Maple Bacon Coffee Porter | Funky Buddha Brewery

BA SCORE
98
world-class
1,925 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
Ratings:
1,925
Reviews:
278
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
8.3%
 
 
Wants:
2,227
Gots:
351
For Trade:
30
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,925 |  Reviews: 278
Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.83/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PorterLambic
4.36/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Creamy head of tan over black liquid.
Smell is maple syrup, sweetness, roasted malt, coffee, biased toward maple syrup.
Taste is biased to the coffee sadly (I hate coffee) with toasted malt & the maple syrup restrained from the nose.
Feels smooth over the palate & tongue, approaching full bodied with a light effervescence. I'd love to try a version without coffee, bet it'd push 5 stars across the board for me.

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Photo of colts9016
4.99/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My coworker comes into work and has a few beers in tow. When he said, he had some fresh Funky Buddha beers from Florida that morning. I got giddy like a school girl about to play hopscotch on recess, I was just grinning from ear to ear. A gentle pour produced a two-finger head foamy creamy medium tan color and okay retention. The color beer is dark brown with some ruby highlights. The clarity of the beer is opaque and some carbonation bubbles are visible.
Holy shit, it smells like pancakes and bacon, seriously pancakes and bacon with a side of coffee. Coffee, milk chocolate, smokiness, pig fat, biscuits, bready, huge maple notes, earthy, woody, and touch of citrus.
A rich maple flavor, vanilla, wood, earthiness, smokiness, pig fat, bready, pancakes, medium roasted coffee, biscuits, citrus, touch of sweetness.
A Medium body, medium minus carbonation and a full finish.
This beer is ridiculous, stupendous, and outrageously tasty. Oh, how I wish I had more, this would be my breakfast in the morning. I was so surprised by this that the word I can only come up with is Stupid Good. I had to text my beer loving brother and said I found breakfast in a bottle. Absolutely a must try for any beer geek.

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Photo of BurghFan16
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hockeypuck
4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beefbucket
4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Casey3236
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PeterOSU
4.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of burns3y
4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grover37
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Guess I don't get it...

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Photo of Nicolaiw
4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown/reddish almost black, small beige head
Aroma is huge! Coffee, sweet maple, smokey.
Taste is pancakes with maple then comes the smoke and lots of bitter coffee in the finish. Long finish, smoke comes again

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Photo of tmbgnicu
4.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. bottled on 01/06/17

Pours maroon black with a creamy frothy tan foam head. Smells like bacon and pancakes covered in maple syrup, mild smoke, roasted malts, dark coffee, mocha, espresso, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, toasted bready malts, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like dark coffee, mocha, espresso, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, maple syrup, caramel, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, toasted bready malts, some bacon, smoke, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice maple bacon coffee porter.

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Photo of Fantific
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jason1221
4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jacob17
4.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of carlso_aw
4.01/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of scottsoileau
4.27/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steve032
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CHickman
4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2016 bottle, pours black color with a foamy 1-2 finger tan colored head that was full of tiny bubbles, dissipating very slowly and leaving nice spotty lacing as it went down.

Wow, smell is like breakfast with the maple syrup hitting first and foremost like Aunt Jemima's syrup was spilled all over the table. Next up is roasted coffee, molasses, coffee grinds, brown sugar, roasted malt, charred wood, cocoa and a salty meat essence at the end which could be bacon or could be corned beef - no mater how you slice it (pun intended), the meaty finish just adds to the overall excellence of this aroma. So complex and strange, yet wonderful to inhale.

Tastes of bitter black coffee, vanilla, coffee grinds, faint piney hops, roasted grains and charred wood mixed with the sweetness of maple syrup, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, lactose sugar, heavy cream and then an odd salty meat flavor. Late additions of dark chocolate, toasted nuts, cocoa powder and more syrup tie it all up with an insane amount of complexities that kept me guessing and excited for every sip. This is craft beer at it's finest, bold, flavorful and very fun to drink.

Mouthfeel is between thin and average with little to no carbonation, a nice amount of bitterness and a spot on sweetness that could be summed up as this seemed like taking a sip of cold espresso and then a sip of cold black coffee to wash down a mouthful of maple syrup soaked pancakes, salty bacon and lox on toasted pumpernickel break. Funky Buddha porters are funking awesome, this was top notch and well worth seeking out.

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Photo of Michaelpro824
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shareallthebeer
4.07/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rubenjr
4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Maple Bacon Coffee Porter from Funky Buddha Brewery
4.46 out of 5 based on 1,925 ratings.
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