Maple Bacon Coffee Porter | Funky Buddha Brewery

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Maple Bacon Coffee PorterMaple Bacon Coffee Porter

Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Evoking a complete diner-style breakfast in a glass, Maple Bacon Coffee Porter is a complex beer with a multitude of flavors at play. It pours an opaque ebony brew with a frothy tan head. Aromas of sticky maple syrup, coffee, and cream creep forth from the glass. The mouth feel is luxuriously creamy, with layers of sweet malt, toffee, and roast giving way to waves of smoke, coffee, and salted chocolate. It finishes sticky, rich, and sweet, with the flavor of maple syrup lingering pleasantly on the tongue.

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Reviews: 246 | Ratings: 1,772
Photo of SebastianOwl
4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 1/16/17; drank in a stout glass on 2/22/17; drank in honor of being my 500th rated beer on BA; this beer clearly brings massive aroma and flavor overtones of maple with more subtle smoky and coffee aroma/flavor; a great beer overall but the carbonation seemed to be a little lacking for my tastes and more so, this beer was surprisingly very thin for the sweetness

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Photo of KensWorld
3.89/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2017 vintage.

Looks great.
Smells like Maple syrup, nothing else.
Tastes the same. Maple syrup. No Coffee, definitely no Bacon.

I don't get the hype? If it was just sold as a Maple Sout then its great. But as it is its a one sided beer.

I have 3 fresh bottles for trade hit me up

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Photo of Buck89
4.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wine glass. Wow - one of the best aromas I've encountered, with a striking blend of coffee, cocoa, maple syrup, and smoked bacon. Not overdone and balanced. The taste was exactly on point. An interesting and delicious beer. Full bodied and slightly sweet.

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Photo of jhartley
4.59/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a deep dark brown to black body with a nice fingers worth of khaki brown head.

Aroma: TONS of sweet maple syrup on the nose, along with coffee, chocolate and a hint of smokiness.

Taste: Oh my! Coffee is pronounced on the front with hints of cocoa and maple syrup and smokiness on the end. Tastes like breakfast in a glass!

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel, plenty of smokiness and sweet coffee that just lasts on the palate.

Overall: For sure lives up to the hype! Plenty of flavors that compliment each other: bitter coffee, sweet maple syrup, smoke and roastiness....Just plain delicious.

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Photo of Phineasco
4.77/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look:Black with two finger light head that receded quickly.
Smell:Charcoal, smoky, chocolate with a touch of espresso, but it lingers.
Taste:Intense, but not boozy at all. Charcoal, s'mores, chocolate, and maple.
Feel:Light and creamy.
Overall:Excellent, worth the hype. The s'mores taste runs the show.

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Photo of edthehead
4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Black appearance with light brown short lived head. Huge maple and coffee nose with smoke background, similar taste but smoke and bacon come through more on the palate. Light in carbonation and mouth feel.

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Photo of Nedry
4.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've been drinking this since 2015, and it seems to improve every year. This is just one of those beers you don't understand until you try. Fluffy, almost brown creamy head. Aromas of it's namesake. Oily, sweet pungent taste that coats your mouth with maple and coffee, light smoke and salt. It tastes just like it smells, and it is very fragrant, when you pop a bottle, everyone around you can smell it instantly. It is very balanced, easy to drink, and it's so smooth you would doubt there is alcohol in it at all. The taste lingers in a beautiful way. It's backed by a malty sweetness and slight roast malts that is rarely matched. This is a top 5 beer for me and I'll buy it whenever I see it.

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Photo of Damian
4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1 pint 6 fl.oz. bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
Served in a snifter

The oily, dark chestnut colored body was topped by a super tight and creamy, inch-tall cap of khaki froth. Decent retention. The head dropped fairly quickly to a thin film. Minimal spotty lacing stuck along the glass.

Maple notes dominated in the nose. This was a total maple bomb. Loads of creamed coffee too. Fair amount of roasted and caramel malts. Vanilla was also apparent. Hint of smoke. I probably would not peg this for bacon however. The smokiness intensified later in the session.

