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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 Myotus
4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured at 48°F and allowed to warm up to 50°F before reviewing. 13Jun16.
LOOL: A fingers worth of khaki into a line with 25 seconds. Black in color with a ruby luster. Riding bubbles are small and nearly nonexistent. Lacing is thin and subtle.
SMELL: Strong aromas of coffee, syrup, and sweet chocolate intertwined with mild vanilla create an undoubtedly sweet aroma that is balanced by subtle aromas of hickory smoked bacon and hints of alcohol and bitter roasted malts.
TASTE: An eruption of strong syrup and sweet chocolate flavors instantly smother the palate and satiate any and all sugary desires. Cloying is prevented as mild smoked bacon and coffee flavors instantaneously follow while syrup flavors grow stronger. Subtle vanilla flavors enter mid palate to add a little more sweetness and a dash of complexity. The taste theatrical finishes with subtle flavors of salt, alcohol, and bitter roasted malt as all previous flavors maintain.
FEEL: Incredibly full-bodied who hints of carbonation. Goes down ridiculously smooth and creamy. Finishes with a strong and unpleasant dryness. A mild and welcoming alcoholic warmth can be felt as it travels down the throat.
NOTE: What it lack in coffee compared to its normal conterpart, it makes up for with its massive syrup profile. Beers like this one is why these guys are my favorite out of the State of Florida.

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Photo of ragnar3
4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2016 Vintage, poured into a taster. Huge maple, balanced well with coffee playing a secondary role with a bit of smokiness on the backend presumably from the bacon. A definite step up from MBCP. Really well done, hope to try again!

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Photo of Treyliff
4.77/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2016 release, 22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours nearly opaque black in color with a creamy khaki colored he'd that sticks around for a while, before leaving some lacing behind

S- breakfast in a glass: fresh, fresh coffee, sweet maple syrup, smoked pork, chocolate, French toast, exactly what is expected, perfect aroma

T- explosion of fresh coffee up front, immediately followed by a sharp maple sweetness. Mid-palate brings smoky malt that resembles bacon, and a plethora of smoked meats. The finish is chocolate and smooth maple, with more smoked meats on the linger

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a silky finish, abv hidden well

O- one of the best stouts I've had to date, breakfast in a glass, absolutely delicious

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Photo of zac16125
4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a tulip
no bottling dates

Thanks to IckyT2012 for sending this one over in a trade.

A: Pours an opaque black, 1 fingers width of mocha colored head which has good retention before dissipating down. Leaves almost no lacing. 4.5

S: Aroma is huge coffee, fairly large chocolate and cinnamon, maple is present initially subtle but grows as it warms and is quite nice. I don’t really get bacon, per se, but a very subtle saltiness. Smell is very similar to regular MBCP except fuller and a bit more roasty. Just spectacular. 4.75

T: Lactose-like cream, coffee, roasted malt, some saltiness on the finish. Maple is present but it is subtle. Oaky, herbaceous notes. Coffee is pretty huge. Subtle cinnamon. Breakfast in a glass indeed. 4.5

M/D: Mouthfeel is smooth, somewhat velvety but in a strange mouth-coating kind of way. ABV is exceptionally well masked. Drinkability is very good. 4.25

O: Excellent beer. Pretty on par with MBCP, a bit richer though (in a good way) and more roasty, with a fuller mouth feel. I still prefer the Last Snow series, but its an exceptional beer and I am glad I was able to try it. 4.5

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Look - Deep black color
Smell - WOW! Maple for days. Smoke, coffee and chocolate are all major players in the aroma as well.
Taste - Follows the nose perfectly. This is a maple bomb. Coffee, sweet chocolate, smoke/ash. Tastes wonderful
Feel - Nothing overly impressive about the mouthfeel. Absolutely no hint of the 10.5% though which is insane.

Overall - Sweet, decadent dessert beer. Phenomenal.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.13/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours black with tan head. It looks thin on the pour and it certainly is a bit thin. Despite this, it hides the booze well for a 10.5% imperial porter. The aroma is definitely maple forward and plenty of it stands out in the flavor. The coffee is a little aggressive and kind of takes away from the smoothness of this beer. Additionally, where is the bacon?

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Mike last night, thanks man.

It pours a pretty deep dark black, with a small head, and no lacing.

It smells like tons of maple, a bit of ashy smoke, pretty subtle coffee, and sweet chocolate. Like usual, Funky Buddha's flavored beers smell like everything they say is in there.

