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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Voodoo Brewing Company

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720 Ratings
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Ratings: 720
Reviews: 380
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.26%


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:
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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DenverLogan

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a bottle ordered from Letspour.
Pours black with small brown head...poured in a St Bernardus chalice.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, lactose, Brazil nuts, bitter chocolate.
Moderate carbonation and strong mouthfeel.
Flavors of dark roasted malts, burnt malts, bitter chocolate, chalk, slight liquid smoke...there's a dryness...I'll give it a few minutes...
Oooh...strong in flavor, bold and bitter...a big mix of hops, malts and alcohol. I might have been wise to age this a few more months, but nah...it drinks well now, but is rougher than a Great Divide Yeti or Alesmith Speedway Stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 05:10:04 | More by DenverLogan
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big old thanks to Hessian257 for this bottle!

What an appropriate name... pitch black with a creamy finger of pale brown head that retains quite well, leaving behind thick sheets of lace and distinctive alcohol legging. In terms of appearance, the ABV is less than discrete.

Loads of roast on the nose, reminiscent of Ten Fidy in some ways. Vanilla and toffee with hollow coffee notes. Plenty of darker chocolates, powdery cocoa.

Creamy mocha flavors with a massive, sweeping roast character. Semisweet dessert flavors are balanced with a bitter chocolate/coffee ground profile. Nice booze kick right at the tail end of things.

Awesome.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 02:02:43 | More by yamar68
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours inky black with a small tan head. Very little retention and minimal lacing.

Aroma is very roast heavy. Lots of roasted coffee and other dark malts. Dark chocolate and maybe a bit of fig and raisin with some anise in the background.

More of the same flavor wise. Very dry and roasty throughout. Big coffee notes along with some bitter dark chocolate flavors. Raisin, a bit of oak and perhaps a hint of smokiness come along for the ride too. A little earthy hop bitterness near the end.

Thick mouthfeel. Extremely dry and roasty. Finishes like licking a coffee filter. In other words, just about perfect. Alcohol is noticeable, but doesn't overpower the flavors.

Wonderful aggressive beer. I was pleasantly surprised at this one that for some reason has been sitting in my cellar longer than most. A great bit dry stout which is right up my alley.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 19:43:18 | More by jmarsh123
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AltBock

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz. bomber bottle with a cool abstract painting of a street in New Orleans (?). There's a man in the corner wearing a zoot suit. He's ready for a night on the prowl. Flanking the painting is the Government warning, the beer's ingredients and specifications, a description of the beer, and Voodoo's story. The only thing missing is a vintage date. They'll give you the beer's IBUs, but they won't give you a bottled date.

When poured into a Cigar City snifter, the beer stayed true to its name. It was big and black as jet black ink. It was so thick and black that light avoided this beer. The head of foam wasn't as impressive of the color. The initial head of foam was about 1/4 of an inch in height and coffee brown in color. It had fast retention that only managed to leave behind a handful of spots around the glass.

The first aroma that popped out was that of the finely roasted coffee grounds. After that was the dark roasted malts. When the malts had their turn, the aroma then finishes up with baker's chocolate, a subtle caramel sweetness, a dark fruit or two, and a whiff of black licorice.

The taste came on strong and dry with dark roasted coffee grounds and dark roasted malts. At least it's staying true to its name. After the roasted elements had their fun in the taste, in comes the baker's chocolate, a scoop of raisins, a drop of caramel, charred oak, and with a subtle roasted hop bitterness at the end. Even though it's not barrel aged, the oak taste was interesting.

The mouthfeel was thick, dry, and roasted. The aftertaste was filled with more roasted coffee grounds, roasted malts, charred oak, and baker's chocolate. This aftertaste will linger on for quite a long time. It will take a few glasses of water to wash away this thick aftertaste. This beer doesn't bother to mask its 12% ABV.

This isn't the type of beer that hides behind its cool label. It's a really good beer with a really cool label. I said it before and I'll say it again. This beer stays true to its name. Would I drink it again? Oh yeah!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 06:04:18 | More by AltBock
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AgentMunky

California

4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Koningshoeven chalice.

