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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.

Added by DosBeerigos on 10-20-2010

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Reviews: 232 | Ratings: 1,691
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
4.92/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | 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
4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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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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Photo of jjdc
3.51/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The adjuncts didn't really pop for me on this one, but the real let down was the criminally thin mouthfeel that is present on too many of these Funky Buddha porters.

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Photo of johnny_chimpo
3.77/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Too much adjunct for me (I know, what did I expect?). Still, I can't tell there's a base beer under here. The maple is kind of nice, but overdone for my taste. And there's definitely too much smoke for me. Oh well, glad I got to try it anyway...

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Photo of Rutager
4.18/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big tick here, thanks for letting me finally try this, Tyler. There was a ton of maple in this ....not the sickly intense fake maple flavour, but that nice real maple syrup flavour with some nice fresh coffeee and yes, I got a little smokey bacon. A little too sweet for a big pour but sharing with a bunch of waelz-bros was perfect. Thanks to that handsome devil.

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Photo of KYGunner
4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Sometimes a beer is so hyped that you are reluctant to drink it for fear of disappointment. This is not that beer. It tastes like Sunday morning breakfast with coffee, pancakes, bacon and maple syrup. Just delicious! It is a touch thin so an Imperial version would be stellar.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.13/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to lifeuntappd for the bottle. Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Clear dark brown. Forms an initial coffee with cream colored head. Super creamy. Fades to a small clump with a decent collar. Minimal lacing. Head is super creamy with a soft, large bubble structure. Decent retention in the long run. Moderate to light carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Maple candy layered over fresh maple syrup. Slightly salty and meaty tang through the back. Sweet. Salted caramel chocolate. Fresh brewed coffee rolls through the back as well. Everything on the bottle jumps right out. It smells like a diner in full tilt. Deeply roasted with some underlying cocoa. Warming pushes some of the sweetness down and ramps up the bitter coffee edge. Just a ton of maple.

Taste: A bit more roasted and less sweet than the nose would indicate. Maple rides on the back and controls the finish. Deeply roasted. A ton of burnt coffee bean and freshly brewed coffee. The bacon is super hidden. A slight hint of salt creeps through the back and helps amp the sweetness. Salted caramel. Milk chocolate with some alkaline cocoa as well. So much coffee. Malts offer a touch of cooked sweetness. Slightly grassy and earthy as well. A bit of a let down after the smell. The coffee dominates and everything else is shunted to the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Relatively clean.

Overall: I'll stick to the diner, but this is a nice touch.

This would probably be stellar with a big plate of diner breakfast. Alone it loses a little something and doesn't quite shine. The nose is impressive and sets up an expectation the taste doesn't quite reach. With all of that said, it's good and I'm glad to have tried it.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.27/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 4/30/16

Big thanks to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

A: Dark, deep brown - pours with a medium size, light tan head, fades to a few wisps, leaves some nice lacing

S: Remarkably accurate to the name of this beer - maple and coffee are more prominent than the bacon, which I think was a good choice - rich, lightly sweet maple - the maple sweetness is rounded out by the lightly salty, meat - roasty coffee, a nice dark roast - some malty sweetness, with hints of molasses and toffee - some creaminess, but I'm not clear if lactose was involved - overall, potent but well-balanced

T: Breakfast - roasty coffee and coffee beans - coffee with cream - nice amount of maple, where it doesn't dominate, but it makes its presence known - bacon is on the light side, but it's definitely there, with some light saltiness and meatiness - on the sweet side overall, with caramel, molasses, and toffee - some chocolate malts as well - lingering sweetness in the finish

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, a touch oily with some residual sugars in the finish

O: Worth getting out of bed

I usually don't eat breakfast. But I could drink this every morning. Unfortunately, I have a job, so I guess that dream is out of my reach.

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Photo of ragnar3
4.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a taster. Great combination of flavors...the maple and coffee work well together and you get a bit of smoke from the bacon that complimented the other flavors nicely. Recommended!

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Photo of tbryant21
4.97/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours dark brown with a thin head. Smell of maple is really apparent. Taste is maple forward, not overly sweet, with an even blend of coffee and a tad bit of salt. This is an incredibly balanced beer and the flavors linger in the mouth.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.57/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour from bottle

A-Pours a brown to black with small tan head, decent lacing.

S-Aroma is insanely great, straight breakfast, just need the pancakes to go with it.

T-Taste is again maple and bacon with some coffee and vanilla.

M-Mouthfeel is well balance, maybe a touch thin but it's a porter with a lot of stuff added to it.

O-Overall incredible beer, I need to have it with pancakes next time.

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Photo of rabbott2
4.65/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016 release drank on 1/29/2016

L - dark brown with a nice thin white head. Thin but solid for a porter

S - Coffee and maple burst out of the glass. Minimal smoke/bacon until it really warmed. A hint of milk chocolate

T - maple syrup, coffee, bacon, milk chocolate perfectly balanced after a bit of warming. Really really enjoyable. So unique that it's difficult to describe, but the beer name is very accurately described

F - thin, but super drinkable. Very smooth

O - This would beat the hell out of any other breakfast drink. The bacon/smoke addition is awesome when combined with the maple syrup. I really enjoyable unique type of beer that is exceptionally well done.

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Photo of KevinL
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: First thought after the pour was that this looks like a glass of cola. Very little head to speak of, with a cola colored body that lightens further around the edges of the glass. Tiny carbonation bubbles continually rise to the top of the glass. This is a very average looking beer. 3.0 for appearance.

S: It might not look great, but it smells fantastic! One of the more fun smelling things I've had the pleasure to drink. I don't get very much coffee on the nose, but there is a distinct smell of maple sausage that takes me straight to Saturday morning breakfast. If the coffee were more distinctly there, I would give a 5 for aroma. As is, 4.75 will have to do.

T: I can clearly pick out the maple and a lingering saltiness that I would imagine is playing the role of "bacon". Coffee is there a little bit, but seems to be playing more of a complementary role than anything else, perhaps to balance the maple sweetness. Very tasty beer - 4.25.

M: Fairly thin, which isn't surprising given the style and ABV. That being said, the mouthfeel is holding this beer back from its true potential. Perhaps the BA or imperial versions have more of the body I'm looking for. Definitely an easy drinker, and combined with the lower ABV this would be an easy beer to drink in quantity around a campfire with friends. 3.75 for mouthfeel.

O: Very good, but didn't quite live up to my (admittedly lofty) expectations. The aromas and flavors are excellent, but the look and feel don't quite measure up. I would certainly drink this again, but I doubt that I'll be going through the effort of getting another bottle. 4.25 out of 5.

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Photo of SHerninko
4.43/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from a trade.
Really good stuff. As a porter its a bit thinner but that makes it an easy sipper and at the lower ABV this can be a "summer night around the firepit" type brew also. Base is solid with a bit of saltiness from the bacon(?), but then tons of maple on the nose. The coffee is there but just to balance the sweetness. Great porter.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.62/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice dark chocolate color. Aroma is maple syrup up front with notes of creamy chocolate and coffee. Flavor is coffee and chocolate with maple syrup. Has a nice creaminess and very smooth velvety mouthfeel. There is a slightly salty savory presence and overall this is absolutely delicious.

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