1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Voodoo Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Big Black Voodoo DaddyBig Black Voodoo Daddy

Educational use only; do not reuse.

919 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 919
Reviews: 402
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 359
Gots: 234 | FT: 27
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.

all Beers to be bottle conditioned
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 919 | Reviews: 402
Photo of throwback
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of mwbrady12
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of anticipation23
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JamnesCameron
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter.

A - Black as night, no head to speak of. Thin wisps on the surface of light tan bubbles.

S - Roasted, chocolate, some smoke, very complex aromas

T - First sip is roasted, with some smoke phenolics. Cocoa and coffee in the middle. Roast malt, burnt sugar at the end.

M - mouthfeel is thinner than I expected. Very mouth coating. Some slickness.

D - Drinkability is good for such a high alcohol beer. This will come back to kick me in the ass before I am through with the bottle. Black voodoo indeed.

Photo of jhartley
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into my Mad Elf chalice.

Deep black body with a very thin tan head which dissipated quickly and would return with a swish of the glass. No light shines through when held up to the light.

Aromas of licorice, espresso and unsweetened chocolate and some alcohol.

Tastes of dark char, roasted malts, chocolate, espresso, burnt molasses. Coats our tongue in that deliciousness. Alcohol bite is there at the end as it warms up. No doubt about it, when you're drinking this you're drinking a Big Bad stout!

Really just a great stout, big bold, tasty. Thick and bold with the mouthfeel, but not too heavy that you can't drink the whole bomber yourself. If you like your stouts big, go find yourself a bottle, you won't be disappointed.

Photo of huysmans
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of alex_hart
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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

650ml bottle 12,5% Abv.
Served lightly chilled in an over sized wine glass.
2011 Vintage

Thanks to Futura123 for this bottle.

Appearance: A rough pour yields a small, creamy tan coloured head atop what appears to be a pitch black beer, however a back light shows a fair amount of deep red along the edges of the glass. The head displays average retention for the abv, and leaves a few small patches of lacing. A swirl coats the glass in light alcohol legs.

Smell: The initial nose is outstanding, offering big notes of chocolate and roasted malt, along side smaller amounts of coffee and cocoa. Oddly, as the beer begins to warm, the nose seems to deteriorate somewhat and feels a little flat. The chocolate character is lost and strong aromas of toasted grains as well as a dark fruit character and a hint of liquorice are noted.

Taste: As expected, the flavour leans slightly towards the roasted/bitter side of things, but still displays a big underlying sweetness that is noted periodically. Flavour notes include: Roasted malt, some char, chocolate, a little coffee, sweet dark fruits, dark caramel, molasses, toasted grains and a little liquorice. There is almost no trace of the 12,5% noted.

Mouthfeel: As with the rest of the beer, the mouthfeel is good, but not outstanding. The body is just shy of full, with a medium level of fairly smooth carbonation.

Overall: Big Black Voodoo Daddy is a good (almost great) imperial stout, but just lacks a wow factor. That said, I would happily drink it again in the future.

Photo of BierJager89
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with a mocha head. Very dark.

S: Dark chocolate, oak and vanilla in the nose.

T: Dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak, caramel, molasses, licorice.

M: Full bodied and smoothish.

O: This beer is really really good. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of griffeyb
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of grimey68
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cfrobrew
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of KiMiRaiK
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of julielynndubee
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Beer4B
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of EricCioe
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Ben7773
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beachbum1975
4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, what a great night for beer! Just got done watching LOST episode #100... This one was shared by DrewOSU - thanks a ton!

Pours a dark root beer to black with burgundy highlights in the bottle of of my Founders snifter... Minimal, dark tan head with no lacing.

The nose is amazing... Dark molasses, figs, burnt caramel, cherry, heavily roasted malts and lots of tobacco. Lots going on and the nose is huge on this one!!! Smells mostly like I just opened a pack of Redman chewing tobacco - wow!

High carbonation, medium to full bodied with full flavor. More tobacco, cherries, alcohol burn, burnt malts, oak, dark figs all trailing in coffee in the aftertaste.

This is a superb beer. I WANT MORE!!!

Photo of Devi0us
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of kerry4porters
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Tafyob41
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of beergod1
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber UPick6 in Erie PA. Pours very black with thin tan head. The aroma of molasses and a hint of oak hits my nose as I pour; with a closer sniff I get lots of coffee and chocolate and a lot of dark fruitiness. The flavor is rich espresso, some dark chocolate, and a little bit of toasty oak. Some earthy and leafy hops are evident toward the finish. Bits of roasty and ashy sourness come through once in a while. The finish has a woody bitterness and a slight alcohol warmth. Chocolate and smoke sneak into the aftertaste. Pretty good. But not as good as some Oatmeal Stouts I have been drinking lately.

Photo of Neffbeer
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of mikey711
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a 2009 bottle that I have been sitting on for a while

A:Very dark black which pours a rather large head that quickly fades but leaves one ring on top of the beer. No lacing to speak of

S: Heavily roasted smell that reminds me of burnt coffee although not unpleasant. Also some notes of bitter chocolate and a hint of vanilla

T: Heavy on the roasted coffee character with wood notes and a slight bit of smokiness. Sweet and bitter chocolate, but i keep coming back to the burnt coffee and roasty flavor more than anything

M: Very creamy and chewy with only a slight bit of heat detectable and only a slightly chalky feel.

D: A good one to split with a few people as only a tasting should suffice.

Photo of dtx00
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Big Black Voodoo Daddy from Voodoo Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 919 ratings.