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Last Snow - Funky Buddha Brewery

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Reviews: 137
Hads: 1,061
Avg: 4.47
pDev: 24.16%
Wants: 565
Gots: 212 | FT: 29
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 do_ob
4.84/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark brown pour - nearly black in the glass. Thin, vanilla colored lacing on top. Huge coconut aroma on this beer, simply amazing. The taste follows, with coconut taking the stage. The white chocolate and caramel are present but are far less pronounced. Great weight on this one, albeit maybe just a hair thin. Still incredible. Maybe the best beer I've had - definitely the best porter.

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Photo of -Rick
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: dark brown with a lasting brownish/white head. Decent lacing
S: amazing! Coconut & chocolate. Fills the room!
T: TONS of coconut. Almost to much. This tastes like an almond joy! Nice pairing with the chocolate flavor.
F: creamy, but a little thin. Very slight carbonation
O: very glad to try this. It was a little to sweet for me, to overpowering with the coconut. I will let my other bottle age for a while and revisit it then. Overall, this was very good.

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Photo of calitrie1486
4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I opened this bottle at a tasting about 2 weeks ago. The bottle was from the most recent release. Was coconut overload and I loved every sip of it. I heard mixed reviews going into this, about the bottle not being as great as the draft. Never had the draft but this was nothing short of fantastic!!!

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Photo of BIll_Currie
4.05/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this one was in Denver too. they had some great beers at their booth. I missed them last year while in ft. lauderdale. all their beers were great. guys at booth were rude though

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Photo of Keananmichael5
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So much chocolate and coconut flavor going on! This is a a great coconut porter that is smooth and sweet. Funky Buddah does the sweet porters very well.

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

notes from 3/16/15

4 - 4.25 - 4.25 - 4 - 4.25
pours a chestnut brown w some riby highlights when held to the light. Nose is pretty awesome...like chocolate vanilla caramel w a hint of coconut. so balanced that even I don't mind the coconut. coconut comes out more on the flavor, but still tasty. caramel glazed vanilla coconut porter...nutty, nice. if I liked coconut more this would be heaven but even I like it as is. great beer.

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

Pours a deep dark brown. I love this beer. So much coconut in the nose and so much coconut in the body. There is actually so much coconut that the caramel and coffee are washed out and relatively subtle. So depending on if you wanted more of those flavors, this might not be the beer for you. But I love coconut and this beer is perfect.

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Photo of pnelting
4.89/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The best porter I've had! Pours dark brown with a tan head. The nose is coconut and chocolate. The taste is a total coconut bomb with just the right amount of coffee to balance it out. I wish the mouth feel was a little thicker. Other than that it's a near perfect porter in my book.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: deep brown; 1 finger dark tan head that receded to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: dark chocolate, toasted coconut, black coffee;

T: follows the nose; it's like a liquid Mounds bar; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: absolutely fantastic; if you can track this down, by all means, do it;

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.97/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber poured into an oversized tulip.

Compact head of frothy foam. Khaki in color. Light streaks of lacing. Pitch-black liquid with the slightest of carbonation visible. Looks tasty. 5

What a rich nose. Bursting with aroma. Smells like maple and cinnamon first. Then some sweet, pungent coconut. So much rich sweetness. There's a woodsy quality too that again suggests sweet maple syrup. Does this have maple syrup? The aroma here is intoxicating but almost too sweet for my liking. 4.25

Coconut is at the forefront with the flavor accompanied by dark roast coffee. Still tasting some oak and maple syrup but in a much lighter way. Strangely, I'm getting some strong curry flavor from this beer, think coconut and curry spice. Interesting. There's also a floral hop flavor that works its way into the mix and tempers some of the sweeter elements. 3.75

Given the nose, I was expecting a thick rich body but didn't get one. It's light and bubbly initially before the carbonation fades to the background a bit. Sweetness is present but not overdone, helped by a floral hop presence. It does have a sticky feel in the mouth and comes off as dessert-like when all is said and done. 4

Am I the only one that finds this to be a lot like a Thai curry dish? Indra Kunindra minus the spice and lime? This beer is fun to drink and very unique but I think the Florida locals might have generated some undeserved hype for this beer.

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

I really cant say enough about this beer. FB is always putting out top notch stuff. I managed to pick up several of these bombers in Miami during the last release. Needless to say they are no longer on the shelves anywhere. Chocolates, coconut, coffee. its all there. All explosive. In a GREAT way.

I'm not a coffee drinker and I don't care for coconut( if this sounds like you) still try it!! You wont regret it! 5/5

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

Wow is all I can say. This has to be my favorite porter on the market. This beer is the best smelling out there bar none. Taste it incredible smooth coffee, coconut and chocolate. Wish there was just a bit more coconut than coffee but I will live!

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Photo of buckslayer50
4.89/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

What a fantastic beer! Pitch black with a tan head that goes away quickly, smells amazing with strong, roasty coffee on the nose. The taste was just unreal, the flavors all blended together so well with the bitterness from the coffee perfectly balancing the sweetness of the coconut. This really is something special from Funky Buddha and instantly becomes a yearly priority for me to get whenever it comes out.

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Photo of FBGordon
4.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on draft and out of a growler.

A: Pours a deep chocolate with a thick tan head that maintains well and laces beautifully throughout.

S: Smells like coffee, chocolate and toasted coconut, all well-balanced and working in near-perfect unison.

T: Taste is a delicious blend of coffe, toast, chocolate and toasted coconut, reminiscent of any one of a dozen amazing coconut and chocolate desserts. Toasted coconut lingers pleasantly on the palate after each pull and for a while after finishing this beer.