The flavor was more subtle and less maple forward than the aroma. Malty up front. Nice mix of roasted and caramel malts. A touch biscuity. Moderate amount of maple in the center. Some milk chocolate too. Touch of vanilla. Coffee appeared as well. More roast on the back end. The beer finished with a nice mix of roast and sweet, lingering maple notes.

Medium bodied mouthfeel. Creamy and frothy. The liquid contained a fairly aggressive, large bubbled carbonation that initially seemed a bit too intense but settled down with time.

Most flavor-forward dark beers happen to be high ABV stouts and imperial stout. The fact that Maple Bacon Coffee Porter contains such interesting and intense aromas and flavors - yet registers in at a mere 6.4% ABV - is pretty remarkable. When it comes to creative, adjunct-infused beers, nobody does them better than than Funky Buddha.

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's everything I'd heard about it and then some. My only "fault" was that I had a whole 22oz bottle by myself and, for my 70 year old taste buds, that was a little much. I should have shared it but I wanted to try it first (I scored 3 bottles) to see if I liked it. I loved it, just not quite so much of it. It hit all of my senses really well and I can see why beer "geeks" line up for this hard to find brew. well done

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Photo of soze47
4.51/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Balanced to perfection- this beer could easily go sideways and become a mess with the powerful triumvirate of maple bacon and coffee - but they each play a complimentary role

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

2017 Bottle, fresh off the line...

Smell is breakfast; maple is dominant early, but the coffee plays a more central role as it warms... not much roast/malt to pick up, but I don't think that's what they're going for.

Flavor is on point, all the adjuncts are discernible, but they don't come off as cheap or artificial, its really well balanced.

Easy to drink and an approachable abv make this pretty sessionable. Can't wait to get more!

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at World of Beer.2017 version.

Thick,creamy,light tan colored head,that stands 1 finger tall.The head gives way to a beautiful lacing on the side of the glass.Jet black in color,with no light showing through the glass.Light carbonation.

On the nose I get a HEAVY dose of maple syrup.This is backed by notes of dark roasted coffee,and smoked bacon.Heavy notes of smoke as well.

On the palate I get smoked bacon up front,followed by dark roasted coffee,and maples syrup.The maple syrup lingers on the tongue well after the sip,along with the smoked bacon.

The body is heavy with a sticky sappy feel.A little thinner than I expected,but still fantastic.

This beer is everything I expected and more.It looks great in the glass and smells and tastes fantastic.The body is a little thinner than I expected,but still has a sticky sappy feel.Funky Buddha does it yet again.

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Photo of LMO1190
4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have only tasted the 2016 version prior to this.
My review of MCBP 2017. Dranking it at 50' F.

Looks- Pitch black with very little light getting though. Nice finger and half head.
Smell- Fresh Espresso, Smoke, maple syrup. ( Maple seemed to dominate 2016 version)It reminds me of a Sunday breakfast at the mom and pop diner. Very nice.
Taste- Fresh Coffee. Smokiness is very present. Maple is lighter compared to last year. But I personally like it. It taste more like a breakfast porter, and less like a dessert beer!!!!
Feel- Smooth and sticky. Well carbonated.
Overall- I wish I would have tried more version of MBCP. The 2017 is just awesome. Last years was also great, but it was more sweet. I can drink this with out getting tired of it. Awesome Porter. Looking forward to see what they do next year

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Photo of fireazzi
4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A truly original beer that I had. Crazy but it is maple bacon coffee porter. Can smell and taste the maple, the bacon smell is super strong and the coffee smell and taste is amazing. I have no idea how they do this but it was really cool to have this.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2016 batch. Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Funky Buddha Snifter. Acquired in a trade.

Pours a deep brown body that's clear on the pour but opaque once in the glass. Small tan head that reduces pretty quickly but leave a ring of foam retention. Little lacing.

Aromas are thick and rich - tons of maple and coffee, that's about it. Maybe a tad bit of smoke and chocolate, but this is Sunday morning breakfast in a glass otherwise.

