Big Black Voodoo Daddy | Voodoo Brewery

Big Black Voodoo DaddyBig Black Voodoo Daddy
1,108 Ratings
Big Black Voodoo DaddyBig Black Voodoo Daddy

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Is our Imperial Stout that we age in conditioning tanks with oak staves. This adds a classic character of old world aging with out the Bourbon tones. This black ale is about 12% alc. and very rich in roasted and chocolate malt tones. Velvety smooth and able to be aged for years.

all Beers to be bottle conditioned

Added by WVbeergeek on 07-05-2006

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
3.67/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Well I was hoping more from this pricey imperial stout (€8 here in France). Overly roasted malts bring a big acidity and saturate the smell and taste. You can tell there also some darf fruits notes in the background but it's hardly noticeable. Its high abv makes it quite a sipper.
Not a personal favorite

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Photo of edthehead
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Samact
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rossracing
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tony210
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: poured pitch black with light tan head.

Smell : lots of chocolate, some coffee and vanilla, roasted malt.

Taste: lots of chocolate flavor, surprisingly little booze / alcohol considering the 12%+ abv,

Feel: this is my favorite part of the beer - so creamy and full bodied, almost viscous.

Overall: excellent imperial stout, would love to find a bottle to bring home.
On draft at B2 Bistro
4.5 rating

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Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gambyt20
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Irishman_Scott
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Unbelievable! Dark and rich. One of the best I have ever had. Roasty and chocolate is bold. Heavy black color with light brown head. Had a creaminess and perfect mouth feel for a brew like this. If I could rate it a 10, I would!!!! Highly recommend!

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Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trygelski1
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a Voodoo Brewing snifter:

Look: Pours a nice jet black color with a dark tan head! Lacing is present with some retention!

Smell: Tons of roasty malts, chocolate, and dark fruits!

Taste: Taste is very similar to the nose! Tons of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, and a dry to bitter finish! Very tasty stout!

Feel: Medium to heavy bodied!

Overall: This is an awesome imperial stout from Voodoo! Glad I was able to score a bottle of this as releases have been limited recently until they get the new facility up and running! I will be picking this up again on next release!

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Photo of RBuckley73
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Scored a few of these bottles as extras in trades. Pours immensely black. Super hearty and thick, tan head 3/5" deep. Small bubbles, good retention. Aroma was massive roast and almost nothing more. Adjunct be gone.

Taste is a nice dry roasted, kind of 1/2 RIS 1/2 imperial stout kind of vibe, oak spirals(?) seems to dry out the body. Chocolate malt but not chocolate adjunct. Hides the alcohol really well. A good bitterness to it, I'd guess around 85 ibu. Dark fruit is tempered thankfully. This is definitely the answer to pastry stouts. This is a big, roasted, bitter, ant-diabetes giant imperial stout.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap, 2013 vintage. Dark brown color, no head. Aroma has dark malts, spices and dark fruits. Taste has dark malts, cola, nutmeg and a bitter, roasty finish. Medium body, dry, low carbonation.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WunderLlama
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into glass

Black motor oil , brown pencil thin cap, settles quickly

Aroma of coffee, raisins , bourbon, tobacco

Taste of bourbon, coffee, roast malts

Suds up slightly

Bourbon taste lingers

Good beer

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Photo of gcamparone
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter. Thanks Kevin for this excellent extra.

Pours a deep brown body with a one finger white head that reduces quickly to leave a little lacing and a ring of retention.

Aromas of roasted malt and coffee, light vanilla and caramel. On the tongue is roasty malt and dark fruits, coffee and roasty malt on the finish. Bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is higher carbonation with medium heavyness.

A solid stout, really nice for no adjuncts.

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Photo of drtth
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer is aged on oak staves and now has about 16 months of bottle age.

The beer pours out into a Snifter glass a dark black color with some fine bubbles on the surface and a small ring around the glass. Sipping creates a few small speckles of lacing, most of which soon slide back down to the liquid.

While the aromas are not overly intense, they are definitely there and quite pleasant. They include roasted malt and lots of chocolate. In the background there's a bit of char and a hint of what might be oak. The hops don't seem to show at all, but at 16 months of bottle age I’d expect that.

The flavors include the roasted malt, the chocolate and a just a touch of sweetness. There’s also some lightly charred bitterness and what may be a bit of oak and vanilla. Initially the bitterness is way in the background and seems to come from the malts as much as from the hops. As the beer warms the bitterness becomes more forward and noticeable. The same holds for a bit of vanilla and some woody oak notes, they don’t show much until the beer warms a bit. The alcohol is well concealed.

The mouthfeel is on the heavy side of medium bodied and fairly smooth and creamy with the light, persistent carbonation. The fairly long finish begins as the chocolate sweetness and roasted malt begin to slowly fade. Soon the sweetness disappears entirely, leaving a nice, almost charred malt that disappears into dry bitterness at the very end.

Overall this is a beer I'm enjoying and I certainly expect to have again since it is from a PA based brewery. Amidst all the bourbon barrel aged stouts out there it’s quite nice to have an imperial stout aged on oak but without the traces of bourbon. That said this is also a one a night sipping beer that well deserves to become an occasional treat, especially if you have a bad day that calls out to be made special.

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Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Blend.

Dark black, brown head.
AROMA: malt, chocolate, I smell and taste a touch of mint...I know a mint stout was on this tap previously.
Taste: chocolate and again, mint.
FEEL: not as thick as it looks.

Weird with that mint....not sure if it's in the beer, or left in the lines. Either way, this is good. The mint is steange, but does not kill it like it does in most beers.

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Photo of MrJuengling
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodlavers
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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