Last Snow - Funky Buddha Brewery
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3.78/5 rDev -15.6%
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.
12-15-2012 19:14:11 | More by Thorpe429
4.43/5 rDev -1.1%
Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a tiny mocha head that sits atop the snifter of black liquid and leaves a few strands of lace here and there
Smell: Coffee and coconut with a vague chocolate element
Taste: The coffee and coconut flavors dominate the opening, with undertones of white chocolate developing by mid-palate; the bitterness of the coffee seems supplemented by the hops as it balances out some of the sweetness in the brew through the finish, though coconut elements can continue to be discerned in the aftertaste
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation; just a tad flabby
Overall: Very interesting flavor combination (of course, that's what Funky Buddha is known for); while I have a minor quibble with the mouthfeel, this is an outstanding beer
11-18-2011 16:07:22 | More by brentk56
4.48/5 rDev 0%
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!
10-16-2012 17:50:24 | More by TMoney2591
4.43/5 rDev -1.1%
Kanos777 shared this one last Saturday. Thanks!
Appearance: A translucent dark brown pour produces half an inch of eggshell colored head that quickly recedes to a collar - not unexpected for a beer with this many adjuncts. Could stand to be a shade or two darker, but who cares.
Smell: Fucking wow, this is outrageously aromatic. Sweet, buttery coconut is by far the dominant quality here at first, but with a bit of swishing and swirling (and spilling) the coffee comes out, along with some cocoa-like dark malt that pairs well with the potency of the coconut.
Palate: In contrast to the aroma, this tastes much more coffee-forward and rather dry. Coconut is present, but it's dialed back a bit; the sheer intensity of coconut on the nose gives an illusion of sweetness that is surprisingly absent from the palate. There's a sturdy backbone of dark malt flavors, with moderate roasted bitterness coming from both malt and coffee. The body is unfortunately rather thin; it's the only real flaw of the beer, but it's not an insubstantial one. I may be unfairly comparing this to Minneapolis Town Hall's Three Hour Tour, which brings a lot of the same flavors with a much heftier mouthfeel due to the liberal use of lactose.
Overall: My first beer from Funky Buddha and I now understand why these guys are so damn hyped right now. Excellent stuff.
04-16-2012 22:15:14 | More by largadeer
4.45/5 rDev -0.7%
Bottle shared by Jason. Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip.
A - Quick-dissolving off-white foam settles to a thin collar, and a few wisps, but negligible lace. Very dark brown body.
S - Smells a lot like the Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, but with toasted coconut. Delicious. If you want to know more, go read my review of that beer.
T - The taste doesn't quite match the incredible aroma, but it's still very good. A nice collection of coconut, rich coffee, roasted malts, nuts, and milk chocolate.
M - Slightly light in body, even for the listed 6.5% - somewhere on the lighter side of medium in any case. Lower carbonation, and a fairly clean finish.
D - Another very enjoyable brew from Funky Buddha. A bit more heft would make this world-class. I would have no problem drinking a bomber of this on my own. Hopefully the recipes translate when they get their production facility up and running.
04-23-2012 06:05:32 | More by MasterSki
3.65/5 rDev -18.5%
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.
06-19-2012 00:11:23 | More by drabmuh
4.81/5 rDev +7.4%
Huge huge thanks to rudzud for sharing this. One of my top 3 all time stouts were from them, the Morning Wood, and I've been dying to try more from them ever since.
Pours a dark mocha colored thick creamy almost 1 finger head, fades at a med pace with lots of lacing, pitch black beer.
Nose is so much coconut, just pure awesome coconut, fresh toasted coconut and coconut oil too, little maple note and toasted barrel, vanilla oak. Little dark choc and cocoa, almond joy, so much coconut, then coffee so much fresh coffee and nice nutty and coconut coffee, caramel machiato and cappuccino, and cocoa, fresh roasted roasted coffee beans.
Taste is more of the same awesomeness! Tons of coconut too start, great coconut oil and fresh coconut flesh toasted. Into creamy dark choc, bakers and hot cocoa, vanilla barrel, etc, into fresh coffee, freshly roasted coffee beans, freshly brewed coconut earthy nutty coffee, toasted coffee, etc. Little caramel and maple notes, with almond joy goodness, and coconut milk creamy taste. Nice dark choc, coffee, and great coconut lingering forever on the finish, long coconut and cocoa, vanilla, little bitterness, just great.
Mouth is a bit thin, but creamy and coconut milk, decent carb, just a bit thin.
Overall phenomenal! Very hard to get any better than this. Again another Funky Buddha grand slam! I really need to get down there and hit them up for some special beers when I can. Got another coming soon so I can't wait for that. This is quickly becoming top 5 breweries for me.
04-26-2014 17:48:32 | More by jlindros
4.6/5 rDev +2.7%
First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA
Yes, yes, this was the best of the bunch for sure. Dark brown-black body with a thin cap of tan head; retained as a small ringlet and left a bit of lacing. Aroma: think macaroon cappuccino. This is another great example of me liking in a beer what I do not like otherwise. Specifically coconut. And coffee. Taste was an overwhelming surge of rich coffee, sweet like a sugary cappuccino, laced with chewy chocolate, vanilla, and lesser notes of coconut, and even a bit of cinnamon and mint. Great. Full body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, tasted great cooler and warmer. Could probably pass for a stout, as full-bodied as it was. Very nice. Want more.
I'll put this one down as my favorite Funky Buddha beer.
06-03-2012 01:56:15 | More by Rifugium
4.2/5 rDev -6.3%
I had this on-tap at Churchkey in DC. Served in a 4 ounce snifter.
Appearance: The beer pours almost black with a layer of creamy off white head. The head fades and leaves a ring around the edge of the glass.
Smell: I'm getting lots of coconut with some roast and dark chocolate notes. Quite sweet.
Taste: A lot like the smell thank goodness. Sweet coconut and chocolate. The only issue I have with this beer is the overly bitter finish. I thought it was a bit out of place.
Mouthfeel: The body is on the thicker side with foamy carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: This beer would have been absolutely phenomenal if the finish were a bit smoother. As it is, I still loved it and would definitely have more.
06-13-2012 02:36:15 | More by oline73
4.35/5 rDev -2.9%
From 06/07/12 notes. Had on tap at Churchkey during the FB event.
a - Pours a very dark brown, almost black color, with less than an inch of dark tan head and low carbonation evident.
s - Smells absolutely amazing; like an almond joy candybar. Tons of sweet coconut, vanilla, sweet chocolate, roasted malts, milk chocolate. If you like coconut it's awesome.
t - Tastes of roasted malts, coconuts, sweet chocolate, bitter chocolate, light vanilla. A major step down from the nose. Very roasty but not as strong in the other areas. Still quite good, but nowhere near the nose.
m - Medium body and low carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.
o - Overall a pretty cool beer here with a fantastic nose, though I'm sensing a theme aside. MBCP and all its variants aside, I've found most FB beers (this, No Crusts, Pina Colada) to have wonderful, interesting smells, and good, but not great tastes. Seems to me what Short's shoots for, but normally misses. This is still a very good beer and they are nailing the noses on their beers. If you like Almond Joy/Mounds candybars, this is a must try. Would love to have it again.
06-13-2012 20:15:08 | More by mdfb79
4.43/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
08-26-2012 01:18:41 | More by corby112
Last Snow from Funky Buddha Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.