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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Rise and shine, buttercup - itís time for breakfast. This imperial version of our infamous Maple Bacon Coffee Porter adds some girthy gravity to the the smokey, salty, rich combo of maple syrup, fresh roasted coffee, and bacon.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
deadheadbill (14) - Crystal River, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Pours very dark with a very very slight head. Immediately the aromas hit you maple, coffee, some smokiness. The taste is rich and luxurious with slightly sweet flavors resembling the aromas, coffee, maple, smoky bacon. Absolutely delicious. The mouthfeel is amazing, it coats your mouth in velvety richness. I could literally find nothing wrong with this beer. I wish there were 10,000 bottles.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
FunkyBuddaMan (16) - boca raton, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2015
An Imperial Maple Bacon.. This beer has everything Maple Bacon has going for itself except it bit stronger... This beer is full of flavor leaving a thick lining on any glass you drink this from. Coffee, Smokey, Sweet This beer will modify your palate so have one of these last if you want to be able to taste the other beers you are drinking.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Original batch, kindly poured by the man himself into a FB snifter A: Pours a big syrupy black color with a small khaki colored head. Retention isnít great, but with a high ABV it still looks evil S: Damn, tons of sweet maple, coffee, and some burnt bacon. Simply amazing. The maple adds a whole new dimension to this beer that I never thought was possible T: Much more balanced and refined that I expected. The bacon is less noticeable in the flavor, but the maple adds a pleasant flavor and balances the dark roast coffee. Thick body and dangerously drinkable. Not too much hop presence, but then again, thatís not what you would want in a beer like this. MF: Thick and chewy feel to it, sweet maple/coffee finish, low-medium carbonation. Alcohol is not detectable. O: Overall, this is an amazing beer worthy of its hype. I have not had but one chance to get to FB since I am at school in SC since they have become a world-class brewery, but I will definitely make the effort now. Great job Funky Buddha!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 DraftÖ This beer rocks!Ö Pours black with a small, creamy, khaki head. The nose is all about pure, deep roast Cuban or Kona coffee accompanied by gobs of maple syrup and a subtle nuance of crispy, smoked bacon. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Huge Cuban espresso and maple syrup flavor without the cloying sweetness I feared may rear its ugly head when I first heard they would be ďimperializingĒ the Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. Balanced nicely by what I can only assume are black malt, singed coffee and hops. Burnt, acrid, moderately bitter, espresso finish. Way too drinkable for a high abv beer. I had three glasses and could have drank more. Another world class beer from Kevin and Ryan at The Buddha!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Slimbrundage (80) - USA - JUN 27, 2011
Been waiting for this one for months and it didnít disappoint one bit. Black with a ultra thin tan head that disipates quickly. The aroma is an intoxicating blend of sticky maple syrup and fresh brewed espresso with hints of bacon smoke, chocolate and figs. Slick oily mouthfeel with light carbonation. The flavor has everything the nose suggests and is extreamly drinkable for a 10.5 beer. Great beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
blomster (288) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle, thanks a lot to darkguardian for this beauty! No 1 beer in a tasting with a lot of world class brews. Pours pitch black with a small, brown head. Absolutely INSANE aroma ! Nose picks up freshly ground dark roast coffee (best coffee aroma Iíve ever experienced in a beer), a bit of chili, crunchy burnt bacon, syrup, toasted bread. Taste of coffee, sweet maple syrup, dark, heavy roasted malt, chocolate. Full bodied, loooong finish, with all the different flavours lingering for a long time. A totally crazy beer that still somehow manages to be very balanced. Easily one of the best beers Iíve ever had. Love it. Need more!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bytemesis (6588) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
This is the one I came to try. Tap at MBCP release. Pours clear chestnut, medium creamy brown head that dissipates leaving nice lacing. Aroma is coffee chocolate mocha goodness with a strong overtone of maple syrup. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter, really really good. Medium body, somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Not to be missed.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
spycow (21) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2015
This was one of the first Funky Buddha beers Iíve ever had which was lucky and quite amazing. Smells like a maple, bacon, coffee pancakes. Dark color that tastes like you are eating one of those pancakes. It hits the palate perfectly as it doesnít taste 10.5%. Overall one of my favorite beers that I hope to have a third and fourth time in the future. Cheers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Been waiting for this gem of a beer for quite some time. Pours black, not too thick, but not thin either. Maple is the main ingredient that you smell first, swiftly followed by smokiness and coffee bean. A little bit more smokey then the regular Maple Bacon. The ABV is hidden very well amongst the flavors in this one. Has to be one of the best beers Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dosbeerigos (24) - Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2011
On tap at the release (06-26-2011) Beer pours pitch Black....what a gorgeous color. Nose gives a lot more smoke then the regular Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, which was something that I could careless about as I do not enjoy smoke. In this beer though it fits in perfectly. This beer is a GrandSlam Breakfast (minus the eggs) in a glass. Maple Syrup is present, Smoke is there, and SLAMMM a huge hit of Black Coffee! Everything is exceptionally well balanced. The highlight of this beer is the mouthfeel. I have complained before that I wanted more mouthfeel from some of their beers. This one is spot on. Almost velvet-y smooth. Just Perfect! Very Good Beer!

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