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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Voodoo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

777 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Black, generous head that dispurses quickly. Some residual lace. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, and licorice. Medium mouthfeel. An emphasis on bitter over malt, not extreme and I dig it. Good 65 ibu hoppiness, chocolate and coffee next. Emminently drinkable.Better than average IS in an Oscar-competitive franchise.
Gotten in trade.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 03:15:34 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-06-2013 02:25:41 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Plenum for sending me this one!

Pours an opaque black with a huge 3 inch puffy khaki head that settles to a craggy cap. A nice latticework of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, and some chocolate chip cookie dough. Alcohol aromas come out as the beer warms. Taste is of dark roasted malt, bitter cocoa powder, and slight coffee grounds. There is a mild roasty bitterness that lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a very low carbonation with a thick and creamy mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good stout but I really don't smell or taste any oak/wood that it was supposedly aged on.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 05:03:37 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-03-2012 13:06:54 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Received from mday in a trade at DLD 2009. Consumed in May 2009.

Pours a very dark coffee color with a nice tan head and some lacing. The aroma is initially of coffee and espresso, followed up by hints of chocolate, malt, and a bit of caramel. The taste is similar, with the malt shining through and containing the coffee flavor very well. The mouthfeel is a little bit of a letdown, not being as thick as I'd like. Overall, quite drinkable and I'll definitely have to seek out some Black Magick after having this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2009 20:54:39 | More by Thorpe429
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Malevolent black with miniscule glimmers of polished bronze along the bottom edge of the glass. Roughly two fingers of cappuccino colored cream was created on a controlled pour and takes its sweet time melting. Meanwhile, shredded sheets of suds are starting to be laid down on the upper reaches of the glass.

The nose is splendidly straightfoward American double/Imperial stout. Each sniff delivers a blast of dark chocolate and black coffee, with no liquor notes or hops to get in the way. There may be hints of smoke as well, it's hard to say for sure. Eleven different malts is pretty impressive... and it smells like all of them were put to good use.

Big Black Voodoo Daddy is putting an evil spell on my taste buds. It's pure evil because this outstanding elixir is only available (to me at least) through trading. Thanks mgbickel. It's damned delicious right now and should improve considerably as it continues to warm.

If you like massively malty stouts that bury their alcohol (almost) without a trace, you've come to the right beer. Specific flavors include darkest chocolate, charred coffee beans, black licorice, bitter black tea leaves and a puff of wood smoke. A bourbon barrel-aged version would probably be out of this world.

Chinook, Northern Brewer and Cascade hops provide much more bitterness (65 IBUs to start) than hop flavor. Having said that, citrus rind is beginning to seep in at the edges, especially on the ridiculously long and increasingly tight finish. Alcohol and alpha acids make sure that BBVD is not cloyingly sweet.

As expected, the mouthfeel has settled in over time and gotten comfortable. At the mid-bomber point, it's velvety smooth and is working on some pretty impressive chewiness. Slightly too boisterous bubbles in the first few ounces have calmed down in perfect fashion.

Voodoo's Big Black Voodoo Daddy is the real deal. Despite my earlier desire for a bourbon barrel-aged version, kudos to the brewers for deciding against the bells and whistles and brewing a chocolate-black-roasted-smoked malty American double stout that kicks ass and takes names. Worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 22:17:30 | More by BuckeyeNation
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metter98

New York

4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet plack in color. It poured with a delicate lacing of bubbles on the surface along with a thin tan collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of roasted malts are present in the nose; these become stronger as te beer warms up.
T: Intense flavors of roasted malts are present in the taste along with hints of chocolate malts and a bit of alcohol. It has a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The strong roastiness leaves your mouth a little dry in the finish.
O: This beer seems to taste more like a Russian Imperial Stout with all of the roasted malts, except that it isn't as fullbodied as beers in that style. It hides its alcohol very well considering the strength.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 01:55:51 | More by metter98
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Despite the high ABV, the fudge brown beer still generates a nice tan head and though it doesn't hang around for long, it leaves plenty of lacing behind

Smell: Roasty and charred, up front, with rich chocolate tones and a hint of pudding

Taste: Roasty and charred, almost smokey, up front, but the chocolate pudding flavors arrive in the middle, bringing sweetness, vanilla and a touch of dark fruit, as well; the flavors all meld together in the finish, with the charred bitterness stepping up a notch

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy; moderate carbonation; surprisingly little burn despite the ABV

Overall: I cellared this beer for at least two years and the aging has been a real benefit as there is a lot of complexity and the likely heat of its youth has dissipated

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 18:12:10 | More by brentk56
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Avery big thanks to the kind BA's in the world. Certain people out there keep me trading though at times I wonder why, this kind of thing makes it worth it. This gem arrived at my house today and I am drinking it within 3 hours of its arrival. Served chilled and poured into a goblet, this one was consumed on 01/07/2009.

The pour was black as night. No light escaping this beast. A full two inches of tan foam rose up from the bottom of the glass, capping off the top very nicely and then settling down to a thin layer across the top with some nice side glass lacing.

The aroma was rich with roasted malts and chocolate. Some light hints of bournon and oak and a touch of dark fruits. As it warmed a very nice burnt carmale like note coming through as it starts to warm. The flavor was more of the same, though it took on a much coffee like bitterness that was very welcome. Rich and dark, forboding, this was a really intense stout. Led by bitter chocolate and coffee and a touch of an alcohol note, it was everything I had hoped it would be. Smooth, delicate profile with nice carbonation. For 12% it was remarkably drinkable and that was really a testament to how good this beer was.

