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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 DmanGTR
4.9/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Review from notes, bottle shared with friends at a tasting/dinner.

Poured jet black, absolutely no light shines through. The ebony body is topped by a brown hat that sits, refusing to budge. An abyss that taunts and commands your olfaction to come hither. Intense aromas of dark chocolate, fudge, caramel creme, burnt toast, and cocoa powder smother the bulbs. You may feel like you've just sipped the beer, but you've only sniffed it from 4 inches away. Take a small swig. That first experience is a sweet, caramel/toffee flavor with a hint of molasses and malt. As this black elixir creeps back, it stimulates and titillates places in your cognition you have never known to exist. The excitement and overwhelming joy is remarkable. A touch of burnt toast, charcoal, and dark chocolate is more prominent now and in fact, is the most prominent part of the entire experience. As the tale draws to an end, we experience the trails of dark chocolate, ash, and cocoa blended with dark fruits such as dried figs and dates. Throughout the whole voodoo experience, we note that the body is thick and viscous, like the thoughts of one who has experienced voodoo. There is a part of me that yearns for freedom through effervescence, yet embraces the milder carbonation that suits this beer so well. All in all, we have here a spectacular example of an imperial stout. Nearly perfect in all regards. I highly recommend this brew.

DmanGTR, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of JeffTheJuice
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

JeffTheJuice, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Voodoo Brewing Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Poured into my Boulevard tulip from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a slightly oily nice pitch-black color. There is a nice half-inch tan head. Awesome creamy retention leaving some nice sticky lacing as it goes down the glass. (4.0)

Starts off with delicious milk chocolaty sweetness, fudge notes a plenty. One of the better smelling stouts out there. The aroma reminds me of D.O.R.I.S. from Hoppin’ Frog. There is a nice slight coffee note to the brew mixed in with the fudgy sweetness and a slight grassy finish on the back end. (5.0)

Flavor follows the nose pretty similarly. Starts off with nice chocolate notes. There are milk chocolate notes with some good slight bitter dark chocolate. The brew is very malty and there is a nice sweetness to it compromised of slight caramel notes. The ABV is present but not overwhelming, definitely not a noticeable 12% brew. There is some nice burnt woodnotes and some good smoke throughout the middle of the brew and the back end. There are also some grassy hop notes and bitterness present but nothing too distracting form the awesome malty mess. This brew has such and enduring flavor profile and finish. Quite sticky and full bodied. (4.5)(4.5)

Overall this brew is delicious and a top notch Double Stout. Great malt sweetness and cocoa notes. There is awesome smoke and roast notes with some coffee and some sweetness as well. As the brew warm there is more roast present and the sweetness is subdued a bit. Overall Excellent brew. (4.5)

JoEBoBpr, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of mrbojangles31
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

mrbojangles31, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of marshmeli
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

marshmeli, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of rolltide8425
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

rolltide8425, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of BierVogel
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

BierVogel, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of ckeegan04
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

ckeegan04, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of Thehuntmaster
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle 12,5% Abv.
Served lightly chilled in an over sized wine glass.
2011 Vintage

Thanks to Futura123 for this bottle.

Appearance: A rough pour yields a small, creamy tan coloured head atop what appears to be a pitch black beer, however a back light shows a fair amount of deep red along the edges of the glass. The head displays average retention for the abv, and leaves a few small patches of lacing. A swirl coats the glass in light alcohol legs.

Smell: The initial nose is outstanding, offering big notes of chocolate and roasted malt, along side smaller amounts of coffee and cocoa. Oddly, as the beer begins to warm, the nose seems to deteriorate somewhat and feels a little flat. The chocolate character is lost and strong aromas of toasted grains as well as a dark fruit character and a hint of liquorice are noted.

Taste: As expected, the flavour leans slightly towards the roasted/bitter side of things, but still displays a big underlying sweetness that is noted periodically. Flavour notes include: Roasted malt, some char, chocolate, a little coffee, sweet dark fruits, dark caramel, molasses, toasted grains and a little liquorice. There is almost no trace of the 12,5% noted.

Mouthfeel: As with the rest of the beer, the mouthfeel is good, but not outstanding. The body is just shy of full, with a medium level of fairly smooth carbonation.

Overall: Big Black Voodoo Daddy is a good (almost great) imperial stout, but just lacks a wow factor. That said, I would happily drink it again in the future.

Thehuntmaster, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of Giantspace
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Giantspace, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of 05Harley
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased through Beerjobber fresh from the brewery.
(360 calories)

Price $29.99/two 22oz bombers

I've really been looking forward to trying this for awhile. An old world ale without the bourbon.

