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Big Black Voodoo Daddy | Voodoo Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewery
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
Ranking:
#1,222
Reviews:
431
Ratings:
1,111
pDev:
8.83%
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Ratings: 1,111 |  Reviews: 431
Photo of David_Porter
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

22oz bottle from Capones...

A: The darkest beer i have ever seen. The brownest, thich and full head i have ever seen. Lots of head retention and lacing.

S: Dark roasted matls, roasted nuts, roasted cocoa, roasted coffee, slight smokeyness.

T: Uber complex malt character (what was it, about 8 kinds listed on the bottle?) Dark chocolate, roasted nuts, dark black coffee. Nice little flavors of oak and burbon hints. Little bit of smokeyness and dark fruit to go along.

M: Thick and oily, but not syrupy and lingering. Perfect carbonation to keep it smooth and flowing.

D: Easy to drink, hides the booze well for an Imperial. One of the best in class!

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

Photo of Wizzle32
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of SkinnyElvis
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Big Top (!) in Rosyln my hometown. Pours as black as my heart. Smell is of roasted malt with a hint of bourbon. Nice lacing. Tastes of smooth roasted malt with a bit of the bourbon. More carbonation than expected in a big RIS. A bit of etoh burn on the way down. This should age nicely. Recommended.
Cheers.

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Photo of EgadBananas
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to my Homie John (JM03) for the Want!

Pours an Evil black, with nearly no head. Very calm and still murkiness.

Aroma has big roasted malt notes, slight char, rich chocolate, and light coffee notes.

There's a slight bit of alcohol on the taste, but it's short lived. Roast takes over, with a hefty amount of chocolate, and a BIG coffee finish.

Full bodied, and creamy. No carbonation really.

Great stout. Big ABV, and it's hidden in a plethora of big flavors...can't go wrong.

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Photo of levifunk
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gushed when I opened it. Bottle conditioned?

poured cellar temp in a point glass.

a - very dark. yeast on the bottom of the glass. huge head, brown in color.

s - hops, chocolate, coffee

t - huge flavor. chocolate, coffee, slight toffee sweetness. Earthy spices and a mild bitterness run throughout. Alcohol is there, but reminds me of cough syrup, not 12.5%

m - large carbonation keeps this otherwise thick beer nice and fluffy.

o - I woudl recommend this beer to be drank earlier in the night than later. Huge flavor & ABV, but an odd lightness that makes me think I should take this to the beach on a sunny day.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with a tan head. In the aroma, chocolate and small alcohol notes. In the taste, chocolate, a nice hop presence and a small alcohol taste in the end. A small hop bite and medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry chocolate and small hop in the aftertaste. Big chocolate taste, with notes of alcohol and hops, quite smooth and tasty.

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Photo of portia99
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle received in trade with garbercury. Thanks Gar! Poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - Pours a nearly opaque pitch black color with a finger of creamy tan foam. Head slowly descends to a creamy thin layer on the surface. Light lacing left on the glass.

S - Tons and tons of coffee in the nose followed by some dark chocolate and alcohol. Dark roasty malts also blend in with some burnt, dark roasted flavors too.

T - Alcohol up front, closely followed by rich black coffee. Tons of dark roasted flavors here, dark chocolate...about 60% cacao. Some nice oak flavors round things out.

M - A little lighter than medium bodied with a similar carbonation level. Alcohol level is not at all noticeable...I detect no heat at all.

D - A very good imperial stout, especially for those who love their coffee and dark roasted malts. Not as complex as others I've had, but still very good flavors and quite enjoyable. Definitely one worth seeking out.

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Photo of FosterJM
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1464th Review on BA
Bottle to Great Lakes Snifter
22oz

Not sure year

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App- When the top popped this was another beer I had high hopes for and this was a nice big stout. The beer pours out with a good flow of dark brown chocolate/molasses brown red and settles nicely with a good density. A small tan head mayb 1/2" was there and left a good amount of cling.

Smell- A lot going on in this one. It for some reason was a big coffee note for me. Had a pleasant roasty note with no signs of the ABV and a good touch of the oak with some chocolate malts.

Taste- This stout was quite good and I am glad I have a bottle now. Very lush and creamy notes intermixed with a oaky, malty, roast note. Some small balanced coffee roasted notes on the finish.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with a lighter medium carbonation due to the bottle conditioning. A bit too bubbly and needed to smooth down. Residual prickly chocolate coffee notes.

