Blackened Voodoo
Faubourg Brewing Company

Blackened VoodooBlackened Voodoo
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From:
Faubourg Brewing Company
 
Louisiana, United States
Style:
Munich Dunkel
Ranked #131
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
77
Ranked #29,329
Avg:
3.38 | pDev: 15.98%
Reviews:
420
Ratings:
446
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 11, 2022
Added:
Aug 10, 2001
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Blackened VoodooBlackened Voodoo
Notes: First released more than 30 years ago, Faubourg's award-winning Blackened Voodoo is a delicious dark lager crafted in the traditions of the great German dunkels that inspired it. Our brewers skillfully balance five premium roasted barley malts with two hop varieties to create a dark, mysterious brew known for its bewitching character and magical spirit.\

22 IBU
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Ratings by singletary:
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Reviewed by singletary from Mississippi

3.27/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
It poured dark brown cola color with a thin beige color head that hangs around. The smell is of Carmel,taste is the same. It has a medium feel with noticeable carbonation in it. Overall a above average drink, but one I would enjoy again.
May 06, 2018
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Rated: 3.45 by DarrellK from Florida

Jul 11, 2022
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Reviewed by jettjon from Florida

3.78/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
From a 12 oz can into a pint glass, it’s a dark brown, almost pitch brown with a thick, creamy brownish tan head. The head fades at a rapid clip but leave a nice thin cap and collar of clumpy lace all the way to the bottom of the glass. Nose of toasted malt and dark chocolate. In the mouth it tastes of toasted malt, brown sugar, dark chocolate. Good stout-like flavor profile (Munich Dunkel). Mouthfeel is creamy and rich with low carbonation bite; very smooth. Overall, quite good, almost like a dark chocolate malted milkshake beer. Would definitely try again.
Nov 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.07 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 20, 2021
 
 
Rated: 3.88 by mattjp03 from Alabama

Oct 05, 2021
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Reviewed by OompaMentor from Georgia

4.31/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
September 2015; now brewed by Faubourgh Brewing. Dixie Brewing established in 1907 and due to social changes the work DIXIE is no longer acceptable. Brewery was destroyed by hurricane and rebuilt under Faubourgh (“Fo-burg”) name. 7/28/21 - had this at Faubourgh- this is the only carryover beer from Dixie Brewing.
Jun 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 01, 2021
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.47/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear dark copper appearance displays a good size beige head and plenty of lacing. Sweet, malty aroma with a hint of molasses and a light touch of soy. Mild, sweet, malty flavor, passively hopped, with a dry aftertaste. Medium bodied leading to a short lived finish. Goes down easy, in a Big Easy sort of way, but now I want some gumbo.
Dec 18, 2020
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
My good friend and old neighbor from the 'Wego gave me a bottle of this beer. It poured a clear dark mahogany amber with off white head thatbis not leaving much lace. The scent was subtle....waif of malt. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with caramel malt base and even finish. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.
Sep 12, 2020
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Reviewed by SierraNevallagash from Maine

3.72/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz can - dates 02/11/2020 - poured into a traditional pilsner glass at 38°F.

Pours a deep dark brown woth mahogany highlights, topped with three fingers (narrow glass) of dense dark khaki head with amazing retention. Hangs around for minutes before settling to a sustained finger. When held to the light, it is revealed that the beer is quite translucent, and the brown turns mahogany with mahogany turning reddish-maroon. Ample visible effervescence.

Very pilsner-like. Grainy, slightly bready pilsner malt with only a touch of roast. Nutty. Some caramel, toasted bread, a dusting of cocoa, and then back to the grainy pils base. Some bright fruitiness lending notes of green apple and pear.

Palate: The beer greets the palate with pilsner malt, caramel, nutty malted barley, dusty grain, a hint of toast, and then turns back towards a very strong indication of caramel and milk chocolate. Some brighter yeast notes poke through, but it isn't the fruity bouquet from the aroma. The finish brings malted milk balls, caramel, chocolate chips, and then just a whisper of some bittering hops in the background, lending a resinous hint.

Mouthfeel/Body: The beer is medium-light in body. It's light and crisp like a pils, but that roasted malt does lend some heft to it. It has a smooth roundness to it - in part from that nutty malt, but also from the slightly subdued effervescence. Some mid-palate sweetness, but dries out very nicely in the finish with some roast - not quite char.

Overall: Not a bad Euro dark lager. Much more character than some others I've had, and finds a nice balance between coming across as a dark beer, but letting that crisp pilsner malt underneath shine. It's a simple beer, but it's good as a simple beer. It doesn't leave me wishing there was more to it, and for that, I will call this a good example of the style. Worth trying.
Jul 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by doowhat from Arkansas

Jul 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

May 30, 2020
 
Rated: 3.47 by smi69 from New York

May 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3.62 by monk2021 from Texas

Apr 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by paulish from New York

Mar 15, 2020
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
I recently had this beer in the French Quarter in a very relaxed dinner setting.

Look: dark brown with a thin white head

Aroma: Toasted bread, caramel

Taste: Toasted bread, caramel, a little bit like Coca Cola. Decent but not a whole lot of flavor.

