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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Voodoo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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826 Ratings
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Ratings: 826
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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Photo of SpdKilz
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A huge thanks to DavoleBomb for this awesome extra. Cheers!

Appearance - Pours into my awesome Surly Darkness Tulip with a dark chocolate color that allows no light to get through. About a finger of mocha head is achieved with a moderate pour. Slight lacing is left.

Smell - FULL of bittersweet chocolate, roasty malts, and more chocolate. Wow, smells like coco puffs.

Taste - Burnt, roasted malts up front. Bittersweet chocolate (not as "chocolaty" as I though it would be, which is not a bad thing). Slight hoppy presence, vanilla, oak, coffee, and licorice.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, decent carbonation, relatively creamy, finishes a hint dry.

Drinkability - I can't believe this is 12.5%. I actually just went to my refrigerator to make sure instead of relying on the posted ABV on BA (thought it was 10.5% for some reason). No joke, I get no alcohol warming, nor taste. This, being only .5% less than a Bourbon County Stout, is remarkably drinkable. It is a bit sweeter as it warms up and I am really enjoying it. I have heard of this beer but never sought it out. I honestly will now, so I can age one. A very enjoyable beer and a damned good extra.

SpdKilz, Feb 24, 2011
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2010 vintage. Poured from a 22oz. bomber into an oversize Southampton snifter.

A: Standard pour yields a thin reddish-mocha colored film that sits atop an opaque black brew. Lacing is stringy with good cling and nice legs. Head retention here is above average and beer is an appropriate color.

S: Nose is sweet soy sauce, plum sweetness, and a touch of ethanol. Roasted malt bitterness is mixed with a creamy hop presence that complements the typical chocolate and cocoa powder aromas well.

T: Opens sweet raisin and milk chocolate interrupted suddenly by a roasted malt smokiness and char. Creamy sweet soy sauce, vanilla, and chocolate towards the middle with an odd spicy ash in the back. A touch of hop bitterness and plums towards the finish with a roasted malt, liquorice, and cocoa powder bitter aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Smooth but a bit more bubbly and aggressive than I would like. Tickles the throat and abrasive at the edges going down. Finish is messy with an aftertaste that lingers.

D: I'm not sure what the fuss is about with this beer. Very solid in every aspect but it certainly doesn't blow me away at any point. Definitely worth trying but the feel is just average and although it has pretty good flavor, it doesn't compete with some of the sweeter, smoother, imperial stouts that I've had in the past.

SpeedwayJim, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of mjsheehan08
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this want in a trade from a great trader-rhong187

Poured from a bottle into two snifters. Color is almost black, some sharp ruby color shoots out of the glass as it is held to light. Thick, frothy head that sits proudly on top of the beer and doesn't go anywhere. I was a little surprised at how well the head retained with  the high ABV. Really great looking beer. 

Smell is super roasty, some deep chocolate, vanilla, expresso. Alot of big flavors are coming from the nose. 

Taste is hot. Like really hot. Bourbon is very prominent in the early palate stages, but develops into some of the more prominent flavors that came from the nose:expresso, chocolate, vanilla, maybe some licorice?  Everything about this beer was enjoyable, and my only beer beef was the heat that was present. I have another bottle of this beer in my cellar, and I will be holding on to it for at least another year to see if I can diminish some of the burn from the alcohol. 

mjsheehan08, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of MbpBugeye
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Last night was a night of ticking off long time wants. This bottle was shared by Spider889.

A- This beer is very heady, especially for a 12.5% monster. Tons and tons of lacing and the retention is stupendous. I've never really seen a stout manage appearances like this.

S- A light French Roast aroma wafts forth almost immediately. Along side that is a deep roasted malt character with lots of nuttiness. Notions of sweeter things, like licorice and molasses dance around.

T- This is a very roasty stout. Lots of smoked oak, some dark fruits ans coffee berries. Things move into a dry cocoa and acidic coffee finish.

