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Last Snow - Funky Buddha Brewery

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227 Ratings
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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 10.61%


Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Coffee Porter w/ coconut, white chocolate and caramel

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 11-18-2011)
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.85/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A-EBF sample pour. Pours black.

S-I must preface this by saying I am always searching for a beer with awesome coconut flavor. This one is essentially the Holy Grail of coconut beer. The aroma is just riddled and packed with coconut flesh. There is also a bunch of coffee, sweet chocolate and vanilla. But the coconut is unbelievable.

T-Again, the coconut is delectable. I have never had a beer with anywhere near as much coconut flavor as this one. Chunks of decadent coconut flesh. I feel like I should be picking it out my teeth. Coffee, chocolate, burnt caramel and vanilla extract.

M-Creamy. Kind of hard to describe the feel because I literally gulped this down in an instant. I couldn't help myself.

O/D-Okay, okay, now I see why the Funky Buddha has such a following. This was the best coconut beer i have ever had and was also one of the best beers I ever remember trying.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2014 18:57:12 | More by VelvetExtract
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dbc5

Ohio

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler poured into 10 ounce Kentucky Bourbon Stout snifter.

A: A pretty nice looking porter. Moderate pour yields a one finger cream colored head that slowly recedes, leaving several soapy looking bubbles on top of the glass. Beer is jet black. Nice lacing left behind as I make my way through the pour.

S: How did they manage to cram so much coconut aroma into this beer? Nose is an intense amount of coconut up front. The pungency of coconut is insane, no other coconut beer I've experienced comes anywhere close. Other aromas include vanilla and the advertised white chocolate. Incredibly appealing nose. It smells as much like a confectioner's treat as beer.

T: Wow, the pungency of coconut on the nose carries over to the palate. Just a remarkable amount of coconut, a real brewing feat. Flavors are toasted coconut, white chocolate, and some backing roast. I know there is caramel in here, but I can't decide whether I'm tasting caramel or the toast of the coconut. Great either way.

M: In some ways, there is so much flavor packed into this beer that it seems like it should be carried by a thicker body. However, this is a porter after all, so the light to medium body is more appropriate than if this were billed as a stout. Moderate carbonation.

O: This is one of the most interesting dessert type beers I've had. I'm amazed how much coconut aroma and flavor they were able to impart. Fantastic beer for those with a sweet tooth.

Serving type: growler

08-16-2013 01:48:46 | More by dbc5
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour from a 32oz bottle to a Three Floyd's teku glass. Thanks Brian(Auror) for sharing this.

A- Pours a light brown that appears a pitch black in the glass with a half finger of mocha brown head that recedes at a fairly average pace. Nice carbonation with good consistency. Leaves spotty lacing.

S- Very sweet coconut balanced with very sweet caramel, some vanilla. Very rich, ultra sweet, very aromatic, all while retaining a decent balance. One of e sweetest/richest beers I've smelled.

T- Very sweet caramel, some coconut, a tiny bit of vanilla, balanced malts, a hint of bitterness, finishes with more coconut and rich caramel. Very nice for a 6.5% porter, maybe a tiny bit too sweet.

M- Medium bodied, decent carbonation, smooth, maybe a little bit too thin.

O- This was a very nice porter that was very rich and sweet but retained a decent balance between the coconut and caramel. Definitely worth checking out especially if you have a sweet tooth.

Serving type: growler

08-08-2013 22:46:55 | More by jaasen64
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Growler from 50belair. Thanks!

A: Pours a thick, lightless black with a cappuccino head that foams up before settling into a whisper. Nice legs.

N: Tons of coconut and white chocolate. Some coffee and Dutch cocoa. Maple syrup, burnt brown sugar, and butterscotch. It takes awhile to get underneath the dominant flavors of the adjuncts, but it’s worth the wait.

T: Really well-balanced. Moderate to heavy sweetness. with a solid roasted malt/coffee base and some bitterness to balance it out.

M: Moderate body with a pleasant level of carbonation. Exactly what I want in a porter.

O: Easily the best porter I’ve had, and one I’m thinking about a couple hours afterwards as I transcribe my notes. The base beer comes through and the white chocolate and coconut are used to push it over the edge instead of as masking agents. High kudos from me.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 15:17:13 | More by writerLJBerg
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Piotrek

Florida

5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can't really say much other than I love Imperial Stouts and that Porter was insanely good.

Super dark with minimal head.
My immediate impression was coffee and chocolate.
First gulp brought back coffee/coconut/chocolate... and I exhaled. Amazing taste!

Amazing beer in general, will be back for more.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2013 02:00:15 | More by Piotrek
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CoachC

Florida

4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - appearance is nearly opaque with a beautiful 1/2 inch head

S - the aroma of this beer does not do it justice

T - the taste of this beer is of toasted coconut, coffee, and caramel.

