2 Live Gran Cru Greatest Hits - Vol. 1 - Voodoo Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev -7.8%
First had: on tap at Voodoo
This one's not for greenhorns. Dark brown-black pour with a small tan head that wisped away after a moment or so. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate, stiff bourbon, dark fruits. After that, the flavor was no surprise: all things dark--malts, chocolate, fruits--bourbon--soaked wood, some notes of tobacco and burnt marshmallow. Smooth, full mouthfeel, but still plenty hefty with booze. Quite enjoyable overall, but probably would've gone down better if I hadn't been awake for 48 hours straight before drinking it.
03-27-2013 01:42:33 | More by Rifugium
4.84/5 rDev +5%
Philly Beer Week 2014 -- Bainbridge Barrel House - Lee's birthday !
Poured into a round avg size snifter
Appears dark, motor oil, little head of tannish bubbles. Low carbonation.
Great smell, all the best stout characteristics but to another level with Pappy.
Tastes is just out of this world great. I may compare it to Bourbon County, but I believe this is smoother and more refined. Bourbon, dark chocolate, oak, vanilla...did I mention Pappy bourbon---ahhh the best.
Mouthfeel could be a bit thicker, but that would be the only slight improvement I can think of.
OVERALL---top 10beer in the world, any style I would say. If you are a hop head maybe not, but I am a Malt Head and love bourbon aged anything. This is the best of the best stouts. I may prefer Hunahpu for a change of pace w/ the cinnamon and pepper bite, but if I had to pick only one stout to take on a deserted island, this may be it.
06-02-2014 19:48:06 | More by SHerninko
4.04/5 rDev -12.4%
Draft offering at Voodoo. This was described as "Curt's blend of Big Black Voodoo Daddy and Black Magick aged in Pappy Van Winkle barrels for 15 months." Im not gonna lie, I was excited to try these draft/cask exclusives. It was a big determining factor in my attendance of the bottle release.
The brew was served in a Voodoo barrel room collection snifter. Very dark brown to black in color with a thin tan cap that was quick to receed. Some spotty lace clings to the glass and a swirl revives a thin film atop.
The smells is straight bourbon. Suggestions of sweet coconut, caramel, toffee and vanilla. Pretty much all the awesome character you hope to extract in a barrel aged brew. Some raw solvent alcohol is present providing almost a tangy aspect as well.
The flavor of this brew is a bit of an ass kicker. Strong alcohol flavors emerge with maybe a touch of solvent feeling booze. More of an aggressive, raw oak and alcohol feel are felt here instead of the smoothness you might have expected based off the aroma. Lingering flavors of bitter burnt grain are left inside the mouth a bit earthy and oaky with a mild tang component.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. The alcohol is a major player in this brew's profile which is to be expected considering black magick is a beast in itself and the addition of PVW barrel treatment just augments that booze further. I liked this offering, I liked it a lot. But a 7-8 oz pour was more than enough and provided enough of a sampling for me to know possibly what to expect of the barrel room collection bottles.
03-29-2013 18:28:24 | More by stakem
4.1/5 rDev -11.1%
On tap at the barrel room release. Pour is jet black with brown head. Nose is bourbon forward, sweet rich malt, milk chocolate and light vanilla with some light charred wood behind. Taste follows, lots of bourbon and wood with rich malt, a touch sweet but still very rich chocolate cake notes and rich malt flavor. Medium body an light carbonation with a smooth creamy texture.
05-07-2013 13:45:20 | More by cpetrone84
2 Live Gran Cru Greatest Hits - Vol. 1 from Voodoo Brewing Company
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