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Nib Smuggler - Funky Buddha Brewery

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Nib Smuggler
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 55
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

According to the brewery, a "chocolate porter".

(Beer added by: dimenhetfield on 05-06-2011)
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2/5  rDev -52.5%

I'm always reluctant to rate an infected beer, but when I have several beers from a brewery and many are infected or exhibit those characteristics, I think it's fair to put it out there.

The beer didn't gush but it poured with excessive foamy carbonation. Big bubbles mixed with little, prickly bubbles throughout the beer. Fairly typical of an infection and common with several other subpar beers of theirs that I've had (e.g. BA Muy Bonita). There just seems to be little consistency with their beers - some reviews note "very little head", some a small ring, some a moderate head. Quality comes from consistency.

The aroma was mostly tart - red wine, sour fruit. Some earthy sour cocoa notes if you search for them.

Taste followed. The waves of chocolate, cocoa, leather, earth that the bottle and other reviews promise was absent. Some cocoa under the red wine tartness. The vanilla that was supposed to be there was completely obliterated.

The bottle describes the beer as viscous and creamy. It was prickly and watery.

I'd love to try some of Funky Buddha's beers in their intended state but it seems quite difficult to do. The Buddha needs to be a bit less Funky. To be fair, this was 7 months old and says "consume fresh" on it. But I received it in a trade 5 months after bottling and wanted to wait for Fall weather. It was refrigerated. There is "fresh" for IPAs and fresh for porters and IMHO a porter should either hold up, maybe fade a bit, for 7 months or you should put GIANT WARNINGS all over the bottle and a drink before date. QC needs work, big time.

Kurmaraja, Nov 01, 2014
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Nib Smuggler from Funky Buddha Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.