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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

125 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 125
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 123
Gots: 40 | FT: 8
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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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.

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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.

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