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Wide Awake It's Morning | Funky Buddha Brewery

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Wide Awake It's MorningWide Awake It's Morning
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: 445
Photo of IMFletcher
4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour from 2016 edition; The nose screams maple (and a little coffee), the bacon smoke is pushed far to the back flavor-wise, but that's OK. Maple and coffee blend perfectly here, as I worked my way through my portion, I could not help but yearn for some pancakes. This is fantastic.

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Photo of Hootie159
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From bottle. Chocolate milk slicks on a sea of motor oil. Every smell is there and delicious. Likewise the flavors are just amazing. Really get that maple. Only knock is the coffee is a bit unbalanced. Creamy with good carb.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.69/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dark black color with a thick head that dissipates. Smell is rich with coffee, maple and glorious bacon. Taste reflects heavy coffee and maple, some bacon but would like a bit more. Pretty smooth, nice mouthfeel.

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Photo of xtaylorm
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Freshly opened 22 oz bottle the day after the release from their brewery. Pours pitch black with a dark brown head. Tons of maple syrup and coffee/espresso comes through on the smell. First sip I'm instantly hit with maple syrup and coffee with a little bit of a smoky/salty aftertaste. Smooth feel reminds me of their Last Snow porter. Essentially this is very similar to the Maple Bacon Coffee Porter but the increased ABV is noticeable with each sip but it's nothing too overpowering and the beer does a good job of masking the 9.5%

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Photo of LMO1190
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look= Pitch Black with about a half finger of creamy brown head.

Smells awesome. Lots of maple and espresso. It hits you in the face as soon as you pop the bottle open.

Taste is pretty much the same as MBCP version. The maple really comes thru with the coffee. not really getting any bacon or smoke. You can taste the alcohol a bit more. But still hides it well. Very easy to drink.

Feels smooth and creamy.

Overall this is a solid brew. This is the first time I've had it. I can't wait to try the barrel aged version of this. This is a must try for any coffee stouts/ porter lovers!!!!

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Photo of MJSFS
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz pour from a 22oz bottle in a Funky Buddha snifter at the Funky Buddha taproom. This looks, smells, and taste like Maple Bacon Coffee Porter with a slight bit more alcohol on the nose and tongue. It's also not quite as smokey as MBCP. A nice offering for an adjunct porter, but slightly thin on the mouthfeel.

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Photo of thampel09
4.67/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is the perfect imperial aged bacon beer. The ABV is will hidden at 10.5%. The maple which is usually hard to capture in beer compliments the other flavors nicely. You get hints of maple and coffee on both the nose and pallet. But somewhere all around you get the taste of bacon which plays so nicely with all the other flavors to not be overbearing. Overall this was a great beer and better as it warmed up

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Photo of Bsquirrelbrewer
4.14/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Bru, served in a tulip glass.

Appealing jet black look with basically no head.

Smell is coffee and maple, an excellent combination.

It develops a lot as it warms to room temperature. Chocolate, malt, and lots of maple syrup. Any bacon influence is subtle, which I enjoy. The presence of the bourbon is discernible, but it's behind the other flavors.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and coats the tongue. It skirts the line of being cloying but ultimately backs away from that ledge.

Glad to finally try this one!

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

On tap at Churchville Inn.

Black pour, with a rich tan head. Everything in MBCP's aroma was here as well. Smooth coffee, cocoa, hints of smoke and maple--not quite as much maple as in those OG bottles, but oh well, this was still tantalizing. Smooth cold-press coffee in the taste, dark chocolate, dark malts, sugary maple sensation somewhat subtle and/or muddled in the mix, hints of smoke in the background. About the same as MBCP overall...and that goes for the booziness too. Imperial as it may be, the drinkability is just as easy-going, and it sure doesn't feel like 10.5%.

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Photo of Satchboogie
4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Here's what blew my mind: you would think a maple imperial stout would be super sweet, especially when described as a waffle breakfast with coffee and bacon in Liquid form. Yet somehow, it's not too sweet. The balance between the maple, smokey bacon, and coffee is perfect. No other stout like this has even come close to the kind of balance they achieved. This is deservedly one of the all time greats

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Photo of Damian
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank on tap at Olde Magoun's Saloon, Somerville, MA
Served in a snifter

Near pitch black appearance. The ultra viscous, oily liquid was topped by a one-finger tall, super tight and frothy, saddle brown crown. Outstanding retention. The head slowly dropped to a lasting cap of foam and deposited copious amounts of streaky lacing along the glass.

The aroma was outstanding and could be detected several feet from the glass. Maple notes were in full effect. Warm maple syrup drizzled pancakes came to mind. Loads of brown sugar and caramel. Intense vanilla bean. Slightly roasty. Freshly brewed coffee was noticeable as well. Hint of dark chocolate.

Like the nose, the flavor profile was spectacular. Once again, maple notes dominated. Super sweet but not cloyingly so. Ultra rich and robust. Boatloads of dark malts and brown sugar notes. Dark roast coffee came through strong in the center. The beer was moderately roasty on the back end and the finish. Coffee grounds were noticeable. A touch of piney hops appeared as well.

The mouthfeel was ridiculously creamy and viscous. Almost milk shake-like. The liquid contained a super fine, moderate effervescence that helped the beer glide across my palate.

Funky Buddha makes a number of insanely flavorful and creative beers, but Wide Awake It's Morning definitely takes the prize. Although I got no bacon in either the nose or the flavor profile, this beer was still mesmerizing. Furthermore, at nearly 11% ABV, it drank like a dream. As far as breakfast stouts go, this one simply cannot be beat.

