Imperial Breakfast Stout - Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged | Voodoo Brewery

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4.58/5
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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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Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | 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 stereosforgeeks
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 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 fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.79/5  rDev +4.6%
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 GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppyBastard1
4.06/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

8oz draft served at release.
Nose is dominated by maple & coffee as expected. Taste follows suit. A touch thin & too sweet for my liking. I preferred this beer on cask before it went into the barrels.

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Photo of kbuzz
4.47/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of tbrascojr
4.85/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of Mcj6986
4.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The smell is crazy good on this beer. Flavor follows suit bringing a perfect blend of coffee, chocolate and maple where none of the flavors dominate too much. Mouthfeel is good and silky, but if this were a tad bit thicker this thing would be in a class of its own. This reminded me of b2 Mornin Delight , a bit less thick but the flavors really stand out more as it warms up and is one of the better breakfast stouts I've had.

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

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 Morey
4.55/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | 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 Raziel313
4.16/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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