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Wide Awake It's Morning | Funky Buddha Brewery

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rise and shine, buttercup - it's time for breakfast. This imperial version of our infamous Maple Bacon Coffee Porter adds some girthy gravity to the the smokey, salty, rich combo of maple syrup, fresh roasted coffee, and bacon.

Added by Habmike on 04-01-2011

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93
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506
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
20.4%
 
 
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Reviews: 93 | Ratings: 506
Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very dark in color with a medium head on to. Smell is very smoky and strong maple presence. Very sweet beer, definitely has the maple to it and can also taste the coffee.

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Photo of nerdboy19
4.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Look : Dark brownish black with brown head - 4/5
Aroma : Big maple syrup and coffee, roasted, small chocolate and coffee from malts. - 10/10
Mouthfeel : Medium carbonation, medium bodied - 4/5
Flavor : Huge maple syrup flavor with some sweetness, but ends very dry. Well roasted coffee, malt, dark chocolate flavor too. - 10/10
Overall : That maple syrup is just amazing. This is my best imperial porter, and dark beer for me so far - 20/20

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Photo of Stevedore
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle. Served in a stemmed glass.

Pours a dark cola brown body, nearly black, half finger offwhite head, good retention, no lacing. Looks pretty standard. Smell is really something else, lots of maple sweetness, dark chocolate, big black coffee bite, light smokiness on the background. Sweet caramel and roasted malt hang around a bit, as well. Smells like breakfast. Flavour is MBCP on steroids, and I think this is what everyone is hoping for when they open a bottle of MBCP, some of which have been lacking as of late- big maple syrup presence, caramel, dark chocolate, light smoke, plenty of coffee, milk chocolate sweetness and a bit of roasted malt. Dang. Like everyone else says, breakfast in a bomber. Medium-fuller bodied, improved upon MBCP, substantial and slightly sticky. Sweet maple syrup and light smoke on the finish. An overall winner here; this is every bit as good as its barrel-aged version, Morning Wood.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.98/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black, with burnt reddish-brown edges, topped with a soft thin mocha head that dies to a ring and can be rejuvenated while still chilled.

Cloying, sticky maple syrup hits me right up front, with coffee, chocolate, and lightly roasted malt. Some alcohol is also detectable.

Chocolatey coffee sneaks in the taste before maple comes barreling through in a big way. There is not a lot of the smokiness or bacon that I was expecting, but there is a bit of pecan which I guess for me is actually a preferable substitute. A bit of that porter tang comes in, with hints of vanilla. There's no mistaking it, this is a sweet beer.

Nothing surprising here aside from the lack of bacon. I find this beer to be a lot like the leftover syrup on a plate when your done with breakfast--it's quite powerful, but enticing enough to make you go back in for just another nip at it.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had from bottle aged about 2 months. Smell is incredible. Loads of coffee with a touch of maple; smells like a great breakfast! Taste follows. Lots of great coffee flavor and a lot if maple too. This imperial version is much better than regular MBCP. Delicious!

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Photo of OleDixie
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark pour with about a finger of head. Smells like maple, roast coffee, very faint smoke. Tastes of chocolate, maple, roast coffee, and a light smokey flavor to match the nose. Also, the smoke flavor did not have a "bacon-like" profile that the label would lead you to believe. The coffee flavor becomes more forward as the beer warms. Feel was fairly sticky and thick with only a light feel of carbonation. Overall, a tasty beer with a great mouthfeel and all flavors represented. I thought the maple came through very well, while the coffee and smoke flavors were present, they were not expressed as well as the maple.

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Photo of wulfie85
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is what I wanted MBCP to be. As soon as the beer was poured the entire area smelled like maple syrup. Color was dark and the flavor was very well balanced between the maple and coffee with just a hint of smoke.

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Photo of mothman
4.24/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black in color. No head.

Tons of bacon and a little smoke. Huge maple and sweetness flavor. Chocolate. Caramel.

Nicer than the regular maple bacon because it is thicker.

Nice beer. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.39/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Taster glass. Thanks for the share, Shannon.

A: Blackish brown with a tan half finger head that hung out.

S: Coffee mixed in with dark chocolate, hazlenut and smokiness.

