Void Shaker
Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,463
Ranked #7,607
4.1 | pDev: 9.02%
Nov 15, 2023
Feb 19, 2021
Our limited bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout is mysteriously dark, perfectly balanced, and aged exclusively in High West Distillery barrels.
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Rated: 4.25 by archero from Texas

Nov 15, 2023
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours coffee colored with a one finger beige head that slowly fades to a ringlet and archipelago; squiggly lacing

Smell: Roasted malt, chocolate and Bourbon tones with vanilla underpinning

Taste: Chocolate and coffee forward with vanilla adding some sweetness; the Bourbon asserts into the mid-palate and brings a somewhat boozy finish; vanilla flavor is bold in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation; warmth in the gullet

Overall: A bit too strong on the vanilla for my palate but the Bourbon comes through in a complementary fashion, just as I like it
Nov 03, 2023
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Reviewed by mooseisloose from Florida

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Found this in the back of the garage fridge. Probably aged 1 to 2 years. Popping the top the waft is heavy licorice, breadiness and cocoa and bourbon. Pours like motor oil into a pint glass with a 1 inch head that fades quickly. The mouthfeel is thick like a milk shake. Taste is sweet and milk stout like with a heavy cocoa component and some licorice and bourbon. There is a deep but reserved bitterness throughout. The taste seems to give away the 11% ABV. A few sips goes right to my head. This is not a beer for the faint hearted. It’s a complex ass kicker.
Oct 13, 2023
Rated: 3.67 by beerjerk666 from Florida

Jul 15, 2023
Rated: 4.22 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Jul 15, 2023
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Reviewed by BeerdrinkerJon from Florida

2.66/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Florida beers struggle in general. This is no exception. Stouts are my favorite. Pours with little to no head. Color is nice and dark. Initially, a warm bourbon flavor gives hope, but it is quickly overpowered by a sweet syrup flavor. And there is little to no hop bitterness to counter. If you enjoy barleywine, you may like this. Not for me.
May 16, 2023
Rated: 4.19 by DaveCash from New York

Apr 30, 2023
Rated: 3.4 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Apr 08, 2023
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from France

3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
Pours black, very thin tan head that exits quick, no lacing, small oil rim remains.
Aroma is coffee, cocoa, slight hint of bourbon.
Tastes slightly sweet, there’s a decent barrel note, but the use of syrup is way evident.
Feel is low carbo, full body.
Overall, cutting corners to quickly produce beer by adding syrups that overwhelm natural process and flavors is sinful. Funky Buddha is well known for doing this. To a novice, this may taste good. But I know better.,.
Mar 02, 2023
Rated: 4.42 by Corburk from Pennsylvania

Feb 07, 2023
Rated: 3.98 by sisterofba from Maryland

Jan 05, 2023
Rated: 4.16 by Satsuma from Florida

Jan 02, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Dec 03, 2022
Rated: 5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Nov 24, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Nov 15, 2022
Rated: 3.99 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Oct 28, 2022
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Reviewed by richierichstl from Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This is a very good beer, especially here in Destin where good barrel aged beers can be hard to find. I like most that you can "taste" the barrel and overall taste is robust. I prefer the Void Shaker with coffee opposed to without. I have not had the other two, but would like to.

Four types of Void Shaker: https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beers/?fwp_beer_series=3-void-shaker

From Funky Buddha web site, "Void Shaker is a brand-new series of year-round stouts, barrel-aged in High West Bourbon barrels for a rich, complex flavor from another outrageous dimension."
Aug 22, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by PvtSnowball from Florida

Aug 20, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

May 24, 2022
Rated: 4.11 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

May 11, 2022
Void Shaker from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 53 ratings