Wide Awake It's Morning - Funky Buddha Brewery
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4.47/5 rDev +0.7%
Thanks to Jason and Casey for bringing this to Chicago.
A - Blackish-dark brown beer with not much of a head and nothing left on the sides.
S - Tons of maple syrup and tons of coffee. It smells like pure maple syrup. There might be a slight bit of smokey malt in there, but it is buried by what seems to be a bottle of maple syrup that was dumped into this beer. The smell is so strong it pretty much knocks you over. That said, it's good.
T - Super sweet maple syrup and some rich coffee. Sweetness, and bitter roasted coffee. Great morning drink, or great breakfast drink. Really have never had anything like this with quite this distinctive maple syrup taste. It's rich, and the coffee is rich. It's so sweet though, really couldn't drink tons of it.
M - Feels pretty full bodied, with low carbonation.
O - Great beer, although it's a real sipper and good to share amongst friends. Like other Funky Buddha beers I've had, it's really unique and this one I really recommend.
07-10-2011 20:22:22 | More by AgentZero
4.47/5 rDev +0.7%
Thanks to Jason thru Casey for this. Bottle #30 of 50. A dark brown/black color with no lacing. The smell is exceptional....immediate coffee and maple, chocolate, and faint pepper tones. The taste is in your face with coffee, tobacco, leather, sweet and spicy. Light mouthfeel with surprisingly light carbonation that is unexpected from the look. This is a good beer that's to be shared. It's a sipper and a beer that is worth seeking out. I would love to taste this again in 1 to 2 years to see how it ages in the cellar. Very good quaff.
07-09-2011 23:35:58 | More by spycow
4.5/5 rDev +1.4%
Bottle 30/50...Big thanks to Casey for this... dark brown body with not much carbonation... the nose is outstanding, so much is going on, super strong notes of maple and roasted coffee, they play perfectly off each other... the taste is more refined than the nose, simply outstanding melding of maple and coffee, a bit of molasses, the maple is so sweet but the roasted bitterness of the coffee balances... I could drink about a half bottle of this, but would get too sweet after awhile... worth trying
07-09-2011 23:27:01 | More by jrallen34
4.75/5 rDev +7%
Very excited to try this beer. Can it live up to the hype?
Pours coffee black with thin tan foam that leaves a glossy surface reminiscent of obsidian rock
This smell is what I want to wake up to every morning. First the maple, next the hint of smoke (bacon) and finally the smell of freshly brewed coffee. Absolutely sublime.
Taste is maple, smoke and black coffee. Really is extraordinary how these flavors blend together
Mouthfeel is very nice medium bodied with just enough carbonation
Overall this is one of the best beers I've ever had, no question. Definitely live up to the hype actually it may even exceeds it!
06-29-2011 15:22:39 | More by kfsv034
4.55/5 rDev +2.5%
Tasted at the GRAND OPENING of the Funky Buddha Homebrew Store (located directly next door to the Brewery) and the release of their Imperial Maple Bacon Coffee Porter.
10 oz pour from the tap into my Bon Beer Voyage snifter member Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery snifter glass.
A: This beer pours a dark brown, almost black with a very thin layer of beige foam, leaving no lacing on my glass.
S: The nose was what you would expect from the name, roasted coffee, maple and hints of smoked bacon.
T: The taste was a little more intense than the nose, with the roasted coffee and the maple sharing equally as the stars of this brew and the smoked bacon playing second fiddle. This beer was very well balanced with it not being too sweet, which you might have expected from the maple.
M: This beer had a medium to thick mouthfeel with an extremely low level of carbonation; it finished with a very pleasant slickness on the palate and a nice warmth from the alcohol.
D&O: The drinkability was excellent as it went down nice and easy for a 10.5%abv brew.
Overall, if you liked the “regular” Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, you will not want to miss this one. I liked this Imperial version better, as my palate like the balance of this one more. I hope they will be brewing this one again!!
06-27-2011 20:56:45 | More by uturn
4.75/5 rDev +7%
On tap at the release (06-26-2011)
Beer pours pitch Black....what a gorgeous color.
Nose gives a lot more smoke then the regular Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, which was something that I could careless about as I do not enjoy smoke. In this beer though it fits in perfectly.
This beer is a GrandSlam Breakfast (minus the eggs) in a glass. Maple Syrup is present, Smoke is there, and SLAMMM a huge hit of Black Coffee! Everything is exceptionally well balanced.
