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Morning Wood - Funky Buddha Brewery

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44 Reviews
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Reviews: 44
Hads: 248
Avg: 4.68
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 412
Gots: 61 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-19-2012

Wide Awake It’s Morning on a whiskey barrel
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Reviews: 44 | Hads: 248
Photo of bmh_the_legend
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfection in a glass. Blown away by every aspect of this beer. Flavors blended together so nicely and it was balanced so well. 10/10, would bang again.

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Photo of DrunkAl
4.52/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber from the August 2015 release. Dark brown pour. Very little head. Intense coffee aroma. Some maple and milk chocolate. Coffee is the perfect flavor for me. Bold, dark and roast. Taste is strong coffee and maple sweetness. Very little bourbon or barrel in there. I would not say that’s a complaint because the beer is so damn amazing for what it is. More bourbon barrel would take away from the amazing coffee and maple. So if you are looking for a great ba stout, this might be the wrong one to try, but if you want possibly the worlds best coffee stout this would be hard to beat.

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Photo of alerxovawo
4.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is incredible - like nothing I've ever tried before. As soon as you pop the cap, maple syrup aroma explodes from the bottle with so much force its almost overwhelming (in the best way possible). Anybody who entered the room after it's opening immediately asked what the wonderful maple aroma was coming from. I noticed a subtle coffee aroma mingling with some smoke, vanilla, and oak bourbon notes as well. Pour is very very dark brown with a light brown head fading quickly. The taste is exactly like the smell, just downright decadent. Huge sweet maple and vanilla bourbon flavors pair extremely well with the subtle coffee and smokey flavors. Coffee is just the right amount - perfect for cutting the sweetness of the maple and the barrel. Mouthfeel is velvety and slick. Full bodied and rich without being too heavy or too thin - just right. Easily drank the whole bomber by myself with the exception of a few friends having some samples. As soon as I drank this, I was on the forums looking to trade for another. This is a must try beer. Seek it out!

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.84/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dark brown/black color with a light brown thick head. Lingers pretty well for a 12% ABV beer. Smell is rich with coffee, chocolate, maple, bourbon and salty pork. Taste reflects the same with strong coffee and chocolate overtones. Slight salty taste at the finish with the bourbon coming through nicely. Feel is sticky and smooth. Magnificent beer from FB, they are hitting on all cylinders on this one

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Photo of Hootie159
4.84/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a deep dark brown. One finger head that's a bit lighter. Medium dissipation rate. Nice layer of film and edge ringing stays behind. Maple, bacon, chocolate, coffee. Wow. No booziness to be found on nose though still warming. After my first sip I'm now picking up the barrel and booze smell. I'll put the taste right there with Good Morning. A little more chocolate and a little less coffee. Amazing. It's breakfast less the eggs with chocolate milk. The slight bacon salt and sweet barrel take it up a notch. Super smooth and rich. A light carbonation. Fantastic beer.

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Photo of KSOZE
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Along with CBS, the most enjoyable beer I've had to date. Beautiful, aromatic, complex (breakfast in a glass doesn't do it justice), perfect texture and just an amazing experience to drink. Hope I can find more next year. Adding to my "permawants".

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Photo of mnbearsfan
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I have ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever had.

Everything about this is perfection. It is better than Morning Delight

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Photo of timc100
4.62/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wild beer. Possibly the most intense focus of flavor I've experienced. Aromatically explodes with maple syrup pancake smokey espresso breakfast... something. Just an assault of all the ideal breakfast flavors, rounded out with barrel and whiskey. It does drink like an imperial porter over stout, it is not that heavy and the flavors are all the sharper because of it. Very impressive beer.

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Photo of KVNBGRY
4.8/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

God. Damn. Let's make this more often! Maple syrup, oak, vanilla. Subtle smoke. The aroma is unbelievable. The flavor is maple, coffee, oak, vanilla, subtle coconut, chocolate/roast.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Loads of flavor but all are in balance and play together. The maple flavor comes through without being cloying. The coffee roast and the bourbon layer harmonize the sweetness into a well balanced and very smooth drinking experience.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Somewhat see through black color. The nose is an amazing maple and coffee combo. The taste is more a sweet coffee with bourbon. The finish is a little harsh. Overall this a fantastic beer.

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Photo of mctizzz
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beer was amazing, unfortunately I'm an idiot. Friday afternoon I pulled the bottle from the fridge in my office, hopped on my bike, and began biking to my buddy's place. With beer in hand I was coming into a turn too fast, hit a patch of leaves, and my tires slid out. Beer tumbles across the street, cap pops off but bottle stays intact. I rushed to save this precious liquid and was left with half the bomber and a lot of foam. Drank the bottle as I walked to my buddy's place coated in a layer of drirt, scrapes, and delicious beer. Really creamy mouth feel, coffee, subtle bourbon and maple, some smoke but not sure I'd claim Bacon if I didn't know the beer prior to drinking,

