Last Snow - Funky Buddha Brewery

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Reviews: 88
Hads: 889
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 2.68%
Wants: 508
Gots: 110 | FT: 9
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Funky Buddha Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: brentk56 on 11-18-2011

Coffee Porter w/ coconut, white chocolate and caramel
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Photo of One1Asterisk
4.67/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is an exceptional brew. Brought over by a friend on a whim. Last Snow's nose is chock full of coconut, coffee, and a little sweetness. Pouring it into the glass was like pouring a carbonated coffee; it had a little translucency around the edges of the pour, and wasn't too thick. I welcome the porter consistency over the commonplace inky stout darkness. I was really excited to get to tasting. It has a very nostalgic flavor for me of coconut cookies dipped into a sweet cup of café con leche as a kid. This was my diabetic grandfather's breakfast of choice. The sweet tooth that man had was unparalleled. To have a beer bring me back to a moment with him earns some props. I'll be looking out for the release of this beer in the future, don't miss an opportunity to try it yourself. (790 characters)

Photo of Zaximus
4.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I didn't even really want to wake up naked in a kayak but here I am.

This was a pretty outstanding take on a coffee porter. Big coffee nose. Nice coffee flavor. Though I personally love good coffee I don't always tend to like it in my beer as often times I feel it comes off burnt and acidic. Not so here. Very well done. These guys really make a nice porter. (360 characters)

Photo of Domvan
4.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look - Dark thick body
Smell - Rich, awesome aroma of chocolate and coconut
Taste - Sweet chocolately sweetness with a chunk of coconut
Feel - Thick mouthfeel, they are amazing at creating a tasting experience as good as advertised.
This beer is freaking good! (260 characters)

Photo of hopsnbarleyblog
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A good robust porter, nothing more. Watery mouthfeel, Strong coffee aroma. Coconut flavors barely present and overpowered by the strong coffee notes. Too much hype behind this one, I feel its overrated. (203 characters)

Photo of Treyliff
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

22oz bottle poured into a snifter glass

A- pours a dark brown, nearly opaque color, with a small creamy khaki colored head that retains for a while, eventually settling to just a thin film on top and rang around the edge

S- As soon as I opened the bottle, all I could saw was 'wow.' This is quite possibly the best smelling beer to date. I immediately get a huge whiff of toasted coconut & melted caramel, quickly followed by dark chocolate and fresh coffee. There is a toasted aspect that gives an aroma of toasted almonds, also picking up notes of sweet vanilla whipping cream. Many reviews stated that this smells like a liquid Almond Joy, and that's spot on

T- big blast of sweetness up front with lots of caramel, vanilla & toffee. The coconut quickly follows and is more prominent than most beers that use this ingredient. Milk chocolate and coffee flow underneath, providing a nice balance to the other ingredients. Nutty and earthy tones as it nears the finish with more herbal coffee on the linger

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a silky finish

O- I've had a few beers that have tried to capture the essence of coconut & chocolate, but none have packed in this much flavor, and at 6.5%. I don't want to finish the beers because I can't stop smelling it (1,311 characters)

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best smelling beers I have ever tried. The nose can best be described as a pour of liquid Almond Joy. A very strong coconut, chocolate, and coffee burst.

I was hoping for a fuller body, but I suppose that as a porter, it delivered true to style.

The flavor is good but a bit thin for my taste.

I wish the taste could match the nose. (357 characters)

Photo of MissSmisje
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

S: like a decadent version of a mounds bar, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and tons and tons of coconut. T: same as the nose, but with coffee added. Tastes like it was steeped in a mound of coconut. (200 characters)

Photo of Stevecarini
4.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A heady stout in Florida? Yes, yes it is. Of the many samples I tried, this hardy porter stood out in the crowd. I always look for a beer that's going to give you a flavor punch and that's exactly what this beer delivers. Complex hints of vanilla, coconut and chocolate. Smooth finish and a nice nose. I was lucky to grab the last little sample of it. Another Funky Buddha gem. (384 characters)

Photo of chaos99
4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On-tap at FB tap takeover event in Orlando. The aroma on this is wonderful. Deep rich coffee with a coconut background. Smooth as silk, creamy, excellent balance. I'll drink it whenever I can get it. (199 characters)

Photo of Ri0
4.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pored 22oz bottle into chalice.

A - Dark black coffee with a 2 finger cream colored head. Fades into a thick collar and leaves behind spots and splotches of lacing.

