Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel - Voodoo Brewing Company
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Reviews by srandycarter:
4.14/5 rDev +0.5%
A - Very dark, almost black. No head to speak of... small ring. Light amount of cling lace.
S - Boozy, soy sauce, wood notes.
T - Thick, chocolaty, soy sauce, alcohol pretty well hidden. Almost light smoky finish at very end.
M - Creamy, almost cloying, thick as all get out. Fair balance.
D - Enjoyed it. Can't do more than one. Not sure I can even do one. Overwhelming and high ABV.
08-11-2013 02:21:29 | More by srandycarter
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3.54/5 rDev -14.1%
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.
08-08-2013 01:18:09 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.66/5 rDev -11.2%
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.
11-05-2013 02:17:16 | More by Alieniloquium
3.99/5 rDev -3.2%
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.
Overall: a bit boozy smelling, but not as much in the taste, especially as it warms up.
08-10-2013 16:24:57 | More by EgadBananas
4.39/5 rDev +6.6%
Bottle pour at the Ithaca Luminous release, thanks stillmatic2232!
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.
Medium bodied, creamy, smooth mouthfeel, boozy and sweet finish. This probably would have benefited from additional aging. It was quite good, but a little boozy for my tastes.
04-16-2014 20:50:36 | More by GreesyFizeek
Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel from Voodoo Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.