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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Voodoo Brewing Company

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Ratings: 806
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 346
Gots: 212 | FT: 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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Ratings: 806 | Reviews: 385 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by biggsbowler:
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4.18/5  rDev -0.5%

Bottle - What an awesome beer!!! Big and black, just the way I like my imperial stouts. A mild amount of chocolate in the taste and nose. Pitch black color and very smooth. The body was a little thin. Honestly I don’t believe this beer is 12% abv. Great Job, Dark Horse.

10-07-2011 13:26:30 | More by biggsbowler
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

06-16-2014 12:24:55 | More by tectactoe
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-29-2012 04:34:01 | More by Schlais
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-07-2014 00:10:33 | More by SanFranJake
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

06-29-2014 16:18:12 | More by bsideone
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New York

4.58/5  rDev +9%

A_Dark brown with a thick cinnamon colored head that quickly dissipates into a thin ring. Lacing coats the glass.

S_Rich malt,chocolate,espresso.

T_Dark chocolate and roasted malt.A little coffee flavor as well. Woody,smoky,vanilla oak coming through very nicely. Cant believe the abv is 12.5. Nice warming effect.

M_Not as thick as expected but still full bodied.

D_Too good.

05-24-2010 04:02:17 | More by nickadams2
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

09-09-2012 01:54:19 | More by heddar33
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-01-2012 20:27:36 | More by DWolf
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-03-2012 00:38:17 | More by Callmecoon
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-03-2013 23:11:27 | More by TimoP
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-24-2012 00:30:02 | More by Snikwad1020
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5/5  rDev +19%

08-19-2012 23:35:16 | More by jmshulk
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-25-2012 22:32:11 | More by megamass
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3.68/5  rDev -12.4%

The pour is opaque black with just a slight light brown ring of head around the top. The nose features a bunch of roast with a nice mellow blend of oak, bourbon, and vanilla. This is certainly not the beat you over the head type of BA Impy. Again, the bitter roasted malts and even a bit of an earthy hop character sneak through, and the give way to very enjoyable bourbon barrel aged character. We have a medium body here that is very easy to drink. Just a tad of carbonation to keep it from being flat. The finish is pretty short lived. I find that to be a bit of a bummer. But over all, I think we have a well made barrel aged beer here.

06-06-2009 02:13:35 | More by tjthresh
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-17-2014 03:44:19 | More by mctizzz
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4.7/5  rDev +11.9%

Appearance: black in color with minimal head, opaque, low carbonation

Smell: big milk chocolate, roasted malt, and alcohol

Taste: sweet creamy start followed by big milk chocolate and a rich dark coffee finish.

Mouthfeel: heavy body, low carbonation, sweet with slight bitterness

Drinkability: Wow. This one was the last beer I snuck into my travel bag on my way back from Pennsylvania and I am glad I did. This is my new king in this category which I love. Super malty, super chocolaty without being cloying, I could have several. I did not even realize this was 12% the alcohol is so well hidden. Just an amazing beer.

09-28-2011 19:19:42 | More by tigg924
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-12-2014 04:15:19 | More by aquazr1
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours black with a tan head. The aroma is alcohol, tobacco, leather and dark fruit. For the flavor is get notes of chocolate, leather, tobacco, roasted malt and alcohol. Thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. This was a pretty good beer, but I went in expecting it to be a great beer and for that reason, I was a little disappointed. Still, I am glad I got to try it.

06-21-2010 06:06:57 | More by Mora2000
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

09-25-2012 14:32:44 | More by Skye1024
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Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +1.9%

Bottle shared at a beer tasting/trading - this proved to be my favorite of the afternoon. Thanks Jeff!

Poured into a snifter glass. Jet black, nice mocha-tan head, good retention and lacing.

The nose is superb - coffee, chocolate, caramel, a bit of booze (but indeed, it's not bourbon), toasted malt. Rich and hearty.

Potent stuff. Strong caramel, chocolate and coffee flavor, with a bit of musky leather as well. Finishes bitter and quick.

Surprisingly light-bodied for such a rich and flavorful stout. Creamy, but not as much as I would have liked.

A great imperial stout, really enjoyed sipping on this despite the oppressive summer heat. Good balance of flavors, great nose - a little more body and this would have been sublime.