S - A wonderful aroma of steeping Italian espresso with freshly cut open coconut. Dark chocolates mingle with the roasted malts.

F - Starts off with the roasted malts and quickly moves into a coffee, espresso flavor. After it settles the sweet coconut drenched in dark chocolate (mounds bar!) comes in to entice the palate.

M - Smooth and creamy with a rich feel and excellent carbonation.

O - This is in my amazing zone because of how much I love coffee, and coconut covered in dark chocolate. (667 characters)

Photo of Tommo
4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The flavor of this is amazing, so much coconut and coffee. However it is also sickeningly sweet. Could never drink this whole bomber. Even 3 of us didnt finish it (162 characters)

Photo of tclipse
4.37/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is the best smelling beer I have ever come across... it's a massive coconut bomb with a coffee note taking the back seat, but still present. I find myself wishing it was more viscous and with a higher ABV, it is quite thin and would be the absolute perfect beer if it were heavier. For the style though, it is among the best I've had.

Summary:
Look: Medium to dark brown, slightly transparent, caramel head
Nose: Oh my god this is the best thing I have ever smelled in life.
Taste: Man, I wish this tasted as good as it smelled...
Feel: This is flat out too thin.

Good beer. If they did the same thing they did with "Wide Awake It's Morning" (the imperial version of MBCP) for this, it would be a world stopper. (721 characters)

Photo of Deshaies
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz Draft at Extreme Beer Fest Afterparty at The Merchant on 3/20/15

Look: Dark body, carmel-ish head
Smell: Deep coffee and coconut scents
Taste: Amazing roasty coffee and coconut flavors mix well with nutty dry porter flavors and smooth out with a touch of vanilla-ish flavor. Decadent!
Feel: Rich, almost more stout than porter
Overall: Maybe the best porter i've ever came across (and its my favorite style) (414 characters)

Photo of aleigator
3.03/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a black color, with ember red edges and a decent, soon vanishing head.

Smells of ground coffee, coconut and mousse au chocolate big times. The coffee is especially well pronounced, while standing against the sweeter aromas of the beer, it reveals earth, toffee and hazelnuts. The nose offers a unique blend, which turns out to be less sweet than expected, with a well balanced infusion of bitter coffee, accentuated by roasted coconuts.

Has a smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied beer.

Tastes of bitter coffee beans, accompanied by a metallic carbonation, increasing the tastes bitterness, while providing a vivid creaminess. Coconut and Nutella add a lot of character to the beer, which doesn't turn dessert-like at any point, due to the distinct coffee presence. It implements an earthy toffee flavor very effective though, which turns a tad metallic during the finish, reminding me of cold coffee.

Easy drinking beer, which got a decent complexity to it, turning out a bit too thin and metallic during the finish. Also the bitterness is a bit too harsh, compared to the weaker implemented sweeter flavors of the beer, initially promising a decent balance. The beers interaction between coffee, bitter chocolate and slightly wooden coconuts is very enjoyable though, while the brew remains recognizable as a Porter. (1,340 characters)

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.12/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a deep brown colour with a thin layer of light brown head.

S - Massive sweet coconut up front with chocolate, roast and lighter coffee notes.

T - Liquid bounty bar! Sweet coconut and milk chocolate with some bitter roast. The finish is sweet milk chocolate and coconut that is slightly artificial tasting. A bit too sweet overall, but very good.

M - Medium body, somewhat creamy. Light carbonation. (420 characters)

Photo of Svyturys30
4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look- Similar to Victory at Sea

Smell- Just like a prop- coconut, brown sugar, molasses, chocolate amazingness

taste- Again, just as good as prop- followed the nose to a tee!

Feel- This beer had the perfect amount of carbonation, just thinner that I would have liked it to be

Overall- I am seeking this beer out. Probably a top 3 porter of all time for me. (360 characters)

Photo of M_chav
4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice midnight black with a 1/2 inch, quickly dissipating head.
Smell is incredible! nothing like it, huge coconut-coffee- faint chocolate is one of the best noses on a beer that I can remember - totally unique!
Slight bitterness from the coffee stands out - medium body. perfect hints of chocolate and coconut again - one of the few beers that is able to bring the coconut flavor out that I've ever tasted.
Soft and smooth finish, very drinkable.
This is well done, very well balanced brew - not over powering in any one taste-lots of depth and spice. (563 characters)

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to Mark and Elliot for cracking open this beer!

