I'm So Excited, I'm So Scared | Funky Buddha Brewery

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I'm So Excited, I'm So ScaredI'm So Excited, I'm So Scared
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Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
funkybuddhabrewery.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hey there, tiger: lose control (and like it) with a little I'm So Excited, I'm So Scared. This ferociously coffee-d imperial stout is just like grabbing a booth at The Max, then hunkering down for a study sesh' with a big pot o' joe. Coffee aroma so good it’ll have you yelling “FRESH POTS!” Rock and roll? You ain't seen nothing yet.

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#1,645
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
211
pDev:
7.04%
 
 
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Funky Buddha Brewery "I'm So Excited, I'm So Scared"
1 pint 6 fl. oz. brown glass bottle. Ink-jet coding is too small to be legible.
$13.99 @ Knightly Spirits O.B.T., Orlando, FL

Notes via stream of consciousness: So what do we have here? An "Imperial stout with coffee and vanilla added"... that sounds good but I'm not sure it warrants such a name. Excited? Yes. Scared? No. - I must be missing something. So OK, it's poured a typical stout appearance with a nice creamy tan head that's holding really well. The aroma displays some coffee. It's like fresh coffee beans, but also like brewed coffee, but it's not strong. That's the wrong word... it's not bright and full, it's not like a fresh cup of coffee or fresh and oily coffee beans, it's just not that rich... it's like good quality spent coffee grains. That doesn't even sound good but it's probably true... ahh, it's actually better than that but not by much. Of course I don't know if this is a fresh bottle. Let me check that ink-jet coding again... no, even with a magnifying glass that's illegible. Beyond that there's a nice cocoa-ish and fudge-like note. It's a nice aroma but it's not eye-opening. On to the flavor... the coffee continues in the same vein, and it's nice but it's not great. The chocolate side is pleasant and balancing, as is the vanilla. I'm assuming it's real as it certainly seems so, and that might explain the high price tag. There's a light touch of fruitiness that I'm assuming comes from the yeast and isn't really specific. I'd call it apple-like if I had to define it. A stiff bitterness balances it straight through, and it finishes sweet and then dry once the sweet malt erodes. Some cocoa and very dull leafy and earthy hops linger. In the mouth it's medium bodied bordering on medium-full and creamy smooth. How strong is this beer? 10% abv? It doesn't seem it, the alcohol never really shows, it only suggests the overall strength but you can get that in even a beer of 7%. Overall I give it credit and I wonder if it's really vanilla? More importantly, do I want to pay for real vanilla? I'd rather have it than extract but damn, it's expensive! - I think I'd rather just skip the beer. Unfortunately with global warming continuing vanilla will continue to be rare, and shortly, chocolate as well. Sheesh! Maybe I should get it while I can. Oh, wait, is coffee on the endangered list as well? DOH! If you're a fan of coffee beers get it while you can.
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Photo of Junior
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a snifter:
L - Thick and black with a foamy mocha head.
S - Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.
T - Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.
F - Thick and full.
O - Terrific beer, very well balanced and drinkable.

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4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.69/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours opaque black, 1 finger of brown head, fine bubbles.
Coffee dominates the nose, roasty and black pepper notes.
Taste is coffee, cream, vanilla, peppery finish with lingering coffee notes. Caramel notes emerge as it warms.
Mouthfeel is thick and smooth.
Overall, this feels like it could be really special but something is off for me.

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4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours deep black in color with a one-finger creamy khaki colored head that has good retention before settling into a ring around the edge

S- bold notes of espresso and mocha cream with undertones of charred malt, anise, dark chocolate and a hint of smoke, loads of coffee

T- flavor follows the nose with bold earthy and herbal espresso up front, followed by undertones of mocha, vanilla whipping cream, charred malt & dark chocolate. The finish gives more herbal coffee with a malty sweetness that lingers of vanilla and chocolate

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

O- awesome straight up coffee stout that tastes like espresso

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4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle, served in a snifter glass. Pours a darker cola brown body. One finger offwhite head, short retention, no lacing. Smell is dark fruit, milk chocolate, light coffee that is sweeter and more dark fruity rather than roasty or acidic. Touch of roast and char, nevertheless. Cocoa and chocolate. Flavour is even better than it smells. Fairly decent chocolate bomb. Dark fruit. Lightly roasted espresso. Milk chocolate. Cocoa, chocolate. A bit of earth. Slight smoky and trace marshmallow sweetness on the backend. Mouthfeel is medium fuller bodied, good carbonation, silky. Great stout flavours underneath, decent coffee, good chocolate and cocoa.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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I'm So Excited, I'm So Scared from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 211 ratings