Maple Bacon Coffee Porter | Funky Buddha Brewery

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Maple Bacon Coffee PorterMaple Bacon Coffee Porter

Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States | website

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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Reviews: 225 | Ratings: 1,659
Photo of rodmanfor3
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet Aunt Jemima and coffee on the nose.

The taste is mostly bitter coffee and a touch of artificial maple syrup on the end. No discernible bacon anywhere.

The feel is thin.

Overall, a pretty average beer. There are plenty of shelf beers that beat this one out.

This used to be the beer that Florida traders relied upon to gain favorable trades outside of their market. For my taste buds, this beer is not one worth revisiting or acquiring in a trade.

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Photo of Dolphinsmarlins1
4.77/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Glad I finally got my hands on a bottle of this. I honestly didn't know what to expect with the bacon, but I was pleasantly surprised with the flavor. It was definitely there but not obnoxiously so. This was made possible likely because of the sweet maple that takes center stage on the palate. There was a subtle coffee flavor as well; overall, a very tasty treat, particularly for a beer with such a low ABV.

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Photo of Angerhaus
4.87/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Opened and shared this with a couple of friends for game night. The moment you pull the cap off the bottle you know you're in for something interesting. That maple nose oozes out of the bottle reminiscent of a Looney Toons cartoon pie lifting characters off the ground through the physical forces of amazing aromas. Syrup covered pancakes all the way.

We pretty much all agreed that the midlevel ABV worked better than something in the imperial range. A huge ABV would have been distracting, and added unnecessary sweetness to a beer that's already well balanced. Interestingly, the coffee didn't seem all that strong in the taste. It was there, but certainly took a backseat to the maple. Similarly, the bacon wasn't at all overpowering either as you often find in "bacon" flavored brews. Overall, an outstanding balance from the tip of the tongue all the way to the backbone.

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Photo of StoutFox
3.34/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

After all the hype I have to say I was a bit disappointed with this one. This was a solid Porter but all I seemed to taste was the coffee, I got very little maple and a little smokiness which I will assume is supposed to be reminiscent of bacon, I just didn't see it. I wasn't impressed. Ill stick to a regular porter next time.

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Photo of MS22
4.57/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What a beer!

As soon as the top is popped the smell is evident from across the room. Straight maple goodness all over the place. Pours a deep black, thin lacing, small tan head. Again the smell is all maple with a faint bit of smokiness. Beautiful.

Mouthfeel is slick but thin, does not coat heavily and the perfect carb cleans evenly but not in a harsh way.

Taste is all maple initially. As we warm up to 45-50 chocolate and coffee enter the picture and provide some balance to the sweetness. Again just an awesome experience. Sweet maple, coffee, smokiness all in harmony.

If I were offered this normally I'd have low expectations but FB crushed it here.

Perhaps the perfect breakfast beer for a game day tailgating at breakfast time!

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Photo of Jason_cs
4.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice black. Smells very strongly of maple syrup with hints of bacon and coffee. Has a very upfront maple taste upfront with a nice pronounced coffee taste to finish. Has an excellent feel, with a perfect consistency. Overall a great beer. Ordered 2 glasses and would not hesitate to order again.

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Photo of Meyers1023
4.81/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured almost black with a tan head that stuck around for a bit. The smell was amazing, full of maple syrup, coffee, and smoked bacon! The taste is like a full breakfast as the maple comes through first as it mixes with the coffee before finishing off with bacon. The feel was a little above medium as it had some thickness and creaminess to it and low carbonation. I never thought this beer would live up to the hype but it did. Definitely one of the best porters I've ever had!

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Photo of CNoj012
4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours a very dark brown with a one finger dark khaki head that dissipates quickly to a small ring around the edge of the glass. There are very few spots of lacing. The smell is seemed subtle at first pour, but as it warmed it became very strong and very complex. Sweet maple syrup, roasted malts, sweet chocolate, coffee, and a slight smokiness all intertwine wonderfully. Taste is similar, but even better. It does not start off nearly as subtle as the smell, but it also enhances greatly as the beer warms. All the flavors from the smell come through, but they are turned up all the way. The smokiness really comes through nicely on the finish and lingers on the pallete which mixes extremely well with the wonderful sweet maple flavor. Feel is medium and slick, but creamy at the same time. Overall this is an absolutely amazing beer. Each of the flavors come through so wonderfully and very rich, and yet it stays true to style by not being too heavy and stout like. Easily the best porter I have ever had.

