Big Black Voodoo Daddy | Voodoo Brewery

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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 rypkr
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of victory4me
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of sinstaineddemon
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - double stout black (I feel like that should be a crayola crayon by now) with a finger of golden brown head that slowly fades into lighter colored foam lumps

S - nutty malts, dark fruits and some bourbon aromas permeate the foam

T - at first, for just a brief moment, maybe I'm crazy, but I sense some tropical fruti sweetness, but this subsides nearly instantly into dark chocolate and coffee flavors held up by roasted nutty malts

M&D - a bit thinner than I expected, but still a nice big chewy stout. the big flavors and the high ABV will put off some, nonetheless a great stout

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Photo of HoppyBastard1
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickyDee21
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IndyDad
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The beer poured a thick black with mocha bubbles crowning the glass.

Smell - The nose resembles rich chocolate. This is chocolate cake quality.

Taste - On the initial, I get sweet chocolate, expresso, burnt sugar, dark fruits , and perhaps dome black licorice. The bitterness of the coffee lingers on the aftertaste. It is tart on the tongue and roof of the mouth.

Mouthfeel - There is more carbonation than I would have expect. Thick and quite smooth as a whole.

Overall - A great stout that I would drink again.

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Photo of SweetChicken
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kevincredible
3.62/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pouring this into a pint glass may have been a mistake as it's just really dark. There are little flashes of port and raisin around the sides and I have the feeling I'm peering into it an inch or so, but it's just really black. The head is a nice sandy tan that forms a lasting film.

Smells terrific. I had high expectations for this when I first smelled it. There's mostly dry toasty chocolate grains blended with dark fruits, cherries and sadly just a touch of cough syrup with a lingering marshmallow. A bit of alcohol becomes evident when it warms. When I swallow a bit, a touch of tobacco rises up through my nose.

Tastes quite nice too with a dry and toasty chocolate grain that lingers long into the finish with a delicate dark chocolate. There's a sweetness that goes a step too far like the smell that's focused on prunes and cream that picks up a touch of the roasty elements that veer off into a sour coffee that makes the fruity elements get a little over-done. Thankfully, overall, this is a very nice experience, ending in a culmination of the coffee and chocolate fusing together with a touch of dry oak.

Feels quite clean with a slick texture that's thickened up a bit by a nice imprisoned swarm of carbonation that seems to resist pricking my tongue. This makes its impression and then vanishes. Nice!

An overall great beer. I would pair this with some chocolate cake or the like to accentuate the dryness and steer you away from the more medicinal sourness.

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Photo of mikereaser
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a pitch black with a small amount of tan foam that quickly faded to a ring of bubbles around the glass
S - Deep rich bitter chocolate, vanilla and the oak aged aroma
T - Taste is just like the aroma, deep rich chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla and a good bit of oak. It finishes with a really deep chocolate flavor.
M - smooth and creamy, silky, tingly carbonation but not so much that it overtakes the flavor at all.
D - Very easy to drink. The alcohol is so well hidden. This has very nice flavors and I hope to get some more to age longer.

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Photo of thebouch01
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of HollyHops
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of MastaShonuf
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of ari32
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KAP1356
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Had a "cellar night" last time I was home and decided on going with one of these. 2009 bottle poured into a Victory snifter...

A - Pours a nice opaque black color (as expected) with a nice creamy tan head forming about a half a finger thick. Nice lacing as well.

S - Nice fudge-like chocolate aromas mixed with some slight coffee-espresso notes. Slight burnt aromas are present as well. Nice hint of sweet vanilla and some ever so slight woodiness to it as well.

T - Lovely deep rich chocolate, burnt/charred malts with some coffee/espresso. Some booze present there, but a nice touch, nothing offensive. Sweet vanilla and some molasses with hints of chocolate covered dark fruits.

M - Very nice and smooth. Silky and a heavy body. Moderate carbonation adds just enough to the mouth feel.

O - Excellent beer and my vote for the best stout made in PA (non barrel aged). Very delicious even with 2 years on it. I can't wait to see how the other bottles I have aging turn out.

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Photo of erialbill
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Brian29
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spider889
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to msulinski for sending this bottle to me. Review from February I believe, taken from notes.

Incidentally, this was shared right after finishing off a sexual chocolate growler, and both of these beers are extremely similar.

The beer has a really awesome appearance, though there's almost too much head/carbonation. The head is a tall heady froth - a dark mocha color. It left an excellent lattice of lacing. BBVD is black in color, though it looked pretty thin for an Imperial Stout on the pour.

The aroma is well roasted, dark chocolate with mild coffee undertones. Softer than the almost oppressive SC malts from earlier that night. There's also a sweet nuttiness to the beer, along with acidic dark fruit. The back end was of bitter dark malts and ash.

The taste was very bitter - loads of dark patent or roasted barley take things a little too far at times. Almost a chalky presence to it... the heavy roast provides lots of burnt/char flavors.

Very dry. The alcohol isn't too overt, but it does hit you rather quickly.

Overall not a bad Imperial Stout, but this is something best shared with some friends.

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Photo of boogerisu
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FtownThrowDown
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up while on a road trip to Michigan.

Pours a very viscous dark brown in color. This beer looks pretty much black. There's a nice inch of tan, frothy head. This beer looks good. I love to see this type of viscosity when I'm pouring a stout.
Smell follows up the appearance. Some nice molasses, dark bakers chocolate with just a hint of the alcohol coming through in the nose as well.
Taste is very nice. Along with the molasses and dark bakers chocolate. There is also some light tobacco/smoke, some leather, some slight coffee and just the faintest note of alcohol at the end. For the ABV, the alcohol is barely noticeable at all.
Very enjoyable stout. Huge and viscous in the mouthfeel. Just the way a stout should be.
Can't wait to find more of these, so I can buy them in bulk.

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Photo of sliverX
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on cask @ mister goodbar/ Cole's 1st Cask ale Festival
served a 16 oz pint for $5
Black in color with a little mocha head that turned to a film but left plenty of lacing
Smells of coffee and malts
Tastes were coffee with chocolate hints, alcohol presence felt
Felt nice in the mouth but the alcohol presence was a bit overwhelming but just made it more of a sipper than a session beer...
was a good way to start the night

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Photo of Shandycan
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of BostonPhilly
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Big Black Voodoo Daddy from Voodoo Brewery
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