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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Voodoo Brewing Company

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Ratings: 827
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 347
Gots: 211 | FT: 23
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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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

IdrinkGas, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of ms11781
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to tedwarhc. 22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours an extremely thick, solid, jet black. Perhaps the most viscous looking beer, appearance wise, that I have had to date. A small tan head develops and quickly settles in as a relatively thick foam ring around the glass. Surprisingly, the lacing is excellent. The foam completely coats the glass with each sip before breaking up a bit. It ends up leaving thick rings of foam stuck to the glass. Really excellent looking beer from the thicker pour, to the black color and great head retention and lacing.

The nose is pretty strong, fairly complex and changes as the beer warms. When chilled, the beer has strong roasted notes, almost acrid at times. There are hints of licorice and
nice oak notes. When the beer warms the roasted notes smooth out and the oak becomes more present. The licorice is still there but it's lost a bit in the mix. Nice subtle chocolate and a bigger dark fruit aroma emerge as well.

The taste is in line with the nose. Starts with a touch of chocolate and some nice, sweet, dark fruit. Cherries and maybe some plum come to mind. The roasted character is excellent. It's smooth, none of the strong, almost acrid notes that were in the nose. There is also an underlying, subtle oak flavor that seems to be present throughout each sip. All the flavors are blended together seamlessly. The beer is extremely smooth and finishes with a slight, pleasant bitterness from the roast.

Low carbonation and a heavy body give the beer a big, full mouthfeel. As mentioned, it is extremely smooth. It's not often a beer ends up being this big without being viscous, but this one doesn't feel that way, it just looks it.

This is an outstanding beer. Big bold flavors and aromas with a mouthfeel to match. This is a big, huge stout. It's silky smooth and a pleasure to drink. Surprisingly, there is no detection of the 12.5% ABV. Impressive in its own right.

ms11781, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Callmecoon, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of jera1350
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 2010:

The traditional solid black body with a massively thick cap of cocoa colored. Gobs of sticky lacing all over the glass. The head is still a rocky mound of puffy foam.

A big nose of chocolate and roasted malt with a hint of oak and smoke.

Very nice complexity in the flavor. Roasty, sweet, dark chocolate, espresso, oak and touch of smoke and cream. Good roasty aftertaste. Warm feeling of alcohol down deep.

Feels a bit light especially for a beer that is over 12%. The carbonation is very soft and smooth. Very subtle stickiness with a dry ending.

A very nice beer. Well rounded and drinks rather easily for how big it is. Alcohol is either really well hidden off the bat or it's mellowed out from the aging. Top notch stout here.

jera1350, Jan 02, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours black with a finger of tan head that fades into a thin head with a little lacing.

S: lots of roasted malts with faint molasses notes. Dark chocolate comes on strong afterward with some roasted coffee notes as well.

T: lots of roasted malts with dark chocolate and some bitter coffee notes at first. Smoked peat and char notes bring up the finish.

M: thick body with mid-low carbonation that is smooth and creamy.

O: one of the better non-bbal stouts out there. Not too bitter or sweet, but quite good.

n2185, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

brez8791, Dec 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

CGMLS3, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

mmcnaughton, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of brewdan
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 Vintage

Pours opaque black with a decent foamy mocha head.

Smells roasty with a hint of licorice, coffee, and raisins.

Strong roasty flavors a touch bitter at first turning sweet on midpalete and finish. Strong coffee, raisin, and licorice flavors that are really creamy.

Creamy mouthfeel with low but ample carbonation.

I believe this was better when fresher. The flavors are well integrated but this feels a little 'old' or 'tired'. Still a wonderful, tasty brew.

brewdan, Dec 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

jwelsh, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Stigs, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of sweemzander
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter. 2009 Vintage.

(A)- Pours a thick black color with some nice tan froth. Some good lace.

(S)- A nice richness to it. Roasty and bready with raisin and cocoa. Solid.

(T)- A nice rich smoothness with roasted cocoa, raisin, coffee bean, and caramel. Very nice.

(M)- A mellow carbonation level, though very fitting. A great balance to it as well. Some warmth from the ABV, but very well integrated considering the large 12.5% this has. Sweet and rich, but neither overpowering.

(D)- A great stout for sure. Well balanced and rich with a nice smoothness. I have not had this fresh, but the time this particular bottle had on it seems to really be a great amount of time to lay this down for.

sweemzander, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

IrishColonial, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

jpmclaug, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

meatyard, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

rab53, Dec 10, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

ThePorterSorter, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

bespin15, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

tclapper, Dec 05, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

deapokid, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

SpillyBeers, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of BuffaloTapHugger
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Buffalo Cask Festival 2011- Mr. Goodbar

A: Pitch black in appearance, nice caramel color head with some substance...good lace.

S: Roasted malt, bourbon, cherry, charcoal, coffee bean.

T: Strong notion of robust roastyness all around. Sweet in the back with some dark cherry notes coming up.

M: Little thin on the tongue but still held some creaminess in toe. ABV non-existent given reality, little to no carbonation (see above), surprisingly clean throughout.

O: Pretty stoked to see this on the lineup, even more awesome was tasting for the first time in cask form. Will be seeking out in the future to compare and age.


BuffaloTapHugger, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured in to CBS Snifter.

A - Poured a thick, inky black colour with only a trace of bubbly light brown head.

S - A bit hit of oak up front. Roasted malts, licorice, dark chocolate and brown sugar aromas complete the nose. The 12% ABV is not detectable at all.

T - A heavy dose of roasted malts up front with hazelnut, coffee, molasses and a hint of cocoa. The oak chips that were evident in the nose are barely detectable but do show up very subtly in the background. The ABV is extremely well hidden. Starts out with a noticeable bitterness that gives way to a big sweetness in the middle with a long, dry finish.

M - Medium body with light carbonation. A little thinner than I expected from the pour.

TheSevenDuffs, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

joefc, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

whartontallboy, Nov 29, 2011
Big Black Voodoo Daddy from Voodoo Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 827 ratings.