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

Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Pappy Van Winkle
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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stakem on 04-29-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

12-04-2013 04:36:55 | More by weonfire
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Jeffo

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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!

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 20:53:54 | More by Jeffo
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Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-dark brown black color with a decent tan head and some lacing

S-cocoa, bourbon, vanilla, roasted coffee, little earthy

T-dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, coffee, slight char

F-medium to full-bodied with light carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-delicious barrel-aged stout, Voodoo does a great job with their barrel program and look forward to trying many others in the future

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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.

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maximum12

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4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to beerisheaven, the Premier of Traders, for this bottle, sent during the fifty-ninth trade or so of our relationship. 22 oz. red-waxed bottle #313, dated 12-14-12, split with my wife.

The pour is dead black with limited carbonation that leaves the vicinity in short order. Nose clocks in more big black that pappy which is cool, since the base beer kicks Boromir-level ass. Lovely fudge frosting is prominent along with great notes of vanilla from the barrel & a robust level of sweet, dark malts. Yes, I will take a sip, thank you.

Big Black Voodoo Daddy- Pappy Van Winkle has now been upgraded to Aragorn. Lovely bourbon & vanilla up-front, there no denying where this beer has been. Post-barrel there is a gorgeous set of malts, sweetening & flirtatious, along with an almost spicy note that I associate with rye barrels. Belgian-quality chocolate arrives to caress my memories & tongue, sharp roast. But the barrel wins out in the end. This is smoother than an airbrushed ass on the cover of Vogue, just sublime. And disappearing. Fast. Faster than the IPA I had earlier.

Voodoo has hit a rich vein of gold with their Barrel Room Collection & this lovely brew is no exception. Smooth, rich, gorgeously crafted, this is an excellent beer that's within sniffing distance of elite status.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 05:38:39 | More by maximum12
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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Pappy Van Winkle from Voodoo Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.