A: Little to no head, faint tracing on the surface. Completely opaque, except at the cola-coloured edges.

S: Chocolate malt, hint of coffee or licorice. Slightly subdued, but pleasant.

T/M: Mmmm. This is delicious. Rich, thick, and decadent...Hints of bourbon-strong undercurrents, bitter dark chocolate, and perhaps a touch of fruit (dates? currants?). The aftertaste is luxurious.

M: As above, very smooth, but with a bitterness that sticks out a little.

O: I thoroughly enjoyed nearly every aspect, but it's somewhat unmemorable. Recommended, but I'll probably never seek it out again.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 06:34:27 | More by AgentMunky
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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (I believe it is a 2011 vintage but there is no bottle date) in to HFS sniffer

A: pours black as night with almost no carbonation definitely motor oil status there is the smallest bit of mocha lacing on the outside but other then that there is no head to speak of. It is also completely opaque with literally almost no light coming through.

S: There is not much to smell here at all I do get a scent of dark fruits and hints of alcohol but that is about the only thing that I can smell

T: The taste does not really follow the nose at all as there are some hints of dark fruit in the opening there is a much larger presence of mocha flavor that is definitely more toward the dark chocolate side then coffee but the coffee does have a fairly solid presence throughout. This taste of mocha chocolate builds then slowly fades with some hints of the dark fruit coming back but mostly just the mocha flavor which fades slowly and lasts for a fairly long time after each sip

M: The mouthfeel is smooth and very oily there is very little carbonation, but the alcohol is hidden very well for 12.5% I can't detect it at all, this makes it very drinkable for such a big imperial stout.

O: This is a really good beer from the scent i was concerned but this is a well balanced not overpowering but very tasty big imperial stout. All I can really say is well done if you like a big tasty imperial stout give this a try it is a very solid representation of the style and quite enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 23:07:24 | More by Pinknuggets
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DmanGTR

New York

4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Review from notes, bottle shared with friends at a tasting/dinner.

Poured jet black, absolutely no light shines through. The ebony body is topped by a brown hat that sits, refusing to budge. An abyss that taunts and commands your olfaction to come hither. Intense aromas of dark chocolate, fudge, caramel creme, burnt toast, and cocoa powder smother the bulbs. You may feel like you've just sipped the beer, but you've only sniffed it from 4 inches away. Take a small swig. That first experience is a sweet, caramel/toffee flavor with a hint of molasses and malt. As this black elixir creeps back, it stimulates and titillates places in your cognition you have never known to exist. The excitement and overwhelming joy is remarkable. A touch of burnt toast, charcoal, and dark chocolate is more prominent now and in fact, is the most prominent part of the entire experience. As the tale draws to an end, we experience the trails of dark chocolate, ash, and cocoa blended with dark fruits such as dried figs and dates. Throughout the whole voodoo experience, we note that the body is thick and viscous, like the thoughts of one who has experienced voodoo. There is a part of me that yearns for freedom through effervescence, yet embraces the milder carbonation that suits this beer so well. All in all, we have here a spectacular example of an imperial stout. Nearly perfect in all regards. I highly recommend this brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 16:07:05 | More by DmanGTR
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Voodoo Brewing Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Poured into my Boulevard tulip from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a slightly oily nice pitch-black color. There is a nice half-inch tan head. Awesome creamy retention leaving some nice sticky lacing as it goes down the glass. (4.0)

Starts off with delicious milk chocolaty sweetness, fudge notes a plenty. One of the better smelling stouts out there. The aroma reminds me of D.O.R.I.S. from Hoppin’ Frog. There is a nice slight coffee note to the brew mixed in with the fudgy sweetness and a slight grassy finish on the back end. (5.0)

Flavor follows the nose pretty similarly. Starts off with nice chocolate notes. There are milk chocolate notes with some good slight bitter dark chocolate. The brew is very malty and there is a nice sweetness to it compromised of slight caramel notes. The ABV is present but not overwhelming, definitely not a noticeable 12% brew. There is some nice burnt woodnotes and some good smoke throughout the middle of the brew and the back end. There are also some grassy hop notes and bitterness present but nothing too distracting form the awesome malty mess. This brew has such and enduring flavor profile and finish. Quite sticky and full bodied. (4.5)(4.5)