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Photo of danh53
4.62/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This takes Maple Bacon coffee Porter to a new level and may be the best beer I have tasted so far. This seems to carry more maple than the lighter version and the coffee is not as forward. The salty, smokiness is still there. Everything is in perfect balance. Mouth feel and aroma are fantastic.

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Photo of tharper178
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a perfect beer. So smooth. Smoky bacon deliciousness. My hand was sticky from the maple - like when one eats pancakes. Probably the best coffee flavor I've ever tasted in a beer. And the alcohol is barely noticeable. Amazing!

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Photo of MRL731
4.76/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Do you like breakfast? Do you like beer? Well.. you're gonna love this beer then

A: dark as night, nice head with lacing

S: like a million bucks. lots of coffee, maple syrup

T: first you get coffee, then sweet maple syrup and then somewhere in there is some slight salt of bacon and finish with some coffee again

M: A tad thin but more than ok

Overall: I beg for more every day

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Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a snifter. This bottle is about a year old.

Wide Awake pours a dark brown mahogany color with almost no head formation on the initial pour.

The aroma still jumps out of the glass. Bursts of espresso, sweet maple syrup, smoke, and vanilla all come through. With the age of the bottle I would not be surprised if the coffee smelled even better fresh, but it still smells incredible. Each whiff unveils a little bit more complexity. This is definitely a winner.

The flavor is huge. There coffee flavor manifests itself in the beginning of the sip, with what seems to be a few different types of exquisite espresso. Sweetness runs rampant with maple syrup flavors coming through during each part of the sip, with a little bit of vanilla as well. A thorough smoked malt flavor comes through representing the bacon. There is no concern of it being too smokey, a fear I often have with beers that use smoked malts. What is truly amazing is how each sip provides a new angle on the combination of coffee, maple syrup, and smoke. Each flavor develops more thoroughly with each sip, making this a glass that never gets boring.

Each sip is truly a full bodied treat. It is so thick and viscous, with a light and creamy carbonation. It is definitely sweet, sticky, and syrupy, and more than a little over the top.

This beer impressed me even more than the Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, which is saying something. I would love to have a fresh bottle to compare.

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Photo of travisdiener32
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.97/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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Photo of xnicknj
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of oline73
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of jlindros
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Keg at EBF.

Very dark pretty much pitch black, slightest hints of light on the corners, light creamy head.

Nose fresh espresso, roasted coffee, light maple, hint smoke, chalky cocoa, dark malts.

Taste chocolate, fresh espresso brewed coffee, dark choc, creamy oats, light maple, slight hint of smoked bacon like, a bit of caramel and toffee, some bitterness from light earthy hops and the roasted malts, just the slightest hint of booze. Finish is long and a bit more bitter but not very bitter at all, tons more espresso and chocolate.

Mouth is rich and a bit creamy, full bodied, decent carb.

Overall wow, this beer is awesome. I really wish we could get it up here in MA.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured out as a really nice black color with a tan head that stuck around for a while. The smell of the beer was very sweet, rich and slightly smokey. The taste of the beer was sweet, roasted, maple and caramel flavors with some wood and smoke along with vanilla and coffee. An absolute cluster of flavors in this brew. The mouthfeel was heavy and had a medium carbonation to it. Overall this was special for sure. I would love to have more of this someday. I've found myself craving more Funky Buddha since the EBF ended. Looks like I may be going to Florida sometime in the near future.

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Photo of kingcrowing
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap poured into a sampling glass at Extreme Beer Fest 2012. Much of this will carry over from my Morning Wood review but this was still a stand out of the fest.

Pours a black-as-night color with a small dark brown head that is fine and just clings everywhere in your glass. Nose is still utterly amazing for a coffee lover like me, the coffee is slightly more pronounced and less mellow but still amazing.

Taste follows the nose, more coffee, a bit more acidic but then again coffee is acidic so no real surprise. Maple is still present and delicious. Overall this is an awesome candidate for barrel aging but it's nearly as good off steel.

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Photo of scottyshades
4.97/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Original batch, kindly poured by the man himself into a FB snifter

A: Pours a big syrupy black color with a small khaki colored head. Retention isn't great, but with a high ABV it still looks evil

S: Damn, tons of sweet maple, coffee, and some burnt bacon. Simply amazing. The maple adds a whole new dimension to this beer that I never thought was possible

T: Much more balanced and refined that I expected. The bacon is less noticeable in the flavor, but the maple adds a pleasant flavor and balances the dark roast coffee. Thick body and dangerously drinkable. Not too much hop presence, but then again, that's not what you would want in a beer like this.

MF: Thick and chewy feel to it, sweet maple/coffee finish, low-medium carbonation. Alcohol is not detectable.

O: Overall, this is an amazing beer worthy of its hype. I have not had but one chance to get to FB since I am at school in SC since they have become a world-class brewery, but I will definitely make the effort now. Great job Funky Buddha!

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Photo of myspoonistoobig
4.62/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Jason for sharing this one with me.

Bottle #27

Pours very dark, with a viscous, dark tan half-finger head that dissipates after 30 seconds or so.

This is easily among the best smelling beers I've encountered. Not to take away from the beer in any way, but the only way to describe it is like a McGriddle in a glass. It's amazing. My girlfriend commented when she came home (while we were drinking this) and said the whole house smelled great, like a pancake house. I'd give this 6/5 if I could.

Taste gets a 4.5 only because it doesn't match how great it smelled. The maple is there in force along with the coffee and a twinge of bacon at the end. Very delicious, but just not as well-harmonized as I'd like.

Mouthfeel is nice, low carbonation, low heat (especially considering the abv) and nice and dry.

Overall this was the most interesting beer of the night, and of recent memory. Extremely grateful for the opportunity to taste it and can only hope that it becomes less impossible to have in the future.

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Wide Awake It's Morning from Funky Buddha Brewery
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