Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Voodoo Brewing Company

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Ratings: 863
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 352
Gots: 222 | 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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Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of nmbr0ne
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into goblet.

Appearance: Black body with an almost non-existent, tan head that immediately disappears leaving very little to no lacing.

Smell: Chocolate and coffee mostly. Some booze. Disappointing.

Taste: More chocolate and coffee. Roasted malts right at the front. Good flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. The alcohol isn't overwhelming. It's mostly only present in the smell. Little to no carbonation.

Overall: Not my favorite stout, but still tasty. A little on the lighter side I'd say. Needs more head and a more complex smell.

Photo of joefuzz
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber sent to me a very good while back by g311, poured the whole thing into my southampton snifter.

Pours jet black with a pretty large muddy brown head that sticks ever so nicely to the side of the glass the whole time.

Smell is a very nice blend of strong roasted malt with a hint of chocolate.

Roasted malts punch you in the face on the first sip of this beer but as it warms up it gives a subtle maple coca oak-ish taste. 12% ABV is nowhere to be found.

Mouthfeel seems slightly light and carbonation a little on the high side.

Overall great beer, I hope voodoo starts sending this stuff to ny sometime soon.

Photo of Soonami
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of beef13
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Kaydogg
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of hdelavega
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes. Poured strait black with a two finger tan head, nice lacing. Lots of Choclate, some vanilla, dark fruit, overall pretty sweet, minimal bitterness. The body was on the full side of medium with fairly light carbonation. Very pleasant. A very enjoyable stout, well balanced with just enough complexity to keep it interesting without going overboard.

Photo of RedHaze
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of doopiedoopiedoo
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bottle of this was given to me by Jeffo. I looked forward to opening this all week.

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter

Looks black and came with a one finger tan colored head that faded leaving a bit of lacing

Roasted malts came to the nose at first and after that chocolate and a bit of coffee.

Flavors are everything that the nose promised and as the beer warmed up. The roasted malts, chocolate and coffee were dominant but still a bit of oak seemed to shine through.

A medium to heavy body that I enjoyed quite a bit. A little bit of booze on medium carbonation levels completed this.

Overall a great TGIF kind of beer. I liked it, loved it but wouldn't travel great distances to get it again. If I were ever able to pick one up for a decent price I'd certainly would do so. thanks Jeff for letting me try this.

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a goblet.

Appearance - Pours a black body with a small, fleeting khaki head. No lacing. Not good retention. Mostly average for a high ABV stout.

Smell - Chocolate, coffee, and oak. A surprising amount of oak that almost makes it smell like an RIS. Booze on the nose, as well.

Taste - Chocolate, coffee, and, surprise, oak. Lots of oak. Huge roast presence before it, though. Hardly any sweetness to it. Enjoyable flavor with a ton of oak in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Nowhere near as heavy as I'd imagine a 12.5% stout should be. Easy drinking and even a touch dry from the oak. Well hidden alcohol.

Overall - Tasty stout that is perhaps overwhelmed by the oak. It serves a decent purpose though. Well constructed, if not spectacular.

Photo of doughanson78
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of ms11781
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to tedwarhc. 22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours an extremely thick, solid, jet black. Perhaps the most viscous looking beer, appearance wise, that I have had to date. A small tan head develops and quickly settles in as a relatively thick foam ring around the glass. Surprisingly, the lacing is excellent. The foam completely coats the glass with each sip before breaking up a bit. It ends up leaving thick rings of foam stuck to the glass. Really excellent looking beer from the thicker pour, to the black color and great head retention and lacing.

The nose is pretty strong, fairly complex and changes as the beer warms. When chilled, the beer has strong roasted notes, almost acrid at times. There are hints of licorice and
nice oak notes. When the beer warms the roasted notes smooth out and the oak becomes more present. The licorice is still there but it's lost a bit in the mix. Nice subtle chocolate and a bigger dark fruit aroma emerge as well.

The taste is in line with the nose. Starts with a touch of chocolate and some nice, sweet, dark fruit. Cherries and maybe some plum come to mind. The roasted character is excellent. It's smooth, none of the strong, almost acrid notes that were in the nose. There is also an underlying, subtle oak flavor that seems to be present throughout each sip. All the flavors are blended together seamlessly. The beer is extremely smooth and finishes with a slight, pleasant bitterness from the roast.

Low carbonation and a heavy body give the beer a big, full mouthfeel. As mentioned, it is extremely smooth. It's not often a beer ends up being this big without being viscous, but this one doesn't feel that way, it just looks it.

This is an outstanding beer. Big bold flavors and aromas with a mouthfeel to match. This is a big, huge stout. It's silky smooth and a pleasure to drink. Surprisingly, there is no detection of the 12.5% ABV. Impressive in its own right.

Photo of Callmecoon
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of jera1350
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 2010:

The traditional solid black body with a massively thick cap of cocoa colored. Gobs of sticky lacing all over the glass. The head is still a rocky mound of puffy foam.

A big nose of chocolate and roasted malt with a hint of oak and smoke.

Very nice complexity in the flavor. Roasty, sweet, dark chocolate, espresso, oak and touch of smoke and cream. Good roasty aftertaste. Warm feeling of alcohol down deep.

Feels a bit light especially for a beer that is over 12%. The carbonation is very soft and smooth. Very subtle stickiness with a dry ending.

A very nice beer. Well rounded and drinks rather easily for how big it is. Alcohol is either really well hidden off the bat or it's mellowed out from the aging. Top notch stout here.

Photo of n2185
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours black with a finger of tan head that fades into a thin head with a little lacing.

S: lots of roasted malts with faint molasses notes. Dark chocolate comes on strong afterward with some roasted coffee notes as well.

T: lots of roasted malts with dark chocolate and some bitter coffee notes at first. Smoked peat and char notes bring up the finish.

M: thick body with mid-low carbonation that is smooth and creamy.

O: one of the better non-bbal stouts out there. Not too bitter or sweet, but quite good.

Photo of brez8791
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of CGMLS3
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of mmcnaughton
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of brewdan
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 Vintage

Pours opaque black with a decent foamy mocha head.

Smells roasty with a hint of licorice, coffee, and raisins.

Strong roasty flavors a touch bitter at first turning sweet on midpalete and finish. Strong coffee, raisin, and licorice flavors that are really creamy.

Creamy mouthfeel with low but ample carbonation.

I believe this was better when fresher. The flavors are well integrated but this feels a little 'old' or 'tired'. Still a wonderful, tasty brew.

Photo of jwelsh
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Stigs
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter. 2009 Vintage.

(A)- Pours a thick black color with some nice tan froth. Some good lace.

(S)- A nice richness to it. Roasty and bready with raisin and cocoa. Solid.

(T)- A nice rich smoothness with roasted cocoa, raisin, coffee bean, and caramel. Very nice.

(M)- A mellow carbonation level, though very fitting. A great balance to it as well. Some warmth from the ABV, but very well integrated considering the large 12.5% this has. Sweet and rich, but neither overpowering.

(D)- A great stout for sure. Well balanced and rich with a nice smoothness. I have not had this fresh, but the time this particular bottle had on it seems to really be a great amount of time to lay this down for.

Photo of IrishColonial
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Big Black Voodoo Daddy from Voodoo Brewing Company
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