Void Shaker
Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,339
Ranked #8,941
4.1 | pDev: 6.59%
Sunday at 12:25 AM
Feb 19, 2021
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Notes: Our limited bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout is mysteriously dark, perfectly balanced, and aged exclusively in High West Distillery barrels.
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4.12 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Sunday at 12:25 AM
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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by chinchill from South Carolina

12 oz bottle from Florida served in a Belgian snifter.
Appearance. Pours near black with dark ruby colored edges. It comes with a thin beige head.
There's no mistaking the barrel aged heritage of this stout; it comes with prominent notes of both whiskey and wooden whiskey barrel. Lightly sweet with low carbonation and a smooth, full body.

Jan 03, 2022
4.11 by BeerBeast from Florida on Nov 03, 2021
4.24 by Taenim from Delaware on Oct 07, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by StJamesGate from New York

Creamy tan legs over viscous jet; chocolate chip cookie + whisky barrel nose; fig paste, dark chocolate, a thread of smoke, brown sugar, then espresso + gingerbread with a bourbon finish; chewy, round + smooth.

4 4.25 4.25 4.25 4.25

Deep round sweet nose.
A sugary beer - Steph says muscovado - but with gossamer threads of coffee, whisky, and roasty dryness.
Sweet without cloying, strong but not hot, BA’d but not too bourbon-y, this is subtle, balanced, + mature.

Doesn’t blow you away + better for it.

Sep 29, 2021
4.6 by Steve78 from Florida on Sep 21, 2021
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4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I tried this beer at the brewery with HomeBrew as part of a five sample flight. It poured an opaque dark with ecru head that did not leave much lace. The scent was subtle with hints of maple and molasses. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with sweet malt base and had maple and bourbon finish. The mouthfeel was fuller in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.

Sep 09, 2021
4.25 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida on Aug 14, 2021
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4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by DoctorZombies from Florida

Best By date March 4, 2023. Poured at 58°. Black with ruby edges; fizzy tan head; poor cap retention; solid ring at first, then nothing; same for the initial spots of lace; no legs on swirl. Chocolate, bourbon, oak nose. Taste is oaky bourbon, a little vanilla, and chocolate; not sweet; dry oaky finish. Dry wooden popsicle stick tongue coating; medium minus body; no warmth from 11% abv; light carbonation. Overall, the mouthfeel is too wooden/dry for me; the barrel flavors push aside the base; and it’s thin for the abv; an ok BBA imperial stout.

Aug 12, 2021
4.06 by Unclevince from West Virginia on Aug 09, 2021
4.08 by chrismattlin from Ohio on Jul 20, 2021
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3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by q33jeff from New Jersey


Bottle to rocks glass, from total wine, naples.

Look: Dark black color.

Aroma: bourbon, wood, roasted barley.

Taste: fudgy. Mineral. Brown sugar. Later, get licorice and diet cola.

Feel: full body, pretty thick and chewy, smooth, but a dry finish.

Good, not great.


Jul 14, 2021
4.12 by robotic_being from Florida on Jun 02, 2021
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4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by MacMalt from New Jersey

I received a bottle from @roguer in the NBS BIF. Poured into a snifter at 65°. It pours nearly black with a half finger of medium-mocha colored head that dissipated slowly leaving a thin sheen of lacing. Its smell is rich and fragrant with roasted malt, brown sugar, black cherry, raisin, earthy char, and a whiff of tobacco. In addition, the bourbon is prominent on the nose. The taste includes some dark chocolate that I didn't smell, along with burnt, nutty malt, oak, and a nice dose of dark fruit. The bourbon flavor is obvious but delicate. The mouth feel is thick and velvety smooth with mild carbonation, and its 11% ABV is well-hidden. I'm glad Funky Buddha uses the 12 oz. bottle format because the alcohol level isn't distracting. Overall, Void Shaker is a pleasant and easy-drinking BA Stout. I'm happy to have had the chance to enjoy it.

May 29, 2021
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4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by jjamadorphd from Florida

Every now and then I come across something I deem special - this is special...

The thing that struck me off the bat was the creamy texture to the head, I have not experienced that in a very long time. The mouthfeel was truly creamy and velvety in the truest sense, and the booze is so well hidden that it sneaks up on you just as it should be. If ever there is a world class brew - this is it...

May 23, 2021
3 by BeerDreadz from Florida on May 21, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours black in color with a one-finger foamy khaki colored head that reduces to a film floating on top

S- roasted and charred malt on the nose up front, gives aromas of anise, licorice, chocolate, there's also a blueberry note popping up as well. Undertones of the bourbon barrel coming through more as oaky

T- the barrel comes through more on the flavor, with some barrel juices and oak noticed immediately. Mid-palate brings out notes of charred malt, dark chocolate, blueberries and black licorice. The finish gives caramel, more blueberry and chocolate, lingers of light barrel notes

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a silky, slightly warming finish

O- that distinct blueberry note really popped out of this one, very enjoyable

May 20, 2021
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4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by zac16125 from South Carolina

Pours opaque black, 1 plus fingers width of dense light mocha colored head, dissipates at a moderate rate, a bit of lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, semi-sweet cocoa, subtle back coffee and rich barrel notes of smokey char and oaky vanilla. Not terrible complex but hits all the right notes. Taste is big bourbon notes upfront, almost but not quite harshly so. Roasted malt, quite a bit of vanilla, unsweetened bakers chocolate, a bit of char, subtle anise and some bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is full bodied, lower carbonation but appreciate, not sure the ABV but is unnoticeable and drinkability is very good. The seemingly ultra rare FB that’s not massively adjunct laden, and they pulled it off quite nicely. Not mind blowing but a very well down barrel aged imperial stout.


May 16, 2021
4.25 by twax from Florida on May 14, 2021
3.91 by WickedBeer from Alabama on May 12, 2021
4 by JamesLeung from Florida on Apr 18, 2021
4.13 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Apr 15, 2021
3.82 by sirspins from Florida on Apr 14, 2021
4.25 by paulish from New York on Apr 05, 2021
4.03 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Apr 03, 2021
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3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by clayrock81 from Florida

Poured a black body with minimal khaki head lace. Aroma has notes of wood, toasted malt and hint of booze. Thick, sticky, a little heated with not only toasted/burnt edge but also notes of a woody smoothness with something like a chocolate cherry or vinous quality that is quite pleasant.

Apr 03, 2021
4.09 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Mar 29, 2021
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4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Roguer from Connecticut

Good head production and fantastic retention.

Very nice and aromatic nose, with notes of bourbon, caramel, molasses, espresso, chocolate, light char, and red grape. Slightly nutty, and very aromatic.

Very similar on the palate: rich, moderately sweet. A bit creamy and milky, although to the best of my knowledge this isn't a milk stout. Plenty of toast and moderate char. It's quite flavorful, but something on the finish isn't quite perfect for my palate. Still, a very good beer, and incredibly smooth and drinkable given the ABV.

Mar 21, 2021
Void Shaker from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 28 ratings