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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Voodoo Brewing Company

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723 Ratings
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Ratings: 723
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.26%


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

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Is our Imperial Stout that we age in conditioning tanks with oak staves. This adds a classic character of old world aging with out the Bourbon tones. This black ale is about 12% alc. and very rich in roasted and chocolate malt tones. Velvety smooth and able to be aged for years.

all Beers to be bottle conditioned

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 07-05-2006)
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 2.7.14

A - Pours a motor oil black with a small light brown head that forms a ring on the edge.

S - Chocolate, roasted malts, coffee.

T - Smooth and subtle chocolate and coffee.

D - Low carbonation with a heavy body.

O - Very smooth and mild. A nice flavorful, easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 04:51:22 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer reminded me of a lighter version of Plead the 5th. It was lighter in aspects including taste, mouth feel, color and body. Thinner than I would have thought considering the percentage of alcohol. The smell was pretty decent with chocolate, light roasted malt and booze coming to the forefront. Not a terrible imperial stout by any means, but lacking that punch of flavor I look for in a big stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 13:41:56 | More by Davepoolesque
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into my Mad Elf chalice.

Deep black body with a very thin tan head which dissipated quickly and would return with a swish of the glass. No light shines through when held up to the light.

Aromas of licorice, espresso and unsweetened chocolate and some alcohol.

Tastes of dark char, roasted malts, chocolate, espresso, burnt molasses. Coats our tongue in that deliciousness. Alcohol bite is there at the end as it warms up. No doubt about it, when you're drinking this you're drinking a Big Bad stout!

Really just a great stout, big bold, tasty. Thick and bold with the mouthfeel, but not too heavy that you can't drink the whole bomber yourself. If you like your stouts big, go find yourself a bottle, you won't be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 00:04:46 | More by jhartley
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Scrapss

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the very stylishly decorated bomber into a very tall, very large and wide mouth champagne style glass.

A: Black and still. Rocky two finger head that supports the bottle cap subsides into a 1 mm ring. Opaque in clarity. This brew has huge legs. It is definitely a potent, richly colored brew.

S: It has that indication of a chocolate covered, salted caramel pretzel. It's huge nose is filled with these very nice odors. Slight vanilla notes peek around the edges.

T: Perfectly follows nose. Amazing warming sensation combined with wispy vanilla from the oak. The oak does not intrude and assault, like Weyerbacher Insanity if you have had that. It complements everything perfectly like oak should.

M: Velvety smooth draught with very slight prickly notes on tip of tongue. Strongly roasted malt interplays with the moderate carbonation to provide a very smooth experience. It's a little hot, and I bet some cellar aging would not reduce the heat. It is not unbalanced heat, just comes in and says "Hi, remember I am a double big stout"

O: On point. If you like huge RIS or big charred malty American double stout beers and can get this, do it. Well worth the price I paid (under 10 for a bomber).

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 21:53:43 | More by Scrapss
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tviz33

New York

4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber in to a snifter-type glass.

A- The body is dark is hell with a half inch of brown head that settles in to a dense cap after a couple minutes.

S- Very very roasty nose. The closest I can compare the scent is to DFH WWS, but with less alcohol presence. Milk chocolate and a little oak are there too.

T- Big flavor. Lots of roastiness. Dry and slightly hoppy with a noticeable alcohol presence. Bitter chocolate and a little oak.

M- Full mouthfeel. Viscous and lightly carbonated. Very nice.