Overall this brew is delicious and a top notch Double Stout. Great malt sweetness and cocoa notes. There is awesome smoke and roast notes with some coffee and some sweetness as well. As the brew warm there is more roast present and the sweetness is subdued a bit. Overall Excellent brew. (4.5)

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 00:46:58 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

4/5  rDev -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.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 09:39:12 | More by Thehuntmaster
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05Harley

New Hampshire

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

Purchased through Beerjobber fresh from the brewery.
(360 calories)

Price $29.99/two 22oz bombers

I've really been looking forward to trying this for awhile. An old world ale without the bourbon.

As expected, this one pours pitch black like ink with a lite tan creamy 1/2 inch head. It doesn't take long for the covering to dissipate to a silky sheen with a thick outer ring. As the chalice empties a decoration of lacing begins to unfold and adds to the allure of a quality RIS.

The aroma is fairly strong and dead on for the description. Bakers chocolate, coffee grounds, vanilla, charred wood and a hint of burnt raisins.

On the tastebuds, a big blast of roasted malt, vanilla and coffee start things off followed by black licoric and spices. I'm picking up very little sweetness in both taste and smell but it seems to work well here.

The mouthfeel starts out soft and creamy but slowly creeps it's way to a bitter dry finish thanks to the pine hops. Medium body which matches this beer head on. In the end soft carbonation and a noticeable alcohol warming is felt.

Overall not mind blowing but pretty damn good and potent as well. Look to sip this one on a winters night.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 01:25:39 | More by 05Harley
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.7/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle courtesy of Raznug pours a deep, rich black color with a smallish cap of brown head. Decent retention and lots of lace.

Nose is cocoa powder and dark fruit. Molasses, chocolate, marshmallows and maybe a hint of anise. Smells reallly good, all things sweet and rich.

Taste shows off a more roasty side with more of a dusty cocoa as opposed to chocolate. Hops make an appearance with a fairly substantial bitterness on the finish. Im surprised at how much drier it tastes than it smells, much to my dismay. The mouthfeel is not nearly as full as I expected either, though the ABV is well hidden. Id like to try it fresher I guess to see if it might be better, though the hops as is make me think they would be beastly.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 03:19:14 | More by twiggamortis420
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this in bottles and on tap several times. It's a great stout, and a nice PA staple.

Dark brown-black pour with a moderate tan head; decent retention and lacing for a higher ABV beer. Dark roasty malts in the nose, coffee, cocoa, toasted grains, burnt caramel. These aromas are reflected in the taste, dark malts, roasted coffee, toasted grains, woody, ash, chocolate, subdued but noticeable hop presence in the background. Nice body, smooth mouthfeel, minor alcohol heat, an easy enjoyable drinker.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2012 06:18:51 | More by Rifugium
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claspada

New Jersey

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

Pours a very dark brown, bordering black color with a medium sized tan head that recedes to leave some decent lacing.

Aromas begin roasty and charred, up front, with rich chocolate tones and a hint of dark brownie or pudding. Coffee and espresso notes emerge more and more as it warms.

The tastes follow the nose with overly roasted, charred, almost smokey maltiness. Then you get some bakers chocolate and milk chocolate that brings some sweetness. As it warms there is some emerging vanilla and a touch of dark fruit.

The mouthfeel is quite full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish is quite roasted, bitter and drying with emerging alcohol.

Overall this was a fine example of a RIS but it fails to blow me away in an way, shape or form. It's super solid but the roasted, charred bitteness is a bit much more me and I wish there was a little more sweetness but it is an RIS so I won't ding it there, it just doesn't wow me or make me want to revisit anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 19:39:36 | More by claspada
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Happy International Stout Day and thank you to Thesevenduffs!

Appearance. Pours thick and black with just a few strands of bubbles that rise up.

Smell. Dark roasted malts and molasses, some nice woody vanilla and dark chocolate with a drop of espresso.

