Maple Bacon Coffee Porter - Funky Buddha Brewery
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1.83/5 rDev -59.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
Guess I need to review this one again...
First off, yes, this did sit in my cellar (and its a real cellar) for like three months before the chances came around to opening it.
A: Nice dark brown with ruby highlights. Good carbonation upon pouring but not much staying power.
S: Smells very much like I remember. Coffee aromas are not as intoxicating, a little more stale perhaps, but still nice. Maple is there just like before. I'd say it was a lot like the fresh growler, only significantly more muted.
T: I almost spit this out. Completely lactic. First sip was shockingly tart. To make matters worse, it still has the deeply roasted coffee flavor, some sweetness from the maple syrup, and the salt presence of bacon. This has soured, and not in a good way. Drainpour, and I hardly ever do this.
M: Much thinner than I remembered. Something is definitely in here destroying this delicious beer.
O: Was not expecting it to live up to last time, but this is in no way what I wanted. At first I tried to pretend that time had not treated this beer weel, after awhile though it became apparent that it had been infected. Too bad, was such a great beer the way it was meant to be...
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2011 03:26:38 | More by Drazzamatazz
2.4/5 rDev -46.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Had the beer on draft 4/10/11
The beer is jet black and very little carbonation and no lacing on the glass.
Very strong coffee aroma. The taste of coffee overwhelms the beer.
Did not pick up roast and malt character from the grains just over-powering coffee. It tasted like drinking a cold flat cup of coffee with a hint maple syrup. The beer is a sipper, taking over an hour to get through the glass. I would not consider this beer a porter due to the lack of drinkability.
Serving type: on-tap
04-14-2011 13:07:54 | More by anycrew
3.3/5 rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
651mL handbottled from the brewery with official label. Big thanks to ygtbsm94 via hopscotch for the bottle. The pour is a clear cola brown with thin, tan bubbles. No real head formation. Nose is very intense sweet coffee, hazelnut, Dunkin Donuts dunkaccino. Very rich and robust. Taste is thinner, lemon, watery, full of astringent coffee that gets a little harsh. Definitely some interesting coffee used and bound to be a big hit if ever bottled. Would like to retry with more carbonation. 5/16/2011 8/3/6/3/14=3.4
Tap at Churchkey. Unfortunately, this beer's debut at CK was a disaster. This smelled like green coffee and mega DMS. Body was super thin. Undrinkable. Will not rate.
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2012 20:15:54 | More by tarheels86
Maple Bacon Coffee Porter from Funky Buddha Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 660 ratings.