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Nib Smuggler | Funky Buddha Brewery

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Ratings:
415
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
21.03%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
According to the brewery, a "chocolate porter".

Added by dimenhetfield on 05-06-2011

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Reviews: 65 | Ratings: 415
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Photo of pkalix
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

very nice pour! super heady on top with nice wafts of chocolate off the top..... flavor is very much chocolate-y and lactose-y, but very good. almost a root beer kind of flavor to this, even more-so than those "root beer" flavored brews, but this is genuine and authentic! really great brew. a bit too sweet to do more than one at a time, but a great change-up in the tasting room, i bet.....

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Photo of DanGeo
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of npala86
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Schlais
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black in color with no opacity. There's a quarter inch of frothy beige head resting on top. Light Brussels lacing. This smells like dark malt and chocolate. The taste is predominately dark malt with dark chocolate in the background. This is nice dessert beer that isn't overly sweet. The mouth is dry and lightly oily.

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Photo of boogerisu
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of TKEbeerman
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtladner
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of SPRichard
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Zonian1
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of glid02
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Photo of johnyb
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Elumbeer
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shawner
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of drinking12many
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SomethingClever
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

O: it's ok not a bad taste just very straight forward with the vanilla also has a little bit of acidity I don't care for and a very watery body.

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Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Nib Smuggler from Funky Buddha Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.