If you love coconut, this beer is a must try beer. Super rich and authentic coconut flavor is just oozing from the aroma and flavor profile of this beer. Not smelling or tasting much coffee in this porter. Lots of milk chocolate and vanilla flavor and aroma. Medium bodied porter with very creamy, decadent mouthfeel, and near perfect carbonation levels. Funky Buddha Last Snow proves to me that no one else can do such great porters that are brewed with adjuncts. I thought Maple Bacon Coffee porter was excellent porter, well Last Snow is even better! Funky Budda definitely "upped the annie" with this adjunct porter! (677 characters)

Photo of pmarlowe
3.27/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours medium/dark brown, a bit on the thin side, with a collar of light sand colored head. Good persistence but no lacing.

S: Delicious coconut, light roastiness, a bit of vanilla. A bit of a rubbery smell.

T: Light roast and malt, a bit of coconut and vanilla. Pretty watery.

M: Thin, with medium-light carbonation.

O: The coconut is nice on the nose, but overall this is pretty one dimensional, and the taste is decidedly watery. The base is too thin to stand up to the coconut flavor. And unfortunately, the coffee seems to have completely faded. (565 characters)

Photo of GallowsThief
4.77/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Out of a bottle into my tulip. Finally got around to a review.
A – Coca cola brown on pour with a quarter finger of head that leaves a clingy light brown lacing on the glass.
S – Liquid mounds. Coconut, milk chocolate, cream and coffee. Absurdly good smell.
T – Same as the smell. Coconut in force with a nice backing of milk chocolate. Coffee flavors roll through right after with a light cream taste. Touch of the coffee bitterness at the end. Sweet but not cloying.
M – Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Lightly slick on the palate. Leaves a bit of sweetness.
O – Awesome. Delicious. Heaven in a glass. I love coconut and coffee so this one resonates with me. I have had many chances to drink this and love it each time. So glad its bottled now. (770 characters)

Photo of Ewlew
3.3/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Good, but the flavor seemed very artificial opposed to a smooth and fully integrated brew. This was just not for me relative to some other beers in this style. (160 characters)

Photo of mikeyv35
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Date: 02/28/2015
Type: 22oz. Bomber
Glass: Fiddlehead Teku
Vintage: End 2014 (?)

Pours a light black w/ brown hues, like cola, w/ a 1/2 finger off white head that leaves light lacing. Aromas of caramel, coconut, coffee, and some spices, mainly cinnamon. This literally smells like coffee poured over a fresh cinnamon bun, amazing! The flavor opens w/ coffee and quickly moves into light caramel malt sweetness, and closes w/ spices, coconut water, and enough hop bitterness to balance. Medium bodied and lush w/ appropriate carbonation. This one goes down in a flash! Do not share!

Overall, hands down the best beer I have had the pleasure of drinking so far in 2015. The aroma on this one is just mind boggling! Funky Buddha brought the funk like George Clinton on this one. (788 characters)

Photo of PHBoiler
4.06/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice creamy porter with huge coconut flavor/nose. It goes into the sun tan lotion realm, which is a bit far. The coffee emerges as it warms to help balance. It's close to liquid Samoas. (188 characters)

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a deep, dark brown, more amber when light catching the beer's edges, and is topped by a thin tan head that retreats quickly to the glass's edges before fading completely. The nose wreaks strongly of coconuts upfront followed by coffee and some chocolate as it warms. The taste reminds me most of samoas, but I can definitely see the "liquid mounds bars" description. As expected, coconut dominates the flavor profile, but the taste does transition to burnt toffee, caramel sweetness and bitter coffee in the finish. Although it's a porter, I'd anticipated more body to match the beer's heavy flavors. The carbonation is low (better than mbcp) as is the bitterness and like magic, every flavor seems to be distinct and noticeable (except for the subtle cocoa buttery richness emblematic of white chocolate). The roasted malt in the finish is all that remains of the beer's fleeting porter base. I'll admit, this is an exceptional beer, which I would definitely recommend to others, but slightly prefer mbcp (1,021 characters)

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.06/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Way too much coconut, almost comes off like sunscreen. It's still an enjoyable beer, but if the coconut was more natural, like three hour tour, this could be a great beer. Instead, its a fun experiment to say you tried. (221 characters)

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Last Snow from Funky Buddha Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.