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Photo of anteatr23
4.7/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark and rich with a light brown lacing. Smells of maple and chocolate. Taste is pure smooth delicious creamy porter with maple to boot. Sweetness, but not overwhelming. Breakfast in a glass is entirely accurate. You could almost pour this beer on your pancakes. Coffee, chocolate and syrup -- not overly done so that it's overwhelming... nicely balanced. This is a fantastic beer that defines 'breakfast' style.

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Photo of DMBrady20
4.8/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is the best smelling beer ever. It smells more like maple syrup than maple syrup. Pancakes and coffee. It's a shame I can't drink this for breakfast every day.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a rich, dark jet hue reminiscent of black diner coffee, but supplemented by a 1.5cm sandy-colored head
S: Gorgeous sticky and sweet maple syrup on the nose with a secondary hint of dark roasted coffee
T: Upfront maple flavors transition into bitter coffee and smoky, savory saltiness
F: A bit thinner than I would have hoped for, but still a very smooth mouthfeel with slight carbonation
O: Simply an outstanding porter and ranked highly on BA for good reason. The bottle describes this beer as a 'diner-style breakfast in a glass' and my experience evoked a similar experience. Given my sweet tooth, I actually wish they had emphasized the sugary maple notes a bit more and enhanced the creaminess and depth of the mouthfeel. These alterations would have made this perfect for me, but as it stands as a diner-style breakfast, this beer very much hits all the right notes with decided aplomb. Well done.

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Photo of OompaMentor
4.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into small snifter:
A- dark brown, almost black w/ light carbonation and slight head that dissipates quickly
S- coffee, maple and smoked bacon are very evident
T- OMG!! The coffee and maple pair nicely on the palate as you let it rest- as you swallow the smokiness of the bacon lingers ....
F- medium body with light viscosity

This is a great beer if you like coffee porters. I've had Treehouse "Good Morning" and this is right up there!

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Photo of Zonk
4.95/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours just about black with thin tan head.

Smell just explodes from the glass, bit off coffee but mostly just amazing maple aromas. really could have mistaken it for a plate of pancakes with bacon.

On the palate maple dominates with bacon smokiness.

Medium body but with some viscosity,

Really amazing beer one of the best I have had. The nose is just explosive, and I could smell it in the glass long after it was gone.

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Photo of RAlmeida77
4.07/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is one of those beers that when you open and pour it, the aroma just hits you in the face. Tons of maple in the aroma, as expected. Didnt get much else. Taste has alot of maple and some smokiness (bacon) but the flavors fade so fast, you can't enjoy them. Finish is porter roastiness and mouthfeel is very thin.

I was somewhat disappointed in this and feel that it's overhyped.

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Photo of ToastedB
4.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pour from a 22oz bomber into a snifter. Acquired at MBCP Day 2016. Big coffee sweet maple and smoke on the nose. Really complex and addictive. Taste follows coffee sweet maple smokey bacon. Perfect balance. Medium carb and mouth feel. As it settles on my palette its like I ate pancakes and washed it down with Starbucks. As it warms the smokey bacon shines with a dry bitter finish. Each sip is a little different. Doesn't lose any character. Amazing how the flavors separate themselves, rotate and compliment each other. I can definitely see why others mention dark chocolate, vanilla and coconut as well. Fantastic. This beer is a unique craft beer experience you want to share with friends.

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Photo of Powderhornphil
4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is certainly a long time want. Glad to try it.

