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Nib Smuggler - Funky Buddha Brewery

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

53 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 53
Hads: 338
Avg: 4.1
pDev: 21.95%
Wants: 77
Gots: 82 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Porter | 6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dimenhetfield on 05-06-2011

According to the brewery, a "chocolate porter".
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Growler shared by Mark – thanks! Tasted side-by-side with Piiti Porter.

Pours black with a light brown head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of smooth roasted malts with large amounts of milk and dark chocolate. Also present are hints of espresso lurking in the background.

Tastes more robust than it smells. Moderately roasted malts up front are joined by soft milk chocolate flavors. Midway through the chocolate influence opens up with the addition of cocoa powder and heavier dark chocolate. Light coffee flavors come in near the end, fading out into a mildly bitter ending. Mouthfeel is good, with solid carbonation.

Overall I enjoyed the base beer more than this treatment, as the chocolate didn’t come through very well in the aroma department and overpowered the coffee. Still, a solid beer that’s worth a shot.

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4 oz pour on tap

A: dark black body with hints of light escaping the edges

S: marshmallows vanilla a little coffee

T: lots of vanilla bean with some acidic edges to it sweet a little marshmallow a little coffee

M: thin not very creamy makes the beer feel watered down

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Enjoyed at Funky Buddha's Maple Bacon Coffee Porter Day on 1/9/2016. Nib Smuggler is one of the better chocolate milk porters I've ever had. Great stuff!

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Nib Smuggler from Funky Buddha Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.