M- Pretty dry and fairly full bodied. Alcohol is hidden very well. I couldnt have guessed at the 12.5%

Im really glad to have finally tried this beer, it was one of my very first wants.

MbpBugeye, Feb 19, 2011
Photo of mahargcornsilk
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into a wine glass...why the hell not?

Looks black, like a stout. a nice head on this one

smells like declicious dark chocolate

tastes the same, dark chocolate, deliciousness

the alch % kinda shows through, my roommate said he could smell it from across the room. but generally really nice and not overpowering

I'd give this a higher grade but I feel like there are a lot of similar products on the market that I've tried, but some (Old Rasputin) are more complex. Plus I feel the alcohol shines through just a tad too much...for the priceof I'd rather just pick up a 6-er of Storm King, which isn't as good but a better deal overall

mahargcornsilk, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of Verecund
3.3/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2010, from LIVEFAST. About a year old. Thanks!

Great-looking stout: an immediate full finger, tan head foams up and recedes to a small coating on the surface. Dark, dark brown to black, with some dark mahogany hues about the edges.

Nutty, dark maltiness with slightly ashy undertones. Dark, spicy chocolate - like dark chocolate with peppercorns - oak, and light anise.

Milk chocolate, roasted malts, some coffee and oak feature. Coffee grounds and bitter chocolate accompanied by raisin, burnt toast, smoke, and an earthy bitterness on the finish. Quite tannic. Really, a nice beer, but the ashy, acrid finish doesn't work.

Medium bodied, but full in the mouth. The heavy roasted malts border on being too burnt and acrid, but otherwise this has a lot going for it. It certainly hides its alcohol well.

Verecund, Feb 17, 2011
Photo of cetherid
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured into a tulip

A.

Beer pours an extreme dark brown, almost to the point of black. The head is about 2-3 fingers worth and is light brown. Leaves a beautiful lacing as the head dissipates.

S.

dark roasted malts and chocolate. Figured I would smell some booze in this considering the ABV but not really getting any. As this beer warms up, some smokiness is coming up.

T.

big time roasted coffee notes and bitter (but slightly sweet) chocolate up front, moving on to a bitterness I wasn't expecting and the booziness (which I was expecting). Finish is slightly drying and leaves a little burnt/smokey aftertaste lingering in the mouth.

M.

almost medium bodied (kinda thin for the style IMO) with lots of carbonation.

D.

for the ABV, pretty drinkable as there is only a slight alcohol presence. It rates a little low however as you pretty much have to trade to get this beer. Worth another trade, doubtful, but if I happen to get one agai without me trying, I wouldn't be disappointed!

cetherid, Feb 16, 2011
Photo of krisandajt
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bomber into my DFH Chalice...

Appearance: With a rough pour, the beer before me is a deep black with a massive 2+ inches of creamy, sandy colored head. The retention is good, and the lacing is most impressive.

Smell: Rich roasted malts and sweet chocolate. Good stuff.

Taste: Chocolate stands out the most, and it's complemented by a nice roasted quality and just a hint of coffee. Sweet overall, but not overwhelmingly so.

Mouthfeel: Very rich, smooth, and creamy. Medium to full body, spot on carbonation.

Drinkability: This is a very tasty stout. The ABV is extremely well hidden, the flavors are good, and it drinks very easy. This brew doesn't exactly define the style for me, I have had stouts that I feel are better...however not very many. I will be picking up more of this if I see it.

krisandajt, Feb 15, 2011
Photo of nhindian
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a large snifter.

A - Pours out of the bottle deliberately and looks similar to many other imperial stouts out there; black as hell, only the thin consistency compared to some other syrupy stouts allows a few dark cocoa highlights to be seen on the edges. Only about 1-fingers worth of sandy colored head rests on top for a few moments before reducing thin, wispy, spectral threads floating aimlessly in the glass. There's also some moderate lacing to be seen as well.

