of this series. Its mainly just an overpowering barrel spirit. Completely lost its balance

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (4060) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2016
On tap at CBC 2014. Pours a very dark brown. Quite sweet with a light bitterness. Malty aromas of toffee and molasses with notes of bourbon, maple syrup and cask wood. Hints coconut. Full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2016
Draft @ Mikkeller CBC 2014. Pitch black, brown head. Sweet, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2. Compact, coffee,vanilla, wood, roasted, licorice, banana (?). Way more impressive than this review. (2014-05 backlog)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knickskicks (1162) - - MAY 1, 2016
Black pour. Nose is chocolate, booze. Taste is chocolate and bourbon, very sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36537) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 14, 2016
A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of peated smoke, roasted malt, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of peated smoke, roasted malt, and chocolate, leading to a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4567) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Pours an opaque black on tap with thin wispy tan brown head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of big bourbon barrel sweetness over hints of chocolate, coffee, and a bit of metallic back end. Taste follows, metallic notes hidden by big amounts of booze. Thick and slick on the tongue, really good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2986) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Black pour. Tan head. Lacing. Fruity aroma of dark dry fruit. Taste is dry dark fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1928) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2016
This will be my first beer Ive had since fat Tuesday. I had given up beer, my most favorite past time, for Lent. But, anything given up for Lent should be an actual sacrifice. I had purchased this beer approximately a month ago, but I dropped it getting out of the car and it broke all over my garage floor. The bottle shop owner was a nice enough person to sell me the one she had stashed away for herself. The rest of that story is that she had already had two bottles by that time, so she wasnt being that magnanimous. J/K, Abbie. ;-) It was a kind gesture, indeed! The beer pours an extremely dark brown. Its a thick pour. A beautiful, perfectly tall head. I nearly dumped the beer into the glass, but the head never got too tall. It retains very well. Creamy, caramelized brown color. Sexy beer. Rich dark roast aroma just ahead of cherry, sorghum, coffee, and charred wood. Viscous. As chewy a beer as Ive ever had. Melon rind, chocolate syrup, faint cherry, toffee, and sorghum. Sweet, but balanced well by salty smokiness at the finish. I was so excited to finally try another impy stout from Westbrook after having Mexican Cake a few years ago.

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