Taste. Semi-sweet dark chocolate, some dark roasted malts and a hint of molasses and smoky wood. The semi-sweet chocolate lingers in a great way. High abv is noticed, but covered quite well.

Mouthfeel. On the lower side of full bodied with a lowish amount of carbonation.

Overall. A hig quality big stout right here. Perfect for celebrating this, the greatest of all holidays...

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 02:42:45 | More by Rutager
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TenHornsProud

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a sludgy black with a small tan head.

Smells quite floral with hints of perfume and some dark fruit notes...alcohol in the nose detracts.

Nice roasted grapefruit flavors up front that go into dark chocolate and hints of coffee and caramel...I get just a hint of the oak, which is perfect. Again the alcohol seems a bit out of balance.

Thick and heavy body with low carbonation.

A good, but boozy imperial stout. I like it and would drink it again if offered.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 02:14:05 | More by TenHornsProud
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azdback

Arizona

4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this one into a Bruery Tulip. Deep, dark, all light sucking black. Highlight don't exists on this one. Head is a large two fingers with a light cocoa color and creamy in appearance. Lace is super stick and quite nice.

Smell is pretty dark roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, charred wood, ash. There is some sweetness here too. No alcohol in the nose.

Taste is, wow!, pretty nice. There are the same notes I got from the nose. Milk and bitter chocolate, roasted coffee beans, mild flavors of smoked pete moss. I am also getting some tart fruits, figs, dates. There is just a hint of alcohol at the end too.

Mouth is rather light for such a huge beer, carbonation is medium. The feel is rather thin and the finish is medium and not as wet as I would like it to be.

Overall I first need to thank masterhomebrewer for this bottle, that I received in a trade almost two years ago. This is one hell of an Imperial Stout. The first taste reminded me a lot of Stone IRS hopped up on booze, but as it warmed it became it's own flavor profile and was quite a nice surprise. I don't know if this gets better with age because I've never had it new but it does taste great with some age on it. Get your hands on one of these if you can. A must try.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 05:02:03 | More by azdback
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brystmar

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Been sitting in the fridge for a month, time to open! Oily black pour yields minimal head. Bourbon oaky aroma melds with dark chocolate and roasted malts. Aroma is the strongest part of the brew.

Deep, bitter cacao character as the dark chocolate overwhelms everything else in the flavor profile. Dry and boozy at the end, warming alcohol soothes the throat after each sip.

Massively over-carbonated though, and that significantly detracts from the sinking experience. A solid RIS, wouldn't buy it myself though.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 07:14:55 | More by brystmar
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an oil slick black body beneath the half inch mocha head that leaves a thin layer of lacing around the perimeter of the glass.

Aromas of roasted coffee and sweet chocolate malt float from the glass. Just a touch of woody spice as it warms.

Warm flavors of roasted coffee and sweet chocolate greet the palate. Faint woody notes are present as well with some earthy hops. In the background is a touch of licorice and some charred malt.

Robust mouthfeel with medium carbonation and a warming boozy finish.

A huge and tasty Imperial Stout with tons of character to entertain the senses and nice woody notes as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 01:37:44 | More by CHADMC3
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ehammond1


4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle

Thanks to the Pittsburgh gang for sending this to the Cali gang!

Nearly black, though it's truly a very dark brown and dark ruby. The head is small, dark brown, and leaves the glass spotted and oily with stick. Pretty and appropriately thick and viscous.

Big notes of roast and coffee are front and center, along with mild chocolate, and a complementary oak presence. Rich and complete.

The flavor was even better than the aroma: big notes of roasted black malts, some coffee but not as much as in the aroma, bitter chocolate, mild sweetness, and a touch of bitterness. Really quite nice. This was a complete imperial stout and one of the highlights of my evening.

Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.

ISO!

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 01:52:53 | More by ehammond1
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FosterJM

California

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1464th Review on BA
Bottle to Great Lakes Snifter
22oz

Not sure year

CA Gang Bang BIF

App- When the top popped this was another beer I had high hopes for and this was a nice big stout. The beer pours out with a good flow of dark brown chocolate/molasses brown red and settles nicely with a good density. A small tan head mayb 1/2" was there and left a good amount of cling.

