Funky Buddha Wide Awake Itís Morning - Bourbon Aged

 


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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 4.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Our Wide Awake aged in Buffalo Trace Bourbon soaked oak

THIS IS NOT THE SAME ENTRY AS MORNING WOOD.
This beer was aged on Buffalo Trace soaked oak cubes, while Morning Wood was aged in bourbon barrels

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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (10761) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2012 DraftÖ This beer rocks!Ö Pours ďnew moonĒ black with a small, creamy, beige head. The bouquet delivers gargantuan sums of Cuban-roast coffee with a mild smoked bacon component and only a whisper of maple syrup. Full-bodied and ridiculously thick and chewy with modest carbonation. The flavor presents big-time mocha, heavy espresso and light smoke. Sweet, but not silly sweet. Finishes like a double cafť con leche. Iím disappointed that there was only faint bourbon in the aroma and flavor, hardly any bacon and just a hint of maple syrup. The barrel did this beer no favors. Still, itís WIDE AWAKE, so the base beer and coffee component are pretty damned amazing. World class effort!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
darkguardian (730) - Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Draft at the Buddha. Awesome beer. Not much in the way of bourbon aside from maybe some light tannic woodiness. Needs more time on the bourbon. Great base beer. Same great score.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (3501) - Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2011
On tap at the Buddha for their one year anniversary party. Just another outstanding freakiní beer from the mad geniuses at the Buddha. Dark brown pour with a nice tan head. The nose is still dominated by the base beer with all kinds of coffee and bacon notes. The taste is sublime with big black coffee, maple syrup, roasted malts, vanilla, caramel, and mellow bourbon flavors. Simply outstanding......

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
On draft for Funky Buddhaís 1 year anniversary party. Waited around for a few hours to taste this bad boy and it was well worth. All the qualities that I expected were there. Outstanding flavor and aroma. However the bourbon didnít really shine through all that much but that didnít take away from this beer in the slightest. Thereís just so much flavor that itís hard to not like this beer.


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