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Grande Negro Voodoo Papi - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel Aged - Voodoo Brewing Company

Grande Negro Voodoo Papi - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel AgedGrande Negro Voodoo Papi - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel Aged

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 7.86%

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: WillCarrera on 10-02-2013)
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4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apperance is pitch black with razor thin head. Nose features heavy apple brandy notes along with vanilla and hot peppers. The taste starts out sweet with chocolate, mild roast, heavy apple brandy sweetness... This is countered by tons of pepper heat. The balance works out beautifully. Mouthfeel is heavy with mild carbonation. Overall, another winner from Voodoo.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 08:34:20 | More by homebrew311
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2.88/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from claaark13. Thanks a lot man! Never even knew this one was out there, so cheers for thinking of me on this one.

From a bomber into a snifter
Bottled 24 September 2013

APPEARANCE: A dark brown pour yields a small, medium looking, tan head that quickly recedes to a ring only. Black body and no real carbonation evident. A slight ring remains but leaves no lacing down the glass. Average for the style.

SMELL: Roasted grains and definite chilies and cinnamon immediately, with some roasted dark chocolate in the back. Brandy and light apple aromas, as well as some vanilla cream. Chilies, cinnamon and booze take the roll, but the base beer is still there to a degree.

TASTE: Roasted notes, sweet cream and lots of chilies up front. Lots of them at the swallow as well. Some bitter dark chocolate, brandy, sweet cream and a touch of alcohol linger, but they are all dominated by the hot, spicy chilies that rule the aftertaste. Far too chili forward.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Lighter on the palate, creamy enough, goes down okay and finishes slightly mouth-coating. Lots of chili heat and a burn linger.

OVERALL: Not quite my thing. The barrel flavors are relatively light while the chilies simply dominate the beer. There are other chili flavored stouts that balance the flavors much better than this one, although there are others that are even less drinkable. I'd say this one is middle of the road, but if you like your chili stouts more chili forward, then you'll love this, as the base beer is still to be found. Anyways, thanks again claaark13 for sending this one over. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 16:16:48 | More by Jeffo
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4.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bomber #222 secured via Voodoo's 2nd Barrel Room Collection release and poured into a matching barrel room collection snifter. The brew appears black in color with a fine line of brown clarity around the edges. A dark brown head rests atop a finger strong and fades back to a thin penline around the perimeter of the glass.

The aroma is strong with cinnamon, almost woody and bark-like blending to a raw oak note. Some roast like coffee, earthy pepper, minor citrus, chocolate, ash and a raison-like fruity alcohol inclusion that blends to more of a neutral/solvent alcohol aspect. The only thing I wasnt crazy about here is how the cinnamon and raw oakiness are the leading characteristics to the nose.

Just like the nose warns, the taste has a spicy cinnamon bark flavor that blends to a raw oakiness mixing with earth. A little licorice, ash and roast faintly like coffee. The aftertaste boasts a sticky sweet vanilla bean aspect that is contrasted by an increasingly warming pepper spice warmth that has a citrus and fruity quality all it's own that is very enjoyable.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. All the additions are present and accounted for with a splendid balance. The only thing I felt lacking was the brandy barrel. It seemed like the brandy barrel was lost and seemed more neutral and oaky with the cinnamon, vanilla and peppers overtaking all aspects of the barrel other than the raw oakiness. That oaked aspect could have been imparted by any barrel, I dont think anyone would be able to guess lairds based on flavor/aroma alone. Holy shit, I hope Voodoo brews this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2014 16:39:17 | More by stakem
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4.29/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black. Small khaki head. Thin collar. Little sticky.

Smell - A little graham cracker. Pepper is minimal but present. Graham cracker.

Taste - Graham cracker is prevalent. Spicy pepper. Slight sweetness. Some apple brandy. sweet.

Mouthfeel - It has some bite, which is nice. Redeems regular Big Black.

Overall - Not quite BA Mexican Cake, however excellent.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 04:50:52 | More by Alieniloquium
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4.38/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one.

Bottle # 046.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, pepper, cinnamon, and apple brandy aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, pepper, and apple brandy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness and pepper heat on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with an awesome chile and apple brandy presence that make this one a treat to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 16:18:37 | More by UCLABrewN84
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap at the Voodoo Barrel release. Served in a snifter.

A- Pours black with a thin tan head, spotty lacing.

S- Smells amazing. Lots of cinnamon, rich dark chocolate, molasses, a bit of vanilla, and a really delicious apple brandy smell, along with a bit of chili. One of those beers that you could smell all day.

T- Similar to the aroma. Lots of dark chocolate and molasses, there's some sweetness but in a rich and layered rather than sugary way. The apple brandy flavor is also delicious. There's also a bit of vanilla, along with a nice amount of chili and cinnamon, which provide some heat towards the end.

M- Full-bodied, thick and rich, a nice amount of warmth both from the chili and alcohol.

O- This is one of the best stouts I've ever had, and in the realm of chili stouts is only rivaled by Hunahpu's and BA Abraxas (and this might be better than Hunahpu's). This and K13 were definitely the highlights of the release day, Voodoo has been absolutely killing it with their barrel program recently. Just a fantastic beer overall.

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2013 14:38:16 | More by WillCarrera
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