Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Voodoo Brewing Company

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Ratings: 863
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 352
Gots: 222 | 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)
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Photo of yamar68
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big old thanks to Hessian257 for this bottle!

What an appropriate name... pitch black with a creamy finger of pale brown head that retains quite well, leaving behind thick sheets of lace and distinctive alcohol legging. In terms of appearance, the ABV is less than discrete.

Loads of roast on the nose, reminiscent of Ten Fidy in some ways. Vanilla and toffee with hollow coffee notes. Plenty of darker chocolates, powdery cocoa.

Creamy mocha flavors with a massive, sweeping roast character. Semisweet dessert flavors are balanced with a bitter chocolate/coffee ground profile. Nice booze kick right at the tail end of things.

Awesome.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of jmarsh123
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours inky black with a small tan head. Very little retention and minimal lacing.

Aroma is very roast heavy. Lots of roasted coffee and other dark malts. Dark chocolate and maybe a bit of fig and raisin with some anise in the background.

More of the same flavor wise. Very dry and roasty throughout. Big coffee notes along with some bitter dark chocolate flavors. Raisin, a bit of oak and perhaps a hint of smokiness come along for the ride too. A little earthy hop bitterness near the end.

Thick mouthfeel. Extremely dry and roasty. Finishes like licking a coffee filter. In other words, just about perfect. Alcohol is noticeable, but doesn't overpower the flavors.

Wonderful aggressive beer. I was pleasantly surprised at this one that for some reason has been sitting in my cellar longer than most. A great bit dry stout which is right up my alley.

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4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz. bomber bottle with a cool abstract painting of a street in New Orleans (?). There's a man in the corner wearing a zoot suit. He's ready for a night on the prowl. Flanking the painting is the Government warning, the beer's ingredients and specifications, a description of the beer, and Voodoo's story. The only thing missing is a vintage date. They'll give you the beer's IBUs, but they won't give you a bottled date.

When poured into a Cigar City snifter, the beer stayed true to its name. It was big and black as jet black ink. It was so thick and black that light avoided this beer. The head of foam wasn't as impressive of the color. The initial head of foam was about 1/4 of an inch in height and coffee brown in color. It had fast retention that only managed to leave behind a handful of spots around the glass.

The first aroma that popped out was that of the finely roasted coffee grounds. After that was the dark roasted malts. When the malts had their turn, the aroma then finishes up with baker's chocolate, a subtle caramel sweetness, a dark fruit or two, and a whiff of black licorice.

The taste came on strong and dry with dark roasted coffee grounds and dark roasted malts. At least it's staying true to its name. After the roasted elements had their fun in the taste, in comes the baker's chocolate, a scoop of raisins, a drop of caramel, charred oak, and with a subtle roasted hop bitterness at the end. Even though it's not barrel aged, the oak taste was interesting.

The mouthfeel was thick, dry, and roasted. The aftertaste was filled with more roasted coffee grounds, roasted malts, charred oak, and baker's chocolate. This aftertaste will linger on for quite a long time. It will take a few glasses of water to wash away this thick aftertaste. This beer doesn't bother to mask its 12% ABV.

This isn't the type of beer that hides behind its cool label. It's a really good beer with a really cool label. I said it before and I'll say it again. This beer stays true to its name. Would I drink it again? Oh yeah!

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Big Black Voodoo Daddy from Voodoo Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 863 ratings.