O- A really good imperial stout, especially if you like them drier.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 05:30:22 | More by tviz33
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber from jbwimer. Big thanks! Pours pitch black with a half inch head, super creamy looking and brown. Massive roasty and chocolate aroma with some light oakiness in the background, and maybe a slight bit of dark fruits in there. Flavor is huge roasty chocolates, more roast mid palate, finishing with sweet but not too sweet chocolate sauce. There is a good balancing smoke to this from the roasty grains that makes it to down way too easy. Big rich mouthfeel with medium carbonation that is right on. Would take this over Expedition any day. What a great beer. I can see how this would take well to barrel aging. Nearly perfect non-liquor-barrel-aged impy right here for me. Big, bold, rich flavors and plenty drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 01:02:07 | More by BMMillsy
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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Voodoo Brewing Co. "The Barrel Room Collection" branded snifter

Pours jet black capped by a light brown fluffy head. Average retention, a decent amount of splotchy lacing. Bold nose chock full of bakers chocolate, dark fruit, a touch of oak, and brooding booziness--just right for a big stout. Opens with bold dark chocolate, mellowed by dried dark fruit black cherries and prune. Some charred biscuit notes midpalate and even hints of burned caramel. Pleasant understated oak notes, espresso notes and charred chocolate malt joined by some bittering hops and pleasant, warming booziness on the mostly dry finish. Moderately carbonated, big silky full body with some creamy accents. If you're looking for a monster of a stout; this brew certainly doesn't disappoint. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 05:06:38 | More by chanokokoro
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This didn't ooze into the glass but it did retain a relatively hefty appearance. The color was flat black and held a bubbly frothy brown head.

The aroma was filled with Graham crackers, chocolate malts, coffee, char and smoke.

This has a unique dryness yet creamy sweetness. Graham cracker and chocolate malt are first on the tongue followed by a huge marshmallow sweetness. This finishes with charred coffee, campfire embers and sweet smokiness.

The feel is dry but full with little noticeable carbonation or alcohol.

This is the quintessential stout, deriving all its taste from the charred malts and tasting great doing it.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 21:44:41 | More by KYGunner
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Tonerelia

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured into a large snifter, dark almost black appearance with almost nonexistent head. The head that does appear is a burnt caramel color but fades almost immediately.

S: Very agressive! Even if you hadn't noticed that this is a ~12 ABV one smell will immediately alert you to the fact that you are about to consume with a good amount of alcohol. Unfortunately I don't smell to much more maybe a little faint hint of licorice but it is so faint I can't be certain.

T: Wow! Immediately you get smacked in the face with alcohol but as the beer goes down you get hints of sweetness and there is a lingering after taste. This after taste has the same persistence as eating a whole clove of garlic would, my recommendation would to be defiantly eat something along with this beer. Unfortunately because of the heavy alcohol I don't taste to much else.

M: Initially the beer is very smooth and goes down great, but as you take a couple more sips it takes longer and longer to go down. The after taste and remnants of the beer stick around longer and longer after every sip.

O: This is certainly a beer I would recommend to those who are still experimenting and looking for something different, but unfortunately I don't think I would recommend or purchase this beer again. It has some unique qualities that many I assume would/do enjoy but this is not my type of stout. There is not enough flavor behind it.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 03:22:46 | More by Tonerelia
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BierJager89

California

4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with a mocha head. Very dark.

S: Dark chocolate, oak and vanilla in the nose.

T: Dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak, caramel, molasses, licorice.

M: Full bodied and smoothish.

O: This beer is really really good. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 17:17:49 | More by BierJager89
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magictacosinus

California

4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mini-review taken from notes jolted at a bottle share done at the Albany Taproom in December. This was brought by me – a special thanks to jbravato for sending me this a good long while ago! Poured out of a 22oz bomber into a mini snifter. 2013 vintage, I believe.

Treacle black in appearance, I was impressed that it *wasn't* actual motor oil in the bottle served to us. While there ARE even thicker imperial stouts that you can find domestically, this is thick enough (without ranging into a syrup destination) AND very well presentable. An excellent deep mocha head coats the top, and never seems to dissipate overall. Leaves behind some sticky foam, alongside some massive legs. Looks unbelievably delicious.

