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Last Snow - Funky Buddha Brewery

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Reviews: 109
Hads: 963
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.28%
Wants: 542
Gots: 164 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brentk56 on 11-18-2011

Coffee Porter w/ coconut, white chocolate and caramel
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Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Also on the fence with this; it taste like a coconut coffee from Dunkin doughnuts! It is also very thin with a heavy feel but it doesn't come through. Great beer, but not world class IMO! (187 characters)

Photo of KensWorld
3.66/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm on the fence with this very hyped up beer. Part of me loves the coconut/coffee blast, the other part of me thinks it tastes like those instant Cappochino drinks you get at 7-11. The problem with this porter is its so flavorful. you don't taste the beer, just the additives. I bought another bomber so I'll try this again in a week or so and see if my opinion changes 3.75 (375 characters)

Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - Pitch black with some ruby red on the edges. Two fingers of tan head.

S - Massive coconut and coffee. Some Hersehy's syrup too.

T - The base porter stood out more with big roasted malts and dark chocolate. Coconut, while big, was more prominent on the aroma. Very sweet, sugary coconut reminds me of a Mounds bar.

F - Robust like a standard porter should be. Not too thick and not too thin. No alcohol, but a residual dark coffee grounds taste lingers.

O - Comparable to Wormtown Norm, but both give you the same experience. (532 characters)

Photo of BigRedDog
4.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice dark black with a light latte colored head.

Smell is heavenly. Roasted coffee grounds and espresso quickly assault the senses. Vanilla and coconut dance in the background adding a nice sweetness. Absolutely astounding.

Taste follows up the nose. Nice roasted coffee beans and coconut are the first things I notice. A nice vanilla, chocolate and coconut latte sweetness coats the tongue after that leaving behind a slightly sweet, slightly bitter coffee after taste.

Nice medium body. Just enough of a presence but still nice, light and surprisingly sessionable.

Overall the nose made me immediately fall in love with this beer. The flavor is right on as well. But there are only a few beers where the smell brings a smile and giggle in anticipation of what is to come. (785 characters)

Photo of ahbithwabm
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The smell of this beer is pretty great. Huge coconut and coffee. The taste is the same with tons of coconut up front followed by coffee, chocolate, and what reminds me of some kind of nuttiness. It falls short on the mouth feel for me though. Was not expecting a big thick beer as this is a porter but would love if it was a bit creamier. A very enjoyable porter I would happily drink often. (391 characters)

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

One of the best dessert beers I have ever had. Tastes like a chocolate covered espresso bean with heavy coconut. Some vanilla and possibly hazlenut (?) comes through as well. One of the best aromas I've ever encountered for a coffee beer - like a Starbucks drink and a beer had a baby.

This is a great beer for a liquid dessert - go in with the mind that it is very sweet and treat-like. (390 characters)

Photo of Curryfan512
3.43/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Terrible beer. Has a huge artificial sweetener thing going on. It looks great, smells great, but tastes like someone dumped a pound of splenda into a thin porter. After all the hype about this beer it was a huge disappointment. Founders porter is a much better porter. (268 characters)

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.89/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had a huge dark caramel head when poured from the bottle. Very little light was making its way through the glass. The smell was amazing, it smelled like a coconut treat rather than a beer. Had a light roasted coffee taste along with a hint of vanilla. With a toasted coconut aftertaste. (286 characters)

Photo of Powderhornphil
4.67/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours darker than expected at less than 7%.

Aroma is just amazing. Caramel. coconut, vanilla bean and coffee. So rich on the nose.

Tastes follows with coffee then caramel and coconut on the finish.

