Wide Awake It's Morning | Funky Buddha Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
funkybuddhabrewery.com

Style: American Porter

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
793
Reviews:
140
Avg:
4.52
pDev:
7.52%
 
 
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Photo of Rristow
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tasted from draft. Pours black with a nice mocha head with good lacing. Incredible aroma of coffee, maple syrup and cooking bacon. Smells like breakfast. Taste is coffee, maple syrup, caramel, toffee and a little chocolate. Full bodied and clingy to the palate. Absolutely incredible beer.

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Photo of Jgolka
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Acforster2
4.51/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beermanben
4.64/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dwagner003
4.05/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Guillenj8
4.9/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nnk8216
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bluepitt1010
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of coz
4.17/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of santa216
4.67/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of xamygo
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of countrypeddler8
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.83/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.36/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TboneRN
4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TylerJ
4.77/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jprince103
4.69/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Way better out of the bottle than tap IMO. Strong maple and salty bacon up front. Light on alcohol and just thick enough to not be considered a brown ale, but not pouring out like motor oil either.

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Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: nice deep brown to black and for a dark beer seems clear like pitch black with a nice caramel brown lacing

S: smell like breakfast w the notes of Maple followed by Bourbon and the roasted malt

T: strong maple flavor that does fade as it warms but a touch sweet for me

O: great beer and loved once it warm and got more of the roast porter background

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As much of a pick-me-up as it is a put-me-down, the masterful balance of coffee, bacon, maple and porter that the brewers at Funky Buddha commands now manifests in an imperial form. All those savory, succulent and irresistible breakfast flavors wrap in a much more intense envelope of taste.

Wide Awake It's Morning puts a pep in your step as the room is engulfed in maple, chocolate and overall a Belgian waffle aroma at the onset of the pour. Dark brown and crowned with a light mocha froth, the scent follows with espresso, chocolate, nuttiness and the savory smokiness of country ham. Its taste is lavishly sweet, toasty and roasty, seeming of molasses, walnut and seared toffee.

As the flavors develops, the maple trails off slightly and allows the imperial porter underneath to shine. Its own coffee, nutty and chocolaty flavors are exacerbated by dark roast coffee additions, deeply toasted malts and a light fudgy sweetness. Coffee and smoke align on the finish to suggest the taste of sugar cured bacon just as Denny's would have it.

Full, savory and oh so decadent, the beer returns with a bold and lasting taste of maple once more while the coffee, char and smoke begin to trail. Kaluha, cream and woodsy coffee spice tingle the late palate but those rolling echoes of maple and molasses are truly something special in the culinary wonderment of craft beer.

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Photo of Miska
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of schinebd
4.7/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kingjohnh
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Wide Awake It's Morning from Funky Buddha Brewery
4.52 out of 5 based on 793 ratings.
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