Big Black Voodoo Daddy | Voodoo Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
voodoobrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

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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#2,805
Reviews:
443
Ratings:
1,154
pDev:
8.85%
 
 
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Photo of avalon07
3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a thin, creamy head that quickly dissipated. Below average lacing.

S: A good, but not great, aroma of chocolate, caramel, malt, and oak.

T: tasted of a good shot of malt (present throughout), a tinge of caramel, a decent bit of chocolate (less than expected), light hops, and some oak (mainly in the finish). Definitely an uneven flavor. Yes, the chocolate is there, but it needed to be stronger and more aggressive. That being said, the flavor had a nice earthy quality. Not too bad.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a silky smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: While this beer didn't live up to its rating, it's still likable. Worth a look.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nackman
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nunya
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of novamat
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cmurphy7
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sludgeman
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Isarnan
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rickklein9
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mkh012
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Near-black in the glass with a subtle nose and a balanced, approachable flavor profile. At 12% ABV, this goes down like it's 8%. Deceptively easy-drinking. A sassafras/molasses vibe with some chocolate notes. Minimal roastiness or bitterness.

It's simple - i.e. not as massively fudgey or impactful as some other high ABV stouts - but I'm impressed with how smooth it is for the style. 4.25/5

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Photo of ovaltine
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark chocolate color, not black but as close as you can get, with a big ol’ tan head. The nose is full of chocolate aromas, as well as a significant char component.

The taste ..... where to begin? Heaping loads of chocolate, then this surprising piney hop flavor - did NOT see that coming, at all. Then at the very end of the taste, this really roasted char flavor that sets the hook.

If I had regular access to this, it would always be in my beer fridge. Borderline world-class, IMHO.

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Photo of FlaS4
4.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FalconOne
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a khaki head that fades leaving nice retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are malt forward and basically all malts. Subtle hints of cocoa and milk. The flavors have more hints of cocoa and milk. Hints of oak and wood. Mild hints of anise. Some roasted characteristics. Moderate bitterness. Malts do their thing. Alcohol is well hidden. It's hard to believe that this is 12% abv. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's not thick and is slightly thin, but still has some body to it. It's dangerously drinkable and doesn't drink as big as one might think.

This is a solid imperial stout. It's not bad at all, but it's nothing crazy, in my opinion. It kind of reminds me of a milk stout without being sweet.

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Photo of Gaddabble
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of swenny916
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark black with a one finger chocolate brown head that dissipated almost immediately. Smell is roasted oats, but not much more. Taste is light chocolate, but otherwise nothing really stands out. Full feel but not sticky. Not the motor oil thick feel that some stouts have. Overall a decent stout.

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Photo of jwilcox767
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Opaque dark brown color, almost no head.

S: Spicy, vanilla, usual RIS notes. Excellent blending.

T: Earthy, malty. Nothing stands out.

M: Full body, not sticky though. Perfect carb.

O: A great brew that I would drink again, but not seek out.

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Photo of classixIII
3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nwhittin
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a finger of light beige head. Head retention is fair. Aroma is caramel, roasted, and toasted malts. There is a tinge of chocolate and oak, but otherwise it's splendid and simple. Flavor profile is caramel, oak, chocolate, and roasted and toasted malts. It's simple, but clean. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a fizzy, semi-effervescent, but velvety texture. Overall, simple stout with good notes all around. It doesn't bury the senses with countless notes, but what it does do, it does well.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of travelguy
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Big Black Voodoo Daddy from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 1,154 ratings