This beer absolutely lived up to the hype. So good. (252 characters)

Photo of user785335
4.29/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good beer, Funky Buddha definitely achieved what they were after. Lots of coffee and coconut taste. A little too sweet for my taste. Couldn't drink a lot of this in one sitting. (185 characters)

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

Taste like a shot of coffee with a nice smooth malty coconut taste. Very refreshing if you've been working all day and wanna enjoy a nice cold porter. (150 characters)

Photo of SFC21
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First whiff and you knw you are in for a treat. Smells like a combination of walking into a coffee shop and opening a bag of shredded coconut. Tastes like a liquid Almond Joy with a cappuccino finish. Delicious (210 characters)

Photo of darktronica
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This smells phenomenal, and nothing else is important. Cracking the bottle is like stepping into a fancy coffee shop that also makes homemade truffles and gelato. It's layer after layer of marvelous aromas: nutty Guatemalan coffee, toasted coconut flakes, meringue, mascarpone, fig, oats, and hazelnut. If you ever hear that Bath and Body Works is rolling out a Last Snow-scented candle, buy their stock immediately, because Funky Buddha is sitting on a goldmine in licensed merchandising potential. (499 characters)

Photo of Alequine
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Opened the bottle and immediately received a wisp of the aroma of coconut and the sweet smell of vanilla.
This bottle is a couple of months old – probably five from the spring 2015 release of last snow. The coconut, vanilla and coffee still had staying power.

Visually it fits the beer profile for an American Porter although slightly thinner on the pour than I have seen of other porters. Once in the glass it is beautiful to behold. Pours thin buts sits stoutly in the glass exhibiting a malty, dark
character which does not allow you to see through the glass. Looking overtop the coloring is black, dark brown with ruby highlights. The aroma prefaces the complexity of this beer with coffee, toffee, and light chocolate, sweet vanilla and coconut flavors. This beer is complex and emanates these aromas so take your time with it. Smell it and look it at to indulge your senses. Mouthfeel is thin but makes up for it with the complexity of the flavors matching the aroma. Moderately sweet balanced with a slightly bitter coffee flavor. Sharp in taste, just slightly dry with a bready finish and coconut taste that lingers on the back of the tongue. What an outstanding balance and contrast of flavors at the same time (sweet vanilla against the coffee, dry to malty flavoring, bready against the cocoanut fruit finish). My notes read that the coffee could have been slightly stronger. Someone will have to send me a bottle to validate that. Wait, further in my notes the coffee flavor seemed to become more pronounced as the beer warmed. 6.4 % ABV is deceiving for this beer as it is a very smooth and easy beer to drink. (1,648 characters)

Photo of Jason_cs
4.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears pitch black with a light brown head. An intense smell of coffee and coconut, probably the best smelling beer I have ever had. Taste has a nice strong coffee taste that is well balanced with the coconut, with a hint of chocolate. Feels smooth and easy to drink. Overall an outstanding beer, very glad I managed to get a couple of bottles. (345 characters)

Photo of MJSFS
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

L: deep dark Porter appearance
S: roasted coffee beans with faint coconut
T: exactly like it smells. I could personally go for a little more coconut flavor
F: too thin for a porter, but FB seems to like their porters thin. Coffee Maple Bacon Porter is very thin as well
O: excellent beer. I would buy this all the time if it was available. (339 characters)

Photo of FrancisSmooth
4.57/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Right out the bottle (sorry traditionalists, I just felt like drinking it out of the bottle).

Found it on display at the local Whole Foods in downtown Miami. Clerk told me someone said they were coming to buy the whole display because of its limited availability so I figured it was time to try one.

A little thinned out for a porter. The notes of coconut and coffee are dead on tho. Smell is straight delicious coffee.

Finishes a little carmel, and almost like a black coffee with a little sediment. Coconut on the aftertaste reminds you of its quality.

Delicious. Is it a world class porter? Questionable. Is it a delicious beer. Affirmative. (651 characters)

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Funky Buddha. A little undercarbed IMO but made up for by the great coffee nose and huge coconut flavor that isn't too sweet or syrupy. A tad thinner mouthfeel that I would ideally like, possibly from the low carb? Either way a delicious brew! (256 characters)

Photo of Kevinpitts
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lots of coconut and coffee flavor and smell. Way too thin for my taste though. Too much like an ale and not enough Porter taste for me. (150 characters)

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)

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Last Snow from Funky Buddha Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.