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.

ABV varies from batch to batch

Added by Jason on 01-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26
Reviews:
154
Ratings:
1,044
pDev:
6.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of MattJ12
4.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpinSamzo
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of beersgud
4.46/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of T_Hass
3.69/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lazhal
4.28/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
4.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Aged for two years

L — 1,000 lumens passed through the glass reveals a quite dark black body that barely allows any light to pass through. 1.5 fingers of light brown head produced with moderately aerated pour. Some retention and lacing
S — Milk chocolate, almond nougat, coffee ice cream, hazelnut, maple, vanilla, caramel, pumpkin pie spice, rubbing alcohol, bourbon, raisin, dried fig. Rich and decadent, reminds me of Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout, although the rubbing alcohol detracts just a little.
T — Like with the nose, this leads with rich milk chocolate, nougat, vanilla, and oaky bourbon. Maple/brown sugar sweetness and a sweet coffee syrup character lend themselves nicely to the other flavors at play here.
F — Thick, velvety, mouth-coating. Big mouthfeel, minimal silky carb. The carb could be notched up just a hair, but otherwise the mouthfeel is basically perfect
O — Whoa! It’s like a CBS/BCBCS hybrid that combines many of the best aspects of both. Some of the flavors/aromas are a hair on the artificial side, but nothing as offensive as, say, Omnipollo’s Noa

92/100

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Photo of Benish
4.72/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured a dark viscous black licorice color with a presentable brown head that disappeared quickly. The aromas were of hot breakfast - french toast, pancakes, coffee. It's very heavy in the maple syrup and mocha coffee with just notes of oak. Amazing. Its quiet similar to the French toast cereals that has been made in the past. The flavors were quite the same, very rich, sweet, malt-forward with in-depth layers of brewed coffee and maple syrup. Maybe best described as liquid breakfast in a glass. As it warmed up, I could appreciate the barrel aging - oak forward with just hints of bourbon. Notes of vanilla heightened at room temp as well. The mouthfeel is full-bodied and rich, almost no alcohol warmth despite its high ABV content. Overall: this is outstanding adjunct stout. Would be glad to drink this again.

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4.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

650m bottle, 2017 release, poured into a Funky Buddha oversized snifter glass. Enjoyed on 3.11.18, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a jet black color, thick and viscous with a firm finger of khaki head, moderate retention that yields exceptional amounts of sticky lacing. The aroma is good, tons of maple and chocolate, strong coffee with smooth bourbon, light vanilla and some underlying toffee and caramel with smooth rich grains. The flavors are good, tons of maple, perhaps a bit artificial tasting, strong bourbon, charred wood, roasted grain with strong coffee, light smoke, big chocolate with soft vanilla with some toffee and caramel and a touch of alcohol heat. The mouthfeel is very good, coating, creamy, slicky and smooth with a big medium body and a warm finish.

Verdict: A very nice adjunct porter from Funky Buddha. The maple feels a bit artificial but the coffee is nice and keeps the beer from being too sweet. The balance is good and the barrel character is well developed making for a very good beer.

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Photo of bruindre
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stt1118
2.99/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of joemochas
4.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of muzzy
4.59/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sordyl
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Muss42
4.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevefenster
4.81/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ForrestGump
4.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

CBS who?

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Photo of Piromnyk
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenHoppy
4.77/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

All I will say is its better than CBS

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Photo of Mxsluis
4.45/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopsiam14
4.54/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of unclejazz
4.35/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

If I compare to most beers if this style, this is top tier for sure. Solid level of sweetness, but not cloying. Maple is executed well, and not boozy. However, the mouthfeel was a touch thin and just felt something was missing. MBCP at half the abv is just as impressive, but compared to Angry Chair, Bottle Logic, etc. this beer falls just short.

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4.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kavinci
4.11/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beefbucket
4.66/5  rDev +0.2%
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: 4.65 out of 5 with 1,044 ratings