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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Pappy Van Winkle - Voodoo Brewing Company

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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Pappy Van Winkle
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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7%
Wants: 149
Gots: 14 | 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: stakem on 04-29-2013)
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Photo of Jeffo
3.48/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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 14 December 2012
Bottle #206
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. These variants all look the same.

SMELL: Lots of bourbon, oak, coconut, caramel and milk chocolate on the nose. Vanilla cream, coconut and oak for sure. Not overly boozy with some dark chocolate on the nose. Best of the bunch, and the least alcoholic.

TASTE: Bourbon, oak and coconut with some sweet vanilla cream up front. Some alcohol at the swallow with a big and lingering finish of oak, bourbon, caramel, coconut, vanilla and milk chocolate for sure. Some notes of bitter, dark chocolate and alcohol linger. Lots of booze as well, but not nearly as much as the Buffalo Trace. Very little stout qualities, though no ethanol getting in the way of the nice barrel flavors.

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: While the Apple Brandy was nice, this was definitely the best of the bunch. Boozy for sure, but not ethanol boozy, and the relatively complex barrel made up for the lack of base beer in the end flavor profile. The feel still isn't thick enough to support the show for these big beers, but all things considered, this is an enjoyable beer worth checking out on its own if you get the chance. A good beer, but more base stout and less booze would be needed to make it top notch in the style. Thanks again hotpipes. Fun set for sure!

Jeffo, Mar 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

deuce9259, Sep 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

weonfire, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of Stigs
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Stigs, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.09/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle (#046) into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a .5 finger coarse mocha head that dissipates quickly. Beer is thick, viscous, and pitch black. Lacing is spotty and sparse with little cling. Legs are pretty thin too. Not much to look at.

Nose is unmistakably pappy. Chocolate, fudge, cocoa and some dark fruit notes. Very deep and robust. Aromatic too.

Opens Pappy booze. Notes of fudge, chocolate, cocoa, plum, prunes and other dark fruit. Some sweet soy sauce and more dark fruit notes in the middle with a coarse, chocolate, cocoa and roasted malt end. Finishes sweet with a sprinkling of molasses. Aftertaste of booze, chocolate, and leather. Nice complexity.

Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Smooth, slick and warm in the mouth and goes down a bit boozy but pretty robustly. Finishes messy with a lingering, coating aftertaste. Great!

Some say that Pappy Van Winkle Barrels are magic. I don't know about that but if you compare this to the Apple Brandy version of BBVD, it is MILES better. The booziness is smoother, the barrel characteristic works better with the intricate flavors presented here, and the feel is infinitely better (though it is still a touch thin). I'd wager to say this is the best of the bunch.

SpeedwayJim, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle # 225.

Appearance - Viscous black. Almost no head. The thinnest of collars.

Smell - Rich caramel. Vanilla and chocolate. Fudgey. Bourbon.

Taste - Fudgy chocolate. Caramel. Vanilla and oak. Lots of oak. Bitter chocolate finish.

Mouthfeel - Bitter and oaky. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - I'm amazed how much of an improvement this is. So much better than the other treatments.

Alieniloquium, Nov 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Kegatron, May 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

HoppyBastard1, Dec 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

waddellc2, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of philbe311
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A rock solid, completely memorable and über-enjoyable barrel-aged stout... Appearance is very nice but fairly pedestrian... Aroma is dominated by the pappy van winkle ("pvw"), but it's not overpowering... Taste is dominated by the pvw though it is quite smooth... Mouthfeel is nearly ideal... Overall I like this beer a lot, but the the big black voodoo daddy gets lost in the pvw shuffle a bit...

philbe311, Sep 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

griffeyb, Aug 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

cistercian12, Oct 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Mike, May 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

DrBier, Sep 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

BobSacamano12, Sep 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

billyshears, Dec 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

ShanePB, Jun 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Zaphog, Sep 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

weeare138, Dec 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Hophead717, Sep 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

masterofsparks, Sep 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

bigfnjoe, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

ninjembro, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of Rifugium
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appeared much as expected, dark and stouty, black as night, with a half inch of tan head that retained as a ringlet, and laced the glass thinly. Smooth roasty malts in the nose, complimented by rich bourbon and vanilla, cocoa, brown sugar, ash. Nice roasty flavor, smooth bourbon (not very hot at all), vanilla and earthy barrel notes, semi-sweet chocolate, wet tobacco, dark malts. Medium-full body, smooth and robust mouthfeel, with a good blending of all components for an easily drinkable brew.

Rifugium, Jan 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

outoffocus, Aug 12, 2013
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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Pappy Van Winkle from Voodoo Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.