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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel - Voodoo Brewing Company

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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Laird's Apple Brandy BarrelBig Black Voodoo Daddy - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

139 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 128
Gots: 34 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: russwbeck on 03-24-2013)
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Ratings: 139 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Davihaw:
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3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opening this one for my 29th birthday! Poured into Bourbon County Snifter

A - Dark brown almost black with nice half finger brown head upon pouring. Head disappears and leaves nice little ring around the glass.

S - Molasses and chocolate. I can smell the booze in the nose as well.

T - Chocolate was the first smell and taste I had when sipping this beer. The alcohol is blended well with the flavors in this beer but it is still present. It is very sweet and I would love to see what another year or two would do to this beer. As the beers warms up the fruit characteristics become more prominent.

M - creamy and rich as it coats the entire mouth.

O - This beer was great! This is my first try on anything in this series. I will be seeking out the other variants!

Davihaw, Aug 13, 2013
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz green waxed bottle (# 864) into a Brooklyn brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Heavy pour yields a 1.5 finger dark, coarse mocha head with moderate retention. Beer is pitch black with thick, oily legs. Lacing is stringy and spotty with decent stick. Pretty.

Nose is booze, fudge, chocolate, ethanol, vanilla, and a bit of cocoa powder. Pretty aromatic but the Apple Brandy characteristics are all but missing.

Opens cocoa powder, roasted malt, chocolate, and a huge boozy bite. Some fudge sweetness in the middle with notes of prunes, sweet soy sauce, and raisins. End is bitter roasted malt and smoke. Finishes hot as hell. Aftertaste of cocoa powder and roast. Good complexity but this one's not sweet enough and its way too hot.

Full bodied with low carbonation. Smooth and slick in the mouth and goes down viscous and hot. Finishes super boozy with a lingering, course, sticky aftertaste. Super hot.

A decent beer overall but the flavors don't quite work here and the roast and odd bitterness really take over the experience. Again, good complexity but I really don't see this one getting any better with time. Even if the booze drops off.

SpeedwayJim, Aug 08, 2013
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3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle # 278.

Appearance - Viscous black. Not much of a head. A few bubbles at the edges.

Smell - Lots of apple brandy. Chocolate. Oak.

Taste - Sweet caramel. Sugary brandy. Bitter chocolate. Extremely oaky.

Mouthfeel - Sweet and very oaky. Kinda harsh.

Overall - The barrel doesn't improve upon the base beer.

Alieniloquium, Nov 05, 2013
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Appearance: pitch black, 1 finger of medium brown head. Good retention and lace.

Arms: booze, brandy, oak char, vanilla, dark fruits, cocoa.

Taste: brandy booze, plums, oak, chocolate , coffee, roast, vanilla.

Mouthfeel: chewy, full and rich, creamy.

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Pours opaque black, no light could go through this one, with a quarter inch of foamy, fizzy head. Lots of lacing in my travel coffee mug, ha.

Smells quite boozy, with lots of apple brandy, roasted malt, and chocolate.

Similar flavor. The apple brandy barrel flavor overpowers everything- luckily this flavor is quite good. Some roasted malt and chocolate flavor left, as well as oak and vanilla. The alcohol is fairly prominent, making this a pretty slow sipper.

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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel from Voodoo Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.