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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Voodoo Brewing Company

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Ratings: 919
Reviews: 402
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 358
Gots: 232 | 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:
Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 07-05-2006

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.

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Ratings: 919 | Reviews: 402
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Bomber from '09 into a 25cl Duvel tulip. This one's been in my cellar for a while, and was actually part of one of my very first trades - thanks to Beerman777!

A: Black body with red highlights. One finger of creamy light brown head. Good retention and lacing. Nice.

S: Heavy vanilla, milk chocolate, and some fruity, sherry-like oxidation that's almost reminiscent of cherries. Pleasant, but a bit uninspired.

T: Creamy, sweet, and roasty. Vanilla, chocolate, licorice, coffee, and fruity oxidation. Long, ashy, bitter, oaky finish. Tasty.

M: Thick, smooth, creamy. Yeah.

O: This one was quite enjoyable and extremely complex, but definitely a bit over the hill for my tastes. I really need to stop aging so many stouts...

Cheers!

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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

Can't find a bottle date, but I can find a clean snifter glass.

Pours as black as black is black. Couldn't scrounge a tall foam cap, even with a height pour. Mocha-colored head fell and dispersed pretty quickly with some surface asteroids.

Roasty coffee sweet with a big ol' chocolate bar thrown in for good measure. The heat's there, but it's decently toned down. Flan custard and vanilla, too. Pretty decadent nose on this beer.

Get-go bitterness from the char-roast. Huge chocolate and coffee notes dominate this one. Burnt sugars, herbal hops, and some peatiness. There's some noticeable butterscotch in the late middle that turns to candy in the finish. Nice addition of smoke that peeks in-and-out throughout the whole experience. No real blatant taste of alcohol, just the effects and warmth. Really well-done.

Medium-full body with a light carbonation. Well-disguised alcohol, but you know it's there (like me, who is finishing the bottle by his lonesome) after awhile.

Kudos to Voodoo! A phenomenal I.S. I thought it might be a little over-the-top, but this makes a nice package. Look forward to aging my other bottle.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.4%

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2/5  rDev -52.3%

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1/5  rDev -76.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a very dark, just about black, body with reddish/brown hues around the edges. A small single finger coffee colored head sits on top, but quickly falls to a thin cap.

S- Licorice up front, espresso, bitter dark chocolate, slight vanilla, and just the slightest hint of alchohol. Very good!

T- chocolate, slight vanilla, more black licorice, a touch of dark fruits, and again, just a slight touch of the ABV, and more espresso.

MF- Sadly, this was not even close to being even modoratly bodied, let alone full bodied. It does however, have a nice slick feeling on the palate.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thick viscous black liquid that has an off white head which leaves a small ring around the side of the glass. Aroma is pretty fruity with some nice roast and a bit of cocoa. Flavor is a bit too fruity for.me. nice cocoa. Kinda sweet and roasty. Very nice. Mouthfeel is really nice. Full bodied without being cloying and good fine carb. Very nice beer. Fruit is a bit bigger than I would like, but still a very nice beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of oline73
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a goblet from the bottle.

Appearance: Pours an opaque black with a finger of tan head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Quite roasty, this doesn't smell like a particularly sweet beer. I'm getting some warm alcohol and a hoppy presence.

Taste: This beer isn't nearly as sweet as most beers of this style. Roasty with some dark chocolate. The finish is bitter from the roast but also some hope along with warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side with tingly carbonation and a warm, dry finish.

Overall: I'm really liking this one. So many Imperial Stouts are too sweet, this showcases some of the other flavors. I will definitely have another and I look forward to trying the bottle I am aging.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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

22 oz. bottle poured into a standard pint.

A - Pours a black color with a thin mocha head that dies to a halo. Good lacing.

S - Roasted coffee beans, dark cracker malts, and some oak.

T - Dominated by roastiness from the front to the aftertaste. Some dark fruits, baker's chocolate, char, and serious coffee as well, with a nice woody bitterness on the finish. At 65 IBU, it is a bit more bitter than most of the style, and I will age one to see what happens. The roasty notes are bordering on smokiness, but the other flavors meld with this to create a complex flavor that is really enjoyable. The big 12.50% is well hidden. The dark fruits and the sweetness come out a little bit as it warms, making it even tastier and more balanced.

M - Tingly carbonation with a medium-thick feel. Suits the flavors well and goes down easy.

O - This is a huge stout with some intense toasty/smokey flavors. If you don't enjoy that in a beer, I would steer clear of this one. I find those characteristics to be very pleasant in this case, and when combined with the plethora of other flavors found in this beer, it makes for a definite success for Voodoo. At under $9/bomber for this 12.50% stout, I highly recommend it.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Big Black Voodoo Daddy from Voodoo Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 919 ratings.