French Toast (Heaven Hill Barrel Aged)
Funky Buddha Brewery

French Toast (Heaven Hill Barrel Aged)French Toast (Heaven Hill Barrel Aged)
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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #27
Ranked #5,330
4.17 | pDev: 11.03%
Dec 25, 2021
Jan 18, 2016
French Toast (Heaven Hill Barrel Aged)French Toast (Heaven Hill Barrel Aged)
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4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

22oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours brown in color with a one-finger foamy khaki head that reduces to a ring around the glass

S- aroma is spot on, french toast in a glass. equal bold parts of maple syrup and cinnamon lay the framework, with notes of toasted brown bread, even a buttery note, as well as powdered sugar. A hint of oaky bourbon rounds it out

T- heavy cinnamon up front is quickly followed by a sweet blast of maple syrup. Mid-palate gives some nutty brown malts that adds flavors of bread crust and a hint of walnut. The finish gives a sugary sweetness, similar to a powdered sugar, along with a hint of oaky bourbon. Lingers of cinnamon and maple

M- medium body with moderate-low carbonation leads to.a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a slightly foamy finish

O- aroma is spot on, flavor is a little cinnamon heavy but all of the elements are there, well done

Dec 25, 2021
4.07 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Mar 26, 2021
4.02 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Jan 11, 2020
4.08 by cd34 from Illinois on Sep 01, 2019
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3.54/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by persang from Georgia

Pours dark brown almost black. Thick creamy tan head. Smells maple syrup. Taste maple syrup sweet, cookie dough, vanilla, alcohol hit drys the finish. No hint of hops aroma, flavor or bitterness. Overall, big brown malty sweet ale with no hint of hops. It’s what’s for breakfast.

Apr 07, 2019
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2.95/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 1 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25
by macrosmatic from Florida

Thanks to Jarnet87 for sending this bottle! Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Well, up front - no "pfft" at all when the cap was removed. This may not be a good sign. Pours a nearly opaque dense brown - dark, but obviously brown rather than black-brown. No head formation, and minimal if any visible carbonation at all.

S: Amazing – maple syrup and big cinnamon, bready toasty malts. Nutmeg, lactose, and a creamy eggy bread in the glass becomes believable. All of this under the bourbon barrel with just a bit of oak tannins to dry it out. Superlative aroma.

T: Cinnamon, bourbon, and toasted bready malts. Vanilla and maple syrup. Nutmeg and oak dryness. It finishes with cinnamon and bourbon flavors that last.

M: Alcohol heat is apparent but stays modest. The mouthfeel seems a bit thin, but this is quite accentuated by the complete lack of carbonation in this bottle. Flat as water, not a hint of bubbles at all.

O: The smell is amazing, and the flavors are there. The carbonation issue kills this completely. I hope this is an isolated incident, but it ruined a very promising beer. Bummer. I’m more than happy to re-review if I ever have a chance to get another bottle.

Jun 17, 2018
4.22 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on May 14, 2018
3.25 by IrishColonial from Texas on Sep 13, 2017
4.02 by Angerhaus from Rhode Island on Sep 09, 2017
4.37 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Sep 09, 2017
4.4 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Jul 10, 2017
4.77 by Mikey2333 from Iowa on Jun 12, 2017
4.4 by Datdubj1988 from Iowa on Jun 11, 2017
4.16 by robgage from Pennsylvania on May 20, 2017
4.39 by reebtaerG from Maryland on Apr 17, 2017
4.09 by nmann08 from Virginia on Apr 11, 2017
3.9 by user785335 from Florida on Apr 09, 2017
4.25 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota on Apr 09, 2017
4.17 by bb-magic from Florida on Apr 08, 2017
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4.8/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Wow! Funky Buddha is just nailing it when it comes to getting spot on flavors into a beer. Bourbon, oak, maple, & cinnamon all melded together into a creamy brown ale! Just delicious!

Mar 11, 2017
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2.85/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5
by hopkrid from Florida

Beer was completely flat from the bottle. Had very high potential but the carbonation ruined it

Mar 05, 2017
4.52 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan on Feb 20, 2017
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4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Slack from Virginia

Brown to Ruby brown and clear. No discernible head or lacing.

Nose is maple syrup, cinnamon, minor vanilla, and a bit of bourbon.

Taste is mild bourbon, cinnamon, mild vanilla, minor sweetness throughout, and oak.

Mouthful is medium and even. Carbonation is average to low. Finish is dry.

Compared to the regular version, I like this a touch better. The heavens hill barrel may not have been the best choice for bourbon, rye whiskey may have accented the spices better. At times this reminds me of Dr. Pepper. All that being said, the brown ale is a good choice for this beer. It's lighter and very drinkable. The nose is superb. The taste unfortunately is not as strong. By all means try this after trying the original.

Feb 05, 2017
4.64 by TildenKatz from Florida on Feb 02, 2017
4.21 by Mikeypnh from New Hampshire on Jan 24, 2017
4.09 by ncelauro from New York on Jan 20, 2017
5 by tharper178 from Florida on Jan 15, 2017
3.4 by BeerMe8 from Florida on Jan 14, 2017
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4.99/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Lochnessmonster from Florida

I'm honestly surprised to see the score for this as low as it is (currently a 4.01), this personally one of my top 3 Funky Buddha beers, along with Love Below and either Last Buffalo/Morning Wood. It smells like the best breakfast imaginable, and while a bit sweet for some, to me it hits the nail on the head perfectly. Although I admittedly have a sweet tooth.

Dec 29, 2016
4.92 by JeffNev from Nevada on Dec 29, 2016
4.5 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on Dec 11, 2016
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4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MJSFS from Florida

On draught in a snifter at the brewery. Looks like flat soda. Smells slightly sour and acidic but the base French Toast maple and cinnamon is definitely there. The acidic aroma is noticeable in the flavor but helps offset the sugary sweetness of the base beer. Mouth is typical Funky Buddha thin and sweet. Overall an enjoyable barrel aged adjunct brown ale. Not really worth $25 for a bomber, and nothing I'd seek out again though.

Nov 25, 2016
4.5 by JamesLeung from Florida on Nov 25, 2016
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4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by HeartofMiami from Florida

On tap 4/30 at Funky Buddha. Also had at 2016 MBCP day. Pours reddish brown with one finger of off white head. Smell is maple syrup and sweet malts. Taste is bourbon forward but the base beer and maple syrup cuts the alcohol for a smooth maple, bourbon, malty finish. Adds a nice layer of complexity to regular French Toast

May 01, 2016
4.25 by brians52 from Virginia on Mar 26, 2016
4.32 by bonercityUSA from Texas on Mar 18, 2016
3.9 by TheBlueJerzzzz from Virginia on Mar 16, 2016
4 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Mar 12, 2016
4 by t2grogan from Arizona on Mar 12, 2016
4 by xt0n1cx from Virginia on Mar 12, 2016
French Toast (Heaven Hill Barrel Aged) from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 47 ratings