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 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

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Photo of rypkr
4.04/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Looks exceptionally creamy.

Doesn't smell much more involved than Founders breakfast stout or peche mortel.

Taste it shines. Lots and lots of maple. Though not a lot - the evident hop presence is extremely uncondusive to the character of this beer.

M - rich and foamy. Good stuff.

Overall I dig it. Not blown away by it but it's solid. Wouldn't put it in the top 250 and can't see myself revisiting it but worth once I suppose.

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Photo of Amguerra305
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rather opaque cola brown that leaves a pencil thin ring of off-white tiny bubbles around the edge of the glass. Smell is dominated by the maple syrup up front with a noticeable coffee middle. The mix of the two do a good job of reminding you of sunday breakfast. The taste follows the smell. The second batch was better than the first because it had a much stronger coffee presence. The first batch was more maple dominated whereas the taste of the second batch is more coffee dominant. I definitely prefer the second batch as it is sweet enough and the coffee does a great job of balancing out the sweetness from the maple syrup. There is also a very subtle smoky finish which is the bacon making itself known. I has sticky silky smooth mouthfeel. Not watery, but not viscous, just right for an imperial porter. Overall this beer is really great and they did a great job in improving it over the initial batch. Initial batch was too sweet and had an acridly bitter finish. 2017 was much more balanced and left a smoky sweet aftertaste. Breakfast in a glass!

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

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a snifter. Shared with a few.

Thick black body, tan head that reduces to leave a ring of retention and some lacing.

Heavy maple chocolate on the nose, a little coffee and smoke. Taste is intense maple and a bit smokey, vanilla and chocolate. Maple is a tad artificial. Nice body.

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Photo of TravisMason
4.41/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmonah3
3.75/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Masonz223
4.21/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Smell: Maple, fresh dark roast coffee, milk chocolate, nutty, slight roast, peanut butter. A hint of dark fruit.

Taste: upfront it's really nutty almost taste like peanut butter. Middle of the mouth milk chocolate dark roasted coffee. Toffee, a light maple sweetness that carries into the finish where you get a little bit of dark fruit, more peanut butter and dark roasted malt.

Feel: A great medium full mouthfeel, especially for a Porter. Creamy, smooth and hides the abv extremely well.

Overall: A different flavor profile then I was expecting. Really nutty and coffee forward with the maple taking a far backseat. Would love for the maple to be the star of the show. Still this a beer that's in that outstanding low to mid 90's range.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.92/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark black coffee pour with a thin wispy ring of head, disappearing in no time.

Aromas of maple syrup, licorice, coffee, maple nut goodies, and hints of bacon.

Flavors are mostly bitter coffee, with hints of maple, green pepper, anise, and bacon. Herbal hops. I would have used more noble hops I guess.

Feel is creamy, a little under carbonated, and not much of a finish.

Overall I was expecting more from this but I mostly got bitter roasted coffee grounds and suggestions of maple.

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Photo of nguasta2
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Vidblain
4.88/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I picked up a Wide Awake in a recent trade - this ended up being a bit of a debacle as the Wide Awake leaked in transit. I opened the package and was immediately overwhelmed by maple. To be clear, this is not a bad thing. It definitely scared me a bit though! Only a small amount had leaked, and somehow, the tape around the bottle cap had sealed in a small amount of the remaining carbonation. Whew.

So I threw it in the freezer to drink that very night. I took my dog on a walk, thinking how my hands still smelled of maple even after washing them. That smell is pungent and does not fade.

I drank it about an hour later - it wasn't terribly cold still, and the coffee and maple were intensely present. It's funny, but I think the lack of carbonation really intensified the experience. The mouth feel is quite surprisingly thick for a porter (I've been drinking too much Central Waters lately - lovely, but thin) - this is a resounding win, in my opinion. If it's full of coffee notes, it should be chewy! I'd have preferred a carbonated bottle, obviously, but this was still a really great beer. I'm going to have to hunt another of these down - while I didn't like Maple Bacon Porter all that much, Wide Awake is absolutely stellar. This beer has single-handedly, against all odds, made me a Funky Buddha fan.

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Photo of eifster82
4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Casey_L
4.84/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of josephwa
4.29/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jstonerock24
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

I'm cleaning out my beer fridge as I prepare to move from Florida to Wisconsin. So now I get to enjoy all the thick, rich, flavorful, high-ABV beers I've been aging over the past few years.

I have only been holding onto this one for a few months.

22-oz bottle into porter/stout glass

A - 3 fingers of dark tan over a body of pitch black

S - sweet maple syrup, maybe a touch of salty bacon, coffee/roasted malts

T - maple, chocolate, coffee, touch of smoke, caramel sweetness, salt (I guess that's the bacon), earthy and herbal hops

M - syrupy thick full body, low carbonation

O - This is just an excellent dessert beer.

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

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

Photo of rden4654
4.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soco89ziegler
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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