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Wide Awake It's Morning | Funky Buddha Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Maple Bacon Coffee Stout

Added by Habmike on 04-01-2011

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Reviews: 86 | Ratings: 444
Photo of mothman
4.24/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black in color. No head.

Tons of bacon and a little smoke. Huge maple and sweetness flavor. Chocolate. Caramel.

Nicer than the regular maple bacon because it is thicker.

Nice beer. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.39/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Taster glass. Thanks for the share, Shannon.

A: Blackish brown with a tan half finger head that hung out.

S: Coffee mixed in with dark chocolate, hazlenut and smokiness.

T: Divine! What a great mix of coffee, chocolate, caramel, maple syrup and bready malts. Top it off with a bit of smoky goodness. As another reviewer said, this is breakfast in a bottle.

M: Medium with medium to heavy carbonation. Thick and decadent.

O: Of all the coffee stouts I've tried, Funky Buddha brews it up better than most. This is an amazing brew that I'd love to try again and again. Wow!

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Photo of Stevem68
4.77/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow this is delicious! Has a nice dark chocolate color. Aroma is roasted coffee and malts with sweet savory notes. Flavor is roasted coffee with a little bitterness that's balanced by the maple sweetness. Has an overall savory flavor with a smooth rich body. Overall this is fantastic.

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Photo of ChiCubs78
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's breakfast in a bottle. When cold it tastes like pancakes and syrup with a sip of coffee at the end. The coffee becomes more pronounced and almost overpowers the maple once it warms.

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Photo of brentk56
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives at the bar pitch black with a modest tan head; a few strands of lacing appear

Smell: Dark chocolate, roast and coffee, with hints of maple and smoke

Taste: Chocolate, roast and coffee tones forward with the more subtle elements of caramel, maple and smoke arriving in the middle; a bit of warmth in the finish as all the flavors merge, but this one hides the ABV well

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and somewhat creamy; moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: Big flavors in this beer; fun to drink and contemplate

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Photo of leuk0
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark black color. Tastes of chocolate, maple syrup with some slight smokiness. Smoke and maple fades as the bottle ages. A hefty drink. The big bottle should be shared with a friend.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
3.6/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

So much better in theory than execution....smells wondeful but lacks any real depth, gets very sweet and cloying, overloaded maple atop a coffee that tastes bottom shelf. No bacon to be found. Rather messy

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Photo of Myotus
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured at 48°F and allowed to warm up to 50°F before reviewing. 13Jun16.
LOOL: A fingers worth of khaki into a line with 25 seconds. Black in color with a ruby luster. Riding bubbles are small and nearly nonexistent. Lacing is thin and subtle.
SMELL: Strong aromas of coffee, syrup, and sweet chocolate intertwined with mild vanilla create an undoubtedly sweet aroma that is balanced by subtle aromas of hickory smoked bacon and hints of alcohol and bitter roasted malts.
TASTE: An eruption of strong syrup and sweet chocolate flavors instantly smother the palate and satiate any and all sugary desires. Cloying is prevented as mild smoked bacon and coffee flavors instantaneously follow while syrup flavors grow stronger. Subtle vanilla flavors enter mid palate to add a little more sweetness and a dash of complexity. The taste theatrical finishes with subtle flavors of salt, alcohol, and bitter roasted malt as all previous flavors maintain.
FEEL: Incredibly full-bodied who hints of carbonation. Goes down ridiculously smooth and creamy. Finishes with a strong and unpleasant dryness. A mild and welcoming alcoholic warmth can be felt as it travels down the throat.
NOTE: What it lack in coffee compared to its normal conterpart, it makes up for with its massive syrup profile. Beers like this one is why these guys are my favorite out of the State of Florida.

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Photo of ragnar3
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2016 Vintage, poured into a taster. Huge maple, balanced well with coffee playing a secondary role with a bit of smokiness on the backend presumably from the bacon. A definite step up from MBCP. Really well done, hope to try again!

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Photo of Treyliff
4.77/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2016 release, 22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours nearly opaque black in color with a creamy khaki colored he'd that sticks around for a while, before leaving some lacing behind

S- breakfast in a glass: fresh, fresh coffee, sweet maple syrup, smoked pork, chocolate, French toast, exactly what is expected, perfect aroma

T- explosion of fresh coffee up front, immediately followed by a sharp maple sweetness. Mid-palate brings smoky malt that resembles bacon, and a plethora of smoked meats. The finish is chocolate and smooth maple, with more smoked meats on the linger

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a silky finish, abv hidden well

O- one of the best stouts I've had to date, breakfast in a glass, absolutely delicious

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Photo of zac16125
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a tulip
no bottling dates

Thanks to IckyT2012 for sending this one over in a trade.


