2 Live Gran Cru Greatest Hits - Vol. 2 | Voodoo Brewery

2 Live Gran Cru Greatest Hits - Vol. 22 Live Gran Cru Greatest Hits - Vol. 2
BA SCORE
4.47/5
48 Ratings
2 Live Gran Cru Greatest Hits - Vol. 22 Live Gran Cru Greatest Hits - Vol. 2
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
voodoobrewery.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stakem on 03-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
48
pDev:
6.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of corby112
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black and opaque with faint mahogany edges and a one finger dark beige head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Pretty good retention for style and ABV with large streaks of chunks of soapy lacing left behind.

Intense complex and inviting aroma with a really powerful barrel character that somehow doesn't obliterate the other notes. Sweet and spicy spirit with excellent bourbon character, vanilla bean, slightly charred oak and prominent toasted cocont. Underneath, there is a really nice balance of sweet, roast and leathery malt notes. Slightly vinous with dark fruit, raisin and licorice. There's also a leathery tobacco character with subtle roast. Hints of coffee bean, oatmeal, toast and dark chocolate countered by decadent and silky dessert-like chocolate sweetness. Like a bourbon soaked chocolate coconut cake. Smells incredible.

Fuller end of medium body with a prominent barrel presence that initially overpowers the other flavors with sweet, spicy bourbon and subtle lingering heat. Strong charred oak character but it's complimented by booze/spirit, leathery malt and roast. Never becomes harsh or too toothy. Bourbon is prominent and actually tastes like pappy which is pretty rare. The toasted coconut flavor from the barrel is really nice and is nicely complimented by subtle silky vanilla bean sweetness. Under the barrel, there's a decent amount of roast which is stronger than in the nose. Slightly burnt malt wih toast, ash, deeply roasted coffee bean and bittersweet dark chocolate. Subtle leathery malt flavor that opens as it warms with some tobacco and vinous fruit. Port like with raisin, fig plum and licorice. Sweet malts counter things a bit and blend well with the vinous fruit notes but they aren't as luscious as in the nose. Some bakers chocolate, caramel and tofee but this beer is all about the strong barrel flavors, roasted malts and vinous sweetness. Barrel flavors are a touch too aggressive and the malt bill could use more sweetness, but for a BW/wee heavy hybrid this beer has really complex flavor.

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Photo of Dogleg
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of skaboom420
4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tbrascojr
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbwimer
4.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KevBot89
4.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Voodoo Homestead in Homestead, PA. This is a mix of Tenacious Wee and K13.

Pours a dark tawny brown, with a small amount of head, and basically no lacing.

Smells like caramel, bourbon, toffee, and brown sugar.

I personally don't think this tastes better than the sum of its parts, but it still tastes quite good, anyway. I get more K13 than Tenacious Wee here, with honey, caramel, bourbon, molasses, and brown sugar dominating. This is quite sweet. The bourbon is not overpowering really at all.

This is fairly thick bodied, with a smooth and rich mouthfeel. The carbonation level is pretty low.

Voodoo can't really miss. Both K13 and Tenacious Wee are better than this, but with how good they both are, you really can't have a bad blend anyway.

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Photo of whitenads
4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brewski
4.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mertzhb15
4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gpblackgt
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of comfortablynirm
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of SHerninko
4.79/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Philly Beer Week 2014 -- Bainbridge Barrel House

Poured into a round avg size snifter

Appears dark, almost motor oil but with some reddish/brown hints as it's not a stout.

Best smelling beer ever was the consensus at the table. It is on the sweet side with so much malt from the Barleywine and that Wee-heavy all being held together with Pappy

Tastes like heaven. Really, it is on par or better than Bourbon County barleywine and Founders Backwoods Bastard. Maybe if you mixed the two, you would get the taste and flavors of this blend. A bit on the sweet side, all that malt and bourbon add up. ABV well hidden, not hot at all.

Mouthfeel could be a bit thicker, but that would be the only slight improvement I can think of.

OVERALL---top 20 beer in the world, any style I would say. If you are a hop head maybe not, but I am a Malt Head and love bourbon aged anything. This is the best of the best.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of mportnoy
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of IPAIsaac
5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Braden
5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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