Wide Awake It's Morning | Funky Buddha Brewery

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Wide Awake It's MorningWide Awake It's Morning

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States

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.

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Photo of FBarber
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
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 -1.1%
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 +4.9%
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%
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 +5.1%
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
4.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | 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 +8.4%
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 +5.3%
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 +2.7%
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 -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%
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 +7.1%
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 -4%
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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Photo of Stevedore
4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
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 -11.9%
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 -2.7%
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 -4%
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 -3.8%
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 -6.2%
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 -2.9%
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 +5.5%
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 -1.8%
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 -1.1%
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 -4%
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 -20.4%
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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