Breakfast Of Champions | Voodoo Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Cylinsier on 03-10-2013

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 93
Photo of Slack
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16 oz

Deep brown to black with a residual film like head and decent lacing.

Nose is subtlety sweet - mild maple, roasted coffee, and an odd earthy / grassy note.

Taste is that same subtle sweetness, roasted malt, minor cocoa, and black coffee.

Mouthful is medium, smooth, but thin. Carbonation is average. Finish is dry.

It's an ok stout and pretty much one noted. Hard to recommend when similar more readily available varieties are of a higher quality.

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Photo of nola1988
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap, homestead (September 2016 release with maple, coffee, coca nibs)

L: black, small brown head.
S: not much here. Some coffee.
T: coffee overall. Rather light on whiskey and maple.
F: thin...
O: I'm a huge fan of the barrel program at voodoo, so I was dissapoonted to see this one fall so short. The body is so thin that is it hard to really dig into the flavors. Unlike other offerings, the whiskey flavor is faint. The maple - what I looked forward to tasting- is so hard to detect that I wouldn't have picked it up if it didn't claim to have it in there. It is a fine beer. Not near their best.

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Photo of LAp
3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap in a tasting glass. Pours a thick dark brown/black, and nosed of good dark roast coffee. The palate opens with the same prominent, bitter dark roast beans, which were met with a solid sweet chocolate counterpoint. Once again however, like with cowbell, the beer was ultimately too thin, tasting like a cheap left-hand stout. There was insufficient body to support a palate that had promise - something that seems to be the downfall of Voodoo's attempts at stouts and porters. Overall a decent, if unimpressive, stout.

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Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft pour in a pint glass. Pours black with one to two finger had that disapates quickly. Smells of medium roast coffee with the sane taste. Has a smooth velvety texture. Tieing
Truely a great breakfast beer.

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Photo of gcasher
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appears pitch black with short tan head.
Aroma is mild with scents of roasted malt and black coffee.
Taste is mild of dark roasted malt and black coffee.
Mouthfeel is medium body, creamy, and very nice.
This is a very dry beer.
Had it fresh out of a growler.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

on draft. jet black, tan head. nice coffee and chocolate flavors in the aroma and in the taste. medium to full bodied. overall a tasty stout - appropriately named.

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Photo of Bone53
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: A fairly black color with a creamy brown head

Smell: Coffee, vanilla

Taste: Coffee, vanilla, roasted malts

Mouthfeel: Pretty light body for a stout but goes down smooth and is refreshing. Moderate bitterness and bitterness throughout

Overall: This is quite a good surprise, as i wasnt expecting much. I get a balance of coffee, vanilla, and roasted malts. Its not great, but its a sessionable coffee stout with some character.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Voodoo Brewing Company in Meadville, PA.

Pours a fairly dark black, with a small, delicate creamy head, and a lot of lacing.

Smells quite bodacious- rich, earthy coffee, maple syrup, and chocolate. Exactly as advertised, but quite aromatic.

Voodoo knows how to get a ton of flavor out of adjuncts without bumping up the ABV. This is only 5.2%, which boggles my mind. It tastes much stronger- not in alcohol, but just in pure flavor. It's very bold. The coffee flavor is quite bitter and earthy, almost like coffee grounds, slightly nutty, and the maple flavor is not super cloying as it can be, it adds another layer of earthiness, slightly sweet. There's also dark chocolate bitterness that gets more perceptible as the beer warms up. The roasted malt flavor is also very strong as well.

This is medium bodied, very full for the ABV, with a creamy, smooth and delicious mouthfeel.

This is quite an impressive beer.

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Photo of adamette
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes. Consumed on “Barrel Release Day” March 23, 2013. I waited in line for hours for the privilege to purchase one of the first cases of the bottle release. Before being called up to purchase my case I enjoyed several of these beers on tap. I took specific notes for each of them and I will finally upload their reviews here on my beeradvocate account. Poured into a clean but opaque plastic cup while in line outside the brewery waiting for the release. I am glad to say that I really did have it for breakfast!

A Great, fluffy head over a dark copper body that does not let all light through. 4.0

S Barley malt forward with coffee notes as well. Inviting is the word. 4.5

T Follows straight from the nose. Nice barley centric beer with coffee notes. Really pleasing. I could not think of a better way to start out the day for the barrel release! 4.5

M Moderate to big feel, appropriate to the style and the intention. 4.5

D/O I specifically recall that it was highly drinkable. This is another in a long line of excellent offerings at Voodoo which a long time ago was established as my favorite brewery. 4.5

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.42/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the barrel room release. Dark brown pour with tight brown head. Nose is heavy coffee with light roast. Taste has coffee light roast and oatmeal with faint chocolate and fairly toasty bitter finish. Body is light with strong carb and lingering bitterness.

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Photo of stakem
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft offering at Voodoo served in a shaped pint glass. The brew appears black in color with some lighter brown clarity seen around the edges. A ruby hint of coloration is noted around the edges when held to the light. A finger of khaki head rests atop.

The aroma is quite roasty with a mild suggestion of molasses and vanilla sweetness that blends to more of a caramel or toffee touch. Strong espresso character and lots of almost burnt roastiness.

The flavor is bitter and roasted quite remeniscent of fresh espresso blended with earth and hints of tobacco. Some vanilla and toffee to caramel are noted first before an aftertaste more like molasses evolves.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. By voodoo stout standards this is a "little guy" but it packs quite a hearty, bitter roasted punch of character. A complex and drinkable brew for ~5%.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at Voodoo

Poured a dark brown-black with a nice tan head resting on top; decent retention and a bit of lacing. Aroma was roasty, nutty, obvious coffee notes. Rich coffee in the taste, again, roasty and nutty, and I got an herbal and almost tea-like sensation in the finish. Body was medium, maybe a bit thin for a stout of this kind, but the robust flavor compensated. Good brew overall.

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Photo of Cylinsier
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Limited brew on tap at Voodoo

Pours a deep opaque brownish black, tan lacing for a head.

Smells of roasted coffee and a hint of nutty hop bitterness.

Flavor is of roasted coffee, black chocolate, oat malt, a hint of maple and some hazelnut.

Medium to full body with a light tingle of carbonation on the tongue.

Solid drinkable stout, great flavor and body for the abv, definitely worth trying if you can get to the pub. It's a pub-only release, at least for now.

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Breakfast Of Champions from Voodoo Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 93 ratings.
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