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Maple Bacon Coffee Porter | Funky Buddha Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.47/5
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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:
#154
Reviews:
283
Ratings:
1,955
pDev:
8.05%
Bros Score:
4.27
 
 
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2,228
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Ratings: 1,955 |  Reviews: 283
Photo of Shaymus
4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sbrock22
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown-chocolate with light nutty brown colors when light strikes.

The aroma on this beer is straight up, lights out. If someone stuck this in front of my nose while I was sleeping, I'd sit straight up and wonder who was making breakfast. This is so freaking amazing, the amount of fresh maple in this beer is nothing short of amazing. Behind that...chocolate...coffee...and yes, bacon. Five, five, five.

Flavor is primarily coffee, and licking your lips after you've sopped up your last waffle with the remnants of bacon grease and maple syrup from your breakfast plate. It's got hints of burnt bacon grease where your lady got busy transferring the clothes from the washer to the dryer and let one batch burn a bit. This is painting a picture. How can a beer do that?

Feel is creamy, a bit on the light side, but again this is a porter not a stout, I have to remember that. Nice acidity on the finish from coffee.

Overall, a work of art in liquid form. It's so impressive, I may save this bottle and keep it as a souvenier. Thanks Aggro2012 for this treat.

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Photo of jaketaz
4.15/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Danmullens1
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of goblue30
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
4.95/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of g45215
4.14/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WesMantooth
4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A 2017 bomber poured into a snifter

It seems to have a medium viscosity. It is a dirty black with a moderate light tan head that settles into a fine ring around the glass soon after pouring.

The aroma is insane! It just slaps you in the face with genuine maple syrup and smoky, crisp, candied bacon. There is coffee here, but it is the least noticeable aspect. I would go with 60% maple, 30% bacon, and 10% coffee.

Flavor wise, I get the bacon up front followed by rich, sweet maple syrup amd molasses. There is a creamed coffee taste that is very smooth along side of some lightly charred barley. It finishes again with more lingering maple glazed bacon and a touch of smoke. I am tempted to go a notch higher with the taste score, but I feel like the base beer is just a little weak from a porter standpoint. It is a hair watery and I don't think the malts fight through quite enough.

The body is about medium, but a lot in part too the hefty amount of syrup I believe.

The aroma and lingering flavor will haunt me. I am admittedly a huge maple fan, but very few beers deliver a noticeable amount of quality flavor. The bacon probably surprised me the most though. It is very prominent yet restrained enough at the same time. This is a world class flavored beer that is just behind CBS as far as maple beers go.

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

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Black in color with a persistent tan head. There fingers retain very well. Lacing is minimal.

S: Sticky maple syrup, Aunt Jemima style, is the top note. Roasty and nutty coffee underneath. Lightly smokey. Toasty and chocolate malt undertones. Wouldn't pick out the bacon readily, but there is perhaps a slight saltiness at play. It's rather uncanny though, it smells like a pancake breakfast.

T: Pancakes and syrup, nutty black coffee, cola and thin chocolatey malt. Mild roastiness. Bacon comes out more as a salty/smokey flavor. Quick flashes of dark berries. Syrup and coffee on the finish are again redolent of a pancake breakfast.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy-smooth with some slick and sticky syrup. Ample carbonation scrubs firmly with fine bubbles.

O: Big flavors coming from a 6% brew, due mostly to the adjuncts and additives. The whole breakfast beer concept was really nailed, and the beer strikes a fine balance too. It's a ballsy idea that was executed to perfection. The nose in particular is one of the most memorable I've come across to date.

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Photo of Dope
4.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2017 bottle, unsure of bottle date

A: Pours nearly-black with a tall, thinly bubbled brown head.

S: Oh wow. Maple aroma is off the chart. A touch of smoke and a bunch of chocolate, covered up mostly by the coffee aroma. But that maple is 90% of it, it is incredible. I scored it just based on the maple alone, it somehow smells BETTER than a bottle of maple syrup.

T: Yup, more of the same. Maple is here in spades but not nearly as sweet as the aroma (thankfully). It definitely has a distinct charred bacon flavor now as well, not just smokiness. Bitter coffee in the middle but it's pretty subtle under all the maple and chocolate. Hell, it's even slightly salty? Unless that's just my mind playing games on me now. Chocolate on the back end and plenty of it. A thick, dark chocolate that reminds me of ganache. Coffee kicks back in a little in the aftertaste, leaving a chocolate/maple/bacon lingering flavor.

M: Medium bodied, very smooth.

O: Stellar porter. Flavors are out of this world. Coffee is not dominant like I was expecting (like from many coffee beers), it integrates nicely instead. Very complex, very balanced, super tasty and incredibly smelling. That pretty much sums it all up.

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Photo of Scalawags
2.91/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jschott75
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeK89
4.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mschrei
4.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

2017 vintage. Obtained in trade with @jhartley. Poured into a spiegelau. Jet black, very little in the way of foam or lacing. Nose is maple sweetness, roasty coffee, and a hint of smokey bacon. Both of the first characteristics are strong in the taste, but the bacon has more of a presence here. It has a bit of a thin oily feel, but this is so damn flavorful, and the flavors balance so well with each other, that it comes across an an outstanding beer.

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Photo of maximum12
3.4/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Pearlstreetbrewingco for this 2017 22 oz. bottle with three of my favorite things in it. Split with my wife.

Pour: dark. The nose is solid, with sweetness tinged with maple & an overcurrent of coffee.

Maple Bacon Coffee Porter - has to be in the top 20 of beer names ever. Just copy & paste the name of the beer & you have a review; so considerate of the brewery. The maple is the only component I might be able to pick out, & lends a long, lingering sweet kiss to the brew. Bacon? Maybe a touch of saltine, slight smokiness. Coffee? Maybe a slight bitterness. Light & airy as befits its less-than-RIS ABV. Not interesting enough to drink much of.

I recall having this at Huna Day in 2014 & thinking “what’s the big deal?” but figured it might well have been palate fatigue, or possibly herpes. Nope. Turns out this stuff just doesn’t do it for me. Pretty good.

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Photo of AleToTheVictors
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eifster82
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From bomber into a snifter.

Pitch black dark liquid which generates a good bit of foam initially, but eventually becomes just a black liquid with no foam at all. The smell has plenty of coffee and maple. It reminds me of pancake with maple syrup breakfast. Not getting much bacon, when cold or after it warms. The taste definitely follows the smell: more coffee and maple syrup. Impressive amount of flavor built into this 6.4% abv porter. If there is one negative to this beer, it is that it can feel a bit thin... but the lips do get stickier over time. Overall a very impressive beer.

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Photo of philday
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of bcsbeer
3.93/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PerfecTool
4.24/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maple Bacon Coffee Porter from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 1,955 ratings
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