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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Voodoo Brewing Company

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Ratings: 815
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 346
Gots: 214 | 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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Photo of chicagobeerriot
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
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 -1.2%
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 -13.6%
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 +4.3%
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 -4.8%
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 +0.5%
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 +1.2%
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 +7.1%
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 -1.7%
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 -1.7%
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 +10.7%
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 +6.4%
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%
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 -5.2%
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
Photo of Vdubb86
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass

Thanks to TMoney2591 for sharing this bad boy

This beer pours a black opaque body with a sandy brown fluffy head that fades, but laces nicely. The aroma is totally of smoked malts. The roasts are clearly evident in the aroma along with bits of bourbon and coffee. The taste is rather smokey in nature the coffee is present due to the roasted burnt malts. There isn't an incredible depth to the flavor, but that doesn't mean that it's not good. It's simplistic nature does it well. The main problem that this beer suffers from is it seems to be a bit on the thin side as far as mouthfeel is concerned. The smoke that is here in abundance needs to have a thicker base. This is still a good beer overall and I rather enjoy it.

Vdubb86, Nov 01, 2010
Photo of zoso1967
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is one of the darkest that I have laid eyes upon so far. It is completely opaque black, even when I hold the snifter up to my bright desk lamp. The head is a frothy deep mocha foam that slowly melts into the beer and leaves surprisingly grippy lace.

The aroma is very enjoyable, with all the regular stout like qualities as well as a little something extra. It has plenty of dark chocolate, some coffee like roastyness, earthy notes, vanilla, fruity sweetness and a nice dose of smoky leather.

The flavor is super well integrated with a wonderful mix of flavors. It is sweet up front with some chocolate and dark dried fruit that transitions into pine, wood and vanilla. Near the end some smoke notes come out before the coffee like flavors of the roasted malts fade in at the end. This beer is quite sweet, but it also has some serious bitterness that makes it come off as dry overall. BBVD is brash and bold, but the balance helps to keep it from going too far off the deep end.

The body of this beer is quite full, but with more carbonation than I would really care for. The finish is pretty nice, with a good balance that is not too sticky and leaves some burnt coffee flavors behind. I am really having a hard time with the liveliness of this brew though, and find myself wistfully wishing it was a bit smoother.

Drinkability is quite good. There is only a rumor of the 12% ABV, but this is a pretty in your face RIS and is definitely a sipper. I bet this thing would age like an absolute rock star.

zoso1967, Oct 31, 2010
Photo of Jeffo
3.3/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Got this one in trades with Masterski and jojomdma. Thanks a lot guys!

From a bomber into a snifter
Vintage: 2010

APPEARANCE: A dark brown pour makes a one finger, thinner looking, tan head with good retention. Black, opaque body with some carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a wisp and ring leaving some immediate lacing clinging to the sides. A splotchy wisp and ring remain leaving some decent lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Roasted malts, cocoa powder, baker's chocolate and some espresso notes as well. Hints of oak and wood in there, with touches of tobacco and some vanilla. Quite nice, but unfortunately a little muted. Needs to be a little bolder to really stand out.

TASTE: Roasted malts and not much else initially. Lacking up front for sure. After the swallow, some bitter chocolate, roasted coffee beans, and a bit of booze. Some nice bitter chocolate, sweet vanilla, oak, and some booze ride out a bold, long lasting and satisfying aftertaste. Lacked up front, but came out nicely after the swallow.

PALATE: Here's where it falters a bit. Very light body with higher levels of carbonation. Goes down with a bit of an airy scratch at the end, and finishes somewhat dry on the palate with a little heat from the alcohol. Nice and creamy on the palate, but far too light and heavily carbonated for the style. Needs more weight.

OVERALL: Not a bad beer at all. I enjoyed this one, and was more than glad to have had the chance to try a bottle. That said, the palate is far too light for the style, and the taste needs a little more going on up front before the swallow. Definitely overrated, and doesn't stand up to some of the others in the style, but a decent beer in its own right. Will give the other bottle some time in the cellar and re-visit in a couple years. Was glad to give this one a go, but won't be looking for more in the future. Thanks again for the trades gents.

Jeffo, Oct 27, 2010
Photo of Slatetank
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing this great beer at the stout tasting we hosted - poured chilled and refilled in my tasting glass.

The beer is black as pitch with a deep thick cap of beige with a tight bead. The stout leaves a good wavy ring of lace on the glass with a dense viscous look overall. The aroma of dark toffee with nutty and coffee and cocoa with a charleston chew dense fudge-like odor. The smell of roasted grain and mild vanilla with a light bitter element and slight caramel tinge. The feel is great -smooth coffee roastiness with thick body and light bittterness and only enough alcohol to let you know it is pretty extreme. The feel is light overall for the intensity of flavor.

The taste is great to me, mild dark cocoa and slight turbinado sugar with a mild vanilla and toasted grain taste. The cocoa is mild yet you know it has a lot of chocolate malt, just not too much. I love the slight charred biscuit and subtle yet smooth toffee taste. I get a slight fudge-like baked brownie taste and hint of pine or pepper from the hops to with the oak flavor coming forward with some alcohol as it warms. The stout is a wonderful brew, so smooth and yet so complex with superior drinkability and a taste that just makes you want more - One of the best stouts IMO, just wonderful and packed with cocoa flavor -well rounded and well brewed!

Slatetank, Oct 25, 2010
Photo of errantnight
3.43/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

For a beer with an obvious flaw, this was pretty damned good.