Well executed with a fabulous maple and coffee aroma and taste. Smoky Bacon notes. I want to savor this but it is pretty easy to drink.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.76/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep brown, almost black color with a one-finger creamy khaki colored head that reduce to a ring, leaving nothing behind

S- breakfast in a glass. Initially pure maple syrup aroma gives way to freshly brewed coffee, followed by chocolate chip pancakes, smoky charred malt gives smoky aromas, reminiscent of smoked pork, more creamy dark chocolate aroma mixed perfectly with the sweetness of the maple. This literally smells like a plate of hot cakes with bacon and coffee

T- initially fresh coffee hits the palate with some herbal and earthy notes, the maple plays more of an immediate sweetness to compliment the coffee. Mid-palate brings rich dark chocolate, along with some creamy vanilla & caramel. As it nears the finish, strong notes of smoked malt bring flavors of charred wood, smoke and smoky bacon. The linger provides a long stay of smoke and coffee

M- medium body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a slightly creamy finish

O- one of the most unique beers I've ever had, with distinct flavor profiles throughout the sip. An outstanding beer that I can't stop smelling

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Photo of madbrewer9
4.08/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with big tan head.
Aroma, smoke roasted malts, Maple sweetness.
Nice blend of smoke, roast, malt and Maple.
Great solid Porter with interesting additions.

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Photo of BIll_Currie
4.62/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this online. Was expensive but impossible to find in my area. Ive only had a few of their beers but its hard to believe that they make something better,. Not to sweet with the hints of maple and bacon

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Photo of KillerJigger
4.62/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smell is amazing...Maple is key note! Was very impressed with the balance. The overall mouth feel was great for a porter. My top 5 porter easily. Great job FB!!

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.95/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

WOW. This might just be my favorite porter of all time. As expected the mouthfeel was a bit thin as most porters are, but everything else was on point. Tons of smoke on the nose and taste from the bacon and lots of nice sweetness from the maple syrup. So well balanced and tasty.

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Photo of mabermud
4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The body on this supposedly fine beer has a deep brown body that looks semi-viscous as it flows from this fine looking bottle. I especially enjoy that it has a Buddha shadow on it, since I practice the art of Zen. The head is fine and foamy. When the beer exited the bottle, the head was super reactive, foaming to a nice one inch head, that quickly dissipated into a thin mocha film that gathered around the edges. Nice melt off the sides of the glass as I consume this porter.

Noice! The smell is exclusive and unique. The first distinguishable smell is of maple syrup. Very distinct. Behind that is smoke and roast. No bacon for me. I'm almost vegetarian anyways, so it does not bother me. The maple syrup smell clearly dominates. If the smoke and roast are in the back seat, the coffee is in the trunk. A top notch, charming aroma.

Noice! This is definitely different. Maple syrup, tacky porter, smoke and roast, medium malts, and I can imagine in my head a piece of vegetable matter bacon, along with a small spot of coffee. With all of that going on in my chomper, this finishes quite nicely and clean. No after tastes. Not dry, but everything fades away cleanly. I was expecting a sugary and tacky aftertaste, but nothing is left behind. Clean.

Great bubble up throughout the drink and swallow, that is not only full and dense, but also delicate.

Overall, I would say that this is a superb porter that has earned a spot on my periodic beer menu.

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Photo of tribeerguy70_3
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best fresh. The smell is powerfully bacon. Taste after sitting for 9/10 months has much more maple with little to no hint of the coffee or the bacon until the back end. Pours a little thin but still within the best I've had.

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Photo of weonfire
4.09/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of those beers that when u pop the cap you are blown away at aroma the fills the room. It is fantastic. Bacon. Coffee. Yes and Yes. I could honestly sniff the beer in my glass all day. I'd give it a 6 if I could. But......when actually drinking this elixir, it falls short. Body is thin. and just feels uninspired. Honestly a let down from the Nose.

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

2014 bottle. Cellared in temp-controlled environment for almost 18 months.

L: Black with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Nice carbonation and some lacing.

S: First thing I smell is maple. Coffee is present, but it seems to have faded significantly over time. Some smokey notes in the background.

T: Starts off with a faded coffee/chocolatey taste up front, then it opens up to maple sweetness, some more coffee/chocolate notes and then finishes with a subtle smokiness.

M/D: Medium body with light to medium carbonation. Very nice. Some people say it's too thin, and I can see that, but I think the body is totally fine.

O: An exceptional porter that has a lot going on the nose and the palette. It's got quite a bit of sweetness to it that, while not cloying, I'd still recommend sharing it with a friend. Cheers!

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Maple Bacon Coffee Porter from Funky Buddha Brewery
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