Big Black Voodoo Daddy | Voodoo Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
voodoobrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,094
Reviews:
426
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
8.85%
 
 
Wants:
369
Gots:
253
For Trade:
19
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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
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 +1.7%
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 +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WunderLlama
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
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%
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 +5%
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 -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

**
04/23/2017
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 +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodlavers
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of White_Whiskey
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ron_Mexico
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waiting4lunch
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hodgie
4.77/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

True imperial style. Good malt taste. Sweet bite long finish. One of the best.

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Photo of Jonny41
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of hopflyer
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dated 302 15 so over a year in this one.

Pours dark brown, cola highlights and jet black. Light tan head recedes to a sparse fil and bubbly collar.

Nose is chocolate and dark fruit. A bit of anise and oak. Some charred wood but barely.

First sip is bitter chocolate and undertone of some burnt wood. A little bit of sweet dark fruit. High ABV is masterfully covered. Wood flavors back off some as it warms and opens up some more chocolate and bitterness

Medium body. Really no alcohol heat at all until very late in the glass after warming quite a bit. A little sticky film left but otherwise pretty clean considering such a big beer.

The first few of these I tried I thought it was too heavy on the dark fruits but I don't get that now. Pretty lavorful stout with multiple dimensions. Chocolate, wood, bitterness all in a surprisingly drinkable feel.

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Photo of PhillyNole
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brpendergast85
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Roast for days...and days..but not chalky or 'dry' feeling. I'm of the mind that too many stouts rely on brick content for their alcohol but this one is in the same league as Double Negative for super roasty yet drinkable stouts in the highly elevated ABV range. Probably wouldn't sit on it for longer than a few years. A dark masterpiece well worth seeking out if you're tired of too-sweet stouts. Very excited to finally try this one.

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Photo of anteater
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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