S - The smell is actually much lighter than I would've thought given the high ABV, but perhaps this could be due to some of the oak mellowing it out a little. There's a lot of coffee and bittersweet chocolate in the nose, mixed with a slight oak woodiness, bringing a bit of vanilla. A faint trace of alcohol astringency can be detected in the very end of the smell.

T - The taste, much like the nose, is more mild than anticipated. As in the nose, coffee and chocolate reign supreme here, with the chocolate gaining the edge on the palate. The oak is hard to distinguish here, but the thing that really surprised me was that the alcohol is almost completely negligible besides a slight appearance in the finish. While the flavors certainly pop, I was expecting a more robust and bold profile. Due to the look, feel, and taste of this beer, I would've pegged it as around a 6-7% stout, but it certainly does a good job of hiding its intentions!

M - Mouthfeel is thin with moderately low carbonation. Full-flavored but not chewy or syrupy. Actually find it a little bit watery. Leaves a thin coating on the mouth.

D - Drinkability is high. I only poured a little over half of the body and saving the rest for tomorrow as I had a long night, but I could easily find myself drinking the whole bomber. The alcohol is surprisingly absent and the flavors and mouthfeel lend itself to be on the more quaffable side of big stouts.

nhindian, Feb 08, 2011
Photo of Spica66
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Received as an extra (!) from gumppette. Thank you so very much, Christine!

My 200th review. Shared with gwuilliums after bottling two carboys of homebrew.

A: Pitch black, slightly viscous. Excellent head formation and nice lacing. This is how an AIS should look in the glass.

S: Strong, dark roast aroma with that slightly sour or acrid note that all full-bodied Imperial Stouts seem to have. This has an alcohol "smell" that seems to warn that this is going to be a huge beer.

T: Slightly sour, dark roasted malt and chocolate/coffee notes, with quite a strong hops finish.

M: Very round and creamy with excellent carbonation throughout the drink. The alcohol becomes a too-strong presence in your mouth and esophagus.

D: This is too alcohol-hot to enjoy the flavors properly. This screams "Put me in the cellar and come back after a year or two".

Spica66, Jan 22, 2011
Photo of corby112
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes:

Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a three finger frothy mocha head that has excellent retention, only slowly fading into a thick lasting cap. Large rings and chunks of soapy lacing coat the glass.

Slightly acrid, roasted malt aroma with subtle earthy hops as well as some licorice, burnt toast, chocolate, coffee, toffee, oatmeal and lots of alcohol.

Full bodied and chewy with lots of bitter, slightly acrid roasted malt flavor. Subtle earthy hops up front give way to the burnt malt and chocolate/mocha flavors mid-palate. This beer mellows out as it warms but it's pretty hot with a lot of warmth in the finish. The ABV could stand to be masked a bit better and the booziness takes away from the roasted malt, chocolate, hazelnut, toffee and oatmeal notes.

corby112, Jan 19, 2011
Photo of chicagobeerriot
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted blind thanks to sholland119:

Pours black but with some optimistic ruby highlights at the extreme edge of the glass when held to the light. An inch of mocha, downy head is more stubborn than most, lingering for quite awhile before slowly receding to a thin gauze on the surface.

This beer hits your nose with a powerful whiff of baker's chocolate, slightly burnt toast, and french roast coffee. There is some malted caramel and molasses in the back, but this smells like it will be favoring roast over the sweet.

The mouthfeel is medium-full with slightly more energetic carbonation on the tongue than some other stouts of this size.

The taste confirms what the nose foretold. This is a bitter-chocolate, dark roasted-coffee sipper for in front of the fire. However, it doesn't taste like a five-alarm blaze just went through your beer cellar: there's just enough sweetness to balance out the bitter and prevent astringency. This is the most coffee-like stout that I've had that doesn't actually have coffee in it. Things finish off with a pretty good dose of hops which meld with the burnt notes to provide a long, satisfying bitter finish.