T: Divine! What a great mix of coffee, chocolate, caramel, maple syrup and bready malts. Top it off with a bit of smoky goodness. As another reviewer said, this is breakfast in a bottle.

M: Medium with medium to heavy carbonation. Thick and decadent.

O: Of all the coffee stouts I've tried, Funky Buddha brews it up better than most. This is an amazing brew that I'd love to try again and again. Wow!

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Photo of Stevem68
4.77/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow this is delicious! Has a nice dark chocolate color. Aroma is roasted coffee and malts with sweet savory notes. Flavor is roasted coffee with a little bitterness that's balanced by the maple sweetness. Has an overall savory flavor with a smooth rich body. Overall this is fantastic.

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Photo of ChiCubs78
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's breakfast in a bottle. When cold it tastes like pancakes and syrup with a sip of coffee at the end. The coffee becomes more pronounced and almost overpowers the maple once it warms.

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Photo of brentk56
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives at the bar pitch black with a modest tan head; a few strands of lacing appear

Smell: Dark chocolate, roast and coffee, with hints of maple and smoke

Taste: Chocolate, roast and coffee tones forward with the more subtle elements of caramel, maple and smoke arriving in the middle; a bit of warmth in the finish as all the flavors merge, but this one hides the ABV well

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and somewhat creamy; moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: Big flavors in this beer; fun to drink and contemplate

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Photo of leuk0
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark black color. Tastes of chocolate, maple syrup with some slight smokiness. Smoke and maple fades as the bottle ages. A hefty drink. The big bottle should be shared with a friend.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
3.6/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

So much better in theory than execution....smells wonderful but lacks any real depth, gets very sweet and cloying, overloaded maple atop a coffee that tastes bottom shelf. No bacon to be found. Rather messy

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Photo of Myotus
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured at 48°F and allowed to warm up to 50°F before reviewing. 13Jun16.
LOOL: A fingers worth of khaki into a line with 25 seconds. Black in color with a ruby luster. Riding bubbles are small and nearly nonexistent. Lacing is thin and subtle.
SMELL: Strong aromas of coffee, syrup, and sweet chocolate intertwined with mild vanilla create an undoubtedly sweet aroma that is balanced by subtle aromas of hickory smoked bacon and hints of alcohol and bitter roasted malts.
TASTE: An eruption of strong syrup and sweet chocolate flavors instantly smother the palate and satiate any and all sugary desires. Cloying is prevented as mild smoked bacon and coffee flavors instantaneously follow while syrup flavors grow stronger. Subtle vanilla flavors enter mid palate to add a little more sweetness and a dash of complexity. The taste theatrical finishes with subtle flavors of salt, alcohol, and bitter roasted malt as all previous flavors maintain.
FEEL: Incredibly full-bodied who hints of carbonation. Goes down ridiculously smooth and creamy. Finishes with a strong and unpleasant dryness. A mild and welcoming alcoholic warmth can be felt as it travels down the throat.
NOTE: What it lack in coffee compared to its normal conterpart, it makes up for with its massive syrup profile. Beers like this one is why these guys are my favorite out of the State of Florida.

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Photo of ragnar3
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2016 Vintage, poured into a taster. Huge maple, balanced well with coffee playing a secondary role with a bit of smokiness on the backend presumably from the bacon. A definite step up from MBCP. Really well done, hope to try again!

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Photo of Treyliff
4.77/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2016 release, 22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours nearly opaque black in color with a creamy khaki colored he'd that sticks around for a while, before leaving some lacing behind

S- breakfast in a glass: fresh, fresh coffee, sweet maple syrup, smoked pork, chocolate, French toast, exactly what is expected, perfect aroma

T- explosion of fresh coffee up front, immediately followed by a sharp maple sweetness. Mid-palate brings smoky malt that resembles bacon, and a plethora of smoked meats. The finish is chocolate and smooth maple, with more smoked meats on the linger

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a silky finish, abv hidden well

O- one of the best stouts I've had to date, breakfast in a glass, absolutely delicious

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Photo of zac16125
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a tulip
no bottling dates

Thanks to IckyT2012 for sending this one over in a trade.


