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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Voodoo Brewing Company

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Ratings: 777
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 341
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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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

07-29-2012 22:36:59 | More by rkasten1
Photo of VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
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
Photo of LambicKing


4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-23-2012 02:55:49 | More by LambicKing
Photo of Hanzo


4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-23-2012 01:00:37 | More by Hanzo
Photo of siege06nd


3.95/5  rDev -6%
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
Photo of Mebuzzard


4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
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
Photo of Darkmagus82


4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
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

07-01-2012 00:30:57 | More by Darkmagus82
Photo of enelson


4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-30-2012 23:25:18 | More by enelson
Photo of woosterbill


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

Bomber from '09 into a 25cl Duvel tulip. This one's been in my cellar for a while, and was actually part of one of my very first trades - thanks to Beerman777!

A: Black body with red highlights. One finger of creamy light brown head. Good retention and lacing. Nice.

S: Heavy vanilla, milk chocolate, and some fruity, sherry-like oxidation that's almost reminiscent of cherries. Pleasant, but a bit uninspired.

T: Creamy, sweet, and roasty. Vanilla, chocolate, licorice, coffee, and fruity oxidation. Long, ashy, bitter, oaky finish. Tasty.

M: Thick, smooth, creamy. Yeah.

O: This one was quite enjoyable and extremely complex, but definitely a bit over the hill for my tastes. I really need to stop aging so many stouts...


Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 17:43:14 | More by woosterbill
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-29-2012 18:11:10 | More by surlytwinsfan
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-29-2012 09:17:47 | More by Devi0us
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-28-2012 16:29:35 | More by dc55110
Photo of thecheapies


4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can't find a bottle date, but I can find a clean snifter glass.

Pours as black as black is black. Couldn't scrounge a tall foam cap, even with a height pour. Mocha-colored head fell and dispersed pretty quickly with some surface asteroids.

Roasty coffee sweet with a big ol' chocolate bar thrown in for good measure. The heat's there, but it's decently toned down. Flan custard and vanilla, too. Pretty decadent nose on this beer.

Get-go bitterness from the char-roast. Huge chocolate and coffee notes dominate this one. Burnt sugars, herbal hops, and some peatiness. There's some noticeable butterscotch in the late middle that turns to candy in the finish. Nice addition of smoke that peeks in-and-out throughout the whole experience. No real blatant taste of alcohol, just the effects and warmth. Really well-done.

Medium-full body with a light carbonation. Well-disguised alcohol, but you know it's there (like me, who is finishing the bottle by his lonesome) after awhile.

Kudos to Voodoo! A phenomenal I.S. I thought it might be a little over-the-top, but this makes a nice package. Look forward to aging my other bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 04:02:28 | More by thecheapies
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

06-24-2012 14:52:20 | More by dlello2
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

06-15-2012 12:07:30 | More by beernut
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-12-2012 00:23:44 | More by abanton
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-29-2012 04:34:01 | More by Schlais
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-26-2012 16:43:17 | More by resistdefy
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2.75/5  rDev -34.5%

05-23-2012 17:12:43 | More by IMS
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2/5  rDev -52.4%

05-22-2012 01:59:09 | More by SickNukes
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1/5  rDev -76.2%

05-11-2012 16:27:26 | More by Joshhartwell
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-01-2012 20:27:36 | More by DWolf
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-27-2012 18:53:07 | More by muddah37
Photo of LtCracker20


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

A- pours a very dark, just about black, body with reddish/brown hues around the edges. A small single finger coffee colored head sits on top, but quickly falls to a thin cap.

S- Licorice up front, espresso, bitter dark chocolate, slight vanilla, and just the slightest hint of alchohol. Very good!

T- chocolate, slight vanilla, more black licorice, a touch of dark fruits, and again, just a slight touch of the ABV, and more espresso.

MF- Sadly, this was not even close to being even modoratly bodied, let alone full bodied. It does however, have a nice slick feeling on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 01:34:28 | More by LtCracker20
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-20-2012 23:33:01 | More by M27
Big Black Voodoo Daddy from Voodoo Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 777 ratings.