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Big Black Voodoo Daddy | Voodoo Brewing Company

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Big Black Voodoo DaddyBig Black Voodoo Daddy

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company
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

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Photo of Tonerelia
3.59/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured into a large snifter, dark almost black appearance with almost nonexistent head. The head that does appear is a burnt caramel color but fades almost immediately.

S: Very agressive! Even if you hadn't noticed that this is a ~12 ABV one smell will immediately alert you to the fact that you are about to consume with a good amount of alcohol. Unfortunately I don't smell to much more maybe a little faint hint of licorice but it is so faint I can't be certain.

T: Wow! Immediately you get smacked in the face with alcohol but as the beer goes down you get hints of sweetness and there is a lingering after taste. This after taste has the same persistence as eating a whole clove of garlic would, my recommendation would to be defiantly eat something along with this beer. Unfortunately because of the heavy alcohol I don't taste to much else.

M: Initially the beer is very smooth and goes down great, but as you take a couple more sips it takes longer and longer to go down. The after taste and remnants of the beer stick around longer and longer after every sip.

O: This is certainly a beer I would recommend to those who are still experimenting and looking for something different, but unfortunately I don't think I would recommend or purchase this beer again. It has some unique qualities that many I assume would/do enjoy but this is not my type of stout. There is not enough flavor behind it.

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Photo of BierJager89
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with a mocha head. Very dark.

S: Dark chocolate, oak and vanilla in the nose.

T: Dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak, caramel, molasses, licorice.

M: Full bodied and smoothish.

O: This beer is really really good. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of magictacosinus
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mini-review taken from notes jolted at a bottle share done at the Albany Taproom in December. This was brought by me – a special thanks to jbravato for sending me this a good long while ago! Poured out of a 22oz bomber into a mini snifter. 2013 vintage, I believe.

Treacle black in appearance, I was impressed that it *wasn't* actual motor oil in the bottle served to us. While there ARE even thicker imperial stouts that you can find domestically, this is thick enough (without ranging into a syrup destination) AND very well presentable. An excellent deep mocha head coats the top, and never seems to dissipate overall. Leaves behind some sticky foam, alongside some massive legs. Looks unbelievably delicious.

A first whiff reveals a pleasant surprise – extremely vivid roasted notes of all sorts, as well as a dried dark fruit and spice cornucopia: roasted espresso, rich dark cocoa powder (the kind you add in coffee), as well as notes of raisins, prunes, and dark cherries. A bit of sweetness at the finish, with burnt toffee and caramel, but this is really all about the aspects that (I personally feel) make up the most exciting boozy stouts in the country. Smells rich without being overwhelming, and the alcohol never comes through. I am very, very impressed.

I think this automatically became one my favorite imperial stouts as soon as I took my first sip of this – talk about something that is rich, warming, and big in so many respects, yet never a chore to drink with the right piece of mind. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, tobacco, leather, raisins, and some toffee to round it up? Where's my damn cigar to go with this? Finishes silky smooth, with more roasted notes and spices to round things up – I'm honestly impressed this isn't oak aged with all of them coming together at the end. It's really something to be reckoned with. Finishes well carbonated, hearty, and yet, extremely clean at the finish, with no lingering excessive sweetness or unnerving booziness. Granted, it's something I could have every day, but I really think its aging potential (as I managed with this bottle) is up there with Old Rasputin.

It's good to have friends for a beer like this – with the alcohol this hidden and the beer this quaffable, you'd be in the slow lane in no time. For that matter, it's not the most practical offering there is in the style, but it's by far one of the most memorable. Not sure how far this would age well without leading into dreaded soy saucy notes, but 8-12 months seems to wonders to mellow down the booze and bring out the roasted notes. A true privilege to drink!

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Photo of kevanb
3.62/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle, assuming a 2013 vintage, poured into a Voodoo Brewing snifter.