Overall, a very nice stout. Not in my very top tier, but well worth some repeat visits.

chicagobeerriot, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of GbVDave
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into three pint glasses. Thanks to Steve and Chris for the assist!

A: Pours pitch black with a small and creamy dark mocha colored head. Retention was just ok and there was hardly any lace lace left behind.

S: Big strong nose of dark bitter chocolate and roasted ashey malt.

T: Heavily roasted malt. Blackened. Suprising piney hop presence.

M: Medium bodied and sticky. Not heavy or syrupy at all. Refreshingly "light" for a 12.5% stout!

D: A big roasty/ashey stout that we had a hard time trying to detect much alcohol in. Very nice!

GbVDave, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of kbutler1
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a dark brown almost black color with a nice rich tan head that laces as it is swirled. Aroma is dark roast notes, chocolate, and hints of booze. The taste has more bitter leather than the aroma, along with dark chocolate, and a lingering roasted bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and semi velvety. Some hints of smoke as well. Overall, this isn't bad but the overly roast and smoke aren't my style.

kbutler1, Dec 29, 2010
Photo of LordAdmNelson
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a really good stout, in my opinion, definitely lived up to the other big stouts out there. Opaque black with smallish tan head, nose is roasty and chocolate-y, with a fair amount of oak to it too. Oak-aged roasty stout is the flavor profile, nice all-around. Big flavor, but not too sweet at all. Wood notes are a nice addition. Big mouthfeel, great drinkability, one of the best value stouts (at $10/bomber, you decide if that's a value) out there.

LordAdmNelson, Dec 22, 2010
Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A capped 650 mL bottle with the Brass Rail Deli price tag still on it. This one has been hanging around for nearly two years.

A: The stout is pitch black, a murky morass of tar and oil. Even a vigourous pour barely generates a head. What does come up is thin and wispy, a mere band around the edge of the glass.

S: The stout has a full nose, vinous and rich. Semi-sweet chocolate and cocoa powder, a sweet and bitter mixture, share the stage. The stout seems plenty boozy, but that strength aids in the rich aroma.

T: Nice. The time in my cellar has paid off in a much richer flavor. A port-like sweetness leads off but quickly turns dark, revealing a charred, burnt body. Oak-wise, the flavors are tame and struggle for attention behind the bold stout flavors. What's there is softly sweet. Generally, though, this is a bold stout, boozy and burnt. The sweetness, a vinous depth, pushes the stout into the upper levels. A wall of chocolate and burnt (charred) toast defines the finish. Man oh man, what a stout.

M: The mouthfeel is bold but sweet, a real imperial stout. The burnt flavors transition into chocolate and cocoa. The mild oak flavors, sporadic as they are, add enough diversity to be noticed.

D: At 12.5%, this is a beer to take seriously. The stark, charred flavor, coupled with excessive booze, is scary good. I might have a headache tomorrow but it will be worth it.

akorsak, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of kfsv034
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared this with evan007, GOGRANDE and electricbunny.

A - Pours black with minimal head.

S - Strong oak, chocolate, vanilla, roastyness.

T - Follows the nose. lost of chocolate and roastyness. Vanilla and coffee in the backround.

M - Medium body

D - @ this high abv idk that i could drink many more

kfsv034, Dec 03, 2010
Photo of alleykatking
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle. Review from notes and split with SuperNova777.

A- Pours a deep jet black color. Two finger mocha colored head that shows good retention and caps the beer. Ring style lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Roasted coffee in the front. Light chocolate in the ending with a touch of alcohol. Citrus hopping in the very end of the nose. There is a light charred aroma throughout the entire beer which made it inviting to smell.

