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

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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 128
Gots: 30 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: russwbeck on 03-24-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 156 | Reviews: 22
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4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looked much like its companions, opaque black in color, topped with a half finger of brown head that sank to a wispy layer of bubbles, dotting the glass with random lacing. Roasty aroma, dark malts, cocoa, toasted oak, light herbal and fruit scents. The apple brandy was a bit subdued, which I think worked well for this particular beer, balancing out whatever roastiness was present, flavors of oak and cocoa, with a slight twist of apple. Body on the fuller side of medium, mouthfeel not quite as robust as the Pappy variety. Nice overall, and I think all of these have aged enough...the time to drink them is [arguably] now.

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3.66/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

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4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 10.17.15
#005 1-25-13

A - Pours a very dark brown with a dark tan head that fades quickly to the edges.

S - Boozey heat, sweet, dark fruit, barrel.

T - Brandy, oak barrel, smokey, slightly sweet finish.

D - Lower carbonation with a heavy body.

O - Sweet brandy, barrel tones, more mild on the tongue then expected.

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4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz, Bottle #782, Bottle date 1/25/13
Mini snifter

A: Pours black as night. Very dark. Initially a thin layer of light tan head. Alcohol feet are there.

S: Dark fruits. Light on the Apple Brandy compared to Gran Met. Basically the roast had taken over that aspect. Smells of oak and dryness. Barrel.

T: Up front, roasted malts. Getting some of those dark fruits. Dark chocolate. Not so much vanilla or caramel due to AB barrel. Finish is dry. Lingering dark chocolate.

M: Bigt full bodied and chewy.

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