The beer pours a deep jet black color, hues of cola brown with just a few loose bubbles of head, tan colored that vanishes immediately and leaves no lace. The aroma is robust, strong malt, subtle coffee, ample roast, pleasant stone fruit and raisin with a touch of licorice. The flavors don't quite add up, rich grain and roast leap out straight away, stone fruit and raisin, light coffee, an interesting hazelnut quality with a bizarre milky character. The body is a little underwhelming, carbonation is low, but the richness and thickness is too, I'd prefer it to be a bit more silky and full bodied. The finish is easy, slightly warming but a little weak.

Verdict: A nice imperial stout from Voodoo, but it just lacks the rich body that props the flavors up significantly. The milky and nutty flavors I picked up just didn't work for me, but the complexity of the beer is rewarding and the alcohol is masterfully hidden. I had no problem drinking a bottle of this, but I'm not sure I'd go for it again, perhaps I need to track down the barrel aged variants.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Acquired a few years ago from bonkers courtesy of the Quick & Easy High Card BIF so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a large dense light brown head that fades very slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, chocolate, some bourbon, some smokiness and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a very hearty roasted malt character that is quickly followed by some smokiness. Then some flavors of chocolate, bourbon, coffee and dark fruit come in but they aren’t too strong. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium-to-heavy body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty and complex, goes down dangerously easily, slightly filling, very strong kick, good representation of style, this is a very good big stout that worth drinking for as long as you can handle it.

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

Thanks to Matt C for this one as an extra. Poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass today, 11/26/2013, at our latest tasting.

Review #299.

Typical imperial stout appearance- opaque, black and viscous. Not much head, not much lacing.

Smells like a good imperial stout should. Lots of umami, along with a nice roast malt presence. Its clearly not barrel-aged, but there is so much chocolate and a hint of bitter coffee in the malts. Above average for sure.

Tastes like a lot of umami mixed in with some roast malts. Not super complex, but this beer screams Imperial Stout immediately. Lots of roasty chocolate malts behind this beer. Not bitter at all.

Medium to full bodied, good carbonation. Aftertaste is a fair umami flavor that I enjoyed savoring after each sip.

More than a very solid imperial stout, I can see how this would age really well with some barrel treatment. Recommend everyone to try this before trying the specific barrel-aged variants.

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Photo of TheFightfan1
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted on 5/14. Poured into a snifter an deep opague black.Light brown creamy heading,lacing in full force,creamy edging stays all throughout. An very thick looking brew.

Not a huge aroma going on here.Some heavy roasted barley,slight chocolate notes with a touch of brown sugar.Alcohol seems well hidden.

Taste starts off very flavorful,cocoa nibs,heavy roasted malts and a touch of bourbon and oak. About midway through a huge hoppy bite takes over over seeming to make the alcohol a bit more pronounced then what was intially tasted. Leaves the tastebuds full of hot boozey alcohol almost unpleasant.

Mouth is a bit heavier on the palate.Full bodied with a molasses thickness.Decent carbonation for such a heavy hitter.

I would like to try and age this one for a couple of years to see if that boozey bite/linger calms down a bit.

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

22oz. bottle poured into a CBS Snifter. Bottled in 2012. Thanks to the extremely generous roon for the bottle.

Appearance: Almost black with a nice 1/4" creamy tan cap, leaves excellent lacing.

Smell: Big roasted malt, coffee and chocolate aromas.

Taste: A nice roasted malt bitterness balanced against chocolate and coffee flavors that were evident in the aroma. Nicely consistent as it warms, the flavor is deep and the alcohol is all but completely masked..

Mouthfeel: Nice creamy mouth feel, the bitterness on the finish leaves the palate clean. As stated above very smooth with it's abv very well masked.

Overall: Yet another excellent stout.

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Photo of Etan
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
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 metter98
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet plack in color. It poured with a delicate lacing of bubbles on the surface along with a thin tan collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of roasted malts are present in the nose; these become stronger as te beer warms up.
T: Intense flavors of roasted malts are present in the taste along with hints of chocolate malts and a bit of alcohol. It has a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The strong roastiness leaves your mouth a little dry in the finish.
O: This beer seems to taste more like a Russian Imperial Stout with all of the roasted malts, except that it isn't as fullbodied as beers in that style. It hides its alcohol very well considering the strength.