Drink- A very good stout IMO and under the radar for sure. Was very smooth and delicate. The balance was damn good and I am glad to have a bottle.

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Photo of brewdan
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 Vintage

Pours opaque black with a decent foamy mocha head.

Smells roasty with a hint of licorice, coffee, and raisins.

Strong roasty flavors a touch bitter at first turning sweet on midpalete and finish. Strong coffee, raisin, and licorice flavors that are really creamy.

Creamy mouthfeel with low but ample carbonation.

I believe this was better when fresher. The flavors are well integrated but this feels a little 'old' or 'tired'. Still a wonderful, tasty brew.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours an engine oil black with a creamy two fingered caramel colored head. The foam sticks to the sides of the glass like bubbly glue.

S - Dark bitter chocolate, roasted cocoa, mild boozy effervescence, mild roasted smoke (weird, I know).

T - Mild expresso, dark roasted chocolate, powdered malt, slight pine bitterness, a little bit of leather, but not overly complex for a stout this big. The taste is even across the sip and ends with a mild shot of expresso that lingers for a few minutets afterwards. There's a notable warming on the way down.

M - Heavy medium body, gentle smoothness on the tongue mixed with booziness and expresso.

O - A darn fine stout!

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Photo of Alby
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kadonny
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 version, poured fresh into a big Bordeaux wine glass. 22 ounce bottle.

A: Color is jet black with no light coming through at all. A half finger light brown head leaves minimal glass lacing.

S: Huge roasted smells with some burnt wood, smoke, chocolate and a slight earthy hop.

T: Tastes like smell. The roastiness on this beer is incredible. Dark roasted malts mix with some burnt flavors and some smoke. Some dark espresso flavors mix in too. The chocolate mixes in to bring a bold sweetness to the beer. The sweetness gets toned down by the hops on the finish which actually dry the beer out at the end. Alcohol is tasted on the finish.

M: Full, coating, roasted flavors really linger. Alcohol is there, but not as much as you would expect for the high abv.

O: A fantastic impy stout that has the guts to age for sure. I have never had a stout that gives off so much roastiness when fresh. A great beer.

This is a stout that can stand with the best of them. Massive but tasty and enjoyable. I'll report back with how these babies age. Nice job Voodoo.

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Photo of OGShotzy
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudzud
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Duffy for this one. This is either a 2011 or 2012 vintage. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice dark dark brown quite black hue with a one finger mocha head that faded down to a quarter inch mocha blanket. Nice.

S - Aromas of dark chocolate, lighter char, almost anise like notes. Light fudgy brownies, darker malts. Really pleasant.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Nice rich bakers chocolate, dark chocolate, decent char. The chocolate and char combined definitely bring an anise like taste. Hardly any booze. Not getting any dark fruits, though it is a nice warming finish that is lightly bitter.

M - Mouthfeel is smooth, lightly creamy, alcohol hidden excellent. No where near 12%. Crazy.

O - Overall, this beer drank almost like Abyss. The vintage and age clearly play in to things, but this has become really excellent with time. Very pleased with this one.

Serving type: Bottle

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Photo of Duffman79
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sliprk314
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryarms847
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rich deep black, high viscosity, and a quick foaming solid finger of light brown foam.

Sweet and dark chocolate, huge roasty aroma, subtle oak and vanilla undertones.

Huge chocolate/cacao and roast flavor, the oak shines through as well on the back end lending a very creamy and lactose like smooth vanilla flavor.

Heavy-bodied, light-medium carbonation, roasty, bitter, sweet, creamy smooth.

Overall, this brew turned out to be truly outstanding. Sweet, but enough bitter and roast to cut through, giving way to a silky smooth and creamy finish.

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Photo of dannyfayy
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of padan7
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

After having purchased a case of this beer...my wife said "That was a real good idea."

This is a tour de force stoudt that holds back just alittle. Kinda a velvet hammer.

A mildy aggressive pour gives a 2 finger head in the first of two glasses. The second glass gets 1 finger & change. Gentle lacing.

The look & smell are all very nice but it is the taste that balances the coffee & booze & dry.

The feel is fine but it is back to the taste.
This beer is so close to being over the top.

Just a perfect beer to split with your significant beer pal when you have left ample room in your tummy. To drink a bomber by yourself would border on excess.

Not a perfect beer but oh so tasty & approachable.

Find drink & enjoy!

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Big Black Voodoo Daddy from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 1,111 ratings
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