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Last Snow - Funky Buddha Brewery

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Reviews: 117
Hads: 979
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 8.54%
Wants: 544
Gots: 172 | 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 Bobloblawlawblog11
4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
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. (444 characters)

Photo of Delz
4.04/5  rDev -9.2%
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. (220 characters)

Photo of Hootie159
4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
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. (406 characters)

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
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. (439 characters)

Photo of FSUlaw-and-brew
4.66/5  rDev +4.7%
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! (323 characters)

Photo of danh53
3.58/5  rDev -19.6%
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. (1,024 characters)

Photo of sittinggc
4.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Dark, like any other porter. Good amount of carbonation/head retention.
Smell: AMAZING. Saying I could smell toasted coconut is an understatement! So much coconut. Ahaha. Also get lots of sweet coffee....Wow, this is one of the best smelling beers I have had in a while.
Taste: Big coconut, chocolate, and coffee flavors up front. These flavors blend so well together. The flavors inexplicably elicit thoughts of a winter wonderland hahaha...spot on. As the beer warmed I also got some maple-like flavors. Tasty!
Feel: Slight prickly feeling from the carbonation which I am not a fan of, but overall good mouth feel.

Overall: Really good beer that I will definitely try to seek out again. I really wish Funky Buddha was in CA...they churn out some of my favorite porters/stouts. (785 characters)

Photo of pagriley
3.59/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz into snifter. Fresh (latest batch)

L - pours thin dark brown. Settles to black in the glass with almost no head and lacing. Slight mocha ring
S - Coffee and coconut for sure - a bit overly chemical smelling - like it is one of those shots of flavor they put into your starbucks
T - same as the smell - strong bold flavors of coffee and coconut with hints of vanilla, and a touch of slightly plastic / fake sweetness. Becomes cloying quite quickly as you move through a full glass.
F - thin. Completely lacking body. Really lets the beer down. Improves as it warms, but still not enough backbone to support the flavors

Overall, a very interesting beer, but lacking body and the flavors and aroma are just a bit too fake for me to be truly satisfied with this beer. This is the epitome of a beer that seems amazing in a 2 ounce pour, but really is one dimensional and a bit sickly after you get to know it more though a full glass. (944 characters)

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
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 -17.8%
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 +4.3%
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 +3.6%
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 +1.6%
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 +7.2%
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 -22.9%
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 +9.9%
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 +4.9%
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 -3.6%
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 +12.4%
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 -2.2%
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 -0.4%
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 +3.1%
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 +3.8%
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 +6.7%
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 +2.7%
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)

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Last Snow from Funky Buddha Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.