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Morning Wood | Funky Buddha Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
funkybuddhabrewery.com

Style: American Imperial Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
What's better than beer for breakfast? How about a little Morning Wood. This Imperial version of Maple Bacon Coffee Porter is aged in Bourbon barrels for months, lending smoothness to the smokey, salty, rich combo of maple syrup, fresh roasted coffee, and bacon.

ABV varies from batch to batch

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29
Reviews:
183
Ratings:
1,149
pDev:
6.47%
 
 
Wants:
849
Gots:
234
Trade:
19
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Ratings: 1,149 |  Reviews: 183
Photo of WunderLlama
4.65/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Scored a bomber at Total wine in Royal Palm , FLA

Black liquid crowned by a two finger creamy brown foam cap, quickly recedes , brown ring, few lacings

Aroma is maple, bourbon, sweet, roasted malts, tobacco, slight smokiness

Nice maple bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts taste

Smooth, alcohol is well hidden , slight char bitterness lingers , medium sudsing

Great beer, repeatable

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Photo of antrocks
4.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.92/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2018 vintage; drank 4/5/19 @ Yuss Haus Mach III.

This was a total maple bomb, with some nice chocolate undertones. It's not subtle, and if you don't like maple you should avoid at all costs...but I found it enjoyable. I'd have another!

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Photo of WOLFGANG
4.34/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Brass Tap RH Draught 11.2% ABV

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Photo of Greeny87
4.25/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.31/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McBraniel
4/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerrat
4.77/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.47/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pest
4.6/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.58/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Harrison8
4.4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a finger of caramel-colored foam. Head retention is poor. Aroma is maple syrup, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, oak, and roasty and toasty malts. Very deep aroma with a springy sweetness. Flavor profile is roasty, toasty and caramely malts and medium-roast coffee, chocolate, cocoa, maple syrup, toffee and caramel. A touch of bourbon and its heat and woody oak balances out the sweetness a little. It's sweet, but not overly sweet. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a very smooth and lightly creamy texture. It's thickness and consistency is medium-thick. Overall, maple syrup and coffee is huge and pairs well with bourbon. Heat is minimal, especially when considering the 11% ABV.

Served in a 15.5oz Spiegalau tulip from a 22oz bottle.

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Photo of Snowcrash000
4.15/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch black coloration with a large, creamy head. Smell is quite sweet and dominated by maple syrup, with hints of lightly roasted, caramel malt and chocolate, coffee and bourbon notes. Taste follows the nose, being quite sweet and absolutely dominated by maple syrup and caramel, lightly roasted malt, with lighter notes of coffee, chocolateand lovely vanilla bourbon notes, as well as a certain earthy, woody oak presence. Finishes bittersweet, with a light bitterness and an almost cloying maple sweetness lingering in the aftertaste. Thick mouthfeel with a medium/rich body and medium carbonation. While this is a really nice stout, it's still highly overrated in my personal opinion, due to a poor balance that heavily favors an intense maple sweetness that almost drowns out most of the other flavors, while there really isn't that much coffee to it either. Its one saving grace are some lovely bourbon and oak notes that both complement the flavor profile while at the same time adding some much needed depth. I'm certainly not getting any "salty bacon" from this either. Certainly enjoyable, but far from world-class in my personal opinion, although this may also be due to the bottle being already 18 months old when I had it. I could imagine the coffee being more intense and creating a better balance against the maple when this is fresh.

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Photo of jimmyd3
4.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 7irondave
4.53/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.65/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pisshhead
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hi_Neighbor
4.68/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chitoryu12
4.6/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Pitch black, like oil coming out of the bottle. A finger of very dark brown head resembling chocolate milk.

Smell: Maple syrup and milk chocolate.

Taste: Strong maple syrup undercut by a small amount of roast bitterness and a doughy malt aftertaste. Sweet, but not cloying.

Mouthfeel: Thick and full, with decent carbonation.

Overall: Like their Last Buffalo in the Park, this is absolutely decadent. It tastes more like dessert than beer.

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Photo of avalon07
4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured from a growler to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of creamy, tan-colored, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: An incredibly enticing aroma of maple syrup, malt, bourbon, coffee, and chocolate.

T: Tasted of a bit of malt (not a huge factor), a good shot of bourbon (and its accompanying barrel), a hint of vanilla, a ton of maple syrup (quite sweet), a bit of chocolate, and some coffee. This is a rich, sweet, terribly well-balanced flavor. The maple syrup is definitely the dominant force, but it's never cloying. Tasty stuff.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a warm, smooth finish. Full-bodied.

O: An exceptionally well made stout. Drinkable.

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Photo of jkrug5
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dark_Scarecrow
4.63/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of NathanBeets
4.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rated as 2017. Waited too long. Smell is still there. Although the taste is not. It is not a bad beer by any means, just missed out on drinking it fresh.

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Photo of JonathanStrunk
4.53/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Morning Wood from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 4.64 out of 5 with 1,149 ratings