A: Pours an opaque black, 1 fingers width of mocha colored head which has good retention before dissipating down. Leaves almost no lacing. 4.5

S: Aroma is huge coffee, fairly large chocolate and cinnamon, maple is present initially subtle but grows as it warms and is quite nice. I don’t really get bacon, per se, but a very subtle saltiness. Smell is very similar to regular MBCP except fuller and a bit more roasty. Just spectacular. 4.75

T: Lactose-like cream, coffee, roasted malt, some saltiness on the finish. Maple is present but it is subtle. Oaky, herbaceous notes. Coffee is pretty huge. Subtle cinnamon. Breakfast in a glass indeed. 4.5

M/D: Mouthfeel is smooth, somewhat velvety but in a strange mouth-coating kind of way. ABV is exceptionally well masked. Drinkability is very good. 4.25

O: Excellent beer. Pretty on par with MBCP, a bit richer though (in a good way) and more roasty, with a fuller mouth feel. I still prefer the Last Snow series, but its an exceptional beer and I am glad I was able to try it. 4.5

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Look - Deep black color
Smell - WOW! Maple for days. Smoke, coffee and chocolate are all major players in the aroma as well.
Taste - Follows the nose perfectly. This is a maple bomb. Coffee, sweet chocolate, smoke/ash. Tastes wonderful
Feel - Nothing overly impressive about the mouthfeel. Absolutely no hint of the 10.5% though which is insane.

Overall - Sweet, decadent dessert beer. Phenomenal.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.13/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours black with tan head. It looks thin on the pour and it certainly is a bit thin. Despite this, it hides the booze well for a 10.5% imperial porter. The aroma is definitely maple forward and plenty of it stands out in the flavor. The coffee is a little aggressive and kind of takes away from the smoothness of this beer. Additionally, where is the bacon?

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.66/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Mike last night, thanks man.

It pours a pretty deep dark black, with a small head, and no lacing.

It smells like tons of maple, a bit of ashy smoke, pretty subtle coffee, and sweet chocolate. Like usual, Funky Buddha's flavored beers smell like everything they say is in there.

This is a wonderfully amped up version of MBCP. There's a ton of authentic(ish) maple flavor, sweet and syrupy, with a bit of wispy smoke. It's not really bacon-like, it's more like cigarette smoke, with coffee way in the background. There's some chocolate, and just a small hint of roastiness. This is pretty ridiculous, and really fun to drink.

This is medium bodied, rich and creamy, with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel, and a lower level of carbonation.

This is frighteningly easy to drink for the ABV and intensity- I could drink a lot of this, and I'd get in a lot of trouble.

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Photo of ELS
4.11/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's hard not to compare this beer to Maple Bacon Coffee Porter since this is the imperial version of MBCP. The look and smell are very much the same as MBCP with a nice dark color with a thin head of tan foam. The intense coffee and maple aromas are the best part of this beer. The taste is basically a boozy MBCP with a little less balance when it comes to the sweetness of the maple balancing the bitterness of the hops. It just doesn't work as well as it's lower abv version. The mouthfeel is also a little too thin for an imperial stout. Overall, it's still a very good beer, just not up to the challenge of outdoing the original maple bacon.

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Photo of earljones199
4.36/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm getting a ton of coffee and maple and not a lot of smokey bacon that I got from MBCP or Morning Wood. That said its a really nice imperialized version MBCP that has a ton of coffee and sweet maple.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.36/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - pitch black with ruby red edges and less than half a finger of brown head

S - Maple syrup, salt, iced coffee, chocolate doughnuts

T- Salt is big, smokey (almost rauchbier) malts, black coffee, bitter dark chocolate

F - thick, no alcohol, drinkability is high thanks to dessert-like flavors

O - Very good. I thunk the standard MBCP packs just as much flavor into a smaller beer. This is till good, though.

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Photo of lemmy187
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a thin mocha head. Smell hits you as soon as you open the bottle.....huge maple followed by coffee, smoke, and chocolate. Taste is similar to MBCP only less sweet with more alcohol burn. Feel is medium full for a porter with medium carbonation. Another excellent porter from FB....

