Mexican Coffee
Funky Buddha Brewery

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From:
Funky Buddha Brewery
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #816
ABV:
11.3%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,704
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 10.61%
Ratings:
110
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 01, 2022
Added:
May 27, 2015
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  22
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Mexican CoffeeMexican Coffee
Notes: Buenos dias, amigos: We teamed up with Jose Cuervo to brew a seriously delicious cafe concoction. Mexican Coffee is an imperial stout blended with coffee, cinnamon, and sent out for an extended vacation inside reposado tequila barrels. The result is rich and roasty with a kiss of tequila; just like a classic cafe mexicano.

45 IBU
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4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

Appearance - The beer was black in color with a frothy tan head crowning the pour.

Smell - The agave from the tequila led the way in the nose. The coffee notes were light, but faintly present.

Taste - there was a huge tequila presence in the taste. Ends of the cinnamon and dark chocolate followed the initial taste. The coffee was not particularly strong but evident. The tequila notes lingered in the aftertaste with a slight hint of roast coffee.

Mouthfeel - Though it was not overly thick, it did have a smooth body. It almost felt like a nitro stout.

Overall - Fantastic tequila stout!

May 01, 2022
 
3.95 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin on Apr 29, 2020
 
4.46 by cd34 from Illinois on Mar 29, 2020
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3.47/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

Thanks to Roguer for this one, a “Mystery Beer” from NBS BIF #10. Poured, consumed, and reviewed blind.

22oz bottle poured into 14oz teku. Poured a thick, full black color with an inch of brown head that very good retention and no lacing.

Coffee at the front of the nose, strong coffee, with some roasted malt behind it. Maybe a bit of vanilla, maybe some booze (bourbon?).

Very similar on the tongue, with the addition of some very strong alcohol heat. Maybe some cocoa at the back end.

The body is thick and full, with a semi-sweet finish. Some alcohol/booze lingers at the back.

Drinkability is fine, the coffee seems to fade as I work through the bottle.

Overall, a nice beer. I’m assuming it’s a stout (but, I’ve been wrong on these things before), and it’s one you should try if given the chance.

Jan 17, 2020
 
4.31 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Dec 23, 2019
 
4 by MJSFS from Florida on Dec 07, 2019
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4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 3/30/2017. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky tan head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, cinnamon, honey, agave, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, tequila, toasted oak, roasted nuts, biscuit, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of licorice, molasses, toffee, raisin, fig, date, smoke, char, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted/oaky earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, cinnamon, tequila barrels, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with big strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, cinnamon, honey, agave, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, tequila, toasted oak, roasted nuts, biscuit, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of licorice, molasses, toffee, raisin, fig, date, smoke, char, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted/oaky earthiness. Very mild herbal, grass, pepper, roast, char bitterness; and cinnamon/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, cinnamon, honey, agave, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, tequila, toasted oak, roasted nuts, biscuit, dark/brown bread, licorice, molasses, toffee, dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, cinnamon, tequila barrels, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a fantastic roasted bitter/sweet and cinnamon/oak spiciness balance; with no cloying/acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitter/spiciness. Light-medium carbonation and very full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety/bready, and lightly slick/sticky/chalky/tannic mouthfeel that is fantastic. Mild increasing warmth 11.3%, and lingering cinnamon/tequila heat. Overall this is an amazing barrel aged flavored imperial stout! All around amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, cinnamon, tequila barrels, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV, with the mildly bitter/spicy/drying finish; amazingly soft/silky feel for the ABV. Perfectly balanced super rich malts, fruity/nutty coffee, cinnamon, and tequila barrel presence/integration. Mild hops/fruity yeast. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and top tier quality style example. Probably the best tequila barrel aged beer I've ever had. Not overwhelming on any aspect.

