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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 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.

Added by Jason on 01-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
945
pDev:
6.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
800
Gots:
202
Trade:
18
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4.87/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of baz0157
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.55/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of adidaswp
4.81/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of leroybrown10
4.98/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Dirtinabottle
4.15/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrgroove_SSC
4.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of irv2424
4.68/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.63/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bcsteve89
4.65/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pisano
4.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.68/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BEERchitect
4.55/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The undisputed champions of maple flavor in beer lays a smack down on the sweet tooth with an imperial maple coffee porter aged in bourbon barrels. Just when you though decadence had been redefined...

Funky Buddha's Morning Wood pour with the strong dark brown hue and laced with a necklace of creme. Quickly seduced by the savory scent of maple, whisky, coffee and chocolate, the nose swoons in the beer's luscious scent. Caramel, maple, toffee, chocolate, molasses and roasted nutitness wash the early palate in a lavishly sweet malt taste.

Yet as the dark ale opens up, the beer's sweetness and viscosity begins to lighten just a tough. This allows for the slightly more earthy and bitter components of the beer's balance to complement the malt. Coffee, black walnut, oak, whisky spice and a soft, broad, woodsy hop bitterness trends coffee-like on its own and gives the ale a slight reprieve from its lingering sweetness. Finishing sweet and spicy, a taste of butter rum permeates the bourbon while nuances of coconut, vanilla, caramel and nutty oak round out the most, meaty, campfire and dessert-like session.

Full in body, the beer's mouthfeel is somewhat somber for an imperial porter. A slim resemblance of drinkability keeps the beer shy of cloying while the coffee, bourbon and oak tighten the taste late even while the taste of maple lingers pleasantly onward into the next sultry sip.

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4.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.68/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.59/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.64/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours one shade shy of black with a quarter inch, mocha-colored head. Amazing nose - maple syrup and chocolate. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of hints of vanilla to smooth out the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is way too thin for how bold this beer is. Light-medium in body (but closer to light) with a low, even carbonation. All and all this beer is sweet and decadent; however the mouthfeel is a little too thin for how bold this beer is.

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4.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. A dark brown, nearly opaque color with a modest tan head. Nice aromas of maple, toffee, whiskey, coffee, and chocolate. The taste followed with a nice mix of maple, whiskey, and chocolate. Medium-to-full bodied and not overly boozy. Just outstanding.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Maple syrup and bacon nose. Really interesting. Lots of chocolate, coffee, some of the bourbon comes through in the taste. Great mouthfeel; creamy, slight carbonation. Finishes nicely with a little lingering booze but relatively clean. A real treat on Thanksgiving, unlike the Lions!

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4.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Morning Wood from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 4.66 out of 5 with 945 ratings
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