Imperial Breakfast Stout - Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged | 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): 12.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
IBS is our imperialized version of our Breakfast of Champions aged 20 months in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels. Brewed with copious amounts of dark and roasted malts, this is liquid breakfast in your mug- we used an insane amount of locally roasted coffee, Ghanaian cocoa nibs, and local maple syrup rounded by oak and packing a bourbon punch to deliver a beer fitting to start your day off with. You can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning, right?


Added by ThatsThatDude on 02-20-2017

BEER STATS
Ratings:
37
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4.54
pDev:
6.17%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
8
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.3/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brother_rebus
4.01/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Careful pour but lots of loating gunk. Smells pretty good. Not very aromatic however. Nice little hint of bourbon on her nose. Too sweet for my taste personally. Some cool hints of vanilla and a slight sinnamin flavor to complement the coffe-choco-bourbon. Feels good. Thikk. Still good carb.

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Photo of YvesB
4.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of robgage
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.52/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drahodo
4.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rifugium
4.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, yellow session. Black color with tan head. Aroma has cacao and baker's chocolate. Taste has lots of whiskey, quite spicy and bitter overall.

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Photo of Hayley_86
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best beers I've ever had. On draft at the Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017.
An overall amazing beer with a great barrel aged finish to it.

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Photo of kbuzz
4.47/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heddar33
4.66/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stofko1992
4.77/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Knapp85
4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours out as a rich black color with a brown head on top, The smell is loaded with coffee & bourbon. The taste is outstanding, it follows the nose with Coffee and Bourbon but you also get some milk chocolate and a little bit of maple in there too, it's awesome. The feel was great, it was served on nitro so that just smooths this thing out like crazy. Overall it's really really good.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KevBot89
4.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
4.3/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Like Fireman_RK, I too had a gusher.
Upon first pour the carbonation looked overly carbonated and unprofessional similar to many homebrews. Thereafter, it settled into a lovely mocha swirl.

Side by side with MDb2 the nose is certainly more muted vs a 2yr old beer. As it warms the maple creeps up, some tobacco and black pepper.

Creamy, milky, mouthful, perhaps a tad overcarbonated which takes the thickness down a notch.

Chocolate, maple, and heat on the back end. Nice beer

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Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.79/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Rich mahogany and chestnut hues with a warm sandy head
S: Thick and pungent maple syrup that is supported by milk chocolate and espresso
T: Delicious breakfast flavors that combine pancakes drenched in syrup, a chocolate croissant, and a warm cup of vanilla bean latte - the barrel is well integrated and shockingly not dominant given the 20 months of aging
F: Medium/heavy thickness with a nice dose of carb
O: Voodoo continues to impress me with their barrel aging program. BA Imperial Breakfast Stout serves up an indulgent range of flavors with a delicious hint of barrel along the side. Simply fantastic and smooth from start to end. My only complaint is that our bottle was a gusher...although when people refer to this beer as 'IBS', I guess we should have maybe anticipated that. In any event, watch out for an explosive opening, but brace your taste buds for a decadent ride

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Photo of Raziel313
4.16/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a matching 23oz mug. The brew is black with a dark brown head that is audible as it fades.

The nose is all about the coffee, maple and even some chocolate-like roastiness mingling with boozy bourbon and oak. As it breathes vanilla and caramel come forward.

The taste is boozy bourbon, oak and charred grain somewhat ashy with bitter chocolate and tons of coffee contrasted by maple sweetness, vanilla and caramel.

Rich in body with modest carbonation this brew is absolutely killer. So vibrant with coffee and maple, I cant imagine a better breakfast themed beer. Exquisite.

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Photo of scotv
4.79/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMart
4.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfhhead25
4.27/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Imperial Breakfast Stout - Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged from Voodoo Brewery
4.54 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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