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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Voodoo Brewing Company

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94
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862 Ratings
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Ratings: 862
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 352
Gots: 221 | 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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A: Pitch black in appearance, nice caramel color head with some substance...good lace.

S: Roasted malt, bourbon, cherry, charcoal, coffee bean.

T: Strong notion of robust roastyness all around. Sweet in the back with some dark cherry notes coming up.

M: Little thin on the tongue but still held some creaminess in toe. ABV non-existent given reality, little to no carbonation (see above), surprisingly clean throughout.

O: Pretty stoked to see this on the lineup, even more awesome was tasting for the first time in cask form. Will be seeking out in the future to compare and age.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured in to CBS Snifter.

A - Poured a thick, inky black colour with only a trace of bubbly light brown head.

S - A bit hit of oak up front. Roasted malts, licorice, dark chocolate and brown sugar aromas complete the nose. The 12% ABV is not detectable at all.

T - A heavy dose of roasted malts up front with hazelnut, coffee, molasses and a hint of cocoa. The oak chips that were evident in the nose are barely detectable but do show up very subtly in the background. The ABV is extremely well hidden. Starts out with a noticeable bitterness that gives way to a big sweetness in the middle with a long, dry finish.

M - Medium body with light carbonation. A little thinner than I expected from the pour.

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Aroma is full of roasted malt, chocolate, aniseed, booze. Faintly woody and bitter.

Big flavor with lots of roastiness, chocolate, molasses, char, toffee, oak, and alcohol. Muted hoppiness. Medium sweetness. Bitter lingering aftertaste with a hint of black licorice.

Medium full mouthfeel with a touch of chewy viscosity; could use a little more for my taste. Good stickiness; low to moderate carbonation.

This is a very good imperial stout but I’d like it more with just a touch more sweetness and chewiness.

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Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Duvel Belgian Tulip glass. I had to drive into PA to the Beer Store in Southampton PA to get this. I couldn’t find it in any of the NJ beer stores in the central NJ area.

Appearance: A dark as night (I mean really, really dark) motor oil syrup pour got me no head at all, even with an aggressive pour. I’m not sure if it was the bottle I bought, as the bottle cap had a slight rise on one of the sides. Either way, there was no head and no lacing. You could see the syrupy thickness of the beer clinging to the side of the glass when tilted.

Smell: I immediately got oats, malt, and barley, with mild chocolate and dark fruits. In my opinion, the oats and malt dominate the nose, almost oatmeal stout like. With a deep inhale when the beer warms a bit you can catch the sweetness and boozy aroma.

Taste: Sweet dark chocolate, oats, barley, and malts dominate the palate, followed by a moderately bitter expresso coffee finish. There is a mild tinge of booziness on the tongue, a lot less than expected for the higher ABV. Mild hops are present but clearly take a back seat to the malty oats. I really thought I was drinking an Oatmeal Imperial Stout.

Mouthfeel: This is a thick and delicious beer with mild carbonation, but tingly enough on the tongue. I was very impressed how well the higher ABV is hidden. It didn't have that typical alcohol burn one would expect when an Imperial Stout creeps over the 12% ABV range.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer and would definitely buy it again, as I enjoyed the malty oatmeal presence this Imperial Stout offered. I just wish I could find it locally. Well done Voodoo, well done…

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Big Black Voodoo Daddy from Voodoo Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 862 ratings.