07-09-2011 21:29:47 | More by JohnnyBarman
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4.3/5  rDev +2.4%

Purchased at Big Top (!) in Rosyln my hometown. Pours as black as my heart. Smell is of roasted malt with a hint of bourbon. Nice lacing. Tastes of smooth roasted malt with a bit of the bourbon. More carbonation than expected in a big RIS. A bit of etoh burn on the way down. This should age nicely. Recommended.

04-03-2009 23:06:27 | More by SkinnyElvis
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4.13/5  rDev -1.7%

750ml bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours a pitch black color with a very thin dark. Brown head. Nose is lightly hot, it's vary dry, some coffee and chocolate but not over the top.

Taste dry, slightly dry, but my lips are sticky, there's a nice smoky finish, there is a nice with a light hop bite on the finish.

10-22-2011 01:15:59 | More by kingcrowing
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

22oz bomber at cellar temp poured into a snifter. not freshness date. purchased this on my trip to erie, PA.

pours out super dark, opaque motor oil black, even watching this go into the glass, this thing is dark. a small fizzy brown colored head that faded to a thin ring within minutes. no lace.

maybe not the huge aroma i was expecting, but still quite nice. some rich, heavily roasted, burnt malt, big solvent alcohol, some coffee and cocoa, a little dark fruits. heavy on the coffee like burnt malt and big alcohol.

rich and full bodied. cocoa, coffee, extra roasted burnt malt. again the big alcohol is there, but nothing offending. definatly warms the palate in a nice way. some nice milk chocolate on the backend and a bit of oak in the finish. bitter deep roasted malt as well. creamy. low on the carbonation.

overall: a really nice impy stout, and im definatly glad i got a chance to try it. this should age nicely. i will definatly pick up more next time i visit erie, but there are a lot of better impy stouts out there, but definatly in my top 20.

05-10-2011 00:07:10 | More by dogfishandi
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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%


Thanks to the Pittsburgh gang for sending this to the Cali gang!

Nearly black, though it's truly a very dark brown and dark ruby. The head is small, dark brown, and leaves the glass spotted and oily with stick. Pretty and appropriately thick and viscous.

Big notes of roast and coffee are front and center, along with mild chocolate, and a complementary oak presence. Rich and complete.

The flavor was even better than the aroma: big notes of roasted black malts, some coffee but not as much as in the aroma, bitter chocolate, mild sweetness, and a touch of bitterness. Really quite nice. This was a complete imperial stout and one of the highlights of my evening.

Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.


08-21-2012 01:52:53 | More by ehammond1
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4.38/5  rDev +4.3%

Picked up a pair of these at Capone's awhile back and thought I'd crack one open myself with a couple of friends after trading the other. Poured into my New Belgium snifter.

Appearance- Poured a thick, viscous black that wows my friends who are relatively new to big beers. A dark, dark, dark beer that yields about a half finger of brown head off of an aggressive pour. Head sticks around for awhile before fading down to a ring and a few residual patches. Some mild carbonation beads up the side of the glass and a good deal of stick lacing streaks down the side of the snifter as I drink.

Smell- A solid nose on this one. I pick up on a lot of burnt coffee and roasted malt backed up with smells bitter chocolate. None of the sharp astringency of a 12.5% alcohol content really coming through surprisingly and I suspect it is well hidden by the oak as a result.

Taste- This sure is an easy drinker. Lots of roasted malt and creamy bitter chocolate on the palate for me. Not as much of the burnt coffee comes through as I would have suspected from the nose but there is a lingering trace of it in the taste as well. Lots of smooth oakiness towards the end that pretty much completely hides the alcohol as I suspected. Really goes down easy.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Silky, creamy, smooth. Thick but not overly oily. Not a lot of burning alcohol to detract from the drinkability despite the high alcohol content. Very rich with pleasantly minimal level of carbonation. Extremely high drinkability for the style in my opinion given the great mouthfeel and smooth taste with well hidden alcohol.

Overall, an excellent oak aged imperial stout. Rich, smooth, creamy, and goes down easy. Highly recommended if you have the chance to try it.

07-26-2009 19:50:36 | More by boatshoes
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Big Black Voodoo Daddy from Voodoo Brewing Company
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