M - mouthfeel is excellent, feels and drinks more like a stout.

O - this is another awesome brew from Funky Buddha. Perhaps the best Porter I've ever tasted.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2013 12:38:57 | More by CoachC
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mattk1717

Florida

4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Best porter I have ever had. I usually can only drink 1 stout or porter per sitting, I drank 3 of these and was ordering another as the keg kicked. Tastes like toasted coconut, soooo good. Top 5 beers I have ever had, I can't wait for them to open up the brewery. I would say it tasted more like a stout then a porter.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2013 07:27:35 | More by mattk1717
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cubanbeerguy

Florida

4.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Had at hunuhpu day 2013. Favorite beer of the entire event.
This beer is getting my first written review because it left such a lasting impression on me

Appearance- the beer was such a dark brown almost pure black. not much head but tons of lacing as I drank it

Aroma- rich hints of caramel, vanilla, and coconut, and chocolate on the nose

Flavor- explosion of coconut richness. the toasted coconut just really was the highlight of the beer. the chocolate hints along with vanilla gave the beer just the right amount of sweetness.

Mouth feel- Wish it was a stout because porters are a bit thin for me but this one just worked so well.

Overall- One of the best beers I have ever had. The highlight of hunahpu day for me. this is one beer that I cannot wait to have again when i visit funky buddha this summer. Apart from huna this was the only beer that day that i went back and purchased a second one because I could not get over what I had just tasted

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2013 18:56:59 | More by cubanbeerguy
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Hunahpu Day 2013. Poured into a snifter.

A- Pours dark brown, nearly black, even in a snifter I'd been drinking out of all day it produced a nice finger of creamy tan head with good retention and spotty lacing.

S- Smells ridiculously good. There's a ton of rich dark chocolate, but what really puts this over the top is the coconut, almond and vanilla aroma, this aspect of the aroma is huge and smells delicious. There's also some cocoa powder aroma. It smells like a dessert.

T- At first there's a lot of bitter roasted grain and coffee, followed by a sweet flavor of coconut, almond, chocolate and caramel, it really tastes like an awesome dessert. As has been commented before, I can't believe how much flavor they've packed into a relatively low-ABV beer.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth and creamy. There was nothing wrong with this but it could stand to be a bit more full.

O- A great beer, one of the highlights of Hunahpu Day. It tastes and smells delicious and is fun to sip at, although I could probably demolish a large amount of this very easily.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2013 23:49:14 | More by WillCarrera
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rodkin

Missouri

4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

At Hunahpu's Day 2013 into a snifter. One of the highlights of the event.

Pours a dark, dark brown, almost black. Light tan head.

Smell is outrageously big chocolate and coconut, caramel, vanilla, honey sweetness. As a friend said: "Like a mounds bar." Simply phenomenal.

Taste is hazelnut, chocolate, coffee, coconut, vanilla. Really complex and large flavor, very surprising how much flavor is in a 6.5% porter.

Mouthfeel is light, very carbonated. A little thin.

Overall, a truly exceptional beer. Ridiculously flavorful, and a standout beer from an event filled with amazing beers.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2013 23:28:18 | More by rodkin
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at the Blue Dog. Reviewed from notes.

A - Pours pitch black with a small half finger tall tan head leaving spotty lace down parts of the glass.

S - Smells of strong coconut, fresh coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla and dark roast. A very intoxicating nose.

T - Starts off with a huge fresh shaved coconut flavor that never really fades away. Hints of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, dark roast and a touch of toffee. Finish is sweet, mostly coconut and chocolate, not lingering on the palate for very long after the finish.

M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Smooth feel from start to finish with tons of flavor. Goes a touch thin toward the end of the glass.

O - An excellent porter, spot on for the description. The flavors work extremely well together and make it incredibly easy to drink. Second best Funky Buddha beer I have had, only behind the Maple Bacon.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2013 02:12:59 | More by orangesol
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Funky Buddha. Served in a wine glass.

Appearance - Dark in here, but it pours black with a nice head. Khaki head. Collar of foam.

Smell - Coffee and coconut in equal portions. Something sweet resembling chocolate. Maybe that's the white chocolate. Vanilla?

Taste - Very intense coffee. Much more intense than the nose. Coconut also secondary. Coffee lends a bitterness that is eased by vanilla and chocolate. Lingering vanilla flavor in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Bitterness makes it less drinkable than its more popular sister beer, but still great flavor for the body.