A first whiff reveals a pleasant surprise – extremely vivid roasted notes of all sorts, as well as a dried dark fruit and spice cornucopia: roasted espresso, rich dark cocoa powder (the kind you add in coffee), as well as notes of raisins, prunes, and dark cherries. A bit of sweetness at the finish, with burnt toffee and caramel, but this is really all about the aspects that (I personally feel) make up the most exciting boozy stouts in the country. Smells rich without being overwhelming, and the alcohol never comes through. I am very, very impressed.

I think this automatically became one my favorite imperial stouts as soon as I took my first sip of this – talk about something that is rich, warming, and big in so many respects, yet never a chore to drink with the right piece of mind. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, tobacco, leather, raisins, and some toffee to round it up? Where's my damn cigar to go with this? Finishes silky smooth, with more roasted notes and spices to round things up – I'm honestly impressed this isn't oak aged with all of them coming together at the end. It's really something to be reckoned with. Finishes well carbonated, hearty, and yet, extremely clean at the finish, with no lingering excessive sweetness or unnerving booziness. Granted, it's something I could have every day, but I really think its aging potential (as I managed with this bottle) is up there with Old Rasputin.

It's good to have friends for a beer like this – with the alcohol this hidden and the beer this quaffable, you'd be in the slow lane in no time. For that matter, it's not the most practical offering there is in the style, but it's by far one of the most memorable. Not sure how far this would age well without leading into dreaded soy saucy notes, but 8-12 months seems to wonders to mellow down the booze and bring out the roasted notes. A true privilege to drink!

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 07:39:35 | More by magictacosinus
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kevanb

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle, assuming a 2013 vintage, poured into a Voodoo Brewing snifter.

The beer pours a deep jet black color, hues of cola brown with just a few loose bubbles of head, tan colored that vanishes immediately and leaves no lace. The aroma is robust, strong malt, subtle coffee, ample roast, pleasant stone fruit and raisin with a touch of licorice. The flavors don't quite add up, rich grain and roast leap out straight away, stone fruit and raisin, light coffee, an interesting hazelnut quality with a bizarre milky character. The body is a little underwhelming, carbonation is low, but the richness and thickness is too, I'd prefer it to be a bit more silky and full bodied. The finish is easy, slightly warming but a little weak.

Verdict: A nice imperial stout from Voodoo, but it just lacks the rich body that props the flavors up significantly. The milky and nutty flavors I picked up just didn't work for me, but the complexity of the beer is rewarding and the alcohol is masterfully hidden. I had no problem drinking a bottle of this, but I'm not sure I'd go for it again, perhaps I need to track down the barrel aged variants.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 01:51:28 | More by kevanb
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Acquired a few years ago from bonkers courtesy of the Quick & Easy High Card BIF so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a large dense light brown head that fades very slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, chocolate, some bourbon, some smokiness and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a very hearty roasted malt character that is quickly followed by some smokiness. Then some flavors of chocolate, bourbon, coffee and dark fruit come in but they aren’t too strong. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium-to-heavy body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty and complex, goes down dangerously easily, slightly filling, very strong kick, good representation of style, this is a very good big stout that worth drinking for as long as you can handle it.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 06:54:44 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Matt C for this one as an extra. Poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass today, 11/26/2013, at our latest tasting.

Review #299.

Typical imperial stout appearance- opaque, black and viscous. Not much head, not much lacing.

Smells like a good imperial stout should. Lots of umami, along with a nice roast malt presence. Its clearly not barrel-aged, but there is so much chocolate and a hint of bitter coffee in the malts. Above average for sure.

Tastes like a lot of umami mixed in with some roast malts. Not super complex, but this beer screams Imperial Stout immediately. Lots of roasty chocolate malts behind this beer. Not bitter at all.

Medium to full bodied, good carbonation. Aftertaste is a fair umami flavor that I enjoyed savoring after each sip.

More than a very solid imperial stout, I can see how this would age really well with some barrel treatment. Recommend everyone to try this before trying the specific barrel-aged variants.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 07:15:27 | More by Stevedore
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted on 5/14. Poured into a snifter an deep opague black.Light brown creamy heading,lacing in full force,creamy edging stays all throughout. An very thick looking brew.

