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Morning Wood - Funky Buddha Brewery

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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 181
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

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

Wide Awake It’s Morning on a whiskey barrel
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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 9
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at the funky buddha 3rd anniversary party. I feel lucky to have been able to have this beer on multiple occasions.

Dark as night pour, very little head retention, but who cares about all of that. U want to know about the tastes. As amazing as it's ever been. Tons of bacon goodness on the nose, hints of coffee and the barrel on the front end, a touch of sweetness on the back end, basically all the flavors u want in a beer.


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3.9/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at FBL's second anniversary party.

A - Dark brown with a thin layer of foam. Fairly opaque with the color somewhat murky.

S - Coffee (but not overpowering), definitely some bourbon, sweet maple. Smells enticing but not quite as great as some other FBL porters and stouts.

T - Hands down one of the best tasting stouts I've ever had. The bourbon blends so well with the other flavors that you feel like you are sipping an excellent, smooth cordial not a beer. The 11.2 % abv is well hidden and makes it easy to drink fast but who would want to do that?

M - This beer feels very smooth/velvety and almost as enjoyable before its swallowed. I don't recall any stickyness like other FBL offerings. I know "that's what she said"

O - Definitely my favorite beer from Funky Buddha. I feel very lucky to have tried it since it is rarely brewed. I've never had Dark lord, KBS or even BCBS but I would have to believe Morning Wood is at least in the same league.

Revised review 9/20/14 - On tap at Funky Buddha Lounge 4th Anniversary Party. I don't know exactly why this beer failed to deliver at the latest release but it was not the stellar barrel aged stout I remember. The smell was very good as usual and the look was fine but the taste was not well integrated between the bourbon and the maple and coffee flavors. Maybe it wasn't aged long enough? Not enjoyable to drink and I wonder how I could have rated it so high two years ago. I now have had some of the highest rated barrel aged beers and it presently doesn't measure up. Maybe future releases will prove me wrong.

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4.62/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap at the Funky Buddha's 2nd Anniversary Party. Served in a Funky Buddha snifter. This version is apparently genuinely bourbon barreled in Palm Ridge barrels.

Appearance - Like Wide Awake, it's black without being inky. Some wisps of khaki bubbles. Slightly sticky.

Smell - So it smells nice than Wide Awake, but not enough to mark it up. It's got the same brilliant coffee aroma blended with the smoked malts, but the barrel mellows both. Bourbon with just the slightest hint of earthiness and oak. Subtle barrel character.

Taste - And that subtle barrel character is what really separates this from Wide Awake. It's definitely not overpowering with the bourbon. It's there, but it blends with the coffee and mutes the acidity. It amplifies the earthy character of the coffee and amplifies the maple. The smoke acts as a counterpart to the sweetness and reminds me just a little bit of CBS. It's phenomenal.

Mouthfeel - Nothing near 11.5%. I nearly gulped it down in hopes of ordering a second, but it was long gone. None of the astringent characteristics of Wide Awake come through.

Overall - One of the best tasting stouts I've ever had. I don't know who called this an RIS, but it definitely isn't. It's all about the blending of smoke, maple, bourbon, and coffee to create a near perfect balance, a la CBS. I can't wait for Funky Buddha to open their new brewery and make this a year-round 12 ounce for $9.99 a sixer. Ok, so I'm dreaming.

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