Maple Bacon Coffee Porter | Funky Buddha Brewery

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Maple Bacon Coffee PorterMaple Bacon Coffee Porter
BEER INFO

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

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.

Added by DosBeerigos on 10-20-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#218
Reviews:
313
Ratings:
2,115
pDev:
8.05%
 
 
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Photo of heddar33
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EMH73
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with an extremely well retained half inch khaki head that left lacing that looks like a map of Hawaii. Smells of strong maple syrup, coffee, smoke and chocolate. Tastes of maple syrup, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, smoked bacon, molasses, toffee and sweet malts. Medium to full bodied for the style, well carbonated, creamy mouth feel, mildly bitter finish.

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Photo of Eman17
4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevanb
4.01/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, 2018 vintage, poured into an oversized Funky Buddha snifter glass. Enjoyed on 11.24.18, reviewed from Tasting Journey.

The beer pours a jet black color, thick and with a nice viscosity, opaque with a loose khaki head that rises nicely with moderate retention and lacing. The aroma is pleasant, sweet and rich maple leaps out with chocolate and roasty coffee, dark grains, cream and a nice salinity emerges that evokes bacon. The flavors are good, really coffee forward with a nice roast, moderate acidity but a good richness that plays nicely with toasted dark malts while the maple comes out behind the roasted quality toning down the beer and bringing out some cream flavors while a lingering saltiness washes the palate. The mouthfeel is okay, a thinner medium body that coats well, lively and bubbly texture with a nice soft finish.

Verdict: A good adjunct porter from Funky Buddha. The texture is a bit thin relative to the amount of flavor packed into this beer while causes there to be a bit of balance issue. In terms of the actual flavors involved, the maple and bacon are great nuances to what is a very coffee forward beer.

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Photo of darktronica
4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Funky Buddha Brewery "Maple Bacon Coffee Porter"
22 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED ON 12/28/17..." and sampled on 12/26/18

Notes via stream of consciousness: First off, this is labeled as "2018" and yet they packaged it in 2017. So they actually sat on it for a year to age it? Interesting. It's poured a typical porter/stout appearance with a black body beneath a creamy head of khaki colored foam. The aroma is fantastic, it smells like a coffee liquor. It melds sweet maple syrup with black coffee and chocolate syrup, and for whatever reason that's taken me for a moment back to my days in the Boy Scouts. It's clean and bright and enticing although I haven't really found the bacon yet, just a suggestion of it. OK, on to the flavor... more coffee, basic, but good, just like a regular cup of Joe black coffee... more maple syrup as expected, and kind of sweet... chocolate syrup... some vanilla... but I'm still not finding the bacon. I wasn't really expecting bacon, but maybe some apple smoked wood maltiness...? Or am I missing it? I get coffee, maple, toffee, almost burnt but not sugar, vanilla, medium to darker caramel, some background fruitiness, and a bit of ashen roastiness. Is it smoky? I don't think so, not really, there is some in the far away background but I wouldn't consider it smoky. Still, it's good. It's nice and rich without being overly so, and sweetish but not too sweet although some of that maple sugar does linger on the palate. It's not really a dessert beer though, or is it? It could certainly be used as an ingredient in a dessert but it is rich enough to be a dessert beer on its own? Ahhh, maybe. So, OK, what else? Medium bodied and gently crisp then smooth.

Review# 6,436

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisMon02
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2018 version. Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter. Thanks bro for shipping to me from Tampa.

Dark brown with a nice creamy tan head. Some sticky lacing clings to the glass.

Strong smell of toffee, maple, burnt caramel. Lighter smell of coffee, vanilla and smoke. My mouth is watering.

Taste mimics the nose. Prominent maple/ toffee followed by coffee and smoke. Sweet but not overly so. Very complex and easy drinking.

Mouthfeel is medium with awesome carbonation. It's not thick but at 6.4%, it drinks bigger than it is.

Well made and delicious. I had no problem navigating through the whole bottle while watching an hour long tv show. Smell is amazing and the taste is not far behind. Get this one if you can. Highly recommended.

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Photo of vutoq
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.95/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pavpav12
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of elohim
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Jet black, no light passing through this one
Nose: Heavy maple. Like someone watered down maple syrup.
Taste: Heavy maple, some coffee, light smokiness. Sweet.
Texture: Much thinner than I am used to but I generally drink higher ABV stouts and porters. The thinness isn't unpleasant just a little unexpected. Great carbonation
Overall: Great beer I would recommend to anyone into maple and coffee.

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Photo of bnewt21
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Pooles26
4.04/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zythophile
4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle Date: 2017
Palate Contaminants: another stout

Dark brown, but it lets a little light through at the edge. Medium-fine carbonation, and what little head is there goes away pretty quickly.

First thing that crosses my mind regarding the nose is brown sugar, then after a few seconds, there's very obviously maple. That just blankets anything else, but I do happen to really like maple. Sweet graininess is akin to sorghum.

The maple is further back in the taste. The main one I get up front is coffee with creamer, although those tastes aren't as well integrated as the could be. Hint of vanilla. Sweetness isn't overpowering considering the adjuncts. It seems to have some sodium content, although I wouldn't call it salty.

Fine carbonation with only a little bit of prickliness. There's also something that's striking me as watery, yet the weight is still medium for the type. Aftertaste is smoked ham, minus the ham, if that makes sense. Not much maple left.

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Photo of Z-man
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gatch
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2018 batch, bottled on 12/28/17. I shouldn’t have sat on this for so long!!! At ten months old it definitely isn’t fresh but it’s still great. Don’t know why I didn’t drink this when I bought it in the summer. Regardless, the nose is incredible. Everything is as described. Super roasty, sweet yet salty, and rich without being filling. A true dessert beer that finishes smooth and clean as a porter should versus this being a heavy stout. Hopefully I can try the 2019 fresh. Bravo FB!

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Photo of Dr_Fox
4.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lsthwy
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Reinmogard
4.79/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.91/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kemoarps
4.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

LLOOOOOONNNG time want that I now get to check off thanks to @Dragginballs76's generosity during NBS BIF #8.

Cola black body that's about as fizzy. Massive light brown head that is almost like a root beer float... when the soda and ice cream interact. You can hear the bubbles popping as it builds up and then settles down. Wet bubbles. Settles down to a few lazy bubbles sitting on the liquid.

Nose is immediate and dominant. Big roasty and salty/smoky/greasy with that sweet sweet syrup from the maple. The lighter sweeter maple though that seems to be more prevalent in beers rather than the dark rich stuff that is the best on... well just about anything tasty really.

Smoky, the bacon is actually the first to present itself on the tongue. Smoked meat, maple sweet and black coffee.

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Photo of miniditka77
4.37/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: dark brownish red, a little light can pass through this. It isn’t sludge.

S: amazing smell. Maple and coffee hit you in the face.

T: very good. Starts off coffee, then some salt and maybe a little smoke, with a nice maple finish. A little bit of roasty malt and toffee flavor from the beer itself, but it stays in the background throughout.

F: fairly easy drinking, not super thick. Fairly high carbonation.

O: really great beer. Tons of great flavor without being high alcohol. My only complaint is that this shouldn’t be in bombers. I rejoiced to the heavens when I saw that Last Snow was in 4 packs of 12oz bottles. They should do the same for MBCP.

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Photo of beast464
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Maple Bacon Coffee Porter from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 2,115 ratings