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Photo of larryi86
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks tommyguz for this!
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- Black with a small tan head.

S- Roasted malts, dark chocolate, some coffee, piney hops really stand out, licorice, oak.

T- Chocolate, caramel malts, coffee, some licorice, piney hops, charred oak, some smoke, touch of alcohol. Well balanced.

M- Smooth, full body, some creaminess.

O- A great stout that is really easy to drink for 12% ABV. Nice complexity with good balance, very enjoyable. Would love to have this again.

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

Pitch black inky body with a nice 1/2" of sandy colored head.

The smell has a lot of chocolate malt. I also pick up black licorice and a piney hop and a little bit of cola.

The flavor is very vivid and robust. Heavy with the chocolate with supporting flavors of anise, wood, and piney/earthy hops. There's also a nice taste of coffee.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Low carbonation lends to the full and creamy body.

This was a fantastic stout. It has incredible depth in the flavor. The 12.5% is noticeable but it's still smooth for such a big beer.

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Photo of kawilliams81
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2011. Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.

A- pours pitch black with a 1 finger tan head. Random bubbles and blotches on the glass.

S- huge chocolate, marshmallow, roast, and faint coffee

T- roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, slight menthol flavor and some pine.

M- full body and medium carbonation. Smooth and very easy drinking at 11%.

O- very good RIS. Very nice blend of chocolate and roast. Would love to try this barrel aged!

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Photo of DenverLogan
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a bottle ordered from Letspour.
Pours black with small brown head...poured in a St Bernardus chalice.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, lactose, Brazil nuts, bitter chocolate.
Moderate carbonation and strong mouthfeel.
Flavors of dark roasted malts, burnt malts, bitter chocolate, chalk, slight liquid smoke...there's a dryness...I'll give it a few minutes...
Oooh...strong in flavor, bold and bitter...a big mix of hops, malts and alcohol. I might have been wise to age this a few more months, but nah...it drinks well now, but is rougher than a Great Divide Yeti or Alesmith Speedway Stout.

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Photo of yamar68
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big old thanks to Hessian257 for this bottle!

What an appropriate name... pitch black with a creamy finger of pale brown head that retains quite well, leaving behind thick sheets of lace and distinctive alcohol legging. In terms of appearance, the ABV is less than discrete.

Loads of roast on the nose, reminiscent of Ten Fidy in some ways. Vanilla and toffee with hollow coffee notes. Plenty of darker chocolates, powdery cocoa.

Creamy mocha flavors with a massive, sweeping roast character. Semisweet dessert flavors are balanced with a bitter chocolate/coffee ground profile. Nice booze kick right at the tail end of things.


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Photo of jmarsh123
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours inky black with a small tan head. Very little retention and minimal lacing.

Aroma is very roast heavy. Lots of roasted coffee and other dark malts. Dark chocolate and maybe a bit of fig and raisin with some anise in the background.

More of the same flavor wise. Very dry and roasty throughout. Big coffee notes along with some bitter dark chocolate flavors. Raisin, a bit of oak and perhaps a hint of smokiness come along for the ride too. A little earthy hop bitterness near the end.

Thick mouthfeel. Extremely dry and roasty. Finishes like licking a coffee filter. In other words, just about perfect. Alcohol is noticeable, but doesn't overpower the flavors.

Wonderful aggressive beer. I was pleasantly surprised at this one that for some reason has been sitting in my cellar longer than most. A great bit dry stout which is right up my alley.

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Photo of AltBock
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
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 AgentMunky
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Koningshoeven chalice.

A: Little to no head, faint tracing on the surface. Completely opaque, except at the cola-coloured edges.

S: Chocolate malt, hint of coffee or licorice. Slightly subdued, but pleasant.