Overall - Tough not to compare it to Maple Bacon, but it's not up to that level. Maple makes the difference. Coconut is the highlight of this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2013 00:36:59 | More by Alieniloquium
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Churchkey. Served in a mini snifter. Pours near black with a thin head and a few spots of lacing. The nose carries heavy, heavy chocolate along with a touch of underlying roast. Mild coconut in the background. Then more chocolate. Hersey-syrup-type chocolate. A bit cloying as it warms a bit. Flavor is more heavy chocolate with some underlying coconut character. Some roasted malt beneath. This is a hard one to score as there really isn’t much underlying beer; it’s really heavy chocolate, though not what you’d get from chocolate malt. I can’t knock the nose too much, as it was really wonderful, but have taken that into account in my overall score.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2012 19:14:11 | More by Thorpe429
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in tulip glass

The body sits an ink black with just a faint bit of brown around the bottom edge when held up to the light. The cap was a khaki color, creamy, and never truly receded. Thick, creamy sip marks line the inside of the glass.

Notes of coconut, creamy white chocolate, and coffee beans. It smells like a mounds bar in a glass.

Super creamy white chocolate hits the palate first, before a wave of sweet, toasted coconut. The coffee bean flavor comes out in the finish, creating an interesting turn on the palate from sweet coconut to acrid coffee beans. They didn't transition all that well. The coffee and dark roast finish is somewhat short lived.

Full body, smooth and creamy. Carbonation is on point.

The transition from coconut to coffee is a little sharp and the finish doesn't linger all that much. However, this wins points for creativity. The combo of white chocolate and coconut is fantastic. This is a must try for anyone out there.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2012 13:25:51 | More by ColForbinBC
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a stemless goblet.

Big thanks to Preismj for sharing this bottle!

My first foray into Funky Buddha after hearing an awful lot o' chatter. This stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a half-finger of dark tan foam. The nose comprises sweet cocoa, coconut, coffee, light molasses, and a kiss of almond. The end result is Christmas happiness in a glass. Up my nose. Something like that. The taste thankfully brings in more of the same, along with a toastier coconut component and the addition of some nutty toffee, completing the image of holiday frivolity made manifest in deliciousness. Oh yeah. The body is a hefty-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally smooth feel. Overall, a downright damn-good beer, one I wish I had many, many more bottles of for future enjoyment. This beer was the highlight of an evening that had more than its fair share of strong contenders. Damn. Get some!

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 17:50:24 | More by TMoney2591
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tarheels86

California

3.83/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tap at CK. Pours a deeper clear ruby. Massive off white foam. Big rocky retention. Nose is out of this world. Super rich espresso, coconut hazelnut frappacino. Taste is a little weak but this is not an imperial stout. Thinner than expected with rich frappacino character. The rich Dunkin Donuts iced coffee nose and taste is uncanny but still a bit contrived for me. Could simply be not even a beer if it were given to me blind. Delicious. Tangy lactic palate. Sharper coffee finish. Liked this one a lot. But more of a Starbucks concoction than a porter. 6/7/2012 9/5/7/3/16=4.0

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2012 20:17:19 | More by tarheels86
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft at Prohibition Taproom in Philadelphia, PA.

Pitch black with a one finger light beige head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Sweet malt aroma with a nice balance of silky chocolate, coconut and subtle roast. The chocolate presence is really strong with hints of milk and dark cocoa as well as some lactic cream. There's also a good bit of coconut/coconut milk in the nose that makes this beer smell kind of like a candy bar. It's slightly in danger of smelling artificial but there's a nice roasted malt presence underneath. Hints of robust coffee, toast, oatmeal and toffee round things out and make it feel more like a beer than a milkshake.

Medium bodied with a nice balance of sweet chocolate, coconut and roasted malt notes. Very sweet up front with lots of silky chocolate and lactic cream. The chooclate is so prominent that it almost tastes like a syrup was added. This is nicely complimented by a coconut milk presence that lingers over the roasted notes Ito a sweet and slightly dry finish. There's a nice roasted malt presence underneath that cuts some of the sweetness and makes it tastes more like a porter. Some robust coffee bean flavor along with dark chocolate, oatmeal, caramel and toffee. Still really sweet but just enough roast to keep it from becoming overwhelming and one dimensional. Another really nice beer from Funky Buddha.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2012 01:18:41 | More by corby112
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is dark brown with some light passing through at the edges. Nose is phenomenal, strong notes of coconut and tons of coffee which pair perfectly together and make for one of the best aromas I have exprerienced. The taste delivers exactly what the nose promises. Tons of coconut, a bit of nut character, coffee is a bit toned down on the taste. Mouthfeel is medium with mild carbonation. Overall... This one is amazing, thanks to preismj for sharing this amazing brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 05:52:40 | More by homebrew311
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Florida9

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark, dark brown. Almost black but not quite there just yet. Forms a thin dark head that reduces even further to a thin surface coating.

S: tons and tons of dark roasted coffee beans, then there's a note of toasted coconut, coconut that's been toasted too far. But the aroma is just works.