This is a wonderfully amped up version of MBCP. There's a ton of authentic(ish) maple flavor, sweet and syrupy, with a bit of wispy smoke. It's not really bacon-like, it's more like cigarette smoke, with coffee way in the background. There's some chocolate, and just a small hint of roastiness. This is pretty ridiculous, and really fun to drink.

This is medium bodied, rich and creamy, with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel, and a lower level of carbonation.

This is frighteningly easy to drink for the ABV and intensity- I could drink a lot of this, and I'd get in a lot of trouble.

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Photo of ELS
4.11/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's hard not to compare this beer to Maple Bacon Coffee Porter since this is the imperial version of MBCP. The look and smell are very much the same as MBCP with a nice dark color with a thin head of tan foam. The intense coffee and maple aromas are the best part of this beer. The taste is basically a boozy MBCP with a little less balance when it comes to the sweetness of the maple balancing the bitterness of the hops. It just doesn't work as well as it's lower abv version. The mouthfeel is also a little too thin for an imperial stout. Overall, it's still a very good beer, just not up to the challenge of outdoing the original maple bacon.

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Photo of earljones199
4.36/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm getting a ton of coffee and maple and not a lot of smokey bacon that I got from MBCP or Morning Wood. That said its a really nice imperialized version MBCP that has a ton of coffee and sweet maple.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.36/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - pitch black with ruby red edges and less than half a finger of brown head

S - Maple syrup, salt, iced coffee, chocolate doughnuts

T- Salt is big, smokey (almost rauchbier) malts, black coffee, bitter dark chocolate

F - thick, no alcohol, drinkability is high thanks to dessert-like flavors

O - Very good. I thunk the standard MBCP packs just as much flavor into a smaller beer. This is till good, though.

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Photo of lemmy187
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a thin mocha head. Smell hits you as soon as you open the bottle.....huge maple followed by coffee, smoke, and chocolate. Taste is similar to MBCP only less sweet with more alcohol burn. Feel is medium full for a porter with medium carbonation. Another excellent porter from FB....

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

L: Black in the glass with a frothy brown head
S: Bitter coffee, maple syrup. Mostly coffee, but not a powerful aroma
T: Starts with big coffee, then just when the coffee starts to get bitter the maple sweetness kicks in and washes the bitterness away.
F: thin, but it is a porter. The flavors coat my mouthwell and linger for a bit.
O: A very good beer, but nothing to hoard.

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Photo of anteatr23
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark, thick and creamy with little to no head. Smells of maple syrup and booze. Flavor is filled with bitter dark chocolate and sweet syrup. This is boozier than MBCP, but the syrup seems to stand out a bit more. Some more booziness is present, but it's not overwhelming. This is a really delicious and exceptional stout.

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Photo of Mateo2699
4.7/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Finally got my hands on this in a trade. Overall black pour with a slight red hue held in the light, still noticeably thicker than last snow (the only other big beer I've had from FB). Excellent retention around the glass, tight khaki colored bubbles that dissipate quickly to a ring.

Smell is something else. Soon as I cracked the bottle you get a whiff of maple syrup. Freshly brewed coffee follows the maple syrup with hints of dark roast malts. I get a very subtle hit of bacon in the nose, but it's well hidden under the sweetness. Overall rich, smells like a coffee shop.

Taste follows the nose well, heavy maple syrup and coffee. I understand why people review this as too sweet. Definitely maple syrup pretty much dominates, and hides any bacon or smoky profile I got in the nose. Impressive either way, as the coffee and roasted malts compliment the maple syrup very well.

Mouthfeel is creamy and velvety. Definitely a sipper, great dessert beer.

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Photo of phishgator
4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a narrow tulip glass. Dark black with a thin tan head. Extremely slick looking. The nose is BACON/COFFEE/MAPLE SYRUP/PANCAKES all in one. It is strong enough to be smelled from across the room. The taste is almost exactly the same as the aroma. It reminds me of eating a huge breakfast with bacon, pancakes, and having black coffee. A huge brew that is great to share, IMO.

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Photo of jloomis
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Dark brown almost opaque some light comes through around the edges. Small Kahki head that disapates quickly.

Smell: Pure maple syrup, the maple dominates. Slight coffee and dark malts. I get almost no bacon smokiness, if you didn't tell me it was there I would more then likely not pick it up.

