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Wide Awake It's Morning - Funky Buddha Brewery

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BA SCORE
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world-class

112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 14.86%
Wants: 501
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Maple Bacon Coffee Stout

(Beer added by: Habmike on 04-01-2011)
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dcguitar

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-23-2013 19:56:03 | More by dcguitar
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7clutch

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-04-2013 05:14:54 | More by 7clutch
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travisdiener32

Florida

5/5  rDev +12.6%

came to funky buddha on a Wednesday for my weekly happy hour. When I asked what was being released next the bartender said, well tomorrow we'll be doing maple bacon coffee porter. I was ecstatic, except he was wrong. Instead it was imperial mbcp, wide awake.

Served in 8oz portion in a snifter. Pours a deep dark, jet black with A plentiful brown head. Smell is ridiculous, overwhelming coffee, coffee, for days with rich malts and chocolate following. Taste is smooth malty coffee with no bite, it oozes down the throat. as it warms the maple becomes apparent, with little bacon to speak of. after the first sip, the taste lingers and candied bacon flavors are throughout my mouth. Mouthfeel is not syrupy or thick, but medium to full, a crazily drinkable 10.5 abv.

Overall this is like Christmas morning for adults. Funky Buddha is on track to do big big things when they go into full scale production in 2013

11-09-2012 02:44:05 | More by travisdiener32
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bauermj

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

10-18-2012 20:49:36 | More by bauermj
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.98/5  rDev -10.4%

On-tap at the Funky Buddha's 2nd Anniversary Party. Poured into an FB snifter.

Appearance - Black without being inky. Small khaki head. Wispy and a little sticky.

Smell - Intense coffee without ever being acidic. It rounds itself out with a touch of maple and some smokiness that mellows the coffee into an earthiness that is quite pleasant. A little over the top at first, but the full nose is quite nice.

Taste - Like the nose, the coffee is intense and almost astringent. The acidity of it is just a little too much at first. The roasted malts mellow it, surprisingly, and give it a nice touch of smoke in the end. The maple is barely a hint, if I can even detect it at all. It just seems to be there as something that keeps it drinkably sweet at such a high ABV and coffee content.

Mouthfeel - The coffee intense and maybe a little too intense. The rest of the beer drinks nicely, especially for 11.5%, which is how FB listed it on the board. Medium bodied. Nicely balanced except for the coffee.

Overall - A really nice beer without being exceptional in any way. The way the coffee character blends with the smoked malts is its best characteristic.

09-30-2012 04:17:10 | More by Alieniloquium
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epicbeard85

Florida

5/5  rDev +12.6%

09-26-2012 15:57:59 | More by epicbeard85
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shuajw

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

09-04-2012 01:40:11 | More by shuajw
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resistdefy

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-26-2012 16:27:48 | More by resistdefy
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bobv

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-21-2012 15:01:34 | More by bobv
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7%

05-11-2012 07:44:23 | More by standardcherry
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-22-2012 18:39:29 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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nanobrew

California

3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

03-07-2012 16:23:48 | More by nanobrew
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Doodler

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-06-2012 05:19:06 | More by Doodler
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-05-2012 01:37:52 | More by DarthKostrizer
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.9%

02-19-2012 15:40:01 | More by djrn2
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AutumnBeerLove

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.9%

02-13-2012 16:22:57 | More by AutumnBeerLove
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-12-2012 18:20:32 | More by nathanjohnson
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jburchett

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.6%

02-11-2012 21:24:55 | More by jburchett
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andylipp

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +12.6%

02-11-2012 20:14:11 | More by andylipp
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +2%

on tap at EBF

Pours a clouded nutty brown color with a crop of tanned head on top. Retains nicely on top of the pour, leaving patches of lacing behind.

Powerful, aromatic nose with rich maple syrup, chocolate and touches of smoke. Coffee beans and roasty malts with a touch of booze and sweetness.

Rich and smooth up front with coffee and maple syrup. Heavy malt backbone followed by edges of smoke and bacon-like flavors. Some vanilla tones with chocolate. Nutty and roasty with some alcohol warmth.

Full bodied, milder carbonation, insanely creamy and soft on the tongue. This one just lives up to the hype, there's no two ways about it.

02-11-2012 15:56:41 | More by xnicknj
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-10-2012 23:05:03 | More by jaasen64
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trxxpaxxs

New York

5/5  rDev +12.6%

02-10-2012 22:39:01 | More by trxxpaxxs
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oline73

Maryland

4.78/5  rDev +7.7%

I was lucky enough to try this on-tap at the EBF.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a layer of thick, smooth tan head thad fades to a ring around the edge of the glass and leaves some lacing.

Smell: This beer is more roast forward than the Morning Wood. Still some sweet maple, but this one is milder. I'm picking up some smooth, nutty coffee.

Taste: I can pick up a hint of bacon in this beer, it's a very welcome flavor. The maple is a bit more subdued than the barrel aged version. Roasty and sweet with a nice amount of maple blending with everything else.

Mouthfeel: Thick body with smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I enjoyed this slightly more than the barrel aged version. This one seems to allow the bacon to show up and not just highlight the maple and coffee. I would love to have another.

02-10-2012 21:39:29 | More by oline73
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mdfb79

New York

4.47/5  rDev +0.7%

From 02/03/12 notes. Had on tap at EBF up in Boston, MA.

a - Pours a dark brown, almost black color, with one inch of dark tan head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of coffee, roasted malts, smokey malts, sweet sugar and dark fruits, dark chocolate, and light vanilla or cream. Really nice.

t - Tastes of coffee, smokey malts, roasted malts, brown sugar, sweet dark fruits, chocolate, toasted malts, and vanilla. A tiny bit more smoke then the nose.

m - Medium to full body and low carbonation. Thick body, very nice.

o - Overall a really great beer, though not as good as the BA version (Morning Wood). This vversion is smokier, and not quite as smooth. Still great and worth checking out.

02-10-2012 01:53:17 | More by mdfb79
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-10-2012 00:11:37 | More by BeerThursdays
Wide Awake It's Morning from Funky Buddha Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.