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:
#21
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
981
pDev:
6.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
811
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4.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ScottP
4.84/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Larueminati
4.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

One of the most perfectly tasting and aromatic stouts/porters I've ever had. Toffee, chocolate, maple take the lead and just a hint of bourbon and coffee. Really well done and will make me reconsider some of the other BA stouts I thought were near perfection that clearly are not in comparison to this brew.

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

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4.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of paresis
4.45/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.58/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | 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

Whoa buddy. Somehow I hadn't heard of this one and ordered it because it sounded good. Well, it's better than CBS by a fair margin. Smells better. Fuller bodied. More maple. Absolutely killer beer

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

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4.25/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.72/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ivan52
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just like liquid pancakes in your mouth with a perfect balance of flavors.

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4.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.7/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

I had been waiting to try this one for a long time. It didn't disappoint, although I wasn't completely blown away, which I had expected based on its ratings. Despite the many flavors at work here, it really is balanced. The barrel flavor is not overwhelming at all, but really complements the adjunct flavors.

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4.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a strong head, especially for the style, with good retention. Dark brew.

Maple is noticeable from across the room. Up close, the sweet bourbon and maple blend together with brown sugar, coffee, caramel, dark fruit, and toffee almost indistinguishably. Very sweet, and very inviting.

Flavor follows. It's somehow tamer than Wide Awake, It's Morning, although there's no denying this is a sweet dessert stout. Bourbon gives you a sweet kiss up front, building quickly with notes of mash, coconut, oak, and vanilla, before grudgingly yielding to maple syrup, roast, coffee, and caramel. Maple is dominant in the middle, but the bourbon refuses to fade completely. Back end is almost dull in woodiness, maintaining some roast and coffee while the quick-fire sugars fade. Aftertaste is liquor, oak, and grainy brown sugar.

There's no indication this brew even approaches 13% ABV. It's big, thick, sweet, and sticky, but the only heat is a liquor-like burn from exhalation long after the beer has passed down your throat. The only thing keeping this thing from being dangerously drinkable is the sweet-and-sticky flavor, which tends to force you to slow down, smacking and licking your lips to get every touch of flavor.

Not sure I'm completely onboard the hype train on this one, but I'm at the very least admiring it while standing on the platform, and I'm thinking long and hard about purchasing a ticket. Despite being supremely sweet, it's less so than other maple brews I've had from FB; despite being BBA, it's restrained and smooth; despite having a ton of adjuncts, it's somehow lacking a touch in depth and complexity. Some of these work in its favor; others, not.

It's certainly an excellent beer, worthy of the asking price for the experience, and worthy of a trade for those who can't get enough maple syrup in their beer.

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Morning Wood from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 4.66 out of 5 with 981 ratings
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