As expected, this one pours pitch black like ink with a lite tan creamy 1/2 inch head. It doesn't take long for the covering to dissipate to a silky sheen with a thick outer ring. As the chalice empties a decoration of lacing begins to unfold and adds to the allure of a quality RIS.

The aroma is fairly strong and dead on for the description. Bakers chocolate, coffee grounds, vanilla, charred wood and a hint of burnt raisins.

On the tastebuds, a big blast of roasted malt, vanilla and coffee start things off followed by black licoric and spices. I'm picking up very little sweetness in both taste and smell but it seems to work well here.

The mouthfeel starts out soft and creamy but slowly creeps it's way to a bitter dry finish thanks to the pine hops. Medium body which matches this beer head on. In the end soft carbonation and a noticeable alcohol warming is felt.

Overall not mind blowing but pretty damn good and potent as well. Look to sip this one on a winters night.

05Harley, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle courtesy of Raznug pours a deep, rich black color with a smallish cap of brown head. Decent retention and lots of lace.

Nose is cocoa powder and dark fruit. Molasses, chocolate, marshmallows and maybe a hint of anise. Smells reallly good, all things sweet and rich.

Taste shows off a more roasty side with more of a dusty cocoa as opposed to chocolate. Hops make an appearance with a fairly substantial bitterness on the finish. Im surprised at how much drier it tastes than it smells, much to my dismay. The mouthfeel is not nearly as full as I expected either, though the ABV is well hidden. Id like to try it fresher I guess to see if it might be better, though the hops as is make me think they would be beastly.

twiggamortis420, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this in bottles and on tap several times. It's a great stout, and a nice PA staple.

Dark brown-black pour with a moderate tan head; decent retention and lacing for a higher ABV beer. Dark roasty malts in the nose, coffee, cocoa, toasted grains, burnt caramel. These aromas are reflected in the taste, dark malts, roasted coffee, toasted grains, woody, ash, chocolate, subdued but noticeable hop presence in the background. Nice body, smooth mouthfeel, minor alcohol heat, an easy enjoyable drinker.

Rifugium, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown, bordering black color with a medium sized tan head that recedes to leave some decent lacing.

Aromas begin roasty and charred, up front, with rich chocolate tones and a hint of dark brownie or pudding. Coffee and espresso notes emerge more and more as it warms.

The tastes follow the nose with overly roasted, charred, almost smokey maltiness. Then you get some bakers chocolate and milk chocolate that brings some sweetness. As it warms there is some emerging vanilla and a touch of dark fruit.

The mouthfeel is quite full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish is quite roasted, bitter and drying with emerging alcohol.

Overall this was a fine example of a RIS but it fails to blow me away in an way, shape or form. It's super solid but the roasted, charred bitteness is a bit much more me and I wish there was a little more sweetness but it is an RIS so I won't ding it there, it just doesn't wow me or make me want to revisit anytime soon.

claspada, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Rutager
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Happy International Stout Day and thank you to Thesevenduffs!

Appearance. Pours thick and black with just a few strands of bubbles that rise up.

Smell. Dark roasted malts and molasses, some nice woody vanilla and dark chocolate with a drop of espresso.

Taste. Semi-sweet dark chocolate, some dark roasted malts and a hint of molasses and smoky wood. The semi-sweet chocolate lingers in a great way. High abv is noticed, but covered quite well.

Mouthfeel. On the lower side of full bodied with a lowish amount of carbonation.

Overall. A hig quality big stout right here. Perfect for celebrating this, the greatest of all holidays...

Rutager, Nov 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

zekeman17, Nov 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Auztan, Nov 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

ObiWanKushnobi, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of TenHornsProud
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a sludgy black with a small tan head.

Smells quite floral with hints of perfume and some dark fruit notes...alcohol in the nose detracts.

Nice roasted grapefruit flavors up front that go into dark chocolate and hints of coffee and caramel...I get just a hint of the oak, which is perfect. Again the alcohol seems a bit out of balance.

Thick and heavy body with low carbonation.

A good, but boozy imperial stout. I like it and would drink it again if offered.

TenHornsProud, Oct 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Kopfschuss, Oct 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

dtx00, Oct 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Brushkanna, Sep 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Skye1024, Sep 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

BeerHunter76, Sep 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

KevinTCreedon, Sep 18, 2012
Big Black Voodoo Daddy from Voodoo Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 815 ratings.