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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

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4.45
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.26/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, maple, bacon, smoke, and coffee aromas. Taste is much the same with maple, coffee, and smoke flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a phenomenal smell and tasty flavors that are exactly what the name implies.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

man, what a special brew, and the way i got to try ti was pretty special too. it came through a trade i suppose, but a generous giving by its original owner, who runs a little pizza shop in port saint lucie florida called tavola, which i must recommend as strongly as one can, some of the most delicious and innovative pie i have encountered, and i am a real pizza enthusiast. thanks rob, my new pal, for this beauty! the beer pours like you would expect it to, nice dark mocha brown head over a dense looking brew the color of a coffee bean. it smells incredible, the coffee is the most evident by a landslide, but the other elements are there, and the maple is wholly authentic, not like the fake stuff, this is the real deal. the bacon is weird, there is a meaty smokiness, but i cant place bacon right away from the nose, it opens up though as it sits. plenty of coffee on the first sip too, thats the flavor i taste first. there is a dark chocolate undertone to it, and a roasted barley depth and texture not common in beers under 7% abv, which i still cannot believe. so many dark and interesting beers these days are 10% abv and sit in a whiskey barrel until the original beer is not recognizable, not this one folks, this is pure genius, and so different for those reasons. the bacon comes on real distinct in the flavor right after the swallow in that second or two long zone of stillness before all the coffee and maple flavors come rushing back. its almost salty, and definitely smoked, but its not intrusive, it just tastes like a really good and complete breakfast. the maple is responsible for a very long finish, and it carries a sweet nutty roast from the grain with it, although its never too much. i tasted maple on my mustache the next morning, and it was just as good, so this one has some staying power. i suspect its better fresh than aged too, although i may never know. the coffee and maple seem so forward, you would hate to lose that. the bacon is never greasy but gets more and more distinct as i zero in on it, i just frankly cannot believe how different and good this is, and how generous rob was to share it with me. a complete treat, and maybe the liquid highlight of my vacation to florida. worth the hype and then some.

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Photo of brentk56
4.7/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Presents with a fudge brown color capped by a mocha head that leaves a fair amount of lace

Smell: The maple and coffee dominate, with the chocolate and bacon elements underneath

Taste: Black bread, maple, chocolate and coffee flavors, up front, with the bacon adding a subtle element on the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Lives up to the hype, with all of the flavors presenting in a nicely balanced fashion; just extraordinary and well worth seeking out

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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 oline73
4.07/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Churchkey during the Funky Buddha/Cigar City event. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a finger of off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Smooth coffee roast with some dark chocolate notes. Sweet with some maple and a nutty quality.

Taste: Very smooth with tons of coffee. Nutty and sweet with dark chocolate and some caramel. I'm getting some maple, but it doesn't slap you in the face or anything.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and an overly dry finish.

Overall: This is one of the smoothest coffee beers I have ever had. The nuttiness from the coffee and the malt was very nice as well. I didn't feel like the bacon added much. I would love to have another.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler courtesy of Dosbeerigos. Thanks, Phil! Served in a snifter.

Pours a very dark brown with a nice tan head and a bit of spotty lacing. Thin collar as it goes down. Nose is quite incredible with large doses of vanilla, smoke, and coffee off the front end. As it warms up, the maple really starts to come out. Very, very nice. The flavor hits the same high notes with a good dosing of roast and coffee plus some maple. Not as much smokiness here. Mouthfeel is medium with a dry finish and moderate carbonation. Incredibly drinkable and we certainly had no problem finishing off this 32-ounce growler. Thanks again to Phil for the awesome hookup on this one.

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

This porter has it going on. Such a complex beer for the style. I have a hard time figuring out how they pack so much flavor into this beer. It really has the sweet, sticky maple syrup. It has the smoked malt, bacon flavors. And the coffee roast doesn't disappoint. Very easy to drink. Very flavorful. One of my favorite porters.

6.4%? really? So easy to drink and so complex.

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Photo of jlindros
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to rudzud for sharing this gem. I was very disappointed that they couldn't make the rescheduled EBF this year.

