1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Voodoo Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Big Black Voodoo DaddyBig Black Voodoo Daddy

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

806 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 806
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 346
Gots: 212 | FT: 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 806 | Reviews: 385 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bleedsblu
bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-09-2014 18:27:03 | More by bleedsblu
Photo of garfscores
garfscores

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-06-2014 22:06:25 | More by garfscores
Photo of ToadiesForCody
ToadiesForCody

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-05-2014 20:02:00 | More by ToadiesForCody
Photo of saxclar123
saxclar123

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-04-2014 02:28:53 | More by saxclar123
Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-03-2014 20:09:27 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
Photo of kkdowning
kkdowning

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19%

06-02-2014 19:24:16 | More by kkdowning
Photo of mpalestino
mpalestino

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-01-2014 01:03:45 | More by mpalestino
Photo of jleidner
jleidner

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-31-2014 02:09:41 | More by jleidner
Photo of Omnium
Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -3.3%

Served on-tap at House of 1000 Beers on 5-18-14

A - Pitch black in color with two fingers of a thick foamy tan head, thick lacing.
S - Coffee, massive roasted malt, a little nutty, some dark chocolate.
T - Dark chocolate and bitter earthy hops are main stage followed by some coffee roasts.
M - Bitter yet creamy and rich.
O - Excellent stout, One of Voodoo's better beers for sure.

05-28-2014 15:53:00 | More by Omnium
Photo of MarkJBurch
MarkJBurch

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-26-2014 01:17:23 | More by MarkJBurch
Photo of funhog
funhog

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-26-2014 00:21:31 | More by funhog
Photo of wyatt13
wyatt13

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-24-2014 20:03:59 | More by wyatt13
Photo of Latarnik
Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

05-24-2014 01:01:33 | More by Latarnik
Photo of EROCK75
EROCK75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-20-2014 12:49:39 | More by EROCK75
Photo of SwG237
SwG237

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-19-2014 19:15:41 | More by SwG237
Photo of JakeEsterly
JakeEsterly

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-18-2014 22:35:20 | More by JakeEsterly
Photo of jbaker67
jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

05-18-2014 13:26:35 | More by jbaker67
Photo of RacerX5k
RacerX5k

Pennsylvania

2.69/5  rDev -36%

wow. I dont know how beers like this get ratings around here because bottom line is ... wait for it ... this beer fucking stinks. then they throw it in a pappy barrel and act like it's humanity's gift? I can't imagine how this could be any better in a barrel, though I haven't had it. ok sorry about that; rant (almost) over.

looks ok, smells pretty good. taste is not enough of anything chocolate or roast leading to a black licorice taste and aftertaste. no it's not a drain pour only because I don't drain pour. hides the abv well, and I will finish it. points for being almost a good buy at $6.50 per, $13 for 4. well, Siberian Night at the insane $7.50 for 4; Brooklyn Black Chocolate at $8 for 4 and Wake and Bake at $12 for 4 all kill this beer.

so, fuck it, it is my own fault since I tried this beer years ago and it was terrible then too. my bad, got sucked in by the $ and the thought that maybe I missed something years ago? guess what? that's another myth around here, palates changing. been doing this for 5 years now; if the beer stinks previously, it still stinks.

most people I know do not like black licorice or flat beer which by the end of this bomber this beer is now lifeless. what is the brewer thinking? that black licorice is a desired flavor profile? overall worst beer I've had this year (2014). and I still finished it. amazing.

05-18-2014 11:58:31 | More by RacerX5k
Photo of Donco
Donco

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +1.4%

Picked up a bottle at my local Whole Foods for a very reasonable price.
Appearance: Very dark and black. Just the way a RIS should look. Poured into my Stone tulip glass with a decent amount of head that dissipated to a thin layer of lacing around my glass.

Smell: Roasty with traces of licorice and coffee.

Taste: Very much like the nose. A good amount of dark cocoa, coffee and char. Very pleasantly surprised on how nice this was for an experienced RIS drinker. Nice shot of bitterness on the back end but not too overwhelming with that aspect.

Mouthfeel: Medium thickness with a good amount of carbonation that made this a clean and enjoyable swallow each sip.

Overall: This was a very pleasant experience. I was not expecting this to be anything more than an average RIS. I would say that this could really be a great stout to cellar as well as enjoy fresh as I am doing now. Could certainly hold it's own against some of the better known RIS such as Stone and Old Rasputin. Very inexpensive (at least here in PA) for the 22oz. bottle. Worth seeking out if you would like to expand your RIS boundaries!

05-17-2014 21:02:53 | More by Donco
Photo of mctizzz
mctizzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-17-2014 03:44:19 | More by mctizzz
Photo of BMart
BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-16-2014 19:30:33 | More by BMart
Photo of Shnanign
Shnanign

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

05-15-2014 01:41:47 | More by Shnanign
Photo of rydev24
rydev24

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

05-11-2014 03:02:05 | More by rydev24
Photo of zestar
zestar

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-10-2014 07:47:21 | More by zestar
Photo of Jaycase
Jaycase

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-10-2014 03:09:24 | More by Jaycase
Big Black Voodoo Daddy from Voodoo Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 806 ratings.