T: dark and roasty. Roasty coffee, roasty malts, and toasted coconut. Very mild sweetness. Finishes with a stronger coconut flavor that just seems to grow on the finish.

M: on the heavier side of medium. Mild to moderate coffee bitterness. Medium carbonation.

O: a very interesting beer. Typically I don't like these weird combinations, but this one works and works well.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 01:34:16 | More by Florida9
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber courtesy of Ryan and shared with Kyle. Thank you very much for this opportunity!

Dark brown pour with a thin thread of tan cover.

Slightly acrid big bean roast. Huge coffee notes, coconut, sugar, and dark chocolate bark.

Wow...if this beer set out to be a bitter dark chocolate coconut bomb along the vein of a Mounds bar, then mission accomplished. Coffee takes a back seat through much of the taste, with only a coffee breath inducing finish to return the favor. Aftertaste lingers for a LONG while.

From somewhat cold out of the fridge to near room temperature, this beer holds its flavor profile tremendously well. Like no other beer to date and one that is simply unique.

Thanks so much Ryan!

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 04:05:41 | More by BarrytheBear
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Churchkey in D.C.

The beer is dark brown with a half inch of beige head. The aroma brings roast, coconut, chocolate. The flavor is a beautiful blend of coconut and chocolates. Delicious. A must try if you enjoy these flavors. Medium bodied and creamy. Lingering sweet coconut flavors. A terrific beer - would love to have again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2012 21:33:07 | More by Huhzubendah
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Being a coconut fan, this beer was a winner for me, as I could actually really taste coconut in this as opposed to other beers I've had with coconut in it. Had on tap at the church key event on 6/7.

The beer pours and looks very pretty, it is brown with tints of red on the edges, with a healthy head and plen of lacing too.

The smell is amazing, there is just a ton of toasted coconut and coffee/espresso too that is just slightly roasty, more on the sweet side but not in a cloying way at all. Some chocolate too.

The taste is also amazing, with more roast than the smell but just as much sweet coconut and some nice chocolate that hits later in the taste, it almost feels like drinking an almond joy but in a good way again. Espresso too.

The beer is a little thinner than id like but overall good with a nice roast at the finish.

Excellent and unique beer!

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2012 17:20:18 | More by Dreadnaught33
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

From tap to snifter at ChurchKey DC on 6/7/12
*From notes

A: Things start well, as this certainly looks good. Dark leather brown with a creamy quarter finger head. A dense and thick collar follows.

S: Coconut coffee. Pretty awesome stuff, to be honest. It's slightly green to a point, yet it's elegant and really well put together.

T: Minty up front, yet it quickly evolves into fresh coconut, which attacks the mid. Some charred cocoa, grass, and a touch of coffee round out the finish. Like a liquid Mounds bar.

M: Bummer. Undercarbonated and a bit thin. Something cleary is wrong with the way these FB kegs were filled or tapped.

O: Maybe my favorite Funky Buddha offering of the night, sans SNACK ATTACK! This is very elegant, and a beer that I could have multiples of without getting sick of it's schtick. Easily recommended, a really solid offering from South Florida.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2012 03:23:58 | More by Rhettroactive
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.65/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Things are beginning to slightly look up in the Funky Buddha world, this beer was passable but still not a beer I could have a lot of. Served on draft at Churchkey and served in a snifter.

Beer is black with a thin tan head of small bubbles, decent retention, no lacing, no carbonation to speak of, looks fine.

Aroma is mostly coffee and some coconut, mild roast, a little malt.

Mostly coffee in the flavor profile, there is a mild hint on coconut in the mid to late palate, beer is medium in body. A decent flavored porter but not my favorite by a long shot.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2012 00:11:23 | More by drabmuh
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billab914

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Churchkey the other night. Black in color with a thin tan head barely covering the top of the beer. It left a little lacing on the glass as I drank it as well.

The aroma smells like like opening a bag of shaved coconut and sticking your nose in. Coconut oil seems to remind me a little of sun tan lotion for some reason. The coconut dominated too much for me, but at least it was a pretty good coconut flavor.

In the taste I get a little more roasted flavor that really helps cut through the coconut. I still get a pretty bold coconut oil presence to it though. It was very interesting, but again the bold coconut just makes it seem too one dimensional for me to call it great.

The mouthfeel was thin and carbonation was low. Again, as with most of their beers I got to try it just feels way too thin for the style.

Overall, it was a pretty cool and interesting beer, but the coconut just dominated way too much for me. I was really wowed by Three Hour Tour a while back, this one just didn't compare that favorably for me as far as coconut in beer goes.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2012 16:19:52 | More by billab914
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Last Snow from Funky Buddha Brewery
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