Nice creamy foamy head, fades at a med pace nice lighter lacing, pitch black beer.

Nose is awesome, amazing, tons of maple, nice maple bacon thing, lots of brown sugar, fluffy caramel nutty malts, light peanut butter and hint sweet syrupy thing, hint cocoa and vanilla, some light roasted coffee beans and fresh brewed coffee.

Taste is sweet, big nutty malts, peanut butter and maple syrup, caramel, little molasses, tons of melted brown sugar, some lighter smoked malt for a bit of bacon, some decent coffee like fresh brewed, little earthy grainy flavor, light yeasty addition of chewy bready flavor. Fairly sweet almost candy like, maple candies, light fig like too. Then light earthy hint spicy hops, some bitterness. Finish is semi sweet and sticky but drier, lingering light bitterness, dark malts, light peanuts, more maple and light bacon, brown sugar, etc.

Mouth is fuller bod, thick and little syrupy, nice carb that has a bite to it, the more I drink and since rudzud pointed it out maybe a bit too much carb.

Overall great beer. very tasty, although probably couldn't drink more than a glass full.

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Photo of chinchill
3.92/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent looking: dark red-brown with excellent clarity.
Not as great as the name suggests.
O: kudos for managing to get maple, coffee and a hint of bacon into a porter.
(Revisited in September 2016).

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Photo of Kegatron
4.17/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

32 oz screw-top growler into a couple of tulip glasses. Big thanks go to Stakem for generously sharing this with me.

Pours black at first, but holding it up to the light actually reveals a deep ruby hue to this, and is topped with a ½ finger of light mocha colored head. This stays frothy on the edges, with a filmy look across the center. This has a very robust flare-up to it, leaving back a foamy cascade of lacing that slowly recedes into rich swathes of lacing. I can't quite put my finger on this recognizable aroma at first, until I realize that it smells....LIKE BREAKFAST!!! Bacon and sausage mixed with maple syrup covered chocolate chip pancakes and a dash of zippy coffee character. Oh, and just a smidge of earthy hop across the back of the nose to remind you that your actually smelling a beer!

The taste brings things back down to reality a bit. The smoky flavors are more subtle here and hang on the edges of a core of roasted coffee, light bitter hops, and sweet chocolate. That molasses flavor is present as well but doesn't quite stand out, instead integrating itself with all of the other flavors a bit more. Smoke and coffee hang in a rather dry finish. All of those flavors from the nose are present and balanced with each other but this just overall lacks the impact of that aroma. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, maybe a touch fuller feeling, with a nice mellow creaminess to the carbonation. Some light sharpness works itself in to, adding a gentle crispness to the proceedings, and zero alcohol presence helps keep this easy in the mouth and quite drinkable.

While this one didn't quite live up to the hype, I still found it very impressive how they were able to pull all of these unique flavors off into a very interesting yet still approachable drinkable package. That's 2 for 2 so far on these Funky Buddha beers for me. I will continue to seek more of these out.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First had: oddball bottle serving from an old bottle at Pinocchio's, Media, PA (see other review below). This review is for an actual on-tap serving at Woody's, Philly, PA.

This was much different than my sample acquired from the bottle, but strangely enough...I liked the bottle better. On tap, this beer was served in a ball-stem goblet, an opaque brown-black with a small mocha head that receded to a ringlet. I think I can definitely say that this beer's best attribute is the aroma, and in more than one way. Lots of coffee up front, some sweetness, roasty malts, unfortunately not too much in the way of bacon or maple, though the maple comes out more as it warms. As I said in my previous review, the aroma of this beers lingers on whatever it touches, whether it be your glass, your clothes, or your hands, and it not only lingers, but actually seems to get better. Hours later at home, after my wife had washed her hands with Lush soap, we could still smell the maple coffee from the beer. So we sat around and just sniffed her hands for an hour or so. But I digress.