Not a huge aroma going on here.Some heavy roasted barley,slight chocolate notes with a touch of brown sugar.Alcohol seems well hidden.

Taste starts off very flavorful,cocoa nibs,heavy roasted malts and a touch of bourbon and oak. About midway through a huge hoppy bite takes over over seeming to make the alcohol a bit more pronounced then what was intially tasted. Leaves the tastebuds full of hot boozey alcohol almost unpleasant.

Mouth is a bit heavier on the palate.Full bodied with a molasses thickness.Decent carbonation for such a heavy hitter.

I would like to try and age this one for a couple of years to see if that boozey bite/linger calms down a bit.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 13:55:30 | More by TheFightfan1
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BobZ

Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bottle poured into a CBS Snifter. Bottled in 2012. Thanks to the extremely generous roon for the bottle.

Appearance: Almost black with a nice 1/4" creamy tan cap, leaves excellent lacing.

Smell: Big roasted malt, coffee and chocolate aromas.

Taste: A nice roasted malt bitterness balanced against chocolate and coffee flavors that were evident in the aroma. Nicely consistent as it warms, the flavor is deep and the alcohol is all but completely masked..

Mouthfeel: Nice creamy mouth feel, the bitterness on the finish leaves the palate clean. As stated above very smooth with it's abv very well masked.

Overall: Yet another excellent stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 18:13:28 | More by BobZ
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz into a snifter.

A: Pours black with a moderate tan head.

S: Rich roasted malt, baker's chocolate, caramelized grain, moderate piney hoppiness.

T: Taste brings astringent roast, cherry, milk chocolate, coffee beans, leafy hop bitterness.

M: Thick-bodied with light carbonation.

O: A powerful imperial stout. The combination of heavy roast and hoppiness makes it a bit unbalanced and bitter.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 01:25:08 | More by Etan
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metter98

New York

4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet plack in color. It poured with a delicate lacing of bubbles on the surface along with a thin tan collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of roasted malts are present in the nose; these become stronger as te beer warms up.
T: Intense flavors of roasted malts are present in the taste along with hints of chocolate malts and a bit of alcohol. It has a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The strong roastiness leaves your mouth a little dry in the finish.
O: This beer seems to taste more like a Russian Imperial Stout with all of the roasted malts, except that it isn't as fullbodied as beers in that style. It hides its alcohol very well considering the strength.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 01:55:51 | More by metter98
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larryi86

Delaware

4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks tommyguz for this!
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- Black with a small tan head.

S- Roasted malts, dark chocolate, some coffee, piney hops really stand out, licorice, oak.

T- Chocolate, caramel malts, coffee, some licorice, piney hops, charred oak, some smoke, touch of alcohol. Well balanced.

M- Smooth, full body, some creaminess.

O- A great stout that is really easy to drink for 12% ABV. Nice complexity with good balance, very enjoyable. Would love to have this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 00:34:53 | More by larryi86
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black inky body with a nice 1/2" of sandy colored head.

The smell has a lot of chocolate malt. I also pick up black licorice and a piney hop and a little bit of cola.

The flavor is very vivid and robust. Heavy with the chocolate with supporting flavors of anise, wood, and piney/earthy hops. There's also a nice taste of coffee.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Low carbonation lends to the full and creamy body.

This was a fantastic stout. It has incredible depth in the flavor. The 12.5% is noticeable but it's still smooth for such a big beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 02:04:56 | More by Vonerichs
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kawilliams81

Yukon (Canada)

4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2011. Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.

A- pours pitch black with a 1 finger tan head. Random bubbles and blotches on the glass.

S- huge chocolate, marshmallow, roast, and faint coffee

T- roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, slight menthol flavor and some pine.

M- full body and medium carbonation. Smooth and very easy drinking at 11%.

O- very good RIS. Very nice blend of chocolate and roast. Would love to try this barrel aged!