T- Chocoalte malts are the first in front. Light roasted malts in the middle with a light chocoalte sweetness to them. Coffee and light hop bite in teh backend. Some warming alcohol in the very end. Also, a light black liquorice taste lingers from about the middle of the beer all the way up until the every end.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Chocolate and roasted malts left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly warming alcohol and roasted malts. Heavy alcohol drying on the palate. Flavors overall were blended well with what they should have been along with no off flavors.

D- This was a nice drinking Imperial Stout. I didn't have much trouble with it although the ABV came out more so when the beer warmed up. I will be on the lookout for this beer whenever I can. Good drinking and flavorful beer.

alleykatking, Dec 01, 2010
Photo of johnnnniee
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received in trade from Exiled, thanks for the opportunity Jason!

Pours a solid black with a one finger tan head that slowly recedes to a ring on the top and minimal lacing. Smells of roast and chocolate right up front. Slightly oak-y aroma with some dark cherries and plums in there as well. Taste is what I would expect for a stout. Charred grains and chocolate mix very well together with a hint of vanilla and oak and a touch of warming alcohol. Starts off coffee and chocolate, melds into some bitter hop bite, then on to some warming alcohol and oak and bourbon notes mixed with a bit of licorice, leaving a long lingering roast almost ashy aftertaste. This is one amazingly complex tasting stout! Creamy thick body and mouthfeel. Low to medium level of carbonation. God Damn that is one fine thick chewy stout. I would buy this all the time if I could get this locally, I guess a road trip to PA is in store.

johnnnniee, Nov 29, 2010
Photo of BarrytheBear
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle drank with the wife while watching Rapeslesberger getting his just desserts.

BBVD pours with bad intentions. Ominous deep black pour with a frothy tan head that sits over an inch high and refuses to go down without a fight. I'll call this head Antonio Margarito.

Smell is a malty hoss ready to kick ass. Smoke, leather, coffee, chocolate, and a boatload of char. Hops take a back seat for certain and a woody peat quality takes over upon continued swirling.

Pronounced smoke on the tongue combines with the massive malt bill. So much smokey peat, chocolate, roast. Chinook hops jump in ready for a fight adding a deeper layer of bitterness. Back end is quite dry, most likely from the oak.

Mouthfeel is quite drying and bitter. With each sip, BBVD starts chewy but ends a bit thin. However, this doesn't detract from the enjoyment of the beer.

A far cry from many sweeter, chewier, or hoppy stouts. It's a nice change of pace and an unabashed pummeling of multiple malts. What's most enjoyable, however, is how the nearly 13% is almost completely hidden. A difficult feat, but one executed to near perfection.

BarrytheBear, Nov 15, 2010
Photo of SuperNova777
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from 11/10/10

Big thanx to alleykatking for bringing this one over

A:Pours a jet black with no light peeping thru, huge tan head that slowly falls into
place, excellent lacing is left down the glass

S:Initialy nose picks up a bunch of bittersweet chocolate along with a nice roasted malts
in there. Some coffee in the mix as well, very inviting

T:Up front it is pretty smooth leading into some roasted malts and coffee in the middle, the backend is dominated by the sweet chocolate. The 12% comes thru in the chest as its going down

M:The body seems not a thick as you would imagine from the look, the palate is covered
with roastiness and chocolate.

D:This was good but I was expecting a little bit more from it. The flavors kind of ended up mashing together and nothing was really sticking out. Drink was smooth up until the backend where you could definitely feel the burn from the ABV. Other than that I would say this is really a good RIS but nothing really more

SuperNova777, Nov 14, 2010
Photo of ktrillionaire
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Big thanks to G311 for this one.

A - It pours a perfectly sinister black; it is an oily abyss impervious to light. A thick crown of camel-colored froth is produced from a moderate pour, the head is long-lived and leaves copious remnants of lace as it collapses.

S - My initial impression assures me that this is at least a solid brew; the nose is very rich and also well-apportioned. Chocolate, coffee and charred, peaty molasses flavors are established by the aromatic malt. The booze is ultra-covert at 12.5%, you'd never know.

