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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Voodoo Brewing Company

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860 Ratings
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Ratings: 860
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 352
Gots: 220 | FT: 25
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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Reviews by nhindian:
Photo of nhindian
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a large snifter.

A - Pours out of the bottle deliberately and looks similar to many other imperial stouts out there; black as hell, only the thin consistency compared to some other syrupy stouts allows a few dark cocoa highlights to be seen on the edges. Only about 1-fingers worth of sandy colored head rests on top for a few moments before reducing thin, wispy, spectral threads floating aimlessly in the glass. There's also some moderate lacing to be seen as well.

S - The smell is actually much lighter than I would've thought given the high ABV, but perhaps this could be due to some of the oak mellowing it out a little. There's a lot of coffee and bittersweet chocolate in the nose, mixed with a slight oak woodiness, bringing a bit of vanilla. A faint trace of alcohol astringency can be detected in the very end of the smell.

T - The taste, much like the nose, is more mild than anticipated. As in the nose, coffee and chocolate reign supreme here, with the chocolate gaining the edge on the palate. The oak is hard to distinguish here, but the thing that really surprised me was that the alcohol is almost completely negligible besides a slight appearance in the finish. While the flavors certainly pop, I was expecting a more robust and bold profile. Due to the look, feel, and taste of this beer, I would've pegged it as around a 6-7% stout, but it certainly does a good job of hiding its intentions!

M - Mouthfeel is thin with moderately low carbonation. Full-flavored but not chewy or syrupy. Actually find it a little bit watery. Leaves a thin coating on the mouth.

D - Drinkability is high. I only poured a little over half of the body and saving the rest for tomorrow as I had a long night, but I could easily find myself drinking the whole bomber. The alcohol is surprisingly absent and the flavors and mouthfeel lend itself to be on the more quaffable side of big stouts.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of nickadams2
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of tjthresh
3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Photo of mctizzz
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of tigg924
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of SkinnyElvis
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of kingcrowing
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of dogfishandi
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Big Black Voodoo Daddy from Voodoo Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.