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

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Reviews: 14
Hads: 177
Avg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 169
Gots: 18 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: WillCarrera on 10-02-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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S - Spicy with a strong pepper presence up front. There is also some bitter dark chocolate

T - Sweet apple brandy, vanilla, chocolate and slight pepper spice that lingers in the finish. The pepper is strong but lingers slightly in the finish as well as some oak and chocolate.

M - Medium body with some slight syrupiness from the apple brandy. There is also spice that lingers on the tongue in the finish

O - A good stout with loads of pepper and spice that is balanced against sweet apple brandy and chocolate

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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.

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Reviewing the Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Grande Negro Voodoo Papi in from the Voodoo Brewing Company out of Meadville, Pennsylvania. This beer is Big Bad Voodoo Daddy brewed with vanilla beans and cinnamon, aged in Laird’s Apple Brandy barrels.

Score: 98

Bottle #212, dated 09/24/13. Served in a 50/50 Eclipse mini snifter and enjoyed on 12/20/2013

Appearance: Coffee color, with soda syrup highlights outlining the glass. Pours a thin layer of cedar colored tan head that quickly settles to a pencil thin ring around the glass. 3.5/5

Smell: Maple, vanilla and smooth apple brandy notes with a lovely cinnamon backbone. A little nutmeg too. Faint notes of chili peppers and a kiss of leather. Rich and robust. Has a nice mix of spices, though the spiciness is muted. 4.75/5

Taste: Big notes of chocolate/milk chocolate, with a very mild and crisp spicy pepper prickliness that dances, but does not linger, on the sides of the tongue. This spicy liveliness intensifies a bit if you let the brew sit on the palate for a bit. Cinnamon and nutmeg throughout, shining mostly in the finish. Not a whole ton of barrel character to the taste, very muted in this regard. Light maple and vanilla notes too. This beer is mostly about the chocolate and the crisp spiciness, but the other subtle complexities complement nicely. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, quite viscous. Perfect low carbonation level. Lovely spiciness that is lively but crisp and not palate wrecking. Quite balanced. 5/5

Overall: This is a really excellent beer that I felt was superior to California Brandy Hunahpu’s. There is a nice mix of spices and spiciness complementing a very-chocolate forward flavor profile that is quite balanced. I highly recommend this delectably crushable brew.

Cost: $25 for a 22 oz bottle.

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Pours an oily dark black, with a very small head, basically nothing, and basically no lacing. Unspectacular looking, to be honest, but does it really matter in the end?

Smells awesome, chocolate, apple brandy, roasted malt, a little bit of vanilla, molasses, maple syrup, and pepper flesh.

This is an utterly insane and awesome beer in every way. The pepper heat is still noticeable, and hits you strong up front, tingling your lips for the duration of the drinking session. There's some bitter chocolate and vanilla bean in the middle, and a very sweet blast of maple syrup and molasses near the end. The beer is not too sweet, however, it's only at the end that you get the wonderful maple character. The apple brandy character is definitely there, but integrated well into the beer. It's not overwhelming, it's subtle. There is absolutely no boozy presence here, which is quite amazing. The year or so since it's been released has probably toned that aspect down.

This is fairly thick bodied, and syrupy, with a bit of an oily mouthfeel. There's a very low level of carbonation. The pepper flavor is the only thing that lingers sip after sip, and it's honestly quite pleasant.

This is definitely one of the best barrel aged stouts I've ever had. It approaches Apple Brandy Mexican Cake territory- it's damn close and I can't honestly decide which one I like better.

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