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Grande Negro Voodoo Papi - Voodoo Brewing Company

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Grande Negro Voodoo Papi
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 6.96%
Wants: 80
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Big Black Voodoo Daddy brewed with vanilla beans, cinnamon, and aged with ghost peppers.

(Beer added by: claaark13 on 03-25-2013)
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Reviews by adamette:
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4.9/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Review from notes. Consumed on “Barrel Release Day” March 23, 2013. I waited in line for hours for the privilege to purchase one of the first cases of the bottle release. Before being called up to purchase my case I enjoyed several of these beers on tap. I took specific notes for each of them and I will finally upload their reviews here on my beeradvocate account. There is one thing that I am not sure of. My notes include the following comment: “BBVD brewed with Vanilla Beans and Cinnamon” (the BBVD probably refers to “Big Black Voodoo Daddy”). So I am pretty sure that note was meant for this beer but I could be mistaken. Poured into a snifter from the firkin tap at the brewery.

A No light comes through. The slightest of dark brown heads floats on top. Could the look be any better? 5.0

S Dark Roast Malt, sweet vanilla notes, excellent! 4.5

T Excellently crafted beer with Dark Roast malt carried right over from the smell. Also evident were the Ghost Peppers. I thought that it might be too much but it worked nicely with the soft, sweet vanilla. Now THIS is why I love Voodoo Brewing Company so much. 5.0

M Thick, velvety feel, expertly prepared and presented. 5.0

D/O Drinkability is unbelievably good for a beer of this style. I had no problem repeatedly sipping it until it was gone. Overall this is a world class beer. 5.0

adamette, Oct 11, 2013
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On tap at Voodoo. Poured into a snifter. I forget the base (although the name would indicate BBVD), but brewed with vanilla beans, cinnamon and ghost peppers. I'm so glad I took the chance on this one.

A - Black with thin lacing. Sticks very well to the glass, thickness is apparent.

S - Tons of cinnamon, some sweetness and some chocolate.

T - Chocolate and vanilla come through before a blast of sweet, chocolatey cinnamon. The peppers only provided a hint of heat and flavor that came through in the end, which was probably for the best considering the type of pepper used.

M - Fairly thick, but it was poured a bit too cold to get a real feel on the body.

O - This was my favorite beer that they served during the event. I hope they bottle this one down the road, as it would possibly win a blind tasting among its peers. EDIT: I just drank a Hunahpu's 2013....I think Grande Negro may be better tasting.

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First had: on tap at Voodoo

Dark brown-black pour, with a thin tan head that dissipated almost complete; no real lacing to speak of, but the beer left some unctuous streaks on the glass. Cinnamon up front in the nose, with an underlying thick, dark roasty maltiness. Big, complex taste, cinnamon sticks, vanilla, semi-sweet chocolate, burnt caramel, a bit of roast, some alcohol warmth, but reasonably tolerable. As with many pepper-containing beers, the heat from the peppers came in near the end, giving the mouthfeel a prickle, but not destroying the palate with intensity. All things considered, it was a pretty well-balanced beer. Body was medium to full, and it was a nice drinker, though after a while, the pepper taste/heat might get to be too much.

There will be obvious Hunahpu comparisons here, but this was a lot better than the vastly disappointing Cigar City beer.

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Grande Negro Voodoo Papi from Voodoo Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.