Atwater Voodoovator - Atwater Brewery
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3.78/5 rDev +9.2%
A - It pours out almost black when held up to the light you can make out the dark brown on the edges of the glass. It produced a one finger khaki colored head with supper tinny bubbles remaining on the edge of the glass. Marked this down because toward the end the head completely died off.
S - This one produces a nice dark malt smell with a bit of a woodiness. In the back there is a faint dark fruit smell with some cherries. Nice smelling beer.
T - On the taste I get the dark malty-ness right away, along with some anise, raisins, wood, and earthiness. Not much of an aftertaste on this one either. This beer is really smooth with no alcohol on the flavor. You can feel it in your stomach but that is it.
M - On the mouth this one is pretty light. Easy to drink but for an 9% beer I'm expecting more body then this. If I wanted a session brew I would have not picked up this one with such a high abv. Carbonation was right in the beginning but has since died down at a fast pace. hmm.
O - This beer is very nice but could use a little more body in my opinion. Overall a good beer and one worth a try. Cheers.
09-26-2012 00:26:57 | More by DrinkMoreBigBeers
3.65/5 rDev +5.5%
Chilled 12 oz. bottle poured into a shaker pint. Bottled in July 2012.
A doppelbock weighing in at close to 10%? We'll see how it goes. The last time I saw High Gravity Lager on a label, it was on a can of Genesee's Dog Bite(http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/302/63623)
Look- Deep brown with three fingers of dense pearly head. Good retention, excellent lacing despite the ABV.
Smell- Dark rye and toasted raisin; not really any hint of alcohol. Pretty standard.
Taste- Nutty, vaguely earthy. Dark brown bread crusts, sesame seed, hint of toffee at the end. Not as sweet as expected, It's actually pretty good. One of the darkest toasted beers I've had that didn't stray into char territory.
Mouthfeel- Pretty dry, a little bit of stick, full feel, the tiniest bit of warming on the back end. Clean finish. Pretty easy drinking.
Overall- Pretty good, but it feels pretty precariously balanced and it's neither particularly clean nor flashy. I feel like hanging on to it for another month or two would be a bad idea, but if you can get it fresh it's worth trying.
08-23-2012 21:02:23 | More by Lawl3ss
3.85/5 rDev +11.3%
Appearance: Very dark with two fingers worth of light beige head and very solid head rentention.
Aroma: Roasted malts, a few dark fruits, dark coffee notes. Hints of citrus hops.
Taste: Figs, alcohol, dark dried fruits. Molasses, faint espresso. Quite the malty backbone with lots of brown bread notes. Slight sticky mouthfeel with a light crispness.
Notes: Very drinkable and very tasty. Cheers.
06-18-2012 00:50:47 | More by horshack7
3.58/5 rDev +3.5%
Nice dark cherry brown brew with an ok head that ends in nothing.
Some woody dark fruit and roasted malt notes. Wanted this to be a bit boozier, but isn't
Some dark buried stone fruit, dark toasted maltiness, some vanilla and wood, but needs more depth. Decent bitterness to round this out. A little lean.
Not as full bodied as wanted, but it helps in drinkability.
Overall, easy to drink. Alcohol is hidden. Flawed, but ok.
06-09-2012 23:24:47 | More by OtherShoe2
3.71/5 rDev +7.2%
First had: Philly Beer Scene Tasting panel with Matt Falco at Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, PA
I was privileged enough to be on the tasting panel for PBS Magazine, along with Bill Covaleski of Victory and Greg Ramirez of Exton Beverage. This was one of 21 beers we sampled during the session.
Poured a darker mahogany brown color with a short-lived eggshell-white head. Aroma of toasted grains, light hints of cocoa and cardboard. Really nothing wrong with the taste at all here: dark malts, toasted grains, nutty, woody, dry, leafy and earthy hops used in subdued moderation. Most notably...where's the alcohol? Goes down way too easy for sure, with 9%ABV almost completely hidden, which garners extra points for drinkability. Not bad at all.
05-26-2012 03:34:50 | More by Rifugium
2.15/5 rDev -37.9%
12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass. no bottle date.
pours an opaque mahogany tone with ruddy highlights; foamy, finger plus head recedes fairly quickly into a thin cap. patchy lacing.
nose is caramel/roasted malty, a sourness i can't put my finger on, a touch of molasses, and a twang of metal. flavor follows with some malt, spice, and a hint of grossness. not too impressed. 9.5% ABV very well-hidden, so it has that going for it... otherwise, a pretty forgettable beer IMO.
thin, watery mouthfeel with medium-high carbonation. the best thing i can say about this beer it that it's not a drainpour. other than that, don't waste your money.
originally reviewed: 01-06-2011
05-24-2012 21:49:35 | More by BostonHops
3.6/5 rDev +4%
A - Dark redish brown
S - Roasted coffee dominates all other aromas
T - Roasted black coffee taste is there to the finish
M - Medium body
O - This is a beer that has been on my mind for some time now and I Just had to give it a shot . When first tasting one starts to gets a slight tingle on the tongue with nice Roasted Black coffee notes with slight very slight sweet notes. This was great I love the Roasted taste and I love the black coffee but the alcohol and hops destroy any other flavor coming through and for a doublebock its not that sweet. One should note that the beer was alot better as it got warmer I let one bottle get almost luke warm before this review and it was far better. Still not the worst beer I have had. With everything said this was a ok beer with a high ABV.
04-27-2012 17:47:40 | More by Rojopunk
3.85/5 rDev +11.3%
Voodoovator opens rich and malty, the initial aromas bearing a marked resemblance to marble rye bread and thick, floury, rising wheat dough, as well as milk chocolate. Beneath these rest a heavy dose of sugars, with brown sugars, molasses, caramel, and vanilla predominating. Finally, a layer of thin ash and tobacco rests just at the bottom, providing an earthy base. As a whole, the aromas are delicious and inviting, begging to be tasted, and simultaneously potent and nuanced; there's not much else I'd want from this nose, except for perhaps more power (this coming from an Imperial beer lover, so take your grain of salt).
On the tongue, the beer opens with the darker of these flavors, the ash and tobacco coming through immediately, mixed with toast crust. These are quickly joined by vanillas and brown sugars, as well as caramels. Darker fruit esters such as fig and plum are also present. The grain flavors are more dominant here than the nose hinted at, joined by toasted nuts, and somewhat overpower the sugars. This shows up especially in subsequent sips, for the potency of the sugars in the initial taste doesn't repeat itself by the second or third mouthful, leaving the beer with a kola nut-like overtone. The aftertaste is a fast-fading remnant of the grain notes, with small touches of sugar. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium.
Overall, while I was excited by the aromas in this brew, the flavors didn't quite match up the promise, and I was especially disappointed in how fast the flavors faded with multiple sips. The beer is not bad by any means; in fact, even after a few sips there are still enough flavors standing out to make me continue drinking, but I wanted a bit more out of this one.
03-08-2012 23:09:18 | More by jondeelee
Atwater Voodoovator from Atwater Brewery
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