The highlight of this beer is the mouthfeel. I have complained before that I wanted more mouthfeel from some of their beers. This one is spot on. Almost velvet-y smooth. Just Perfect!
Very Good Beer!
06-27-2011 20:45:52 | More by DosBeerigos
4.97/5 rDev +11.9%
On tap at Funky Buddha.
Dark in color, but not entirely opaque. Has a lighter burgundy tone around the glass edge. thin film of head which disappeared soon after. Incredible nose and taste. Lots of maple and coffee on the nose. Tastes just like it smells and after warming a bit, some smoky flavors make an appearance. All balanced well. Packs a punch on ABV and it's clearly present in the taste. A definite sipper and IMO, the regular version is a bit easier drinking. Really amazing overall, FB did it again with this one.
06-27-2011 18:22:45 | More by polisanl
4.9/5 rDev +10.4%
Had a couple glasses of this for good reason.
A: looks like a dark beer so no surprises. Didn't have much of a head which I prefer, though if they really do brew this with bacon that would explain that
S: Maple smells dominate but also coffee. Smells awesome.
T: Taste follows the smell, strong coffee and maple flavor, but more blended together. This tastes less like liquid breakfast (good thing in my opinion). One of the more unique, and better tastes I've had in a beer.
M: This isn't the thickest syrup of stout you'll ever have, but it's well bodied and smooth. Matches the sweetness well.
O: What a beer. Wish they brewed more than a handful of gallons of this so I could find it in other parts of florida.
06-27-2011 03:47:34 | More by godfathermg57
4.58/5 rDev +3.2%
My first trip to the buddah, and this was the first beer of the day. On-tap into a FB snifter.
A: Jet black, opaque. The pour dropped a small head that faded to nothing rather quickly and didn't leave much lace. This is where my critisim ends.
A: Maple, coffee, roast, and smoke. The maple is undeniably the star of the show, and complements the roast and smokey aromas nicely.
T: This is simply devine. Big maple syrup, coffee beans, chocolate, and smoky bacon. The bacon flavor is not as noticable as in the original version, but it is not a knock on the beer. This imperial version packs a punch ABV wise, but you wouldn't know it, there is almost no hint of the alcohol in the taste.
M: Creamy and smooth. Full body. Small but appropriate levels of carbonation.
O: This is one of the best brews I've ever had. Smooth, flavorful, and dangerously drinkable. I wish I could've stayed all night to pound glass after glass of this stuff. Supurb! Skal.
06-27-2011 00:29:30 | More by Gtreid
4.72/5 rDev +6.3%
Been waiting for this gem of a beer for quite some time. Pours black, not too thick, but not thin either. Maple is the main ingredient that you smell first, swiftly followed by smokiness and coffee bean. A little bit more smokey then the regular Maple Bacon. The ABV is hidden very well amongst the flavors in this one. Has to be one of the best beers I've ever had.
06-26-2011 20:09:36 | More by dimenhetfield
4.5/5 rDev +1.4%
Release day at the funky Buddha and just finished my 3rd glass. It is if course delicious just like the original is. The only difference I have noticed and what makes this a 4.5 and not a 5.0 is that the nose is not as maple smelling as the original is. Not a complaint at all as I am about to go back for my 4th glass, just an honest observation. How they got the taste to be almost exactly the same with the much higher alcohol % is a mystery to me, but Kevin and Ryan at the buddha sure know what the heck they are doing when it comes to brewing a wonderful beer. Well worth the drink if u can get it, my bottle to take home has been spoken for for weeks now!
06-26-2011 19:09:45 | More by calcio360jrd
4.72/5 rDev +6.3%
Big thanks to Ryan (owner/brewer) for this first ever taste out of the fermenter in the final stage of the brew!
Kind of a murky purple/burgundy with a decent tan head. Not much to look at really. That's where the negativity ends.
The smell is righteous! It's all in the name of course as well as some casual nuances and notions of syrup, roasted coffee beans, coco bacon bits, and vanilla cream.
The taste is killer as well of course! All the flavors of the nose come through even more delectably than I could've imagined. Really a tasty breakfast treat I could have ANYTIME.
She's got a great mouth on her! No really though this is thicker than most stouts I've ever tastes. Really heavy and fluffy all together. Kind of expands inside your mouth. By far the mouthfeel is the most impressive piece of this breakfast pie.
Overall I'm head over heels for this beer! I can't wait to go through some serious trouble to get more when it's released.
04-01-2011 23:27:51 | More by Habmike
Wide Awake It's Morning from Funky Buddha Brewery
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