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.45/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this is a ridiculous beverage, on the edge of beer, almost a meal in a glass, just tremendous. you can smell it for miles, its pungent and distinct. equal parts rich grain, smoke, maple syrup, meaty breakfast, and coffee. one of the things that impressed me the most, is that you taste this beer as long as you smell it. a good half an hour after the last sip, its still all i can taste, and having another beer after this would be futile. its totally all encompassing in the mouth, and really dominates in that regard. the maple element is amazing, as forward as i have tasted it in any beer. its sludgy thick, and insanely sweet, so its not something you really want to drink a whole bomber of, at least i dont. its a beer to be shared, but holy cow is this unique. coffee is more of a balancing element for the sugar than anything else. it can be tasted sure, but its much less significant than the other elements. the thing thats weird about this is that smoke in beer usually means its dry, all smoked styles tend to be that way for whatever reason, this is one of the few really sweet beers thats also smokey, and its pretty neat what they do together. as much body as you could imagine, and no finish at all, it just keeps going. whiskey flavors are prevalent in the finish too, a nice companion to the maple. this is about as weird as it gets, and while its not my favorite, i cant help but be really impressed by it. truly astounding beverage right here.

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Photo of lupercmda
4.91/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

WOW. Easily one of the best 20 beer I have ever had. Pours dark rich black thick glass with some minimal head. Smells like breakfast in a glass. The maple nose makes me want to pour it one some pancakes and have some bacon. Incredible thick mouth feel. Taste is really complex and goes from sweet maple to coffee to bourbon. GREAT balance in this beer. Remarkable beer.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
4.48/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I thought Maple Bacon Coffee Porter could not get any better until I tried this. Because it is aged, the sweetness of the beer is more balanced and extremely good.

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Photo of Christopher_Hoagie
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing brew. Best beer I've had in a while. The taste is complex, but you can clearly taste maple, coffee, and a smoky finish. Takes Maple Bacon Coffee porter and expands on an already amazing beer.

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

Dark chocolate brown color with a half inch of foam that goes away quickly
Smells of sweet coffee with a hint of maple.
Sweet flavor is balanced well by toasty malts. The sweetness lingers with some coffee bitterness. Has medium viscousity and light carbonation. Hard to pick out the maple syrup but he sweetness is there. No heat from the bourbon but some caramel flavor.
Overall, a pleasant maple bourbon porter.

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Photo of Raziel313
3.8/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - small head, not much legs
Smell - Tons of maple syrup. Slight oak and sweet bourbon. Smells amazing, like you could pour this over pancakes.
Taste - Bourbon comes though nicely along with most of the flavors from mbcp. Maple is just a tad sweeter than I'd like. Heat is minimal. Bitter dark chocolate at the back of your palate. Just a little too fumbled on the flavors they just don't compliment each other at all.
Feel - medium. Very Porterish
Overall - let me start off by saying this beer is good. This is just a fumbled mess of flavors. They don't go well together. The flavors are really nice individually but they don't come together well. I expected the taste to be better with such an intoxicating smell. I'll get off the hype train here on this one, don't give up the farm in a trade. I prefer regular MBCP over this one

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.56/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L - Pitch black with dark brown on the edges. Less than a finger of light brown head

S - Massive maple syrup and coffee. Some oak and vanilla, but bourbon is absent.

T - Bourbon is big on the taste (thank God). Maple for days, roasted coffee. A small alcohol taste, but the sweetness is helping to cancel that out. No more salt and smoke from standard MBCP.

F - Thick and viscous. Maple and bourbon linger. Small alcohol sting, but I'll live.

O - While all individual flavors are superb, I can't help but feel that they don't all compliment each other and instead are fighting their own fight. I want to emphasize that I don't think the beer is a letdown for that reason (FAR from it), but it had to be said.

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Photo of Jerseybeerlover609
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Maple coffee bourbon
Not as much smoke or bacon as the mbcp but this is such a great beer. I kind of understand the hype that Florida beer traders feel. Definitely a great one

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Photo of MutchDaster
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had on draft on release day. Pours dark, very small head and lacing.

Not as bacon-y or smoky as the original, but the maple is very apparent. Nice mild wood taste with some bourbon notes. Not very boozy tasting with clocking in at like 12% Amazing Beer.

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Photo of sourman
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The Maple and Bourbon on the nose are crazy. I can imagine if you don't like those 2 things this is not your beer. The mouth feel is thick especially for a porter. One of my favorite beers. This beer is amazing.

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Photo of starshark
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tried this on tap twice both times it was amazing. I felt like the newest release was more maple than I remember the first time. The beer was delicious tons of bourbon and even more maple. I would think if you are a fan of both of those this is one of the best beers I've had

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Photo of ultimaterager
4.9/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at the brewery for release day. Pours nice oily black. Smells of maple, bourbon, chocolate, and coffee. Tastes sweet at the beginning with maple, coffee, and chocolate. It's followed by a nice char flavor and a pinch of salt from the bacon. As it warms the bourbon starts to release. Very good funky beer! Glad I had 5 of these on tap!

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Photo of travisdiener32
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L-Viscous, black, oily but doesn't coat the glass
S- Maple syrup, coffee, dark chocolate, oak
T- This is where it really excels, perfectly balanced between the maple, coffee, lightly charred oak and bourbon, one never becoming overbearing or outshining any other aspect of the beer.
F- Has heft but doesn't feel like drinking a meal the way a zhukov does, again, perfect balance.
O- The best beer that has come out of Funky Buddha for me, no question. One of my favorite beers of all time.

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Morning Wood from Funky Buddha Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.