Wide Awake It's Morning | Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States

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.

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Photo of Angerhaus
4.07/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark as you would expect for a coffee stout with a very minimal head.

Nose is largely coffee right out of the refrigerated bottle with more maple coming through as it warms.

Great coffee taste, but I'm not getting as much maple as a lot of other reviewers. Certainly as it warms the maple comes around, but it isn't quite the maple bomb that regular MBCP was in my opinion. Decent dark chocolate notes, but nothing too fudgey like far too many other big stouts seem to tend toward.

More thin than I was expecting, until I remembered that it's a Funky Budda beer. I've yet to be blown away by the mouthfeel of any of their beers, and this is no exception. I wouldn't go so far as to call it watery, but it isn't chewy like a BCBS or Abraxas.

Overall, it's solid. I think I prefer the regular MBCP's ability to showcase the flavors over this brew's more alcohol centric approach. If I were in Florida and saw it for sale I would buy it, but I don't know that I would trade for a bottle again.

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

I'm a big fan of Maple Bacon Coffee Porter and was really looking forward to trying the imperial version. Tremendous flavors - it is a maple syrup bomb, but still nicely balanced. Could use a little more thickness in the feel, but that is nitpicking. Can't wait to try the BA version!

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

Dark brown color with mocha head. Aroma has really nice sweet coffee notes and light maple. Taste follows with the sweet coffee but more roasty and bitter. Medium body, really smooth. Overall it's slightly better than MBCP but not mind blowing.

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Photo of Gambyt20
4.62/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow this is amazing, more of everything comparable to maple bacon coffee porter. so rich, smooth complex and just super breakfast tasty. Funky Buddha is really got the breakfast stouts down pack.

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

Large shared bottle.
Nicely sweet. Moderate complexity. Very good balance.
Rich flavor, with maple, chocolate, and coffee evident in the aroma and flavor, but no bacon. Excellent anyway, so good I don't miss bacon!

Overall: excellent!

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber. Near black, finger white head, fades slow to a ring. Aroma of sweet maple sugar, bitter coffee. Tastes just like it smells, so tasty, vanilla in there also. Flavors really come together. Medium slick feel. Enjoyed this a good bit more than MBCP.

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

Look: pitch black, 1 inch khaki head light lacing
Smell: fresh roasted coffee and sweet maple syrup, roasted malt and smoke
Taste: big coffee front with hints of maple syrup and bacon all backed with a malty backbone
Feel: stupidly smooth, medium mouth feel and way to easy to drink
Overall: better than MBCP

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black and thick pour with a small tan head and lacing that fades. Aromas are rich and full of rich bold fresh roast coffee, sweet maple and smoke. Notes of rich fresh roast coffee, sweet maple, toasted grains, salty savory bacon and smoke. Full feel, nice carbonation makes this really drinkable, no hint of ABV and a dry bitter coffee finish. Softer edges on the coffee note would elevate this but it's a savory morning treat that's near perfect on my Thanksgiving morning.

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Photo of Furlinator
4.13/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 04/21/16.

Pours near black with cola edges. A half-inch khaki head forms and quickly disappears completely leaving no lace. The smell is of maple syrup, smoky bacon, chocolate and a hint of coffee. The taste follows with maple being the most evident component and the coffee element being very subtle. Full texture with low carbonation. As advertised, a unique sweet, decadent offering.

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

last year's batch from a sway a while back. Imperial mbcp, yet carries so heavily in the coffee realm. maple is fairly in your face as well but bacon is hardly present. silky body and deliciously drinkable breakfast beer. very adjuncty fairly artificial, but this is funky Buddha son that's to be expected. tasty, one of the good ones.

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Photo of OompaMentor
4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle poured into snifter. Rich black color, little (thin) head; no noticeable carbonation. Maple is very evident to nose, masking others notes. First taste - Oh, man - maple syrup on front with expresso coffee, roasted malts and hint of smokiness on backside. Another fabulous brew from FB!!

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Photo of BeantownBrews
4.62/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Excellent beer, pours pitch black with a nice inch-ish tan head -smells of sweet coffee with a taste that is perfectly sweet without being cloyingly so, a bit on the thin side but overall excellent

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Photo of FBarber
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a shiny pitch black color that is completely opaque. Thin tan head dissipates all too quickly.

Smell is to die for - lovely strong maple syrup aroma with notes of smoked malts, coffee and molasses.

Taste has notes of maple syrup, smoked malts, bacon, coffee, roasted coffee beans, molasses. It really captures breakfast in a glass. There is a touch of alcohol on the finish, buts its actually a welcome balance to the sweetness of the beer.

Feel is spot on - medium carbonation, smoooooth velvety almost creamy mouthfeel.

