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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
92
outstanding

122 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 117
Gots: 41 | FT: 7
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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srandycarter

California

4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 02:21:29 | More by srandycarter
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Maryland

3/5  rDev -27.4%

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Maryland

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3.04/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle.

Pours a still motor oil black body with a fizzy light tan head. Nose is dominated by brandy, light oak, roast and a touch of molasses. Body and flavor starts off well enough, with a silky soft mouthfeel and an initial sweet brandy fruit punch but then quickly thins out into a woody, harsh roast horror show. Much of the base stout is lost in translation here and even that would be ok if the liquor notes of the barrel wouldn't quickly become consumed by acrid roast and wood. Not good.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 20:32:48 | More by yourefragile
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

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Missouri

3/5  rDev -27.4%

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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Just lighter than pitch black, no carb that shows. This one gums up the glass in a minor way. Actually is lacing, but so minimal to the eye.

S- Earthy malt backbone upfront, then the AB barrel shows, some toffee in there. Not really too complex here.

T- Kinda bland; like there is a void where some stout characteristics should show. The AB is present; I have seen people say that it is hot right now... dunno that I would say that, but I like my stouts hot when barrel aged. The apple brandy brings all of the flavor.

M- Pretty smooth, kinda harsh going down your throat; like a hot/warm feeling from a shot of bourbon. A little short on carb.

O- It was pretty good, I am glad to have tried it. I always love to see what AB does to stouts.

Serving type: bottle

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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California

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California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +9%

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Jas45678

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +9%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

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gillagorilla

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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Pennsylvania

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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.38/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Received this three bottle set as a complete surprise from hotpipes a while back. Thank you very much for putting this together and sending it over. Awesome of you!

From a bomber into a snifter
Bottled 25 January 2013
Bottle #425
Drank the Trace, Brandy and Pappy on consecutive nights.

APPEARANCE: Clear black pour yields a 1+ finger, medium looking, fluffy, light tan head with very good retention. Black body with no real carbonation evident. Head fades to a slight faint wisp and foamy, bubbly ring. A splotchy wisp and bubbly ring remain with some falling dots of lace down the glass.

SMELL: Brandy with vanilla, oak, caramel, butterscotch notes and some milk chocolate on the nose. Not boozy at all, and the butterscotch notes from the barrel work great in the bigger picture. Smells nice.

TASTE: Brandy, oak with vanilla notes up front, then some caramel sweetness and alcohol into the swallow. A bold and lingering finish of brandy, oak, caramel, some butterscotch and milk chocolate as well. Some alcohol and touches of ethanol as well here, but certainly not as rough as the Buffalo Trace variant. Solid.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Somewhat creamy on the palate, but a touch prickly as well, goes down fine and finishes relatively sticky. No burn at the swallow, but some heat lingers for sure. A touch light and prickly perhaps.

OVERALL: Much better than the Buffalo Trace version, but not quite as nice as the Pappy variant. None of these are world class, but this one is good. The butterscotch quality is what sets this apart from the other variants, and even the other Apple Brandy BA stouts on the market. Worth checking out, even if the full set isn't of interest to you. Thanks again hotpipes. Good stuff here.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 20:39:50 | More by Jeffo
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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel from Voodoo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.