On the tongue initially is lots of freshly roasted coffee, followed by lightly sweet maple, caramel, chocolate, finishes roasty with a touch of smoke. Mouthfeel is a tad thin with medium carbonation.

FB definitely hit this beer on the nose. If you're looking for a maple coffee beer look no further. A little artificial but enjoyable nonetheless.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber. Pours root beer bown, thin white head faded to a lasting ring. Aroma and flavor full of maple, coffee, dry finish.
A little thinner than expected but very delish.

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Photo of senglish7
4.82/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Bottle was around 10 months old. Gave the look a 4/5 due to very little head. Smell and taste were both fantastic. Get the coffee and the maple, not as much on the bacon. Would love to try this super fresh.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a black color porter with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of maple, light smoked notes, some floral coffee notes with some sugary notes makes for an enticing beer. Taste is a great mix of maple, light smoked notes with some sweet Aunt Jamima notes, light coffee with a side order of pancake. Body si about average with good carbonation. Well done and very enjoyable even some notes of artificial flavouring do become apparent over time.

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Photo of Gambyt20
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Indeed breakfast in a glass, nose is mostly maple but the taste is very complex. Rich and creamy, on the thinner side, maple up front with a hint of coffee and then a smoky thick rich bacon flavor on the finish, Simply awesome.

Edit : Way better fresh, 2017 bottle about a month old, and just opening the bottle let out an amazing aroma. such perfect balance of roasty coffee, sweet maple and salty robust bacon. Creamy and thick unlike the thinner aged bottle. Def drink fresh. Simply the best!

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Photo of Mateo2699
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour is a dark brown hue, thin bodied as it hits my snifter. Off white colored ring of head that settles to nothing, moderate lacing. Smell reminds me of breakfast. Maple syrup initially, with hints of buttery pancakes. Dark roasted coffee, with plenty creamy lacto. Taste has that same creamy coffee flavor. Big dark roasted malts, with hints of maple syrup. Subtle salty pop in the back end, wanna say it's reminiscent of bacon. But not too sure. Mouthfeel is thin as expected, pretty low carbonation. Slightly watery. Solid FB offering as usual. Wish I could've tried this fresh, I'm sure a lot of flavors died off. Great novelty beer nonetheless.

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.04/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from fridge temp to large Funky Buddha snifter. Look is dark and thin - to be expected for a low ABV porter. Got a lot of vanilla and some maple on the nose. Very different from what I was expecting. Taste was subtle, with notes of bacon and maple syrup. Tasted like a McGriddle, although I haven't had one of those for years. Not quite as good as the hype, that's for sure. Worth a try though.

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Photo of bgold86
3/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one is all hype. Nose is horribly muted, is of an artificially flavored water.

Overly thin mouth-feel, adding to the incredible disappointment for a beer that is supposed to be the top of its class. Yes you can taste the maple syrup, but that's it. What a waste!

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Photo of Slack
4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Ruby brown and clear on the edges with almost no head or lacing.

Nose is strong maple syrup, a bit of coffee, and some cream.

Taste is a mixture of coffee, smoke, malt, a bit of underlying salt and sweetness.

Mouthful is medium and coating/smooth. Carbonation is a bit low. Finish is a touch sweet.

Super duper Porter. A touch low on carbonation. Sweet, smokey, hearty, smooth, and very very drinkable. Seek it out.

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Photo of stevoj
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle share on 7/30/16, courtesy of Darrel. Dark brown pour with small beige head. The maple is evident from the start, dark roast malts and hints of coffee. Taste has all of this and ends up like breakfast in your mouth. even the bacon comes through as some smoky salty flavors. Nice !

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Photo of TheRossness
4.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite brews. It tastes just like the name implies and its pretty light boddied. I taste maple, bacon and coffee, the maple and coffee dominate followed by a smokey kick. I could drink this beer all morning! I want Funky Buddha to distribute in new england. They are a unique brewery and I love lots of their weird beers.

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Maple Bacon Coffee Porter from Funky Buddha Brewery
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