Body/Overall: light body, fizzy, refreshing but a bit soda like
Jan 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.27 by rooster1970 from Alabama

Dec 28, 2019
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Reviewed by EnderFett11 from Virginia

3.62/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bottle, but not hard enough so I had to stir it up to reduce the carbonation feel. Amber color, pretty easy to see through. Smells a bit of fruity/wheat, not strong at all. Taste is similar, with wheat at the beginning, mild fruitiness in the middle, ending with a bit of caramel. Pretty thin/light bodied, moderately high carbonation. Not bad for a lager, but definitely prefer stouts.
Nov 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.64 by SmellsofMahagony from Texas

Nov 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.82 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Oct 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.27 by kjkinsey from Texas

Aug 18, 2019
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

2.83/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
12 fl oz brown glass bottle ran me $1.89 at a Rouses Market in New Orleans, LA (though I've seen it at the same vendor for $7.99 USD per sixer).

5.5% ABV. "German dunkel-inspired."

Malted milk ball flavour eschews roast in favour of sweetness without crossing into cloying territory. Brewers' chocolate. Maybe some artificial cherry/chocolate covered cherry? No real hop character.

Has a gooey mouthfeel that accentuates the Whoppers-like malted milk ball caramel candy and chocolatey flavours. Medium-bodied, unrefreshing, smooth, wet.

It's a drinkable dark lager but there isn't much complexity or depth of flavour here. It probably bests Shiner's and Sam Adams' stabs at the style, but having tried a single I wouldn't nab a sixer...there are far better European-brewed dark lagers out there, not to mention better American craft expressions of the style with availability wider than Voodoo Lager's. I won't comment on the vague racism of the marketing and New Orleans association, but suffice it to say this is a marketing-over-quality effort.

C / AVERAGE

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03/05/20 impression from a can brewed from the recently reopened New Orleans production facility:

C- / BELOW AVERAGE
Aug 08, 2019
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Rated by Weylan221 from Florida

2.81/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Beer was a little plain and a bit watery tasting. Might as well have bought a miller lite. Expected more.
Jul 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.22 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Jul 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.32 by jsrsd from Canada (AB)

Jul 02, 2019
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Rated by jgriggs1970 from Mississippi

3.83/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
This beer has a wonderfully complex flavor. The mouthfeel is thin. It has variable carbonation averaging on the high side, and it is slightly soured.
Mar 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.56 by mg97 from Mississippi

Feb 11, 2019
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Rated by jamyers1 from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I really appreciate this beer by Dixie BC out of New Orleans. A dark amber beer. Dad loves it!

J
Dec 30, 2018
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

3.42/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
From notes 7/10/12: Pours a bronze, dark amber producing 1.5 fingers of frothy, moderately lasting tan head that leaves webby sheets of lace. Aroma is malt heavy: toasted bread, toffee, molasses and fruity with a hint of dried apple. Taste is malty but bitter from start to finish, fruity with a semisweet, caramel cola like middle. Earthy and floral hops it is unusually bitter for such a malt forward brew. Mouthfeel is medium bodied but on the thin side, moderate carbonation, fairly smooth with a hint of astringency in the aftertaste.
Dec 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.95 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts

Nov 13, 2018
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I am utterly impressed with artwork on this label. I am a big fan of horror movies & the halloween holiday that's why this type of artwork draws my attention. If you can't manage to visit the bayou then you can at least drink some beer that was brewed near the bayou. I am getting some caramel as well as some light dark fruit notes. It's a tad bit on the watery side & a little too light bodies for the style but maybe it was brewed that way on purpose. Dixie is one of my favorite Louisiana breweries next to Abita. Cheers! B
Oct 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by TeeCee from Texas

Sep 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.57 by TCMike from Minnesota

Aug 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.02 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Jul 13, 2018
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, and nuttiness; with lighter notes of chocolate, cocoa, herbal, grass, and roast/toasted earthiness. A bit of fruity aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, and nuttiness; with lighter notes of chocolate, cocoa, herbal, grass, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/grassy hop and roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, chocolate, cocoa, herbal, grass, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/roast bitterness. Nicely clean on lager flavors, not too fruity/yeasty. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a nice dark lager. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish Very flavorful for the low ABV. Clean and nicely rich malts, with mild earthy hop balance. A nicely enjoyable offering, and well made style example. Kind of midway between a dunkel and schwarzbier.
Apr 28, 2018
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Reviewed by AgentMunky from New York

3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a (fairly old) 12oz bottle into a Willi Becher glass.
4/3.5/2.75/2/3.25
Little to no head. Translucent nut-brown, ruddy beer. Notably effervescent.
Smells heavily of vanilla or oak, but not much else.
Super sweet, almost sickly so, but otherwise rather pleasant. Basically vanilla ice cream with a touch of beery fizz on the endtaste.
This may not be for everyone, but it has its charm. Recommended if you like eisbock, but don't wanna get smashed.
Apr 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.51 by jbehlar from Mississippi

Mar 29, 2018
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Reviewed by dave_ackbar from Hawaii

3.37/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
My first beer in the city of New Orleans.
Nice amber appearance like a good lager should look.
Smell of caramel and sweetness.
Taste was refreshing and quite smooth.
Feel was nice.
Overall not a bad starter to my week in the city.
Mar 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by rossracing from Illinois

Mar 21, 2018
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