Overall this is an incredible beer - it lives up to the hype and then some.

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

Got this one from Peensteen in a total surprise. Cheers man!

From a bomber into a snifter
Imperial version of Maple Bacon Coffee Porter

APPEARANCE: Clear black pour yields a 2+ finger, medium looking, slightly foamy tan head with great retention. Black body with no real carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a foamy cap and clings to the sides of the glass. Ring and faint wisp remain with touches of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Piles of maple syrup with obvious coffee as well. Sweet cream, vanilla, milk chocolate, butterscotch and lovely maple on the nose. Bold and very enticing.

TASTE: Maple sweetness with butterscotch, light smoky bacon flavors, and a good dose of coffee and cream at the swallow. Bolder and lingering finish with maple and butterscotch sweetness, vanilla cream, some milk chocolate, light smoked notes, and a well-measured dose of bitter and slightly burnt coffee. A touch of booze but not much.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes quite sticky on the palate. A bit of heat lingers.

OVERALL: This is really good. Usually bigger doesn’t mean better is true, but definitely not in this case. Where I found the regular Maple Bacon Coffee Porter to be a little lack luster, this one hits all the right notes. Big, bold, full, and loaded with character. The barrel aged Morning Wood is all this plus a well-measured barrel, which is even more out of this world. Quality stuff and I’m sure it’s been a source of inspiration for other brewers out there. Thanks again Peensteen. Highly, highly recommended.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I've been wanting this beer since I first learned of it upon its release.

Dark body, near black, medium viscosity, small collar. The aroma is where this beer begins to take off. Oh my. Chocolate, vanilla, smores, breakfast sausage, maple. The flavor is also top notch, following the aroma. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Complex and absolutely delicious.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Comes out looking black but a little thin, nice big tan head settles down and leaves rings of lace.

Smell on this thing is like IHOP in a bottle... Ridiculous smoke and maple syrup. Taste is the same, everything you expect us right there and it's amazing how well it's captured.

Feel is medium and I'd like a little more, but it's thicker than the pour led on. Oily, but not sticky. Very sweet beer, but the smoke/salt cuts through it and produces a nice balance.

Overall this is just fantastic, and reminds me a lot of Double Stack except maybe with better balance. Time to get some Morning Wood!

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Photo of sorthcj
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Small snifter from World of Beer, Tampa, FL.

Appearance was as expected from this style, dark and beautiful lacing.

Aroma was amazing, camp fire breakfast in a glass.

Taste was tremendous. Maple upfront followed by smoky, creamy chocolate infused bacon (hard to imagine).

Mouthfeel was medium bodied which is surprising with such intense flavor.

Overall the best liquid I've ever experienced. Planning a trip to the brewery for the next release.

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Photo of jcflorian
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance-pitch black nice mocha head with amazing glass lacing.

Aroma- Wow, smells like breakfast. Coffee prominent upfront. Smokiness from the bacon clearly evident . Tremendous

Taste- I was blown away by the smell of this beer. That being said I was slightly let down by the taste. Not bad but not the mind blowing experience I expected. Very good but not great

Mouthfeel- coats the mouth nicely . Medium mouthfeel, thinner than expected but still appropriate for style .

Overall- well worthy of top 250 status, and aroma is unreal , but a little let down by the tastes. This is a rock solid beer but not elite level.

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Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This one really lived up to the hype for me. The smell was absolutely amazing and the taste followed through. It pretty much tasted like a liquid McGriddle to me; I love savory!

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Photo of fireazzi
4.76/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I loved this. I know some people don't like that maple coffee adjunct taste/smell but I loved it. It tasted great, went down smooth, had an amazing coffee maple smell. I was very happy to have this and would love to have it again.

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Photo of peensteen
4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nearly jet black, ring of tan head and no lace. Smell is massive coffee and maple syrup, chocolate and vanilla and some roast, the bacon notes are subtle but this is essentially like sitting at a breakfast counter in a diner. Taste has a dominant coffee flavour upfront, roast and chocolate, again bacon is subtle, maple syrup after the coffee flavours, long coffee aftertaste. Light-medium carbonation, medium-full body. Incredible, the nose alone makes this worth seeking out, would love to revisit this.

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Photo of stevoj
4.16/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle share on 7/30/16. This immediately followed the Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, what a combo. If the MCBP was the jab that knocked me silly, this was the knockout blow. Everything that MCBP was, this had dialed up, with the added booziness from the 10% ABV. This isn’t breakfast the morning after, this is breakfast while you’re still out partying.

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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 SinjaminBentek
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Popped this bottle at an epic Omaha, Nebraska bottle share. Poured into a teku. I felt this was a little over hyped. The nose on this was a highlight. Taste and Mouthfeel were lacking a bit. Not worth going out of your way for imo.

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