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

Added by Jason on 01-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33
Reviews:
179
Ratings:
1,132
pDev:
6.25%
 
 
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851
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232
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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

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

A bomber bottle with no date visible poured into a snifter.

Look- Thick dark black with a thin brownish head. Nice thin lacing that sticks a little.

Smell- Very complex smell. Starts with a strong aroma of maple syrup and chocolate. As it warmed, the barrel and coffee start to kick in slightly but not what I expected.

Taste- Wow! Maple syrup up front with chocolate, vanilla, and a nice hint of bacon. The coffee wasn't there until the aftertaste. The maple and vanilla really stand out with everything else a side note. It was sweet without being overpowering.

Mouthfeel- Little carbonation with a thickness that sticks to your tongue.

Overall- An amazing porter made for sipping. Each sip leaves you waiting for the next. Definitely going to look for this one again.

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Photo of TheGent
4.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.79/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of jheimbigner
4.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Michaelpro824
4.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Appearance - The beer was a murky black color with a mocha colored head.

Smell - The nose was super sweet with notes of bourbon and maple.

Taste - At the front, my first impression was that I was drinking super sweet coffee. The maple notes largely overpowered the coffee. The stickiness of the maple hid the bourbon notes and any sense of alcohol.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation was faint. In conjunction with the maple, the beer was sticky.

Overall - There was a bit too much sweetness for me to reall enjoy this beer.

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Photo of KevinFinneran226
4.48/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SierraFlight
4.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Oakley
4.57/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cjgiant
4.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap:
Opaque black body supporting a creamy and regenerative brown head. Lacing is sparse, but there are some oily legs.

Nose is mostly chocolate and maple, the barrel and coffee being mostly buried by these notes.

Taste isn’t as sweet as the nose’s chocolate impression might indicate. The coffee isn’t prominent but sneaks in back of the fairly sweet opening. There’s an ever so slight nod to the bacon mid-taste, but the chicory-like base strains to support the maple and vanilla.

A bit thick and a slight bit of heat, but both add to the decadence. I wish it were a tad thinner with a few more nuanced notes, but splitting a few hairs between great and amazing. Will definitely grab again.

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

A-Beer pours a nice black color with a generous tan head and slight lacing
A-Aroma has generous maple syrup hints
T-Taste follows the nose with a wonderful maple syrup flavor
M-A medium bodied beer with generous carbonation
O-An exceptional, very well made beer

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Photo of DaveCash
4.72/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
4.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Morning Wood from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 4.64 out of 5 with 1,132 ratings