T - The suggestions of the nose are acutely transposed to the flavor palate. This brew is a delicious showcase of the flavor range and capacity of malt. Smoked, roasted, charred, toasted, and raw maltiness converges to produce sublime notes of coffee, chocolate, cocoa, burnt toast, black licorice and peat. The oak addition may impart a very slight vanilla nuance and perhaps contributes to the invisibility of the 12.5% ABV, but it is not pronounced as a specific flavor.

M - Creamy and nicely carbonated, but it could finish a bit nicer (with less acridity.)

D - This is so nice, all-around. And you'd never know it had such a high ABV by the taste or smell... Thanks VG, for the hook-up, this was a good one.

ktrillionaire, Nov 09, 2010
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Malevolent black with miniscule glimmers of polished bronze along the bottom edge of the glass. Roughly two fingers of cappuccino colored cream was created on a controlled pour and takes its sweet time melting. Meanwhile, shredded sheets of suds are starting to be laid down on the upper reaches of the glass.

The nose is splendidly straightfoward American double/Imperial stout. Each sniff delivers a blast of dark chocolate and black coffee, with no liquor notes or hops to get in the way. There may be hints of smoke as well, it's hard to say for sure. Eleven different malts is pretty impressive... and it smells like all of them were put to good use.

Big Black Voodoo Daddy is putting an evil spell on my taste buds. It's pure evil because this outstanding elixir is only available (to me at least) through trading. Thanks mgbickel. It's damned delicious right now and should improve considerably as it continues to warm.

If you like massively malty stouts that bury their alcohol (almost) without a trace, you've come to the right beer. Specific flavors include darkest chocolate, charred coffee beans, black licorice, bitter black tea leaves and a puff of wood smoke. A bourbon barrel-aged version would probably be out of this world.

Chinook, Northern Brewer and Cascade hops provide much more bitterness (65 IBUs to start) than hop flavor. Having said that, citrus rind is beginning to seep in at the edges, especially on the ridiculously long and increasingly tight finish. Alcohol and alpha acids make sure that BBVD is not cloyingly sweet.

As expected, the mouthfeel has settled in over time and gotten comfortable. At the mid-bomber point, it's velvety smooth and is working on some pretty impressive chewiness. Slightly too boisterous bubbles in the first few ounces have calmed down in perfect fashion.

Voodoo's Big Black Voodoo Daddy is the real deal. Despite my earlier desire for a bourbon barrel-aged version, kudos to the brewers for deciding against the bells and whistles and brewing a chocolate-black-roasted-smoked malty American double stout that kicks ass and takes names. Worth seeking out.

BuckeyeNation, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of Tilley4
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been wanting to try this one for a while now and Joeybeerbelly made it happen. You're the man, Joe!

Dead midnight black into my CCB snifter.. Small head that fades quickly... Nice...

Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee all dominate here... Terrific aromas to this.. Deep, dark, and evil this one is... This one is on another level...

Loads of fudgy chocolate and roasted malts here... A tinge of hops as well... A terrific tasting stout here... I wanted to chug this one down...delicious...

World class this one is.. Not quite as thick as others but who cares? This one is delicious!!

Tilley4, Nov 06, 2010
Photo of TMoney2591
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a GameWorks shaker pint glass.

Big thanks to DavoleBomb for this bottle!

Offering #2 in our Hallowe'en mini-tasting. It pours a bulletproof onyx topped by more than a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, coffee, chocolate syrup, oak, and a touch o' black leather. The taste follows very similar guidelines, with the addition of more oak, burnt pretzels, and blackened biscuits. The body is a solid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a surprisingly thin feel. Overall, a mighty tasty stout, though a bit on the thin and bubbly side for me. I was expecting some level of chewiness, but nothing of the sort came through. Still, this is a pretty strong entry regardless.

TMoney2591, Nov 02, 2010
Big Black Voodoo Daddy from Voodoo Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 826 ratings.