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 02:58:13 | More by kawilliams81
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DenverLogan

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a bottle ordered from Letspour.
Pours black with small brown head...poured in a St Bernardus chalice.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, lactose, Brazil nuts, bitter chocolate.
Moderate carbonation and strong mouthfeel.
Flavors of dark roasted malts, burnt malts, bitter chocolate, chalk, slight liquid smoke...there's a dryness...I'll give it a few minutes...
Oooh...strong in flavor, bold and bitter...a big mix of hops, malts and alcohol. I might have been wise to age this a few more months, but nah...it drinks well now, but is rougher than a Great Divide Yeti or Alesmith Speedway Stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 05:10:04 | More by DenverLogan
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big old thanks to Hessian257 for this bottle!

What an appropriate name... pitch black with a creamy finger of pale brown head that retains quite well, leaving behind thick sheets of lace and distinctive alcohol legging. In terms of appearance, the ABV is less than discrete.

Loads of roast on the nose, reminiscent of Ten Fidy in some ways. Vanilla and toffee with hollow coffee notes. Plenty of darker chocolates, powdery cocoa.

Creamy mocha flavors with a massive, sweeping roast character. Semisweet dessert flavors are balanced with a bitter chocolate/coffee ground profile. Nice booze kick right at the tail end of things.

Awesome.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 02:02:43 | More by yamar68
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours inky black with a small tan head. Very little retention and minimal lacing.

Aroma is very roast heavy. Lots of roasted coffee and other dark malts. Dark chocolate and maybe a bit of fig and raisin with some anise in the background.

More of the same flavor wise. Very dry and roasty throughout. Big coffee notes along with some bitter dark chocolate flavors. Raisin, a bit of oak and perhaps a hint of smokiness come along for the ride too. A little earthy hop bitterness near the end.

Thick mouthfeel. Extremely dry and roasty. Finishes like licking a coffee filter. In other words, just about perfect. Alcohol is noticeable, but doesn't overpower the flavors.

Wonderful aggressive beer. I was pleasantly surprised at this one that for some reason has been sitting in my cellar longer than most. A great bit dry stout which is right up my alley.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 19:43:18 | More by jmarsh123
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AltBock

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz. bomber bottle with a cool abstract painting of a street in New Orleans (?). There's a man in the corner wearing a zoot suit. He's ready for a night on the prowl. Flanking the painting is the Government warning, the beer's ingredients and specifications, a description of the beer, and Voodoo's story. The only thing missing is a vintage date. They'll give you the beer's IBUs, but they won't give you a bottled date.

When poured into a Cigar City snifter, the beer stayed true to its name. It was big and black as jet black ink. It was so thick and black that light avoided this beer. The head of foam wasn't as impressive of the color. The initial head of foam was about 1/4 of an inch in height and coffee brown in color. It had fast retention that only managed to leave behind a handful of spots around the glass.

The first aroma that popped out was that of the finely roasted coffee grounds. After that was the dark roasted malts. When the malts had their turn, the aroma then finishes up with baker's chocolate, a subtle caramel sweetness, a dark fruit or two, and a whiff of black licorice.

The taste came on strong and dry with dark roasted coffee grounds and dark roasted malts. At least it's staying true to its name. After the roasted elements had their fun in the taste, in comes the baker's chocolate, a scoop of raisins, a drop of caramel, charred oak, and with a subtle roasted hop bitterness at the end. Even though it's not barrel aged, the oak taste was interesting.

The mouthfeel was thick, dry, and roasted. The aftertaste was filled with more roasted coffee grounds, roasted malts, charred oak, and baker's chocolate. This aftertaste will linger on for quite a long time. It will take a few glasses of water to wash away this thick aftertaste. This beer doesn't bother to mask its 12% ABV.

This isn't the type of beer that hides behind its cool label. It's a really good beer with a really cool label. I said it before and I'll say it again. This beer stays true to its name. Would I drink it again? Oh yeah!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 06:04:18 | More by AltBock
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