Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Pappy Van Winkle | Voodoo Brewery

BA SCORE
4.44/5
135 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stakem on 04-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
135
pDev:
6.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
150
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Photo of drahodo
4.14/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.19/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of corby112
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black and opaque without even the slightest trace of lighter color and a one finger dark mocha head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Really impressive retention for style and ABV, taking a while to settle. Large streaks of soapy lacing are left clinging to the glass. Looks great.

Intense bourbon barrel aroma nicely integrated into the notes of the base beer. Very complex barrel character with spicy bourbon and a decent amount of charred oak without smelling burnt. Strong hints of toasted coconut along with silky vanilla bean and marshmallow. The barrel characteristics are very inviting without overpowering the other elements. Underneath the barrel, there's a nice balance of robust roast and sweeter dark malt notes. Hints of gourmet coffee bean, burnt toast, oatmeal and bitter dark chocolate countered by fudgey dessert-like sweetness. Molasses, toffee, caramel, bakers chocolate and caramel. Smells very good.

Viscous full body with an excellent barrel character that's perfectly integrated into the flavors of the base beer. Amazing bourbon flavor that doesn't hinder/interfere with the roasted and sweet malt notes of give off any heat. Deceptively drinkable and had to believe its 12.5%. In addition, the spirit actually tastes like Pappy. I've had quite a pew pappy barrel ages beers, and besides GI Rare, this is the only one that tastes similar to the bourbon. Lots of fiery spice, toasted coconut, toffee, caramel and cinnamon spice. Plenty of boozy sweetness but again, incredibly smooth and easy to drink. Delicate char with vanilla bean, coconut and mallow. Underneath, there is a complex dark malt backbone with a decent amount of roast countered by luscious, silky dessert-like sweetness. Roasted coffee/espresso bean with oatmeal and bittersweet chocolate followed by silky chocolate fudge, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, licorice and bakers chocolate. Overall, this is a well balanced beer with perfect barrel flavor that's nearly perfectly integrated into the complex malt notes. Excellent!

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Photo of kwgduke
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnParadee
4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dogleg
4.79/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.62/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.79/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.47/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Voodoo Homestead in Homestead, PA. Got two pours of this one.

Pours a very dark black, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing. Looks enticing, but intimidating.

Smells pretty good, strong bourbon presence up front, some chocolate, roasted, and some oakiness.

This is a most excellent barrel-aged stout, but it's not quite to the level of the biggest and best ones. The Pappy is more noticeable in the nose than in the taste, it's still there in the taste, but much more subtle. There's still a lot of roasty dark bitterness here, both from the malt and from the oak. The barrel also lends a bit of a charred flavor to the stout, sort of like burnt tobacco, almost. This is really not sweet at all, which is surprising, most barrel-aged stouts I've had are much sweeter than this.

This is fairly thick bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel, and a lower level of carbonation. There is no booziness present, at all.

Another winner from Voodoo. Not quite god level, but still really awesome stuff.

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4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewski
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chefduff2
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mertzhb15
4.69/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jbwimer
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IPAchris
4.96/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Pappy Van Winkle from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 135 ratings
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