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Black in the glass with a frothy brown head
S: Bitter coffee, maple syrup. Mostly coffee, but not a powerful aroma
T: Starts with big coffee, then just when the coffee starts to get bitter the maple sweetness kicks in and washes the bitterness away.
F: thin, but it is a porter. The flavors coat my mouthwell and linger for a bit.
O: A very good beer, but nothing to hoard.

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Photo of anteatr23
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark, thick and creamy with little to no head. Smells of maple syrup and booze. Flavor is filled with bitter dark chocolate and sweet syrup. This is boozier than MBCP, but the syrup seems to stand out a bit more. Some more booziness is present, but it's not overwhelming. This is a really delicious and exceptional stout.

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Photo of Mateo2699
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Finally got my hands on this in a trade. Overall black pour with a slight red hue held in the light, still noticeably thicker than last snow (the only other big beer I've had from FB). Excellent retention around the glass, tight khaki colored bubbles that dissipate quickly to a ring.

Smell is something else. Soon as I cracked the bottle you get a whiff of maple syrup. Freshly brewed coffee follows the maple syrup with hints of dark roast malts. I get a very subtle hit of bacon in the nose, but it's well hidden under the sweetness. Overall rich, smells like a coffee shop.

Taste follows the nose well, heavy maple syrup and coffee. I understand why people review this as too sweet. Definitely maple syrup pretty much dominates, and hides any bacon or smoky profile I got in the nose. Impressive either way, as the coffee and roasted malts compliment the maple syrup very well.

Mouthfeel is creamy and velvety. Definitely a sipper, great dessert beer.

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Photo of phishgator
4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a narrow tulip glass. Dark black with a thin tan head. Extremely slick looking. The nose is BACON/COFFEE/MAPLE SYRUP/PANCAKES all in one. It is strong enough to be smelled from across the room. The taste is almost exactly the same as the aroma. It reminds me of eating a huge breakfast with bacon, pancakes, and having black coffee. A huge brew that is great to share, IMO.

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Photo of jloomis
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Dark brown almost opaque some light comes through around the edges. Small Kahki head that disapates quickly.

Smell: Pure maple syrup, the maple dominates. Slight coffee and dark malts. I get almost no bacon smokiness, if you didn't tell me it was there I would more then likely not pick it up.

T: Maple syrup dominates. This is my biggest issue with this beer, I want more coffee and smokiness to balance out the sweetness. I also feel like the Maple syrup tastes a bit like artificial maple flavor. It's not bad by any means, I just want some coffee and bacon as advertised to calm the sweetness down.

M: medium bodied, a bit thin for an imperial Porter.

O: A good beer, and I enjoy it much more then regular MBCP. A bit sweet and artificial maple but still a good beer worth trying. I wouldn't turn down a glass or bottle for sure, but I would definitely split the bottle.

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Photo of kevanb
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle, poured into a Funky Buddha oversized brandy snifter glass. Enjoyed on 5.5.2016, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a jet black color, thick and opaque, very viscous with a finger or so of khaki head that has good retention and offers some spotted lace. The aroma is great, roasted coffee and salty bacon leap out of the glass but are balanced really well by maple syrup and bittersweet dark chocolate that's very rich and decadent while a touch of dark and smooth grains and vanilla sweetness lingers well. The flavors just pop, booming chocolate and maple syrup, sweet, rich, smooth, decadent while the coffee plays nicely to develop some roasty and charred flavors that bring out the grain bill and the slightly salty bacon aspect to the beer really rounds this out. A touch of vanilla sweetness and even some stone fruits make their way out as the beer warms and opens up giving this beer tons of complexity and while the adjuncts are done so well, there is more to this beer and it's not just a gimmick. The mouthfeel is excellent, silky, coating, super smooth with a big, thick, full body that finishes warmly though a bit dry.

Verdict: A great imperial stout/porter from Funky Buddha, loads going on, very complex and balanced very well. This made for a great dessert beer and at no point was this too big or too cloying, was easy to enjoy a very large pour. Definitely a beer I'd go back for.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer. Tons and tons of maple on the nose. It almost smells like a fresh plate of pancakes, and the taste is very similar. Tons of maple upfront with a hint of smoke and a bitter coffee finish. Tastes like breakfast.

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