Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Buffalo Trace - Voodoo Brewing Company

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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Buffalo Trace
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BA SCORE
89
very good

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 61
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Morey on 03-30-2013)
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Bottle shared amongst family to celebrate my sister's first child. Most enjoyed this, while I was again disappointed that the barrel overshadows the base beer. I actually quite enjoy regular BBVD, and the barrels really do not serve the base beer well. That said, if you prefer very barrel forward stouts that tend to mask the base (or simply don't care much for BBVD) than there's plenty here for you.

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look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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
Bottle #66
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.

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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.

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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.

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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Buffalo Trace from Voodoo Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.