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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Voodoo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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777 Ratings
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Ratings: 777
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 342
Gots: 206 | FT: 22
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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AltBock

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -4%
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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GregSVT

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into a snifter

A: Pours a deep black with a small dark tan head that fades to a ring pretty quickly and leaves some lacing as you drink.

S: The nose is mainly roasted malts with some cocoa, coffee, and a bit of vanilla in the background.

T: The taste is ashy with big notes of dark roasted malt, black coffee, and dark chocolate. There is a bit of a vanilla flavor in the background but it's almost completely covered up by the dark roasty flavors.

M: The feel is on the thicker side of medium bodied and slightly creamy.

O: I didn't love this beer but I did enjoy drinking it. The ABV is pretty high for a non-barrel aged beer and that does make it hard to finish the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 02:13:30 | More by GregSVT
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on cask @ mister goodbar/ Cole's 1st Cask ale Festival
served a 16 oz pint for $5
Black in color with a little mocha head that turned to a film but left plenty of lacing
Smells of coffee and malts
Tastes were coffee with chocolate hints, alcohol presence felt
Felt nice in the mouth but the alcohol presence was a bit overwhelming but just made it more of a sipper than a session beer...
was a good way to start the night

Serving type: cask

12-07-2008 15:11:27 | More by sliverX
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doughanson78

Washington

4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Big thanks to russwbeck for this want.

A: Very black. One finger creamy tan head with good retention and lacing.

S: Dark chocolate and roasted coffee. A hint of cream. Very subtle oak notes.

T: Dark creamy chocolate upfront. Roasted coffee with a hint of bitterness and a touch of oak in the middle. Finishes with chocolate, cream, and a slightly charred malt flavor.

M: Medium body. Medium high carbonation. Super creamy.

O: Good Imperial Stout. Nothing mind blowing but pretty tasty.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 00:52:28 | More by doughanson78
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pmlondrigan

New York

4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Axic10 (Alex) huge thanks!! This is basically black with a lighter head then expected, some light lacing appears but slumps down the glass eventually. Anise, licorice, cacao nibs, faint oaky aroma with touches of coffee. Really roasty flavor with a base of coffee and cacao nibs, some spice notes like anise and even cinnamon. Touches of vanilla on the finish.
Thinner mouthfeel then one would expect but nice finish, I do like a chewier stout. I would buy this again, though I do feel it is more of an RIS then american double stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2011 01:28:23 | More by pmlondrigan
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Schlais

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-29-2012 04:34:01 | More by Schlais
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Callmecoon

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-03-2012 00:38:17 | More by Callmecoon
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aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-12-2014 04:15:19 | More by aquazr1
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2010 06:06:57 | More by Mora2000
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Infernal75

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz.

A: The appearance is pretty good, can see just a little amber light through the edges of the almost black stout. Good, but not great looking stout.

S: Immediately I get a lot of smokiness from the smell, as it warms more sort of caramel sweetness starts to come through. I personally am not a huge fan of smoky stouts/porters but the aroma on BBVD is pretty good despite my lack of preference for smoky beers.

T: Right from the refrigerator, BBVD comes across almost as a smoked porter rather than a stout. However, as soon as it warms even a bit, the smokiness is replaced partly by carmel-ly sweetness tinged with both an earthy hoppiness and a fading dark fruit presence. If you're a fan of monstrous bold coffee/chocolate/sweet stouts, maybe BBVD isn't for you, but it's still a big tasty stout.

M: The mouthfeel is a little light for my preference, but other BA's might call it velvety, silky, or smooth. To me, BBVD is just a little too light/thin for a Russian imperial stout. For perspective, I think BBVD is great to drink beside thinner-bodied beers, but compared to other Russian imperial stouts, it's a little lacking.

O: BBVD is quite enjoyable, by no means a weak beer, but maybe not as exciting as what an experienced BA would expect from a Russian imperial stout. Definitely worth a try, just don't stack it up against other limited release "big boy" stouts.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2011 04:37:17 | More by Infernal75
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-26-2013 03:27:04 | More by stereosforgeeks
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dc55110

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-28-2012 16:29:35 | More by dc55110
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05Harley

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased through Beerjobber fresh from the brewery.
(360 calories)

Price $29.99/two 22oz bombers

I've really been looking forward to trying this for awhile. An old world ale without the bourbon.

As expected, this one pours pitch black like ink with a lite tan creamy 1/2 inch head. It doesn't take long for the covering to dissipate to a silky sheen with a thick outer ring. As the chalice empties a decoration of lacing begins to unfold and adds to the allure of a quality RIS.

The aroma is fairly strong and dead on for the description. Bakers chocolate, coffee grounds, vanilla, charred wood and a hint of burnt raisins.

On the tastebuds, a big blast of roasted malt, vanilla and coffee start things off followed by black licoric and spices. I'm picking up very little sweetness in both taste and smell but it seems to work well here.

The mouthfeel starts out soft and creamy but slowly creeps it's way to a bitter dry finish thanks to the pine hops. Medium body which matches this beer head on. In the end soft carbonation and a noticeable alcohol warming is felt.

Overall not mind blowing but pretty damn good and potent as well. Look to sip this one on a winters night.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 01:25:39 | More by 05Harley
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-19-2011 02:13:51 | More by Stigs
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-22-2012 01:23:48 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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Omensetter

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-30-2014 03:20:57 | More by Omensetter
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-29-2014 16:38:21 | More by Kmlund
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-04-2014 01:13:01 | More by kbuzz
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-20-2014 17:34:17 | More by waddellc2
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A capped 650 mL bottle with the Brass Rail Deli price tag still on it. This one has been hanging around for nearly two years.

A: The stout is pitch black, a murky morass of tar and oil. Even a vigourous pour barely generates a head. What does come up is thin and wispy, a mere band around the edge of the glass.

S: The stout has a full nose, vinous and rich. Semi-sweet chocolate and cocoa powder, a sweet and bitter mixture, share the stage. The stout seems plenty boozy, but that strength aids in the rich aroma.

T: Nice. The time in my cellar has paid off in a much richer flavor. A port-like sweetness leads off but quickly turns dark, revealing a charred, burnt body. Oak-wise, the flavors are tame and struggle for attention behind the bold stout flavors. What's there is softly sweet. Generally, though, this is a bold stout, boozy and burnt. The sweetness, a vinous depth, pushes the stout into the upper levels. A wall of chocolate and burnt (charred) toast defines the finish. Man oh man, what a stout.

M: The mouthfeel is bold but sweet, a real imperial stout. The burnt flavors transition into chocolate and cocoa. The mild oak flavors, sporadic as they are, add enough diversity to be noticed.

D: At 12.5%, this is a beer to take seriously. The stark, charred flavor, coupled with excessive booze, is scary good. I might have a headache tomorrow but it will be worth it.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 02:46:06 | More by akorsak
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LakerLeith

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-03-2014 21:21:04 | More by LakerLeith
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MarkJBurch

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-26-2014 01:17:23 | More by MarkJBurch
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-13-2014 04:58:52 | More by jegross2
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uncccegr

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-12-2013 21:27:01 | More by uncccegr
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-05-2011 02:49:15 | More by tclapper
Big Black Voodoo Daddy from Voodoo Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 777 ratings.