Wide Awake It's Morning
Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
Imperial Porter
Ranked #6
Ranked #137
4.52 | pDev: 7.3%
Nov 07, 2022
Apr 02, 2011
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Notes: 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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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
2017 vintage

Moving right along from the incredible Maple Bacon Coffee Porter I had last night, we now have the imperial version, with an extra 3.1% abv. Maybe the flavors will integrate even better in this beefier beer. Let’s crack it open and find out

Pours completely pitch black with a finger of light tan head that fades to ring and leaves minimal lacing

Yeah it really is similar to the base beer in the nose, just bolder. I’m picking up on aromas of sweet maple, medium roast coffee, dark chocolate, toffee, smoky bacon, and burnt caramel

It definitely tastes fuller, and in turn less abrasive than its base. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting sweet maple, light roast coffee, cocoa powder, black cherry, salty bacon, and light caramel. The swallow brings notes of maple syrup, smoky bacon, burnt caramel, medium roast coffee, tobacco, brown sugar, and light vanilla

A medium body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a slick beer. Finishes mostly dry with a balanced sweetness

This one is also really good, just edging out the base beer. Next up is the barrel aged version, Morning Wood, which I’m very excited to try
Nov 07, 2022
Rated: 4.29 by MaximumYuks from Oregon

Jun 16, 2022
Rated: 4.56 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

May 11, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by jvillefan from California

May 09, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Mar 20, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Mar 12, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Dharms from Pennsylvania

Jan 29, 2022
Rated: 4.54 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 18, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by rstump24 from Ohio

Aug 24, 2021
Rated: 4.74 by JonB25 from Delaware

Jul 02, 2021
Rated: 4.63 by JAWS from New York

Jun 28, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Jun 19, 2021
Rated: 4.46 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Apr 01, 2021
Rated: 4.56 by psweendogg from Connecticut

Mar 15, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by unclekeith from Alaska

Nov 22, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by jdell15 from Arkansas

Sep 08, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by JamLand from District of Columbia

Jun 13, 2020
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

May 06, 2020
Rated: 4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2020
Rated: 4.52 by Hopelessly0 from California

Apr 27, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by archero from Texas

Apr 10, 2020
Rated: 4.12 by RNbeerfan from New York

Feb 21, 2020
Rated: 4.68 by antrocks from Massachusetts

Feb 13, 2020
Rated: 4.32 by spersichilli from California

Feb 12, 2020
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Reviewed by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
L - 1/2 finger mocha head dissolves quickly, leaving behind a cola-black body.

S - maple syrup, vanilla, bacon, chocolate chip cookies. Smells like the best breakfast ever.

T - maple-spiked cold-brew coffee. Bacon bits, tons of vanilla, smoke, liquid chocolate, anise. Low bitterness. Moderate sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium-full body with lower carb.

O - breakfast in a glass (er, mug).
Feb 09, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by BeerBucks from New York

Feb 04, 2020
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

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

Bottle to snifter. Thanks DC for sharing.

LOOK: jet black, medium creamy beige head, excellent retention with creamy lacing.
AROMA: bacon first, then maple takes over. Roasted malt and coffee sneak in in patches. Smells like breakfast as Jen says. Just fantastic.
TASTE: maple and coffee on the forefront, nice sweet and savory mix.
FEEL: Silky smooth, hint of astringency in finish.

Wow. Very impressed with this all around, especially the aroma.

Must seek out more as well as the other similar variants.

Jan 25, 2020
Rated: 4.55 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia

Jan 06, 2020
Rated: 4.71 by sirhc3034 from Texas

Dec 26, 2019
Rated: 4.29 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington

Dec 07, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by SteveCarrozza from New Hampshire

Dec 03, 2019
Rated: 4.42 by MorpheusIPA from Ohio

Nov 07, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by mikecharley from Pennsylvania

Sep 19, 2019
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours dark brown with ruby highlights at 56 degrees; thick tan foam of mixed bubbles; solid ring, long lasting cap; moderately heavy lacing; thin legs. Strong maple syrup nose; faint whiff of smoke. Flavors of maple, coffee, sweet toffee and caramel candy base; lite roast, char. Full body, slick feel; very little warmth for 9.5%; moderate minus carbonation. Overall the maple has held up well; I could smell the maple wafting from the glass at least a foot plus away; not too adjuncty; the bacon is more a liquid smoke taste, but the dominant taste and aroma is Mrs. Butterworth’s. Funky Buddha excels at flavored pastry stouts, and this beer is one of its best.
Sep 05, 2019
Rated: 3.89 by dmb987 from New York

Aug 12, 2019
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Reviewed by EMH73 from New York

4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours black with a half inch khaki head that leaves very little lacing. Smells is very maple syrup forward with bacon, coffee and toast coming in the background. Tastes of maple syrup, coffee, molasses, toast, bacon, roasted malts, vanilla, milk chocolate and roasted malts. Full bodied especially for a porter, lightly carbonated, thick and creamy mouth feel, mildly bitter finish.
Jun 30, 2019
Rated: 4.4 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois

May 25, 2019
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours black with two fingers of khaki foam that retains really well. Aroma is heavy maple syrup and coffee with robust notes of roasty, toasty, bready malts and spry vanilla beans just beyond. It smells like a fresh slice of toast, dressed and drenched by maple syrup, while a roasty, steaming cup of coffee sits just aside. Flavor profile is dense and rich, hitting notes of roasty, toasty, nutty, caramely, bready malts, and rich, boisterious notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla bean and maple syrup. It smell and drinks sweet, but not to a point of being cloying, or sickly. Mouth feel is velvety and creamy, with a thick consistency. Overall, a thick and sugary beer, that while it lands more in the dessert beer category, does present itself exceptionally well as balanced and filling.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 22oz bottle.
May 25, 2019
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.29/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Black in color with no light penetration. There’s a fingernail of brown covering nearly all of the top. Light lacing. The aroma is of coffee, maple syrup, and bacon fat. I’m tasting maple syrup, dark chocolate, coffee, and smoky bacon fat. The dark chocolate and coffee really linger after the swallow. The mouth is oily, viscous, and lightly sticky and chewy.
Apr 28, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by atrocity from Virginia

Apr 26, 2019
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