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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
48
pDev:
5.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 12
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4.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mothman
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at wakefest. Had a few pours. Black color. Maple syrup and coffee. More coffee than sweet, stickiness. This was a great stout, but it didn't stack up to the wakefest pastry stouts.

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.79/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Samact
4.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.4/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcmchew
4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chippo33
4.17/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
4.24/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npachl
4.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Stevedore
4.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful beer. Dark black body, one finger mocha head, nice retention and not much lacing. Smell is rich bourbon and milk chocolate, dark chocolate fudge and cocoa up front, with a moderate espresso shot-sized coffee aroma, mild maple syrup presence which isn't too dominant. Altogether a complex breakfast brew just from the aroma which has plenty of maple but isn't as maple-forward as some certain hyped beers are. Flavour is a great combination of bourbon, vanillin, coffee, maple and chocolate. It all works really well in harmony, and reminds you that this is first and foremost a bourbon barrel-aged stout. The adjuncts are complementary but not dominant, so this is nowhere near being a pastry and coffee stout. This is a well done adjunct stout and I appreciate when breweries pull this kind of balance off.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.3/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brother_rebus
4.08/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Careful pour but lots of floating 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 +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of robgage
4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.52/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drahodo
4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rifugium
4.24/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.4/5  rDev -3.9%
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 +3.7%
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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4.47/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heddar33
4.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stofko1992
4.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Knapp85
4.59/5  rDev +0.2%
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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Imperial Breakfast Stout - Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 4.58 out of 5 with 48 ratings