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:
777
Reviews:
139
Avg:
4.52
pDev:
7.52%
 
 
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803
Gots:
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Photo of 7irondave
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

Photo of ellswrth
4.87/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of thatsarealplane
4.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mrtomatohead49
3.62/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Crowler poured into pint glass, dark brown liquid , good lacings

one finger fizzy brown foam cap

Amazing maple syrup aroma, coffee,

Taste of baking chocolate , maple, coffee, roasted malts

Low sudsing, coffee bitterness is very mild, subtle, and gently lingers, actually a sweet beer

Great beer

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Photo of wanderingpints
4.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of CraigMack61
4.72/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ferocious
4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Damn! I loved this one! I know it is basically double MBCP....but it killed Maple Bacon Coffee Porter! Soooooo much glorious coffee here! Rich and thick!

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Photo of Mikey2333
4.62/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. bottle

Pours black with a creamy tan khaki colored foam head. Smells like dark chocolate syrup, espresso coffee, sweet maple syrup, pancakes, brown sugar, vanilla, molasses, caramel, toffee, toasted malts, mild smoky bacon, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like dark bitter baking chocolate, black espresso coffee, sweet maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, dark molasses, caramel, toffee, pancakes, toasted malt, mild smoky bacon, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice imperial maple bacon coffee porter.

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

Look: Black, with three inch tan head.
Smell: Dark coffee, chocolate, smoke, and salt.
Taste: Maple, chocolate, smoke, and salt.
Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth.
Overall: Great funky Porter.

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Photo of Datdubj1988
4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chewy6935
4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Wide Awake It's Morning from Funky Buddha Brewery
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