Maple Bacon Coffee Porter | Funky Buddha Brewery

Maple Bacon Coffee PorterMaple Bacon Coffee Porter
BA SCORE
97%
Liked This Beer
4.48 w/ 1,935 ratings
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:
#138
Reviews:
281
Ratings:
1,935
Liked:
1,877
Avg:
4.48/5
pDev:
8.26%
Alströms:
4.27
 
 
Wants:
2,231
Gots:
347
Trade:
29
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,935 |  Reviews: 281
Photo of Drazzamatazz
1.95/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Guess I need to review this one again...

First off, yes, this did sit in my cellar (and its a real cellar) for like three months before the chances came around to opening it.

A: Nice dark brown with ruby highlights. Good carbonation upon pouring but not much staying power.

S: Smells very much like I remember. Coffee aromas are not as intoxicating, a little more stale perhaps, but still nice. Maple is there just like before. I'd say it was a lot like the fresh growler, only significantly more muted.

T: I almost spit this out. Completely lactic. First sip was shockingly tart. To make matters worse, it still has the deeply roasted coffee flavor, some sweetness from the maple syrup, and the salt presence of bacon. This has soured, and not in a good way. Drainpour, and I hardly ever do this.

M: Much thinner than I remembered. Something is definitely in here destroying this delicious beer.

O: Was not expecting it to live up to last time, but this is in no way what I wanted. At first I tried to pretend that time had not treated this beer weel, after awhile though it became apparent that it had been infected. Too bad, was such a great beer the way it was meant to be...

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2/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Way too roasty. Didn't get enough flavor.

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2.02/5  rDev -54.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

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2.25/5  rDev -49.8%

Photo of anycrew
2.45/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had the beer on draft 4/10/11
The beer is jet black and very little carbonation and no lacing on the glass.
Very strong coffee aroma. The taste of coffee overwhelms the beer.
Did not pick up roast and malt character from the grains just over-powering coffee. It tasted like drinking a cold flat cup of coffee with a hint maple syrup. The beer is a sipper, taking over an hour to get through the glass. I would not consider this beer a porter due to the lack of drinkability.

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2.6/5  rDev -42%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer smells and tastes exactly like you would expect. I did not care for it at all. It was thin and entirely too sweet. Too gimmicky for me.

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2.64/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -38.6%

Photo of aleigator
2.77/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

'15 vintage

Pours a black color, turning dark red at the edge of the glass, with a decent beige, bubbly head.

Has an intriguing nose, featuring toffee, bready malts, cold pressed coffee, raisins, old, slightly skunky wood, and a whiff of syrup, together with salt. Smells complex in comparison to its lighter body, tied together by bakers chocolate. Not what I would expect from a porter, but quite unique and very pleasant.

Has a fitting medium carbonation among a lighter body, leaving a lot of room on the palate for bready coffee.

As well as the nose comes together, regarding its complexity, the taste is rather one-dimensional and thin. It exhibits raisins, toasty malts and an extreme overload of cold pressed coffee, rolling over all the other possible flavors, hindering the beer from developing more subtle notes, as featured in the aromas. The coffee though isn't very pleasant on the tongue, it includes no cream, but cold ash and a metallic, distracting flaw. Developes an unpleasant mix of metal, cold coffee and sticky sweet malts in the finish, leaving back a nice flavour of roasty hazelnuts at the very back end of the palate.

Tastes more like a stout than an actual porter, due to its incredibly dominant coffee presence, opening the tongue to roast and earth, as well as old tobacco and cold ash unfortunately. Its sudden turn into a sweeter direction during the finish seems a little off, as it gets unpleasantly introduced by a bubbly, metallic carbonation, rather than more fitting cream or chocolate - basically plays both ends against the middle. Evokes an overall colder appearance, leading back to the coffee, while especially the maple syrup should be able to lend a certain warming quality to the beer - it does not, feels more like a gimmick than an actual necessary ingedient, forming the appearance of the taste.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
2.87/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Scalawags
2.91/5  rDev -35%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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3/5  rDev -33%

Photo of bgold86
3/5  rDev -33%
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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3/5  rDev -33%

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3/5  rDev -33%

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3/5  rDev -33%

Photo of M_chav
3.02/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Just didn't enjoy the flavors here. Oddly they are three of my favorite things in life but putting them into a beer was just not a good idea. I was looking forward to this and was supremely disappointed. I'm obviously in the minority here but just not my cup of tea I guess.

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3.05/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.07/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.08/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of iridius
3.18/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jordanimal
3.22/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of Briggs2122
3.28/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Maple Bacon Coffee Porter from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 97% out of 100 with 1,935 ratings
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