zappbranagan (11) - Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Funky Buddhas best beer by a good margin. This is what a good porter should taste like. Just an amazing brew. Cant wait for bottles to be released of this.
Oakes (13600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, Oakland Park. Near black. Aroma is a big blast of coffee up front...much more pronounced here. Chocolate covered coffee beans. Lighter body, the richness not as prominent...but still rich. Good syrupy flavour development with a strong finishing blast of maple. Fun brew. Both beers are exceptionally intense, with no glaring weaknesses that would knock them down a peg. But it is interesting to see that one specific type of beer is basically a home run every time among the nerds.
50belair (2968) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Castaways for the tap takeover. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Loads of maple and bourbon aromas. The taste follows suit with pronounced black coffee and dark roasted malts. Hints of oak. Good body and mouthfeel.
ctipping (292) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
On-tap at the Funky Buddhaís 2nd Anniversary Party. Served in a Funky Buddha snifter. Like Wide Awake, itís black without being inky. Some wisps of khaki bubbles. Slightly sticky. Like Wide Awake, it has a great coffee aroma blended with the smoked malts, but the barrel mellows both. Bourbon with just the slightest hint of earthiness and oak. Subtle barrel character. Barrel character is subtle in the taste, too. Itís definitely not overpowering with the bourbon. Itís there, but it blends with the coffee and mutes the acidity. It amplifies the earthy character of the coffee and amplifies the maple. The smoke acts as a counterpart to the sweetness and reminds me just a little bit of CBS. Itís phenomenal. Drinks really easily for an imperial stout. Heavy, but drinkable. Really wanted to get a second pour of it, but it was long gone.
Travlr (16434) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Dark brown color, thick brown head with good retention and lacing. Huge coffee and baking brownies aroma. Taste has rich double fudge, double espresso, double brownies. Wow.
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft, churchkey, pours black with low head. Aroma is intoxicating maple, whiskey, and coffee. Taste is the same, still no bacon, really fantastic
argo0 (12362) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Small tan head atop crystal clear dark brown body. Aroma is sweet, maple, milk chocolate, some caramel, light smoke. Taste is sweet, maple/vanilla, some smoke, milk chocolate, light alcohol burn. Sticky full body, low carbonation.
GenDV138 (3545) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey for the Cigar City & Funky Buddha SAVOR event. Black with tan head. Aromas of maple, caramel, light smoke and bacon. Tastes of dark chocolate, maple, light smoke, subtle bacon and bourbon. Full body with a dry finish. Fantastic.
PhillyCraft (4074) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Churchville, great beers but the worst ran event I have experienced in 8-9 years. Pours black color with notes of espresso, marshmallow, hazelnut, maple syrup, cold pressed coffee, and light sugars. Deadly for the percent. Not much bacon or smoke which is fine by me but surprising since wide awake and maple bacon had the meat/rauch quality. Rich java bean smell and flavor as it continued to warm, Medium stickiness. Awesome stuff but my third favorite of the day behind French toast, and diamonds and virgins from TH.
vtafro (4954) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Sweet maple, candy, bourbon, french toast like aromas. Sweet malty tones, French toast, maple, chocolate sweet flavors.