Overall everything I had hoped for here and my string of good stouts continues. Voodoo is soo on thier game it is not even funny. Between this and black majik, hot damn there is a new player in town.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2009 02:40:20 | More by mikesgroove
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-25-2011 17:26:23 | More by nmann08
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a wonderful Stout, deserving of it's rightful pedistal in the Best of BA.

Heavy on the charred character, the beer leads the way with roasted grains, espresso flavor, and a strong toasty finish. Sturdy malts give great sweetness and body to the beer that sides with the malt taste and texture rather than sugary sweetness. Still caramel, toffee, and molassas are noted in taste but not in texture. Bready, rich, and robust in feel, this beer is well malted and attenuated.

Espresso, bittersweet cocoa powder, and roasted grains give a lot of grounding and balance to the malts. Hop bitterness make it worthy of an Imperial Stout but hold back on the hop flavor with some mild grasses and pine notes that rise here and there.

Fruitiness is evident in the background with currants, licorice, dates, and figs but never compete with the malts and toasted qualities, religate to background complexities. No phenolics or off flavors to mention.

An outstanding beer that favors the roasty-toasty notes over balance. It seems to work for them, taking on a powdery dry feel with so much power in taste. A true pleasure to drink.

Thanks Khiasmus! You are a rockstar my friend!

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2009 03:28:39 | More by BEERchitect
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womencantsail

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another big thanks goes out to imperialking for this beer.

A: The pour is incredibly dark brown/black with a thin tan head on top.

S: The nose is heavy on the roast with some nice coffee and dark fruit notes along with some sweet vanilla and molasses.

T: The flavor opens up very similarly to the nose with plenty of roast. The chocolate comes through more here along with some good coffee and a light bitterness. Again, dark fruits and vanilla find their way onto the palate.

M: The body is medium to full with a fairly high level of carbonation for an imperial stout.

D: Despite a huge ABV, this one is very easy to drink. I didn't notice any alcohol at all and found the beer delicious and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2010 22:54:21 | More by womencantsail
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

01-24-2013 18:34:59 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-21-2012 14:18:51 | More by kjkinsey
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-13-2013 22:32:48 | More by spycow
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

01-12-2012 08:20:52 | More by ygtbsm94
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

03-21-2012 14:29:45 | More by Texasfan549
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a big brew, it pours as a jet black color with a nice brown head on it. The smell of the beer has a wooden, chocolatey burnt aroma. The taste of this brew has a complex roasted base with some sweet chocolate coffee like flavors. The mouthfeel is pretty thick which is nice for this beer. It leave a nice brown tinge on the glass after each sip. Overall this has nothing on the black magic but all in all this isn't a bad second choice.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 04:15:51 | More by Knapp85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a GameWorks shaker pint glass.

Big thanks to DavoleBomb for this bottle!

Offering #2 in our Hallowe'en mini-tasting. It pours a bulletproof onyx topped by more than a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, coffee, chocolate syrup, oak, and a touch o' black leather. The taste follows very similar guidelines, with the addition of more oak, burnt pretzels, and blackened biscuits. The body is a solid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a surprisingly thin feel. Overall, a mighty tasty stout, though a bit on the thin and bubbly side for me. I was expecting some level of chewiness, but nothing of the sort came through. Still, this is a pretty strong entry regardless.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2010 00:52:22 | More by TMoney2591
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

06-12-2014 06:04:27 | More by GRG1313
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largadeer

California

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one as an extra from the incredibly generous jasonm, thanks man.

Appearance: The dark and utterly opaque black body rests below a quarter-inch of mocha-colored foam that rapidly recedes to a ring. Not much in the way of legs or lace.

Smell: Bold and oaky, oatmeal cookie with chocolate chunks. Vanilla cream puff. It's like walking by one of those Mrs Field's cookie stores. The aroma hints at coffee, roast and spicy licorice, but it's more on the dessert side. The oak contributes a lot to this one, both balancing an enriching the aroma. By far my favorite aspect of the beer; I don't really want to drink this just so that I can continue smelling it.

Taste & mouthfeel: Doesn't quite live up to the aroma, but still damn enjoyable. The balance between roastiness, bitterness and rich, sweet malt is flawless. Flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla extract and near-burnt whole grain bread are prevalent. There's a touch of molasses, but this beer isn't actually that viscous (not to say that it's anywhere near thin). The finish brings out a lingering note of dark roasted coffee, like a pot that sat on the burner too long. Delicious stuff; easy to drink, brilliantly balanced and just downright impressive.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2009 06:28:12 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

01-10-2013 17:43:43 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Acquired a few years ago from bonkers courtesy of the Quick & Easy High Card BIF so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a large dense light brown head that fades very slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, chocolate, some bourbon, some smokiness and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a very hearty roasted malt character that is quickly followed by some smokiness. Then some flavors of chocolate, bourbon, coffee and dark fruit come in but they aren’t too strong. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium-to-heavy body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty and complex, goes down dangerously easily, slightly filling, very strong kick, good representation of style, this is a very good big stout that worth drinking for as long as you can handle it.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 06:54:44 | More by TheManiacalOne
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-19-2013 05:17:02 | More by RblWthACoz
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big Black Voodoo Daddy, Voodoo Brewing Co.

Full-on ebony hue, lush, thick, roasted tan head.

Licorice, bitter espresso, a little black pepper...hints of whiskey, bourbon, a very rich, full aroma.

Flavor's all over the joint. Big, rich, expansive, deep, dark, bitter, charcoal and chocolate. Mmm, bitter and beautiful. yum. great balance, terrific mix of flavors, very satisfying. rich chocolate. Mmm, lovely-ness.

Roasty-toasty, full and flavorful, rich and delicious...mmm...Big Black Voodoo Daddy, I love you.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 22:44:23 | More by feloniousmonk
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Big Black Voodoo Daddy from Voodoo Brewing Company
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