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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

130 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 125
Gots: 39 | FT: 6
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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3.04/5  rDev -26.2%
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.

yourefragile, Jul 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.2%

bsuedekum, Jun 08, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

gueuzedreg, Jun 03, 2014
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4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

GreesyFizeek, Apr 16, 2014
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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel from Voodoo Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.