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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 FreshmanPour77
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 6-16-10
Reviewed cold from a bottle to a glass

A - 1 finger of foam, good lacing ring. Can't see any carbonation present

S - Dark chocolate and coffee, malts with some alcohol notes. No real hop presence in this brew

T /M - Full bodied flavor, dark chocolate with dark roasted coffe and malt, very boozy brew but mellows to a very smooth sipper. After the brew warmed up a lot of the flavors came out. A picked up some vanilla and of course coffee and still no hopes.

D - Great tasting brew got this one in my first trade. A well balanced brew, I highly recommend it. I would like to get this bad boy again.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of AltBock
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz. bomber bottle with a cool abstract painting of a street in New Orleans (?). There's a man in the corner wearing a zoot suit. He's ready for a night on the prowl. Flanking the painting is the Government warning, the beer's ingredients and specifications, a description of the beer, and Voodoo's story. The only thing missing is a vintage date. They'll give you the beer's IBUs, but they won't give you a bottled date.

When poured into a Cigar City snifter, the beer stayed true to its name. It was big and black as jet black ink. It was so thick and black that light avoided this beer. The head of foam wasn't as impressive of the color. The initial head of foam was about 1/4 of an inch in height and coffee brown in color. It had fast retention that only managed to leave behind a handful of spots around the glass.

The first aroma that popped out was that of the finely roasted coffee grounds. After that was the dark roasted malts. When the malts had their turn, the aroma then finishes up with baker's chocolate, a subtle caramel sweetness, a dark fruit or two, and a whiff of black licorice.

The taste came on strong and dry with dark roasted coffee grounds and dark roasted malts. At least it's staying true to its name. After the roasted elements had their fun in the taste, in comes the baker's chocolate, a scoop of raisins, a drop of caramel, charred oak, and with a subtle roasted hop bitterness at the end. Even though it's not barrel aged, the oak taste was interesting.

The mouthfeel was thick, dry, and roasted. The aftertaste was filled with more roasted coffee grounds, roasted malts, charred oak, and baker's chocolate. This aftertaste will linger on for quite a long time. It will take a few glasses of water to wash away this thick aftertaste. This beer doesn't bother to mask its 12% ABV.

This isn't the type of beer that hides behind its cool label. It's a really good beer with a really cool label. I said it before and I'll say it again. This beer stays true to its name. Would I drink it again? Oh yeah!

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Photo of paco1029384756
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a small tan head and a thin ring of lacing.

Scent of chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruit, sugars, smoke, and a hint of earth. Powerful, complex and balanced.

Taste of chocolate, smoke, strong roasted malts, dark fruit, sugars and some earth. There is a small bite of alcohol in the finish, but this is still one damn good beer. Dark fruits and some alcohol linger into the finish.

Mouthfeel is heavy bodied with strong carbonation.

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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 rtepiak
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

clearly an end of the nighter. Pour is not too aggressive gravity and doesn't have a latent carbonation growth like others. Looks proper. Nice and rich nose of wood but no bourbon overtones. Coffee and chocolate like a expected given but well places. No abv nose and at 12.5 its really nice. Earth tobacco. Palate is first that earth mineral that expands into something along though lines... Earth of coffee acid... Bakery's chocolate and malty. Not thick or starchy. Leathery hints that are a great whiskey highlight.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of gobuccos
4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sheenisgod
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

22oz into a snifter.

A: Pours black with a moderate tan head.

S: Rich roasted malt, baker's chocolate, caramelized grain, moderate piney hoppiness.

T: Taste brings astringent roast, cherry, milk chocolate, coffee beans, leafy hop bitterness.

M: Thick-bodied with light carbonation.

O: A powerful imperial stout. The combination of heavy roast and hoppiness makes it a bit unbalanced and bitter.

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Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Photo of victory4me
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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

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

A: Dark chocolate brown black.. small khaki/tan head... little retention or lacing drops this down a tad.

S: Classic dark chocolate, roasted coffee and barley, nice oak and vanilla characters and of course some booze... near ideal smell for a 12% stout

T: A bit lacking in comparison to the nose, but thats not all together unexpected based upon the quality of the aromas... nice dark chocolate, coffee, alcohol and vanilla oakness which permeates from start to finish

M: Thin for this weight, but solid medium body, not as cream as some other top notch stouts

D: Dangerous at 12%... the lack of ideal mouthfeel might benefit the overall drinkability here.

Need to get another one of these...

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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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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Photo of Gregf51
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Big Black Voodoo Daddy from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 1,113 ratings
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