Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Pappy Van Winkle | Voodoo Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
voodoobrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by stakem on 04-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
135
Reviews:
12
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.22%
 
 
Wants:
150
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Rifugium
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appeared much as expected, dark and stouty, black as night, with a half inch of tan head that retained as a ringlet, and laced the glass thinly. Smooth roasty malts in the nose, complimented by rich bourbon and vanilla, cocoa, brown sugar, ash. Nice roasty flavor, smooth bourbon (not very hot at all), vanilla and earthy barrel notes, semi-sweet chocolate, wet tobacco, dark malts. Medium-full body, smooth and robust mouthfeel, with a good blending of all components for an easily drinkable brew.

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Photo of orangesol
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle # 225.

Appearance - Viscous black. Almost no head. The thinnest of collars.

Smell - Rich caramel. Vanilla and chocolate. Fudgey. Bourbon.

Taste - Fudgy chocolate. Caramel. Vanilla and oak. Lots of oak. Bitter chocolate finish.

Mouthfeel - Bitter and oaky. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - I'm amazed how much of an improvement this is. So much better than the other treatments.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of stakem
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into a matching Barrel Room Collection snifter. The brew appears black in color with a thin khaki head. Some spotty lace sticks to the glass. A swirl revives a finger that is quick to dissolve to a thin film.

The aroma is full of oak with some spicy aspect almost like cinnamon. Oak imparts notes of vanilla that really exaggerates a chocolate roastiness. Plenty of earthen character and tobacco/black strap molasses.

The taste is roasty and a bit solvent with alcohol. A bitter earthen feel with notes of tobacco, molasses, ash and char. More on the aggressive side initially that melds into a mild vanilla inclusion from the barrel aging with a slight hint of caramelized sugars also seemingly extracted from the barrel.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is quite boozy that somewhat exaggerates the thinness of the feel. Pleasantly complex and overall a worthwhile experience. Of the voodoo daddy treatments, this was my favorite. Worth seeking out.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.96/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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Big Black Voodoo Daddy - Pappy Van Winkle from Voodoo Brewing Company
4.26 out of 5 based on 135 ratings.
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