When the beer hit the palate, it came off a bit disappointing in comparison to the aroma, but I think mainly because it wasn't as full-bodied as I expected. Coffee is the dominant factor here, lots of coffee, very roasty, and if there is any bacon or maple (anyone else stutter or perform involuntary spoonerisms when ordering this?) in there, the coffee kind of overpowers them. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but it just doesn't have the balance you'd hope for. Maple comes out more as it warms, just like in the aroma. Bacon is mostly truant. Mouthfeel is heavier than medium, but not quite full.

This is a tasty coffee porter, but definitely not the best out there. It's not even the best porter from Funky Buddha, which IMO is easily the Last Snow.

Thanks go out to Ryan and FB for bringing your great beer to Philly, and also to Bella Vista, Monk's, Capone's, Woody's, Prohibition, Devil's Den, Hulmeville, and any other provider I may have missed.

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Photo of billab914
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Churchkey during Savor week, served in a tulip. It arrived pretty close to black in color with a thin, frothy, tan colored head to it.

I immediately get smoky bacon and sweet maple in the aroma. It's got a bit of a breakfast sausage and syrup thing going on. There is a bit of roasty coffee to it along with some chocolate chip pancake notes. The maple and smoke combination is really awesome. Everything really integrates well. The flavors are bold, but don't overpower one another. Smells like an awesome breakfast.

In the taste, more smoky with bacon and sausage come out up front with the maple sweetness more towards the finish. It's also very roasty in finish with good dose of coffee coming out. Again, an awesome breakfast is probably the best way to describe it. Also pretty well balanced for all the bold flavors.

Mouthfeel felt thin and a little watery for the style of beer. Carbonation was on the lower side. I'm not aware if they added any oats to this or not, but a big creamy oatmeal stout mouthfeel would have gone great with this beer in my opinion.

Overall, I thought it was a great tasting and wonderfully unique beer. It was an awesome breakfast in a glass. Everything comes together perfectly in it and I loved the smoke and maple flavors. Wish I could drink this every morning.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Such a fun time hangin with Calton and enjoying this one during hobo tasting number 8. this may very well have been one of the best beers i have ever had, hands down. just simply superb in every way. served into two pint glasses and enjoyed on 4/30

the pour was a thick dark motor oil brown with loads of lacing coating the sides and just a really sticky, messy look to it that seemed to plop down in the glass like sludge.

as i reach in to catch a wiff i am overloaded on maple syrup. i have never had a beer have this much maple in it. it was was really simply amazing. so sweet and full of everything, i cannot say enough good things about this one, it really was simply amazing. as it warmed, molasses, dark chocolate, loads of roasted malts and vanilla with coffee and espresso overload start to take shape. this carries over into the flavor which mirrors the heavy maple and brown sugar so perfectly i was simply blown away. each sip was like heaven on earth, a wonderful mix of rich flavors and sweet, decadent dessert like taste. this was more then a beer, this was an expeirence.

overall i really do not know what else i can say, this was quite simply one of the best beers i have ever had. absolutely amazing in every way.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From 06/07/12 notes. Had this on tap at Churchkey in Washington, DC. I've had the imperial version and BA version at NOTB/EBF, but never the base beer, so very excited for this one.

a - Pours a very dark brown color with one inch of dark tan head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of coffee, sweet maple, roasted malts, light smoke, vanilla, light sweet dark fruits, chocolate. Love the nose; I actually think there is less smoke than the imperial Wide Awake It's Morning version, making this nose even better. Perfect for me, just so well balanced.

t - Tastes of coffee grinds, sweet maple, sugar, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, smoke, burnt malts, sweet fruits. Again, an awesome taste though not quite as balanced as the nose, with the coffee coming through a bit more here.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Super smooth and creamy, and very easy to drink.

o - Overall, a fantastic beer. I actually like it better than the imperial version due to it having less smoke, and would put it up their with their Morning Wood. The nose is perfect to me; a perfect balance of sweet maple, coffee, and light smoke. Something I could definitely have a few glasses of, and one of the best maple beers out there. Would love to have it again.

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Photo of orangesol
4.74/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served on-tap at the Hulmeville Inn during Philly Beer Week 2012. Just getting around to writing this one up.

