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:
#210
Reviews:
308
Ratings:
2,101
pDev:
8.05%
 
 
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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

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikaveli
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robotic_being
3.91/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of greene94
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Abstractspirit
4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of socon67
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kbrown
4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beersgud
4.24/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of tillmac62
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black as Satan's heart. Rich thick world class head volume, lacing and quite outstanding retention.

It smells as good as it looks. The nose is world class. The base is sweet chocolate, toffee and caramel with a nice dose of maple. The coffee notes are gently subtle as is the light touch of smoke. The smoke is most noticeable on the exhale. An exquisitely complex aroma with a very small roast aspect.

Heavy medium bodied with a slightly creamy mouthfeel that comes across as quite smooth. The carbonation / body balance is outstanding. The middle is lightly effervescent while the finish is slightly prickly and thus helps the body.

The flavor profile is world class and expertly presented in a layered fashion. Bitterness is very low as are the roast aspects. Coffee is slightly more apparent than roast and presents early and lingers past the middle. The middle is sweet - caramel, toffee and surprisingly less chocolate than the nose implied. After the initial sweet salvo, maple emerges and flows through the finish to linger along with the coffee. notes.

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Photo of mecmd
4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

8/18/18 bottle

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

Photo of TheGent
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Maple Bacon Coffee Porter from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 2,101 ratings