M: A typical heft for an American porter, medium carbonation helps those amazing flavors dance around.

O: If you don't like coconut flavor this isn't the beer for you, but this is a fantastic-tasting beer that I could drink for dessert over and over. Manageable alcohol, delicious flavors, heady aromas and a nice body make this one of the most enjoyable porters I've had. Time to stock up!

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

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a Stange style glass. Bottled on date is smudged appears to be 8/11/15.

Dark brown to an almost black body; aggressively poured to 2 fingers worth of head which dissipated slowly to 1/2 finger. Nice light tan color with tons of tiny bubbles.
Aromas of a melted Almond Joy bar in a cup of strong latte. Coconut, chocolate, roasted almonds, roasted malts and of course the coffee. Mouth watering!
First sip...The nose does not lie! Coconut, chocolate, slightly bitter coffee. Bittersweet finish.
Feel is nice and full, plenty of bitter and sweet light amount of carbonation, low abv.
Overall this is a delicious beer! I should have bought 2 bottles! This beer goes down nice and easy; sweetness is tempered really well from the black coffee addition. This is a great beer no doubt.

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Photo of Myotus
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.
LOOK: Pours with a finger's worth of brown foam that shrinks down into a quarter's worth of khaki foam after 35 seconds. Black in color with a ruby tint. Beer is too black to see any rising bubbles. Lacing is high and thin.
SMELL: Strong aromas of hazelnut coffee beautifully dance with subtle coconut and sweet chocolate.
TASTE: Strong hazelnut coffee flavors enter initially. Mild flavors of coconut enter next along with hints of sweet chocolate. Mild bitterness from the roasted malts come in to finish off this amazing symphony as all previous flavors persist.
FEEL: Light-bodied (lame, but it's a porter) with subtle carbonation. Goes down incredibly smooth and finishes with a hint of dryness.
NOTE: Another incredible brew from Funky Buddha. They have not disappointed me so far. My only complaint is that the bitterness from the roasted malts, although mild, keep this beer from being even more tasty.

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Photo of imyourhero21
4.57/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smells amazing but a little thin . Great taste and def would like to try again when not having with alot of big stouts at a tasting . I prefer the maple backn coffee porter though!

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Photo of Reds76
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Coconut, coffee bomb on the nose and the taste. Exceptional beer! The dark chocolate mixes throughout. Medium-full body with just the right amount of carbonation. My favorite porter.

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Photo of OneEye78
4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Look was dark black with a quarter inch off white head. Smell was strong coconut, a hint of chocolate, vanilla and caramel, and some coffee roast. Taste was similar. Chocolate, coconut, vanilla and caramel with a coconut aftertaste. A little bit thin in the mouth, but it does have some staying power. Overall this is a nice beer with a unique flavor profile. Didn't blow me away, but a solid porter.

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Photo of Bobloblawlawblog11
4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep black color with small tan head. This beer smells amazing, right after you open it the room seems to fill with coconut aroma. As other people said biggest taste here is coconut. Not overly sweet, the coffee helps to cut down on the coconut sweetness. Still though coconut is easily the dominat flavor. Only real thing about this beer that brings it down a bit is the mouthfeel. It is a bit thin without a ton of body to back it up.

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Photo of Delz
4.04/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Imagine eating a mounds candy bar. Now imagine drinking it. That is exactly what this tastes like. After a half glass the coconut became a little overwhelming and a little sweet. The mouth feel was a little thin as well.

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Photo of Hootie159
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Almost black with A thin graham cracker head quickly gone. First smell is well balanced coffee. Coconut hides in the smell of intense chocolate and caramel. Really get the creaminess in flavor from the white chocolate then toasted coconut rolls right in. Far and away best job with coconut I've had in a beer. Only spot a bit lacking is the feel. A tad watery without the richness the nose and flavor have.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich dark color, light white-caramel colored head that dissipates quickly. The smell is BUCKETS of roasted coconut, tons of it. Coffee also nicely blended on the smell. As you'd expect both of those flavors come through on the taste as well. Really nice feel for a porter - medium-high carbonation but also finishes with a nice smoothness. Really nice mouthfeel. Overall I think it's worth the hype for this one, really enjoyed it.

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Photo of FSUlaw-and-brew
4.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank it on draught out of a snifter. Poured probably half a pinky head which was a caramel white color.

Smell is heavy on the roasted coconut

Taste is amazing. All its hyped up to be, coconut and coffee combined gives off a super smooth vanilla taste.

Mouth feel is thin but good & thirst quenching.

Phenomenal beer!

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Photo of danh53
3.58/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Redlight Redlight. When I had this on tap in February at the brewery release, I thought it was phenomenal. I've had it now on three subsequent occasions on draft at three different establishments in Orlando. Each time it failed to live up to my initial impression. Pours dark brown with a half finger head that hangs around. Aroma is the highlight of the beer. Coconut, vanilla, and coffee jump out of the glass, especially the coconut. I expected more coconut on the taste. It's definitely there, but not in a big way. The coffee taste is not deep bitter roast, but more like coffee that's been diluted with artificial creamer. There is a chemical or mineral flavor that seems off. The mouth feel is light to medium with prickly carb. It's not a bad beer. It's sweet and tasty in places, especially when the coconut shines through. I remember it having more body and maybe more chocolate before. The coffee was stronger and the vanilla creamer flavor wasn't as prominent. Don't go out of your way to trade for it.

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