Smell- A lot going on in this one. It for some reason was a big coffee note for me. Had a pleasant roasty note with no signs of the ABV and a good touch of the oak with some chocolate malts.

Taste- This stout was quite good and I am glad I have a bottle now. Very lush and creamy notes intermixed with a oaky, malty, roast note. Some small balanced coffee roasted notes on the finish.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with a lighter medium carbonation due to the bottle conditioning. A bit too bubbly and needed to smooth down. Residual prickly chocolate coffee notes.

Drink- A very good stout IMO and under the radar for sure. Was very smooth and delicate. The balance was damn good and I am glad to have a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 21:46:50 | More by FosterJM
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
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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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Dave Austin!

Pour is absolute black underneath a nice caramel head. Good head retention through the finish and decent lacing.

The smell is nice. Thick coffee and roasted burnt malt really dominate. Underlying sweetness or prunes with a strong mollasses/black licorice.

Its like Founders IS, but more sweet. Lots of bitter coffee upfront, with resonating sweetness. Lots of prunes, swret syrup, and black strap licorice. Without the roasty coffee and burnt malt, it would be a sweet bomb.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 20:27:26 | More by VncentLIFE
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A. Pours a deep, slick black with a finger of dark brown head. Head is slightly loose and frothy, lacing is spotty.

S. Baking chocolate, sweet dark fruit, strawberry, cherry, and hop zest. A lot of fruit and hop fragrance with chocolate providing a nice counterpoint.

T. Dark chocolate, roasted almond, ripe dark fruit, mild resinous hop bittering. Finish is a bit boozy, though at 12.5% it actually drinks rather easily. This is a medium-dry stout, cutting a nice balance between smooth/creamy and ashy/roasty.

M. Full bodied, slightly undercarbonated which leaves a slightly flabby feel.

O. A solid imperial stout with a strong emphasis on roasted malt and ripe fruit flavors, along with a little bit of hop kick. Definitely leans towards the dryer side and away from the thick, cloying, molasses flavors that most stouts seem to go for these days. This is a well-crafted beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 19:38:18 | More by siege06nd
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saved this one for a special occasion; my friend's wedding. Well, post wedding bash.

Cracked open to a wave of dark fruit, alcohol and coffee. Dipping my nose closer to the glass, after pour, reveals tight caramel and loose prune. Rich, enticing. Yum

Looks big, black and voodooish. Off brown, creamy head.

Flavors are big and balanced. Dark fruit in the front and middle. Caramel throughout. Dark chocolate and fudge middle to end. Bitterness creeps in with some coffee on the end. Alcohol breaks up the thickness. This is a fine beer and I'm glad to have it on this night.

Does NOT go well with wedding cake. It demolishes it! hahahahaaa

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 00:41:29 | More by Mebuzzard
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into snifter

Appearance – Pours a deep oil black color with almost no head, but just a thin brown film on the surface. Upon swirling there is a light amount of lacing but overall just thick and black.

Smell – A big aroma of coffee, dark cherry, and milk chocolate meet the nose. These are mixed with lighter notes of vanilla, some dark cherry as well as a bit of bourbon booziness. Very nice.

Taste – The taste begins with a very roasty malt flavor. This is mixed with flavors of coffee, char/smoke and chocolate. Initially these flavors are on the more bitter and dry side, but soon are meet with some sweeter flavors. Vanilla and some caramel come to the tongue and sweeten the taste. As it moves on even more a flavor of dark fruit comes to the tongue. The dark fruit is mostly cherry in nature, but light hints of prune are there as well. At the end some of the sweeter flavors are overrun by an increase in some bitter cocoa, char, expresso as well as a good warming dose of alcohol flavor.

Mouthfeel – The beer was of medium thickness and quite smooth and silky with a very low level of carbonation. The smoothness and body really accentuated those roasty flavors with the lower carbonation level only accentuating the flavor as well as allowing the boozy flavor to sit and warm the tongue.

Overall – This was a great tasting Imperial stout. A very nice flavor profile with great aroma and a nice feel. Strong and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

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