A - Pours very dark brown, might as well be black, with a small half finger tall off white head leaving spotty streaks of lace down parts of the glass.

S - Smells of a TON of maple syrup, fresh brewed coffee, smokey dark roasted malt and a touch of chocolate malt. The rauch character grows as it sits in the glass.

T - Starts off with plenty of intense maple syrup sweetness slowly giving way to hints of coffee, chocolate and some smokey rauch malt. The "bacon" isn't very noticeable initially but it does grow stronger throughout the experience. Finish is pretty sweet with some dark roast, lingering on the palate long after the finish.

M - Big, full body with intense flavors and moderate carbonation. For being so big and flavorful it is still has a smooth feel. This one is definitely a sipper but in a good way.

O - On the way back from the bathroom I noticed that the entire bar smelled like maple syrup...pretty sure that isn't a coincidence. Other than possibly HF Ann this is the best beer I had during PBW this year. Amazing stuff.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter.

Gotta love a label that's pretty much just a piece of scotch tape with magic marker... Anyway, this stuff pours a brackish black-brown topped by a half-finger of off-tan foam. The nose comprises rich cocoa, caramel, maple syrup, molasses, and Reese's peanut butter cups. Everything is richer than the thickest fudge I've ever had. Da-amn. The taste pretty much brings in more of the same, producing a veritable liquid version of a hot fudge sundae smothered in rich caramel sauce, with a tall coffee to drink and a side of maple-smoked bacon. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a fantastic beer, one I wish I could encapsulate in a candle or a spray or a spread or something, any way to keep it around as long as possible.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has lots of sweet coffee, light maple and some vanilla. Taste follows with the sweet coffee. Light roasted coffee bitterness on the finish. Light bodied but quite soft on the palate. Overall it's really good with intense flavors, only the body could be fuller.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!

This very intriguing brew appears a dark brown shade, with crimson highlights apparent when held to the light. The head is about a quarter inch thick, and settles down to a thin layer atop the beer. The smell is just awesome. Wow! Scents of maple, vanilla, smoke, chocolate and a robust coffee presence make for a world class aroma. The taste does not disappoint, though it doesn't quite live up to the promises of the fabulous aroma. Fresh coffee and maple syrup are blended to perfection, with some chocolate and vanilla notes coming in behind. I actually thought this beer was higher in alcohol. Highly drinkable - I could sip this all night. In fact, that's what I did.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the brewery on 1/19/2013. Served in a wine glass.

Appearance - Black with a nice khaki head. Thick collar. Dark in here, so it's tough to see it, really.

Smell - Coffee isn't as strong as most coffee stouts. Much more earthy. Maple adds sweetness and it gets cut by a hint of smoke, but that's the least dominant of the aromas.

Taste - Coffee up front and it comes back in the finish. Maple and malt sweetness. Chocolate malt. Maple sweetness lingers long after each sip. Smoked flavor is more predominant and cuts the sugars nicely.

Mouthfeel - At points a little thin and over carbonated, but I could drink it all day.

Overall - Another beer from the Buddha where all the adjuncts are in perfect balance. They must pour maple syrup right into the keg to get that kind of flavor out of it.

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

Thanks to DosBeerigos for the trade and the opportunity to give this brewery a try. I've held on to this 32oz "apothecary" growler for too long just waiting to share it with someone. Finally an opportunity to open and share it when visited by Kegatron!

From the screwtop growled into a pair of snifters, this brew appears nearly black in color with brown clarity showing through the edges. When held to the light this brew reveals some deep ruby coloration. A dark whisp of dark brown head holds close to the edges of the glass with spotty lace clinging to the wall. A swirl revives the cap.

The smell of this brew has quite a lot going on. It takes me quite a few sniffs before I try to pick it apart. It has a mildly musty grain scent that's blended in with a seemingly smoked sweetness of molasses. There is a bit of a woodsy scent reminiscent rauchbiers that is smokey and enjoyable. There is an underlying amount of coffee present that adds to the complexity.

