Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Buffalo Trace - Voodoo Brewing Company
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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
2.2/5 rDev -44.2%
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 27 November 2012
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: First wiff is very alcoholic with plenty of ethanol in the form of hair spray. Some oak, vanilla, caramel, coconut and milk chocolate cut through rather quickly, but no real sign of the stout under the barrel and ethanol. Quite alcoholic and unpleasant.
TASTE: Quite boozy at first with lots of alcohol and ethanol, hair spray and oak notes up front. Bourbon and oak with alcohol and sweet caramel at the swallow before a bold and lingering finish of bourbon, ethanol alcohol, oak, vanilla sweetness and some milk chocolate. Quite boozy with some off-putting ethanol hair spray here, with not enough complexity from the barrels or base beer, unfortunately.
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: I'd heard some reports of infection on this variant, so I was a little anxious to open it sooner rather than later. Happy to report there's no infection on this bottle, but that's about as good as it gets. Easily the worst variant of the three. This one is simply too alcoholic with too many ethanol characteristics to really make it enjoyable. There wasn't much complexity from the barrel or the base stout to make it at least somewhat interesting either. Something I was glad to try and happy to have as part of the three bottle set, but certainly not something worth going out for on itself. Thanks again for the beers hotpipes! Always a pleasure sending boxes back and forth.
03-15-2014 20:27:47 | More by Jeffo
3.46/5 rDev -12.2%
Pour is close to jet black, dark tan head, darker head and liquid than the lairds. Nose has a fair bit of wood, gets a little magic marker with the booze and sweetness. Sweeter than the lairds, less bright malt quality. Body is full and last longer than the lairds, doesn't thin out as much. Taste is heavily roasted, acrid, bitter. Some wood and faint whiskey, not much malt other than roast and sweetness in back.
02-11-2014 21:53:55 | More by cpetrone84
2.7/5 rDev -31.5%
Errrgh....it's infected. I hate to say it, but this sucker is gone. I've had all the BA BBVDs and BMs at this point, and I tried this one side by side with the others, and it's definitely infected, though it seems to be the only one of the varieties that is. I haven't opened my bottle yet, but based on the one I had for this review, I'd say drink 'em now, while you still can! (Or if you still can.)
Black stout-like color, as expected, with a foamy-to-fizzy topper of brown head that settled to a wispy, broken layer of bubbles; minimal lacing, if any at all. Smell was gnarly with wet wood and acetaldehyde, overlaid on roasty malts and a vague bourbon aroma. Definite hit of apple in the taste up front, rotting wood, perfume, solventy alcohol, woody malts, unsweetened cocoa, tobacco. Bleh. It's gone. Body came off as medium, lighter than any of the other varieties, including the base, mouthfeel was rough, and due to the apparent infection, it was pretty much undrinkable. I could power through it if I wanted to, but I'll just say, I hope it was a fluke and that other bottles are better.
01-26-2014 01:04:26 | More by Rifugium
3.55/5 rDev -9.9%
bottle #147 poured into a barrel room collection snifter.
a - brew poured a fairly majestic silky shiny barrel aged black. a bit oily and thin, but what a shine. nice thin mocha head that dissolved quick leaving thin skin like patches of teeny tiny bubbles on the surface.
s - nose is chocolate and booze. a bit reminiscent of eclipse brews, but not as rich and fairly woody. really nice.
t - whoa. wasn't expecting that. big explosion of roast, chocolate, char, roast, booze...and did i say roast? finish is baker's chocolate. the barrel is soft spoken and the booze is evident. just very chocolatey and char.
m - fairly thin and a bit boozy.
o - overall, a bit of a disappointment after having gotten to try the black magicks...but then again i was never a big fan of the base beer. all-in-all not a bad beer, but nothing to go crazy for. glad to have tried it, but for a barrel aged imperial stout, there are many better options. cool to see this brewery exploring though.
12-14-2013 02:43:43 | More by cosmicevan
3.31/5 rDev -16%
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle # 206.
Appearance - Not much of a head. Really no head at all. Viscous black.
Smell - Greenish woody aroma. Chocolate. Hefty bourbon. A little fruity.
Taste - Ack. Some apple flavors. Excessively oaky. Chocolate bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Not as thick as I'd like. Bitter and oaky.
Overall - Wow. Strange barrel flavors. Not very good.
11-05-2013 02:25:31 | More by Alieniloquium
4.24/5 rDev +7.6%
22oz, Bottle #300, Bottle date 11/27/12
A: Pours deep black color. Some reddish hues around the edges. Minimal carbonation. Head is only a collar of light tan. Alcohol feet.
S: Dark chocolate. Dark fruits: plum and prune. Some of that soy sauce character. Vanilla. Burnt sugar. Some roast.
T: Tip of the tongue, hit first with that dark fruit and dark chocolate. Roasted malt. Char. Tobacco. Vanilla. Burnt sugar. Lingering dark chocolate, roast and char in the fairly dry finish.
M: Full bodied. Chewy mouthfeel.
10-31-2013 15:10:50 | More by inlimbo77
Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Buffalo Trace from Voodoo Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.