Barrel Aged Imperial Chocwork Orange | Funky Buddha Brewery

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4.31/5
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120 Ratings
Barrel Aged Imperial Chocwork OrangeBarrel Aged Imperial Chocwork Orange
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
funkybuddhabrewery.com

Style: American Imperial Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brace yourself, our Bourbon barrel-aged Chockwork Orange is about to clop its way into your belly. Waves of real chocolate and orange wash over your palate like a symphony of flavor conducted by a robust and roasty Imperial Porter that’s sure to make you and your droogs ready for a bit of the old ultra-yummy.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
120
pDev:
8.82%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
33
Trade:
5
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Photo of kjkinsey
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whitenads
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ristaccia
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amguerra305
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours and sits cola brown. Smell is a dark chocolate bomb. Not a whole lot of barrel. The orange only really comes out in whisps when you stick your nose in to the glass. The taste follows the smell with strong chocolate notes on the front end, seeet in the middle, and followed by a pretty pleasant orangey after taste. Feel is silky and lightish. Overall a solid beer but needed more time in the barrel to really make it world class.

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Photo of cd34
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just don't know how a porter can be any more decadent and well made than this. I've had a lot of high scoring FB and this one truly tops them all so far. Light brown foamy head loaded with chocolate, orange, and bourbon bouquet. The bourbon, chocolate, and orange all are unmistakably present in the nose and palate, however increadibly well integrated and balanced. A highly orchestrated symphony of deliciousness. Mouthfeel was as or more thick and lingering than any porter I've had before, and even compared to many good stouts. Met or exceeded all expectations. Highly recommend!!

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SFC21
3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gibgink
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pours almost black. Sweet smells on the nose invite the drinker to pour the beverage into the mouth. Good chocolate notes on the palate with an incredibly smooth finish. I am knocking the overall rating as while the chocolate was great, I did not get any orange.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks for the share, Nick.

This one pours a nice dark black, with a small head, and basically no lacing.

This smells pretty ridiculously decadent, so much like a chocolate covered candy orange. There's also roasty malt and a hint of vanilla. I don't get much barrel on the nose.

This is definitely not a barrel bomb- I get some light oak and vanilla, but not much in the way of bourbon itself. The chocolate covered orange feel to this is spot on, and surprisingly not too sweet. It's also nicely roasty, which helps keep it from being too sweet.

This is medium bodied, a tiny bit syrupy but not bad. There's a normal amount of carbonation for a beer of that strength.

Funky Buddha just might make the best dessert beers in the country.

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Photo of Gotti311
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BartS
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason1221
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rspauldi
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zac16125
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Funky Buddha Barrel Aged Chocwork Orange
22oz bottle into a snifter
Vintage 2016

A: Pours an opaque black with one fingers width of light tan head that dissipates at a moderate rate leaving lots of lacing. 4.5

S: Aroma is significant Orange, subtle unsweetened dark chocolate, a metallic somewhat astringent character. Mild to moderate Barrel characters with bourbony vanilla and some charred notes. 4

T: Taste is very good, much better than the nose. Nice orange notes, great Porter roasitness, lactose like cream and some oat. Very nice chocolate on the back end. Barrel notes are present but not huge, with charred oak and some bourbony booze. It's really fantastic. 4.5

M/D: Very smooth, medium bodied could be a touch thicker, ABV is well masked, drinkability is good. 4.25

O: So I wasn't sure about the aroma but man did the taste come through. Well done FB. 4.25

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Photo of jleavitt08
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of g45215
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Knapp85
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tyecko
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baggedlunch
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tastes exactly how the description is, Bourbon soaked chocolate orange candy. Glad to have come across a bottle.

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Photo of Gambyt20
4.92/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wow. Literally like liquefied chocolate covered oranges, the nose on this is amazing bourbon and orange. Taste fully follows the nose with creamy chocolate orange flavor. Funky Buddha nailed the flavor profile yet again.

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Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 120 ratings