The taste of this brew is equally perplexing, complex and enjoyable as the aroma. There is a light burnt flavor upfront that gives way to a smoked quality coupled with light molasses character that again reveals a bit of some smokey notes. There is a modest amount of bitterness that creates a unique blend of roasted malt to sugary molasses and coffee. The aftertaste of this brew is sweet with caramel malt mixed with molasses. Quite a bit more woodsy in the way it tastes than what I was expecting but still enjoyable.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Very drinkable with quite a lot of flavoring to take in and enjoy. This beer, while a pleasure to drink and something I would certainly seek out again, was a wild ride. Take away the visual and I never really felt like I was drinking a porter. In so many ways this brew reminds me of the conglomeration of different beer styles that makes up Bullfrog's Gothika. It's a crazy hybrid of rauchbier/smoked beer mixed with a porter and supplemented with coffee and molasses. In every way this brew screams morning/breakfast treat.

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4.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Nate for procuring this. 32oz growler, served in a New Belgium tulip.

A - Pours to a finger-plus of tan foam that settles to a thick cap, leaving behind spotty lace. The body is a very dark brown that is a little lighter at the fringes.

S - Huge wonderful delicious roasted coffee beans mixed with maple syrup, and some peripheral chocolate and caramel flavors as well. Not much "bacon" (or smoke, hickory, etc.), but this smells so good that I don't care about the absence of pork products.

T - The taste has more maple sweetness than the nose, but there is still a nice balance of roast coffee bitterness and malt and syrupy sweetness. Again - where's the beef, err, bacon? Probably a 4.25 in this department, but I'll be generous seeing as this is a new brewery.

M - Medium bodied, with a chewy, sticky, texture. There's some roast coffee grit to it, and a lingering syrupy finish. Carbonation is fairly low.

D - This was quite good, although the richness of flavor would make it hard to drink a ton. Still, I'm impressed - great coffee and maple flavors that are well-attenuated. Would love to have this one again.

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Photo of Duff27
4.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Half inch tall mid-mocha head. Body is a dark brown. Splotchy lacing, cap and collar remain throughout.

S- Heavy roast coffee, chocolate, hints of smoke. Could keep my nose in it all day.

T- Chocolate reminds me of an M&M flavor. Coffee and cocoa play off each other nicely. Packs so much flavor, would have a hard time guessing this at 6.3%abv

M- Medium/full mouthfeel, medium/medium-low carbonation.

D/O- Very good, a step below world class in my opinion. Nicely balanced with all that goes I to it. Would have loved more smokiness. Wonder about an imperial version would taste like? Glad to try. Thanks a ton for the share egrace84!

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Photo of drabmuh
4.47/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler shared by Mike, thanks! A truly wonderful beer.

Beer is black / dark brown and hazy with a thin wispy head, no lacing, low carbonation. Looks OK.

Aroma is super nice and really complex. First off, it's strong with coffee, the maple is second but there is not much bacon though.

Beer is medium in body and so creamy, as the beer warms the maple becomes more obvious. The maple is mostly in the back / aftertaste as the beer finishes mildly dry. The coffee and some sweetness is the most obvious flavors in the entire palate. I really liked this beer overall. A very good beer.

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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 GreesyFizeek
4.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle received in a recent trade.

Pours an oily and fairly dark black, with a quarter inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells intoxicating. You get every aspect of the name- I get maple up front, with bitter, roasted coffee beans, and some meaty smoke in the background.

I gotta hand it to Funky Buddha, they nailed this one. When you call something Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, you expect everything to be there, and it really is. The maple and coffee are the strong flavors for me- I get rich, syrupy maple and molasses up front, with a very earthy, slightly burnt coffee flavor, and some earthy smoke that really does resemble bacon. It's like a perfect breakfast. I get almost a cigarette flavor from this too, from the smoke. Other than the advertised flavors, I get some chocolate and roasted malt.

This is medium bodied, pretty thick and full flavored for the lower ABV. It's pretty creamy and goes down real easy.

This is amazing. A brilliant brewing achievement from Funky Buddha.

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