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

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7%
Wants: 143
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stakem on 04-29-2013)
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Jeffo

Netherlands

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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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -21%

06-04-2013 06:19:45 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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chippo33

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

09-25-2013 13:00:18 | More by chippo33
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 02:38:30 | More by Alieniloquium
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POTABLE83

New York

4/5  rDev -9.7%

06-25-2013 12:58:05 | More by POTABLE83
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.7%

09-28-2013 18:13:14 | More by BARFLYB
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is mostly black with brown edges and a thinner dark tan head. Nose is smoother whiskey and wood than the others, still not as bright as the lairds but better integrated. Chocolate and decent malt balance. Taste is richer and seems to have a better malt body. Chocolate and bourbon with notes of wood and slightly roasted malt. Much less sweet than the others, full bodied and doesn't thin in finish like lairds. Inviting palate and solid flavors. Best of the bunch, not as rich or bright as the black magick pvw.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 16:50:56 | More by cpetrone84
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funkel81

California

4/5  rDev -9.7%

04-22-2014 03:22:06 | More by funkel81
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skiofpinsk

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.7%

09-28-2013 15:37:24 | More by skiofpinsk
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jbuddle

New York

4/5  rDev -9.7%

06-24-2013 01:15:50 | More by jbuddle
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Quackus

New York

4/5  rDev -9.7%

01-02-2014 04:59:48 | More by Quackus
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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.7%

09-28-2013 21:30:34 | More by sludgegnome
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SpeedwayJim

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 02:24:45 | More by SpeedwayJim
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

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...

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2013 22:20:53 | More by philbe311
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

05-06-2013 14:07:04 | More by Kegatron
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-31-2013 14:53:30 | More by griffeyb
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Mike

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

05-09-2013 01:01:35 | More by Mike
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billyshears

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

12-14-2013 15:58:51 | More by billyshears
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Hophead717

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

09-19-2013 20:14:04 | More by Hophead717
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-12-2013 01:23:51 | More by outoffocus
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

10-13-2013 17:51:22 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

10-22-2013 23:08:18 | More by phishphorce
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-29-2013 02:34:34 | More by Morey
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

04-20-2014 14:57:05 | More by SocalKicks
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

05-12-2013 19:35:02 | More by nrs207
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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Pappy Van Winkle from Voodoo Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.