Aug 21, 2019
 
4.29 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on Jul 29, 2019
 
4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Jul 17, 2019
 
1 by jcarlosv from Florida on Jul 01, 2019
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4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Treyliff from West Virginia

22oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours deep black in color with a one-finger foamy khaki colored head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- Earthy, herbal and peppery espresso notes up front, followed by mocha cream and toffee. Beyond the coffee, plenty of cinnamon starts to pop out of the glass, light tequila closes it out

T- rich and creamy espresso up front mixes with a chocolate/mocha note that matches perfectly with the coffee; slightly nutty, brownie batter, caramel & toffee. Mid-palate brings out the tequila barrel, which comes across as a peppery note, with a touch of oak. The finish brings out the cinnamon, along with more rich coffee and mocha, the linger comes across with some actual tequila flavors

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly creamy mouthfeel that continues into a slightly warming finish

O- rich coffee, mocha, cinnamon and tequila. All of the adjuncts work great together, another winner from FB

Jul 01, 2019
 
4.46 by Roguer from Connecticut on May 26, 2019
 
4.5 by JamesLeung from Florida on May 13, 2019
 
4.65 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Jan 22, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by OompaMentor from Georgia

5/5/18

Jan 02, 2019
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3.49/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by macrosmatic from Florida

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Very dark brown, nearly opaque, with a one-finger tan head with excellent retention. A low level of visible carbonation overall, but likely average for style.

S: Huge cinnamon, and the tequila aroma is almost as big. Some fruity and spicy notes, likely from the tequila (lime, cardamom, etc). A milder black coffee presence and the roasted malts. It's not a terrible aroma, but only if tequila and cinnamon are things you find appealing together.

T: Tequila and cinnamon again - big, up-front, and front-and-center. Again, some spice character - cardamom, maybe nutmeg. Coffee and some vanilla and chocolate from the malts. Mild oak tannins, but overall this stays pretty sweet and boozy, and is only partially balanced by the cinnamon. More cinnamon and citrus-forward tequila in the hang.

M: The body is on the light side for an Imperial Stout, especially one from Florida. Carbonation level is as expected. The alcohol presence is obvious but not obnoxious for something that's barrel-aged (especially in tequila barrels).

O: Well…there’s big cinnamon. I'm not digging the tequila and associated spices though. While trying to be objective, it's not a terrible beer. But it’s really not my favorite. The coffee is buried under the assault of tequila and cinnamon. And the notes from the other spices makes it seem almost like a Christmas beer. This isn't anything I’d look to repeat anytime soon.

Oct 05, 2018
 
4.15 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Aug 31, 2018
 
4.16 by Richter525 from Michigan on Aug 19, 2018
 
4.16 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Jul 30, 2018
 
3.76 by Willmagz from Florida on Jul 19, 2018
 
4.29 by leroybrown10 from Missouri on Jun 17, 2018
 
4.9 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Jun 02, 2018
 
3.98 by cherche from Washington on May 20, 2018
 
4.53 by MTKATL from Georgia on May 14, 2018
 
4.46 by kevindp9 from Arizona on Apr 14, 2018
 
3.6 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts on Apr 08, 2018
 
4.25 by oline73 from Maryland on Mar 06, 2018
 
4.38 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Mar 02, 2018
 
4.56 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Feb 11, 2018
 
4.25 by Bunuelian from Minnesota on Jan 31, 2018
 
4.04 by jaydoc from Kansas on Jan 26, 2018
 
3.58 by FLBeerGuy from Florida on Jan 14, 2018
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Vidblain from Minnesota

Blind tasted! The tequila barrel-aging of Mexican Coffee makes this a very unique beer - quite rich, but also smoother with less bite or heat than a traditional bourbon or whisk(e)y barrel. Cuervo barrels tend to have less agave and whatnot than a lot of more expensive, high brow tequilas (per my recollection), but there is still a subtle hint in Mexican Coffee - dead give-away that it's not your typical stout or BA stout from bourbon or whisk(e)y barrels.

It's impressive how cinnamon forward this beer is. I still got plenty of mildly acidic coffee from the beer, but it's most just a very sweet cinnamon bomb - quite delicious overall. Letting the beer warm to room temperature-ish is a necessarity - it really comes alive, gains richness and depth, loses a bit of acidity and bitterness. Only gets better!

Dec 24, 2017
 
4.37 by pagesofphotographs from Colorado on Dec 19, 2017
 
4.56 by ncelauro from New York on Dec 16, 2017
 
4.25 by Eziel from Ohio on Nov 29, 2017
 
3.95 by chippo33 from Vermont on Nov 28, 2017
 
4.35 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Nov 26, 2017
 
4.25 by Erik-P from Canada (BC) on Oct 12, 2017
 
4.49 by bigdog3838 from Florida on Oct 04, 2017
Mexican Coffee from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 110 ratings