Last Snow | Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by brentk56 on 11-18-2011

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Reviews: 198 | Ratings: 1,478
Photo of aleigator
3.03/5  rDev -32.1%
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.

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Photo of raynmoon
3.19/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A big let down. Smelled amazing though, like coconut, maple syrup, and coffee. But it tasted like stale doctor pepper. It was watery and had no beer qualities what so ever. tasted extremely fake.

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Photo of pmarlowe
3.27/5  rDev -26.7%
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.

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Photo of Ewlew
3.3/5  rDev -26%
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.

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Photo of Curryfan512
3.43/5  rDev -23.1%
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.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.51/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pour is almost black with a light brown head. Nose is really coffee dominant with notes of dark chocolate malt, maple syrup, and a moderate roast. Flavor is incredibly sweet with loads of coffee and a strong maple syrup flavor. Full bodied, moderate carb, dark chocolate, fudgy malts, fair amount of roast, light carb, coconut through the back end and light.

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Photo of danh53
3.58/5  rDev -19.7%
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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Photo of pagriley
3.59/5  rDev -19.5%
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.

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Photo of KensWorld
3.66/5  rDev -17.9%
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. 10-2015 Update opened another one. pretty much the same. everyone else around me enjoyed it. maybe its just me 3.75

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Photo of smanson56
3.67/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer poured a dark brown to black color. The nose is complex so much that it hard for me to tell what I am actually getting. Maybe coconut maybe vanilla. The taste follows the nose for me very complex with no one flavor coming through. I'd have to say the coconut may be the most prevalent flavor but with the other tastes it hard to pull a lot out of this. This is a good porter but not what I had expected from the ratings.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.67/5  rDev -17.7%
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.

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Photo of billab914
3.68/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.8/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

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Photo of stevoj
3.86/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle share, thanks Darrel. Wonderful complex mix of aromas and tastes, coffee, chocolate, coconut....Drinking out of season, but still delicious, any time of year.

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Photo of tarheels86
3.88/5  rDev -13%
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

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.97/5  rDev -11%
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 Kevinpitts
4/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

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Photo of Delz
4.04/5  rDev -9.4%
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 BIll_Currie
4.05/5  rDev -9.2%
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 PHBoiler
4.06/5  rDev -9%
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.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.06/5  rDev -9%
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.

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Photo of NizzleEGizzle
4.06/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: dark, warm brown, nice cappuccino foam head that hangs around for a while

S: all of the added flavors are having a party on the nose. Unbelievable. Not too sweet on the nose.

T: artificial flavors, and weak artificial flavors at that. However, they are strong enough to cloud out the characteristics of the porter. One of the greatest smell-to-taste disappointments I've ever had.

F: watery.

O: a fine stout that is drinkable, if unextraodrinary (aside for the nose). Not worth seeking out by any means.

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Photo of KYGunner
4.12/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So much coconut on the front that it takes several sips to find the chocolate. As it breathes ,and the coconut subsides, I get chocolate, coffee and molasses.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.12/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.12/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one from 7Clutch a while back. Thanks heaps man!

From a bomber into a snifter
Porter with coconut, coffee and natural flavors

APPEARANCE: Clear brown pour yields a three finger, medium looking, creamy, light tan head with great retention. Clear bistre brown body with a bit of carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full cap and coats the sides of the glass with lacing as it recedes. Splotchy wisp remains and leaves lots of nice lacing down the glass.

SMELL: You can actually smell some coconut off the pour. Coffee is there for sure, sweet vanilla cream, milk chocolate and lots of coconut on the nose. Plenty of coconut and the coffee adds a touch of roast to the profile. Pretty nice.

TASTE: Coconut up front, with sweet vanilla and some roasted coffee notes as well. The coconut is definitely dominant at this stage, with more of it through the middle into the swallow. A bold and lingering finish of coconut, milk chocolate, vanilla, some coffee bitterness, a touch of roasted grain and caramel sweetness. Lots of coconut lingers on the palate.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes a touch dry. Good stuff here as well.

OVERALL: Nice all around. Really enjoyed this, and the coconut character was really nice. The coffee was actually a little outplayed here, or perhaps it’s faded over time. In any case, this was more enjoyable and had a better, less watery mouth-feel than the Maple Bacon Coffee Porter bomber I had a while back. Would very much like to drink this again at some point. Recommended.

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