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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Voodoo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
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860 Ratings
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Ratings: 860
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 352
Gots: 220 | 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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Received this fantastic brew in a trade with Mike (Jettanbass9). I asked him to surprise me and this is what he sent...you are the man! Poured from a bottle into snifter.

A- The color is so dark that it would be most similar to staring into an abyss. The blackest of black. Absolutely stunning in its simplicity. Very little tan head formed.

S- Stunning. Usually I give IPA/DIPA the nod for best smell, but this is one of the best smelling RIS I have ever experienced. A bouquet of rich chocolates, malt, and vanilla undertones. Not only was the aroma great, it was pungent. Just filled up the nostrils revealing an incredible scent.

T- Follows the nose. Rich chocolates explode in the mouth, paving the way for molasses type malts to expand. Combine this with a bourbon and vanilla flavor and it's golden. The only thing I did not care for was the coffee-like bitter finish.

M- Would have scored higher if it were a little more viscous. The finish was dry and bitter, when I was expecting something more chewy and thick.

D- I could honestly drink this all day. I mean ALL day. There is nothing more to say here.

Overall, huge thanks to Mike for giving me this wonderful opportunity. It was very reminiscent to the experience I had with an aged Abyss. Definitely one of the top RIS I have had to date.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber in to a snifter-type glass.

A- The body is dark is hell with a half inch of brown head that settles in to a dense cap after a couple minutes.

S- Very very roasty nose. The closest I can compare the scent is to DFH WWS, but with less alcohol presence. Milk chocolate and a little oak are there too.

T- Big flavor. Lots of roastiness. Dry and slightly hoppy with a noticeable alcohol presence. Bitter chocolate and a little oak.

M- Full mouthfeel. Viscous and lightly carbonated. Very nice.

O- A really good imperial stout, especially if you like them drier.

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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.

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Big Black Voodoo Daddy from Voodoo Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.