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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Buffalo Trace - Voodoo Brewing Company

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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Buffalo Trace
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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4
pDev: 14.5%
Wants: 62
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: Morey on 03-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by stakem:
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3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into a matching Barrel Room Collection snifter. The brew appears black in color with a thin film of khaki head. Some spotty lacing sticks to the glass and a swirl revives a finger that fades.

The aroma opens up with notes of apple and pear skins. A bit of solvent tangy alcohol is noted. A trace amount of raison-like fruity aspect to darker sugary quality. Some roast and raw oak. The notes of apple/pear skin are persistent and a bit awkward and unexpected.

The taste is mildly tangy with a feel that is sort of crude and not exactly what you might expect a bourbon barrel imparting. Subtle flabors of fruit skins come out like the nose suggested with hints of apple/pear. Some chocolate and bitter roast and oak are also present with an earthen and tobacoo aftertaste.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is smooth and unique but honestly my least enjoyed of all the stouts in the barrel room collection release. It is nice nonetheless just unexpected and a little awkward in character.

More User Reviews:
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.49/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz. waxed bottle (missing bottle number) into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours pretty thin. Frothy 1 finger grey-mocha head with moderate retention. Beer is pitch black. Lacing is thick, layered and web-like with very good stick. Great looking beer.

Nose is moderately boozy with hints to chocolate, cocoa powder and molasses. Sweet with a moderately hot background. Aromatic. Decent.

Opens slightly tart. A lot of barrel character. Boozy. Leather, oak and rotting wood. Tanic. Chocolate, cocoa, and molasses in the middle. End is slightly boozy with a light roasted malt, fudge, and chocolate. Aftertaste of molasses and cocoa. Decent.

Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Thin and smooth in the mouth and goes down dry with some bubbles and a good bit of heat. Messy finish with a sticky aftertaste. Solid except for the thin body.

This one is starting to turn a bit. Nice complexity and barrel character but the body is too thin to support the flavors going on here. Still decent but the Voodoo Daddy variations really don't compare to the Black Majik set. Drink this one while its still decent.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.32/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of cistercian12
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of vacax
2.18/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Lovely bottle presentation with the blue wax. Pour looks black, gloopy, dense deep brown head, looks tasty. Aroma tells another story, charred oak is juxtaposed with vast levels of green apple and solvent. Taste is overloaded with acetaldehyde with a background of heavy toasted oak, bitter chocolate. Medium to thick in body. This beer has bad off flavors. It was drainpoured. If you have a bottle, recommend waiting several years to see if oxidation helps reduce it.

Photo of Rifugium
2.72/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Morey
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours black in color, but you can see some dark brown along the edges of my snifter if you hold it to a bright enough light. The head is light brown in color, and stood less than a finger tall.

Aroma: Bourbon, Oak, Apple Core, Roasted Malts, and a touch of Coffee.

Taste: More of the same... Right up front, you're reminded of the base beer, but huge notes of bourbon, oak, and a strong "apple" flavor aren't far behind! I'm getting some sweetness towards the middle, along with a touch of dark chocolate. There's a little bit of bitterness from the roasted malts on the finish to help balance the beer.

Mouthfeel: I'd say it's right around medium for a barrel aged beer. It's not as thick as the Buffalo Trace Black Magick, but it's not thin either. Soft carbonation.

Morey's Bottom Line: Another tasty beer from the Barrel Room Collection. Really great barrel character. I drank this with 2 friends, and we were all picking up on a nice apple flavor in this beer. Cheers!

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Buffalo Trace from Voodoo Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.