Maple Bacon Coffee Porter | Funky Buddha Brewery

BA SCORE
98
world-class
1,879 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:
1,879
Reviews:
272
Avg:
4.45
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
2,227
Gots:
351
For Trade:
33
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,879 |  Reviews: 272
Photo of ead73
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Black appearance with light brown short lived head. Huge maple and coffee nose with smoke background, similar taste but smoke and bacon come through more on the palate. Light in carbonation and mouth feel.

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Photo of Spoild
4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Chris24tian
4.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boone757
4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pockets1337
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Griphon
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of roadhouse
4.59/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Datdubj1988
4.79/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TildenKatz
4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark in color with a strong scent of pancakes drenched in syrup accompanied by hints of coffee and smokiness. For the taste, bacon saltiness and coffee notes really shine through up front while the taste of syrup and a very slight hop bitterness linger on the backend. Overall this is a very complex beer, with multiple flavor profiles standing out through each sip.

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Photo of Nedry
4.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've been drinking this since 2015, and it seems to improve every year. This is just one of those beers you don't understand until you try. Fluffy, almost brown creamy head. Aromas of it's namesake. Oily, sweet pungent taste that coats your mouth with maple and coffee, light smoke and salt. It tastes just like it smells, and it is very fragrant, when you pop a bottle, everyone around you can smell it instantly. It is very balanced, easy to drink, and it's so smooth you would doubt there is alcohol in it at all. The taste lingers in a beautiful way. It's backed by a malty sweetness and slight roast malts that is rarely matched. This is a top 5 beer for me and I'll buy it whenever I see it.

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Photo of Damian
4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1 pint 6 fl.oz. bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
Served in a snifter

The oily, dark chestnut colored body was topped by a super tight and creamy, inch-tall cap of khaki froth. Decent retention. The head dropped fairly quickly to a thin film. Minimal spotty lacing stuck along the glass.

Maple notes dominated in the nose. This was a total maple bomb. Loads of creamed coffee too. Fair amount of roasted and caramel malts. Vanilla was also apparent. Hint of smoke. I probably would not peg this for bacon however. The smokiness intensified later in the session.

The flavor was more subtle and less maple forward than the aroma. Malty up front. Nice mix of roasted and caramel malts. A touch biscuity. Moderate amount of maple in the center. Some milk chocolate too. Touch of vanilla. Coffee appeared as well. More roast on the back end. The beer finished with a nice mix of roast and sweet, lingering maple notes.

Medium bodied mouthfeel. Creamy and frothy. The liquid contained a fairly aggressive, large bubbled carbonation that initially seemed a bit too intense but settled down with time.

Most flavor-forward dark beers happen to be high ABV stouts and imperial stout. The fact that Maple Bacon Coffee Porter contains such interesting and intense aromas and flavors - yet registers in at a mere 6.4% ABV - is pretty remarkable. When it comes to creative, adjunct-infused beers, nobody does them better than than Funky Buddha.

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

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

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

Photo of BeerBeast
4.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Academymike
4.51/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's everything I'd heard about it and then some. My only "fault" was that I had a whole 22oz bottle by myself and, for my 70 year old taste buds, that was a little much. I should have shared it but I wanted to try it first (I scored 3 bottles) to see if I liked it. I loved it, just not quite so much of it. It hit all of my senses really well and I can see why beer "geeks" line up for this hard to find brew. well done

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Photo of sjstraub
4.61/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of soze47
4.51/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Balanced to perfection- this beer could easily go sideways and become a mess with the powerful triumvirate of maple bacon and coffee - but they each play a complimentary role

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Photo of dyjuan8
4.17/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.93/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Maple Bacon Coffee Porter from Funky Buddha Brewery
4.45 out of 5 based on 1,879 ratings.
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