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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:
#22
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
924
pDev:
6.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
798
Gots:
193
Trade:
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Ratings: 924 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of WeisGuy
4.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nat1975
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Wolvmar
4.55/5  rDev -2.4%
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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Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Jason_cs
4.58/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deschutes_fan
4.79/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is an absolute guilty pleasure. Amazing how they infused the bacon grease flavor into the cheap diner coffee and maple syrup. Can't get enough of this, it may not be traditional in any sense, but it sure is delicious.

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Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
4.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jasons483
4.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.79/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Masonz223
4.25/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell: Waves and waves of maple syrup. Bittersweet chocolate. Espresso, dark roasted malts. Hazelnut. This smells like a great Morning breakfast with the maple syrup dominating.

Taste: Right upfront your greeted with these nice Bourbon and wood notes. There was no Barrel on the nose but there is in the flavor. Mid plate you get the maple it's less then on the nose, bittersweet chocolate, espresso. There's a berry sweetness I assume is from the coffee. In the finish you get some dark chocolate and dark roasted malts that linger with some maple sweetness.

Feel: medium body. A good amount of carbonation. It's really creamy. Does not feel like 13%.

Overall: A really good beer, but from all the hype I was expecting a little more. Really wish this was more of a maple bomb on the palate.

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

Photo of JLK7299
4.88/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Gatch
4.76/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of tywhite
4.43/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ford0626
4.69/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beer21
4.42/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

2017 batch

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a dense finger and a half of light tan head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of coffee, maple, bacon, and bourbony caramel and vanilla. This smells insane
T: Taste is sweet maple up front with a nice hit of smooth well roasted coffee with some bacon. Nice notes of vanilla, caramel and oak to remind you this spent time in some wood. Maple sweetness remains throughout and the coffee isn't far behind. Swallow is more coffee and maple, vanilla, caramel, and bacon with some lingering oak in the finish.
M: This beer is a little thick and syrupy which is nice. Carbonation is low but adequate for the style while the beer has a drying finish.
O: Overall this one was worth the price of admission. Great flavors and a really nice amount of complexity. This one does everything that it set out to accomplish and it is a treat to drink. Definitely worth trying at least once.

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

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

Photo of Zaximus
3.64/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Latest batch, Fall 2017, I believe.

Much prefer the non BA version of this. Barrel kinda dominates and all the flavors of Wide Awake It's Morning are dominated by it. Bit thin too, which is not a complaint of the non BA. Based on the other reviews, perhaps I just had an off bottle.

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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 beyondthepalace
4.73/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pure maple syrup hit the nose and palate right away. Very sweet with only a bit of the barrel age taste kicking in right away. Drink mellows out with the saltiness of bacon on the back end. Delicious beer to drink slowly so there is no sugar rush!

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Photo of Scottsbeer
4.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Morning Wood from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 4.66 out of 5 with 924 ratings
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