T/M: Mmmm. This is delicious. Rich, thick, and decadent...Hints of bourbon-strong undercurrents, bitter dark chocolate, and perhaps a touch of fruit (dates? currants?). The aftertaste is luxurious.

M: As above, very smooth, but with a bitterness that sticks out a little.

O: I thoroughly enjoyed nearly every aspect, but it's somewhat unmemorable. Recommended, but I'll probably never seek it out again.

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Photo of Pinknuggets
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (I believe it is a 2011 vintage but there is no bottle date) in to HFS sniffer

A: pours black as night with almost no carbonation definitely motor oil status there is the smallest bit of mocha lacing on the outside but other then that there is no head to speak of. It is also completely opaque with literally almost no light coming through.

S: There is not much to smell here at all I do get a scent of dark fruits and hints of alcohol but that is about the only thing that I can smell

T: The taste does not really follow the nose at all as there are some hints of dark fruit in the opening there is a much larger presence of mocha flavor that is definitely more toward the dark chocolate side then coffee but the coffee does have a fairly solid presence throughout. This taste of mocha chocolate builds then slowly fades with some hints of the dark fruit coming back but mostly just the mocha flavor which fades slowly and lasts for a fairly long time after each sip

M: The mouthfeel is smooth and very oily there is very little carbonation, but the alcohol is hidden very well for 12.5% I can't detect it at all, this makes it very drinkable for such a big imperial stout.

O: This is a really good beer from the scent i was concerned but this is a well balanced not overpowering but very tasty big imperial stout. All I can really say is well done if you like a big tasty imperial stout give this a try it is a very solid representation of the style and quite enjoyed it.

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Photo of DmanGTR
4.88/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Review from notes, bottle shared with friends at a tasting/dinner.

Poured jet black, absolutely no light shines through. The ebony body is topped by a brown hat that sits, refusing to budge. An abyss that taunts and commands your olfaction to come hither. Intense aromas of dark chocolate, fudge, caramel creme, burnt toast, and cocoa powder smother the bulbs. You may feel like you've just sipped the beer, but you've only sniffed it from 4 inches away. Take a small swig. That first experience is a sweet, caramel/toffee flavor with a hint of molasses and malt. As this black elixir creeps back, it stimulates and titillates places in your cognition you have never known to exist. The excitement and overwhelming joy is remarkable. A touch of burnt toast, charcoal, and dark chocolate is more prominent now and in fact, is the most prominent part of the entire experience. As the tale draws to an end, we experience the trails of dark chocolate, ash, and cocoa blended with dark fruits such as dried figs and dates. Throughout the whole voodoo experience, we note that the body is thick and viscous, like the thoughts of one who has experienced voodoo. There is a part of me that yearns for freedom through effervescence, yet embraces the milder carbonation that suits this beer so well. All in all, we have here a spectacular example of an imperial stout. Nearly perfect in all regards. I highly recommend this brew.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Voodoo Brewing Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Poured into my Boulevard tulip from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a slightly oily nice pitch-black color. There is a nice half-inch tan head. Awesome creamy retention leaving some nice sticky lacing as it goes down the glass. (4.0)

Starts off with delicious milk chocolaty sweetness, fudge notes a plenty. One of the better smelling stouts out there. The aroma reminds me of D.O.R.I.S. from Hoppin’ Frog. There is a nice slight coffee note to the brew mixed in with the fudgy sweetness and a slight grassy finish on the back end. (5.0)

Flavor follows the nose pretty similarly. Starts off with nice chocolate notes. There are milk chocolate notes with some good slight bitter dark chocolate. The brew is very malty and there is a nice sweetness to it compromised of slight caramel notes. The ABV is present but not overwhelming, definitely not a noticeable 12% brew. There is some nice burnt woodnotes and some good smoke throughout the middle of the brew and the back end. There are also some grassy hop notes and bitterness present but nothing too distracting form the awesome malty mess. This brew has such and enduring flavor profile and finish. Quite sticky and full bodied. (4.5)(4.5)

Overall this brew is delicious and a top notch Double Stout. Great malt sweetness and cocoa notes. There is awesome smoke and roast notes with some coffee and some sweetness as well. As the brew warm there is more roast present and the sweetness is subdued a bit. Overall Excellent brew. (4.5)

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

650ml bottle 12,5% Abv.
Served lightly chilled in an over sized wine glass.
2011 Vintage

Thanks to Futura123 for this bottle.

