Wide Awake It's Morning | Funky Buddha Brewery

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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
Ranking:
#104
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
890
pDev:
7.28%
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Ratings: 890 |  Reviews: 156
Photo of kylehay2004
4.57/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this thing is a beast, even more packed with all of these awesome flavors than the maple bacon is, but without the unifying and mellowing barrel elements of the morning wood. big thanks to my homie for bringing this one over for maple beer night, i had not ever seen it before, but have loved its two sister beers! its as thick and dense looking as it seems like it should be, near black but a high luster and some nice thick foamy tan head. it smells more like coffee than anything else, seemingly higher in the proportionality than in the maple bacon, a little less smoke and greasiness and all too, and still with a high maple sweetness element. there is a lot of nuance here too though like black pepper and fresh tobacco and molasses. its as complex in the flavor too, but we are all sort of stunned at how this isnt super insanely sweet. i mean its still way more sugary than you could reasonably drink a whole bomber of, but this is not over the top at all, despite the maple flavor still being really potent in here. nice almost burnt dark malt complexion to even it out, and all the coffee really helps. i didnt catch a bottle date, but the coffee tastes pretty fresh in here to me, and its intensity cuts some of the weight of the body and the sweetness, i like its contribution a lot. the bacon part of this is a little underwhelming, less obvious in the mix than in the base beer, light campfire smoke is all, this isnt meaty or anything to me. a really intense brew, but as good as any of the wildly flavored stouts these guys do. i dont think it needs the barrel. i enjoyed this edition a lot and it was a great end to our epic maple beer night!

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Photo of GRG1313
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spycow
4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jason thru Casey for this. Bottle #30 of 50. A dark brown/black color with no lacing. The smell is exceptional....immediate coffee and maple, chocolate, and faint pepper tones. The taste is in your face with coffee, tobacco, leather, sweet and spicy. Light mouthfeel with surprisingly light carbonation that is unexpected from the look. This is a good beer that's to be shared. It's a sipper and a beer that is worth seeking out. I would love to taste this again in 1 to 2 years to see how it ages in the cellar. Very good quaff.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.64/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured out as a really nice black color with a tan head that stuck around for a while. The smell of the beer was very sweet, rich and slightly smokey. The taste of the beer was sweet, roasted, maple and caramel flavors with some wood and smoke along with vanilla and coffee. An absolute cluster of flavors in this brew. The mouthfeel was heavy and had a medium carbonation to it. Overall this was special for sure. I would love to have more of this someday. I've found myself craving more Funky Buddha since the EBF ended. Looks like I may be going to Florida sometime in the near future.

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Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.17/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t0rin0
2.5/5  rDev -44.8%

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEERchitect
4.55/5  rDev +0.4%
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 oline73
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I was lucky enough to try this on-tap at the EBF.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a layer of thick, smooth tan head thad fades to a ring around the edge of the glass and leaves some lacing.

Smell: This beer is more roast forward than the Morning Wood. Still some sweet maple, but this one is milder. I'm picking up some smooth, nutty coffee.

Taste: I can pick up a hint of bacon in this beer, it's a very welcome flavor. The maple is a bit more subdued than the barrel aged version. Roasty and sweet with a nice amount of maple blending with everything else.

Mouthfeel: Thick body with smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I enjoyed this slightly more than the barrel aged version. This one seems to allow the bacon to show up and not just highlight the maple and coffee. I would love to have another.

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Photo of brentk56
4.47/5  rDev -1.3%
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 Kurmaraja
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mothman
4.24/5  rDev -6.4%
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 jlindros
4.55/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Keg at EBF.

Very dark pretty much pitch black, slightest hints of light on the corners, light creamy head.

Nose fresh espresso, roasted coffee, light maple, hint smoke, chalky cocoa, dark malts.

Taste chocolate, fresh espresso brewed coffee, dark choc, creamy oats, light maple, slight hint of smoked bacon like, a bit of caramel and toffee, some bitterness from light earthy hops and the roasted malts, just the slightest hint of booze. Finish is long and a bit more bitter but not very bitter at all, tons more espresso and chocolate.

Mouth is rich and a bit creamy, full bodied, decent carb.

Overall wow, this beer is awesome. I really wish we could get it up here in MA.

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Photo of chinchill
4.36/5  rDev -3.8%
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 zestar
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of vfgccp
4.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
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 PhineasMcClintock
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Wide Awake It's Morning from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 890 ratings