Grande Negro Voodoo Papi - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel Aged
Voodoo Brewery

Grande Negro Voodoo Papi - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel AgedGrande Negro Voodoo Papi - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel Aged
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Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
American Imperial Stout
4.52 | pDev: 8.41%
Jul 12, 2022
Oct 02, 2013
Grande Negro Voodoo Papi - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel AgedGrande Negro Voodoo Papi - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel Aged
Notes: Barrel Room Collection - Big Black Voodoo Daddy brewed with local maple syrup, organic cocoa nibs, cinnamon, peppers and Madagascar vanilla beans aged in Laird's Apple Brandy Barrels.
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Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jul 12, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by billab914 from Virginia

Dec 19, 2017
Rated: 4.38 by rspauldi from Texas

Mar 15, 2017
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Reviewed by TX-Badger from Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours an opaque dark brown almost black color with khaki colored head. Brandy, plenty of it on the nose, vanilla, oak, spices, chocolate and some candied fruit as well; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with much of the same with additional lingering light tingle from the peppers.
Jul 06, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Jun 19, 2016
Rated: 4.08 by BMMillsy from Florida

Jun 18, 2016
Rated: 4.75 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

May 20, 2016
Rated: 4.56 by Brian29 from Ohio

Apr 17, 2016
Rated: 4.13 by Brown120 from Pennsylvania

Apr 16, 2016
Rated: 4.64 by jmartinger from Pennsylvania

Apr 16, 2016
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Reviewed by sposter4 from Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
8oz pour into a snifter. Pours dark brown with a carmel head. Great apple brandy nose. cinnamon and burnt sugar give way to apple with a mild spice. Great beer!!
Apr 16, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona

Mar 13, 2016
Rated: 4.05 by halo3one from Georgia

Mar 11, 2016
Rated: 4.58 by doucmehu from Oregon

Jan 24, 2016
Rated: 4.48 by -NESTO- from New Jersey

Jan 12, 2016
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Reviewed by corby112 from Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pitch black and opaque with a two finger beige head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Decent retention for the style and ABV with spotty streaks of lacing left behind.

Deeply roasted dark malt aroma with strong cinnamon spice and roasted chillies. Barrel is very faint with subtle oak and brandy sweetness. The roast and pepper are countered by luscious chocolate malt sweetness. Some chalky, peppery heat standing out in the nose. Slightly burnt malt character with coffee bean and toast along with caramel sweetness, light cocoa, toffee and bakers chocolate. Smells excellent with a great spice/pepper presence but could use a bit more brandy barrel.

Full end of medium body with a strong spicy pepper kick that lingers over the barrel notes and complex malt bill into a spicy, dry finish. Peppers excellently complimented by heavy cinnamon spice. Subtle dry oak with delicate char and very faint brandy apple sweetness that stands out as it warms. Roasted malt with coffee bean, burnt sugar, and toast countered by luscious chocolate malt sweetness. Awesome beer!
Dec 18, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by SocalKicks from California

Oct 29, 2015
Rated: 4.39 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jul 03, 2015
Rated: 4.64 by pittsburghkid66 from Indiana

Jul 01, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by kscaldef from Oregon

Jun 09, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by ScottP from New Hampshire

May 23, 2015
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Reviewed by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.17/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
pour is black with a tan head. Nose is sweet and caramel, brown sugar with a hint of pepper. Taste is more pepper forward, still sweet, a hint of barrel. Sugar, malt sweetness. Fuller body, strongly carbed.
May 22, 2015
Rated: 4.69 by Guzzle_McBrew from Connecticut

May 21, 2015
Rated: 4.83 by Dogleg from Pennsylvania

Apr 27, 2015
Rated: 4.8 by chefduff2 from New York

Apr 25, 2015
Rated: 4.62 by jason3125 from Vermont

Apr 25, 2015
Rated: 4.74 by NHhomebrewguy from New Hampshire

Apr 22, 2015
Rated: 3.98 by kenzilka007 from Minnesota

Apr 10, 2015
Rated: 4.2 by TGanyone from Iowa

Apr 05, 2015
Rated: 4.55 by jbwimer from Kansas

Mar 05, 2015
Rated: 4.59 by wethorseblanket from California

Feb 22, 2015
Rated: 4.56 by DCLAguy11 from California

Feb 22, 2015
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Reviewed by Mounty4Life from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
One of my favorite beers I have ever had, if you take enough time to drink and enjoy this beer all of the flavors will eventually strike you at some point!
Feb 13, 2015
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
On tap at Voodoo Homestead in Homestead, PA. Got 3 pours of this gem of a beer.

Pours an oily dark black, with a very small head, basically nothing, and basically no lacing. Unspectacular looking, to be honest, but does it really matter in the end?

Smells awesome, chocolate, apple brandy, roasted malt, a little bit of vanilla, molasses, maple syrup, and pepper flesh.

This is an utterly insane and awesome beer in every way. The pepper heat is still noticeable, and hits you strong up front, tingling your lips for the duration of the drinking session. There's some bitter chocolate and vanilla bean in the middle, and a very sweet blast of maple syrup and molasses near the end. The beer is not too sweet, however, it's only at the end that you get the wonderful maple character. The apple brandy character is definitely there, but integrated well into the beer. It's not overwhelming, it's subtle. There is absolutely no boozy presence here, which is quite amazing. The year or so since it's been released has probably toned that aspect down.

This is fairly thick bodied, and syrupy, with a bit of an oily mouthfeel. There's a very low level of carbonation. The pepper flavor is the only thing that lingers sip after sip, and it's honestly quite pleasant.

This is definitely one of the best barrel aged stouts I've ever had. It approaches Apple Brandy Mexican Cake territory- it's damn close and I can't honestly decide which one I like better.
Feb 01, 2015
Rated: 4.99 by whitenads from Michigan

Feb 01, 2015
Rated: 4.54 by RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

Feb 01, 2015
Rated: 4.8 by mertzhb15 from Pennsylvania

Jan 31, 2015
Rated: 4.89 by WVUbrew from North Carolina

Jan 24, 2015
Rated: 4.26 by kplooki from Illinois

Jan 21, 2015
Rated: 4.32 by Svyturys30 from Illinois

Jan 16, 2015
Grande Negro Voodoo Papi - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel Aged from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 193 ratings