Appearance: A rough pour yields a small, creamy tan coloured head atop what appears to be a pitch black beer, however a back light shows a fair amount of deep red along the edges of the glass. The head displays average retention for the abv, and leaves a few small patches of lacing. A swirl coats the glass in light alcohol legs.

Smell: The initial nose is outstanding, offering big notes of chocolate and roasted malt, along side smaller amounts of coffee and cocoa. Oddly, as the beer begins to warm, the nose seems to deteriorate somewhat and feels a little flat. The chocolate character is lost and strong aromas of toasted grains as well as a dark fruit character and a hint of liquorice are noted.

Taste: As expected, the flavour leans slightly towards the roasted/bitter side of things, but still displays a big underlying sweetness that is noted periodically. Flavour notes include: Roasted malt, some char, chocolate, a little coffee, sweet dark fruits, dark caramel, molasses, toasted grains and a little liquorice. There is almost no trace of the 12,5% noted.

Mouthfeel: As with the rest of the beer, the mouthfeel is good, but not outstanding. The body is just shy of full, with a medium level of fairly smooth carbonation.

Overall: Big Black Voodoo Daddy is a good (almost great) imperial stout, but just lacks a wow factor. That said, I would happily drink it again in the future.

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Photo of 05Harley
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased through Beerjobber fresh from the brewery.
(360 calories)

Price $29.99/two 22oz bombers

I've really been looking forward to trying this for awhile. An old world ale without the bourbon.

As expected, this one pours pitch black like ink with a lite tan creamy 1/2 inch head. It doesn't take long for the covering to dissipate to a silky sheen with a thick outer ring. As the chalice empties a decoration of lacing begins to unfold and adds to the allure of a quality RIS.

The aroma is fairly strong and dead on for the description. Bakers chocolate, coffee grounds, vanilla, charred wood and a hint of burnt raisins.

On the tastebuds, a big blast of roasted malt, vanilla and coffee start things off followed by black licoric and spices. I'm picking up very little sweetness in both taste and smell but it seems to work well here.

The mouthfeel starts out soft and creamy but slowly creeps it's way to a bitter dry finish thanks to the pine hops. Medium body which matches this beer head on. In the end soft carbonation and a noticeable alcohol warming is felt.

Overall not mind blowing but pretty damn good and potent as well. Look to sip this one on a winters night.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle courtesy of Raznug pours a deep, rich black color with a smallish cap of brown head. Decent retention and lots of lace.

Nose is cocoa powder and dark fruit. Molasses, chocolate, marshmallows and maybe a hint of anise. Smells reallly good, all things sweet and rich.

Taste shows off a more roasty side with more of a dusty cocoa as opposed to chocolate. Hops make an appearance with a fairly substantial bitterness on the finish. Im surprised at how much drier it tastes than it smells, much to my dismay. The mouthfeel is not nearly as full as I expected either, though the ABV is well hidden. Id like to try it fresher I guess to see if it might be better, though the hops as is make me think they would be beastly.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this in bottles and on tap several times. It's a great stout, and a nice PA staple.

Dark brown-black pour with a moderate tan head; decent retention and lacing for a higher ABV beer. Dark roasty malts in the nose, coffee, cocoa, toasted grains, burnt caramel. These aromas are reflected in the taste, dark malts, roasted coffee, toasted grains, woody, ash, chocolate, subdued but noticeable hop presence in the background. Nice body, smooth mouthfeel, minor alcohol heat, an easy enjoyable drinker.

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Big Black Voodoo Daddy from Voodoo Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 1,064 ratings.
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