T: Maple syrup dominates. This is my biggest issue with this beer, I want more coffee and smokiness to balance out the sweetness. I also feel like the Maple syrup tastes a bit like artificial maple flavor. It's not bad by any means, I just want some coffee and bacon as advertised to calm the sweetness down.

M: medium bodied, a bit thin for an imperial Porter.

O: A good beer, and I enjoy it much more then regular MBCP. A bit sweet and artificial maple but still a good beer worth trying. I wouldn't turn down a glass or bottle for sure, but I would definitely split the bottle.

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Photo of kevanb
4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle, poured into a Funky Buddha oversized brandy snifter glass. Enjoyed on 5.5.2016, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a jet black color, thick and opaque, very viscous with a finger or so of khaki head that has good retention and offers some spotted lace. The aroma is great, roasted coffee and salty bacon leap out of the glass but are balanced really well by maple syrup and bittersweet dark chocolate that's very rich and decadent while a touch of dark and smooth grains and vanilla sweetness lingers well. The flavors just pop, booming chocolate and maple syrup, sweet, rich, smooth, decadent while the coffee plays nicely to develop some roasty and charred flavors that bring out the grain bill and the slightly salty bacon aspect to the beer really rounds this out. A touch of vanilla sweetness and even some stone fruits make their way out as the beer warms and opens up giving this beer tons of complexity and while the adjuncts are done so well, there is more to this beer and it's not just a gimmick. The mouthfeel is excellent, silky, coating, super smooth with a big, thick, full body that finishes warmly though a bit dry.

Verdict: A great imperial stout/porter from Funky Buddha, loads going on, very complex and balanced very well. This made for a great dessert beer and at no point was this too big or too cloying, was easy to enjoy a very large pour. Definitely a beer I'd go back for.

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer. Tons and tons of maple on the nose. It almost smells like a fresh plate of pancakes, and the taste is very similar. Tons of maple upfront with a hint of smoke and a bitter coffee finish. Tastes like breakfast.

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Photo of IMFletcher
4.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour from 2016 edition; The nose screams maple (and a little coffee), the bacon smoke is pushed far to the back flavor-wise, but that's OK. Maple and coffee blend perfectly here, as I worked my way through my portion, I could not help but yearn for some pancakes. This is fantastic.

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Photo of Hootie159
4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From bottle. Chocolate milk slicks on a sea of motor oil. Every smell is there and delicious. Likewise the flavors are just amazing. Really get that maple. Only knock is the coffee is a bit unbalanced. Creamy with good carb.

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

Pours a dark black color with a thick head that dissipates. Smell is rich with coffee, maple and glorious bacon. Taste reflects heavy coffee and maple, some bacon but would like a bit more. Pretty smooth, nice mouthfeel.

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

Freshly opened 22 oz bottle the day after the release from their brewery. Pours pitch black with a dark brown head. Tons of maple syrup and coffee/espresso comes through on the smell. First sip I'm instantly hit with maple syrup and coffee with a little bit of a smoky/salty aftertaste. Smooth feel reminds me of their Last Snow porter. Essentially this is very similar to the Maple Bacon Coffee Porter but the increased ABV is noticeable with each sip but it's nothing too overpowering and the beer does a good job of masking the 9.5%

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Photo of LMO1190
4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look= Pitch Black with about a half finger of creamy brown head.

Smells awesome. Lots of maple and espresso. It hits you in the face as soon as you pop the bottle open.

Taste is pretty much the same as MBCP version. The maple really comes thru with the coffee. not really getting any bacon or smoke. You can taste the alcohol a bit more. But still hides it well. Very easy to drink.

Feels smooth and creamy.

Overall this is a solid brew. This is the first time I've had it. I can't wait to try the barrel aged version of this. This is a must try for any coffee stouts/ porter lovers!!!!

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Photo of MJSFS
4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz pour from a 22oz bottle in a Funky Buddha snifter at the Funky Buddha taproom. This looks, smells, and taste like Maple Bacon Coffee Porter with a slight bit more alcohol on the nose and tongue. It's also not quite as smokey as MBCP. A nice offering for an adjunct porter, but slightly thin on the mouthfeel.

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Photo of thampel09
4.67/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is the perfect imperial aged bacon beer. The ABV is will hidden at 10.5%. The maple which is usually hard to capture in beer compliments the other flavors nicely. You get hints of maple and coffee on both the nose and pallet. But somewhere all around you get the taste of bacon which plays so nicely with all the other flavors to not be overbearing. Overall this was a great beer and better as it warmed up

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