Tasted in a Spiegelau tulip during a RIS tasting (with plain crackers and water for palate cleansing between tastings).

This pours a dark, dark brown almost black with GREAT retention and lacing. Exemplary.

Aroma is a bit, bold burst of rich chocolate roast... and green apples. Pout.

On the palate the nice roast, deep toasty bread notes, chocolate and mocha hints, long, rich mouthfeel... almost ALMOST manages to completely overcome the brewing flaw. The recipe is spotless, and if they could get their fermentation under better control I'd say this would be an easy contender for my favorite of the style.

It's a testament that I still enjoyed my glass.

errantnight, Oct 16, 2010
Photo of mcallister
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep and black with no light penetration and a 2 finger tan head that holds good retention.

Aromatics of chocolate, dark fruits, hints of oak, some tobacco and leather esters. Roasted malts with a coffee basking.

Really like this beer and the whole brewing process. I think the bit of age really helps the drinkability and mouthfeel. Soft and chewy with a creamy middle. Roasted malts really come through on the middle and finish leaving a tannic dryness. Dark chocolates, leather at the front lead into a hints of oak and bits of vanilla and coffee in the middle. Some dark fruits thorughout really make this a nice easy drinking IS albeit the alcohol.

mcallister, Oct 10, 2010
Photo of domtronzero
3.08/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Murky very dark brown. Huge, fluffy, very long lasting mocha colored head. Little lacing. head is too huge and lasts way too long. Kinda hard to even pour a glass without getting all head and no beer.

S - Bitter chocolate, roasty malts, earthy hops and boozy alcohol.

F/M - Acidic burnt roasty malts. Bitter dark chocolate, light coffee, lite oakiness. Earthy/spicy hops with a moderately high bitterness, accentuated by dark malts. Medium body is a little lacking for style, with moderately high carbonation - way too high for style and totally distracting.

D - Good, but kinda thin and too bubbly for style, but it definitely helps in the drinkability department.

domtronzero, Oct 09, 2010
Photo of Gobzilla
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured dark as night with a half finger of brown head and left some bubbly lacing sticking to the glass.

S: had a lovely chocolate aroma with sweet roasted malts to tag along but I could detect booze, slight dark fruits, and bready notes. It seemed like it had lacto notes as well.

T: upfront on the palate I was greeted chocolate sweetness, malts, coffee and vanilla accents I belive are from the oak. On the backend I did get hop biiterness and booze that was not overly done.

M: the brew was full in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a sweet, slight astringent, but sliky, and bitter finish.

D: it drank quite well considering the ABV on this brew was really tasty. I'm glasd I had the opportunity to try this out at least once. Good lookin out to whoever sent this one to me.

Gobzilla, Oct 03, 2010
Photo of dpnelson1978
3.38/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

22oz. bottle into glass snifter.

A: Bright opaque black (deep brown) body topped with a small creamy tan head that quickly dissipates laving a ring of cover and no lacing.

S: Strong coffee aroma with hints of raisin and booze. Chocolate is subdued but becomes more apparent as the beer warms. No noticeable hop aroma.

T: Slightly boozy, with a strong coffee kick over a deep roasted, somewhat nutty malt backbone. Just the slightest tinge of sour up front, finishing with a burnt astringency, but free of hop character.

M: Light body with high carbonation. A slight bitterness, but it comes off more as astringency than hop aftertaste. Could probably use a little less carbonation.

D: Average drinkability. It is a pretty potent brew both in ABV and flavor. Some will love it, some will make a face, but the light body and roasted flavor will really shine in the right environment.

O: Respectable, but not one of my favorite stouts. Definitely would try it again.

dpnelson1978, Oct 01, 2010
Photo of cbutova
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Didn't know this was oak aged, now things make more sense, reviewed from notes. Thanks to Chico1985 for sharing.

A- Pure black with a tan cap that has good retention. Nice cloud and ring and spotty lace all around the glass.

S- Massive cocoa, like immensely big chocolate. Caramel roast malt and some dark fruit. Solid describes this perfectly.

T- Once again a lot of great cocoa powder. Hints of raisins, slight alcohol, roast malt, caramel malt. Some earthy hops. I get vanilla which I now know is from the oak. A bit of smoke even.

MF- Great thick body, creamy and substantial. Smooth low-moderate carbonation. Fair warmth and just a bit bitter, from the cocoa I would imagine. Silky.

DB- Very nice malt and cocoa. The first Imperial Stout to impress me in a while. The cocoa does seem like a bit much but I really love it. Well hidden ABV.

cbutova, Sep 26, 2010
Photo of Chico1985
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber split with cbutova. BrewerDan23 threw this in as an extra in our trade a little while back! Thanks!

Pours big, black, and voodoo-ish. Creamy tan head. Great retention, stays at half a finger the whole time and leaves some lacing.

Lots of dark, smoky malts in the scent. Roasted malt and molasses. Dark chocolate and slight coffee beans.

A very dense stout, I love it. Dark chocolate, molasses, chocolate chip cookies, roasted malt, caramel. Sweetness is on the low side.

Mouthfeel is very thick and rich. Carbonation is a bit high, booze is very well hidden.

Malt city! This falls in the same category as Old Raspution, Stone IRS, Bell's Expedition...very robust, no frills imperial stout, great beer.

Chico1985, Sep 25, 2010
Big Black Voodoo Daddy from Voodoo Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 815 ratings.