A: Pours an opaque black, 1 fingers width of mocha colored head which has good retention before dissipating down. Leaves almost no lacing. 4.5

S: Aroma is huge coffee, fairly large chocolate and cinnamon, maple is present initially subtle but grows as it warms and is quite nice. I don’t really get bacon, per se, but a very subtle saltiness. Smell is very similar to regular MBCP except fuller and a bit more roasty. Just spectacular. 4.75

T: Lactose-like cream, coffee, roasted malt, some saltiness on the finish. Maple is present but it is subtle. Oaky, herbaceous notes. Coffee is pretty huge. Subtle cinnamon. Breakfast in a glass indeed. 4.5

M/D: Mouthfeel is smooth, somewhat velvety but in a strange mouth-coating kind of way. ABV is exceptionally well masked. Drinkability is very good. 4.25

O: Excellent beer. Pretty on par with MBCP, a bit richer though (in a good way) and more roasty, with a fuller mouth feel. I still prefer the Last Snow series, but its an exceptional beer and I am glad I was able to try it. 4.5

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Look - Deep black color
Smell - WOW! Maple for days. Smoke, coffee and chocolate are all major players in the aroma as well.
Taste - Follows the nose perfectly. This is a maple bomb. Coffee, sweet chocolate, smoke/ash. Tastes wonderful
Feel - Nothing overly impressive about the mouthfeel. Absolutely no hint of the 10.5% though which is insane.

Overall - Sweet, decadent dessert beer. Phenomenal.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.13/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours black with tan head. It looks thin on the pour and it certainly is a bit thin. Despite this, it hides the booze well for a 10.5% imperial porter. The aroma is definitely maple forward and plenty of it stands out in the flavor. The coffee is a little aggressive and kind of takes away from the smoothness of this beer. Additionally, where is the bacon?

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.66/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Mike last night, thanks man.

It pours a pretty deep dark black, with a small head, and no lacing.

It smells like tons of maple, a bit of ashy smoke, pretty subtle coffee, and sweet chocolate. Like usual, Funky Buddha's flavored beers smell like everything they say is in there.

This is a wonderfully amped up version of MBCP. There's a ton of authentic(ish) maple flavor, sweet and syrupy, with a bit of wispy smoke. It's not really bacon-like, it's more like cigarette smoke, with coffee way in the background. There's some chocolate, and just a small hint of roastiness. This is pretty ridiculous, and really fun to drink.

This is medium bodied, rich and creamy, with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel, and a lower level of carbonation.

This is frighteningly easy to drink for the ABV and intensity- I could drink a lot of this, and I'd get in a lot of trouble.

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Photo of ELS
4.11/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's hard not to compare this beer to Maple Bacon Coffee Porter since this is the imperial version of MBCP. The look and smell are very much the same as MBCP with a nice dark color with a thin head of tan foam. The intense coffee and maple aromas are the best part of this beer. The taste is basically a boozy MBCP with a little less balance when it comes to the sweetness of the maple balancing the bitterness of the hops. It just doesn't work as well as it's lower abv version. The mouthfeel is also a little too thin for an imperial stout. Overall, it's still a very good beer, just not up to the challenge of outdoing the original maple bacon.

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Photo of earljones199
4.36/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm getting a ton of coffee and maple and not a lot of smokey bacon that I got from MBCP or Morning Wood. That said its a really nice imperialized version MBCP that has a ton of coffee and sweet maple.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.36/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - pitch black with ruby red edges and less than half a finger of brown head

S - Maple syrup, salt, iced coffee, chocolate doughnuts

T- Salt is big, smokey (almost rauchbier) malts, black coffee, bitter dark chocolate

F - thick, no alcohol, drinkability is high thanks to dessert-like flavors

O - Very good. I thunk the standard MBCP packs just as much flavor into a smaller beer. This is till good, though.

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Photo of lemmy187
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a thin mocha head. Smell hits you as soon as you open the bottle.....huge maple followed by coffee, smoke, and chocolate. Taste is similar to MBCP only less sweet with more alcohol burn. Feel is medium full for a porter with medium carbonation. Another excellent porter from FB....

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