Last Snow - Funky Buddha Brewery

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Reviews: 88
Hads: 887
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 2.68%
Wants: 503
Gots: 109 | FT: 8
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Funky Buddha Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: brentk56 on 11-18-2011

Coffee Porter w/ coconut, white chocolate and caramel
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Photo of ajwalls257
4.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Wish this had a tad thicker mouth feel. There's a coffee shop in Central Florida that makes a coconut mocha almond latte called the "Coco Mocha Joy" and this literally smells just like that. It's one of the best smelling beers I've had. The taste isn't far off from the smell. Last Snow is a great smelling, great tasting porter. Just wish that it was a little bit thicker and stayed on the tongue longer. A lot of brewers make really unbalanced coffee beers, but I feel like this one is spot on. Well done, Funky! Now I need to find some MBCP :D. (555 characters)

Photo of Getalegup
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big coffee and coconut smell. A bit less on flavor. Tastes awesome with Samoas Girl Scout Cookies. If this could be barrel aged, and the taste could match the smell, this would be world class. (192 characters)

Photo of zac16125
4.82/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Funky Buddha Last Snow
22oz bottle into a tulip


A: Opaque black, just over 1 fingers width of light khaki colored head, decent retention, a few small patches of lacing. 4.5

S: My god. Tons of coffee, tons of caramel, vanilla beans. Smells like a caramel machiatto. Toasted coconut is noticeable, subtle at first then continues to build. Cinnamon as well. Ridiculous nose. 5

T: Tons of coconut, dark chocolate, an almond like nutty character. Lots if coffee, some caramel, roasty. 4.75

M/D: Medium body, carbonation on the higher end but appropriate, excellent drinkability. 4.5

O: One of the best beers I've ever had. World class. 5 (645 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

one of the best porters i have ever had, and certainly the best use of coconut in a beer that i can think of. its so coconut forward. looks dark brown, chocolaty, obviously stained from the coffee, because the body on this is not all that heavy. its also not all that sweet, which shocks me considering the ingredients added here. i think the white chocolate is a perfect contrast to the dark roasty bitter malts and coffee intensity. it gives a buttery richness to the feel, a milky character to the flavor, and is a perfect platform for the coconut to cling on to. my mom works in hawaii sometimes, and she always brings me good kona coffee. this reminds me of that, the coconut medium roast blend, where both elements contribute equally to a much greater whole. im not really getting caramel here, but i dont want to get it. this doesnt need to be sweeter or richer, i think it finds a near perfect balance of textures and sugars that needs nothing. dusty almost in the finish, with a dryer coffee chocolate thing coming out, and after the swallow all i taste is the coconut. i love this beer, and wish i could get it regularly. these guys have a great reputation, so im stoked my first couple of beers from them were as good as suggested. this is genius. (1,258 characters)

Photo of F2brewers
4.73/5  rDev +5.8%

1L growler courtesy of buddhabelly. Served into a HF wine glass at 40F.

reviewed with the old scoring system.

A: 4.75. dark brown body with 1.5" mocha head that is smooth and full. Fine carbonation with minor lacing on the glass. Gentle swirling reinvigorates about half of the head.

S: 4.75 Coconut. Cracking the growler, you can smell this 4-5 feet away easily. Amazing rich chocolate, coffee and caramel notes. No hint of hops or malt. One of the bet smelling beers I've ever had the privilege to taste.

T: 4.75 Just like the smell. Wafting tones of roasted coffee, fresh coconut and chocolate. Clean with no lingering aftertaste aside from coconut...which is fantastic. Like a liquid Mounds candy bar. Slightly acidic, but otherwise amazingly well balanced.

M: 4.50 A touch heavy. Slightly oily, but still pleasant. Carbonation is correct, but the nature of adjuncts in this beer will always leave a bit or a rough finish.

O: 4.75 One of the most interesting beers I've tried, but Funky Buddha aspires to just that. Glad my wife was here to share as more than a glass may be too much flavor, but this is definitely worth seeking out. (1,146 characters)

Photo of JulioH
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very delicious beer.

Pours a dark beer. Forms very little foam, some bubbles. Smell is a bit faint and hard to catch. Taste is amazing. Has vanilla, coconut, chocolate, and is overall sweet. It is a syrupy beer, and makes you very sticky. Definitively worth trying it. (269 characters)

Photo of emptyglassagain
5/5  rDev +11.9%

One of my favorite beers at the extreme beer fest and one of my favorite new brewers (at least new to me). The beer was smooth and had a great coconut taste but wasn't overpowering on the coconut or vanilla. Crisp but not too light or bitter but it didn't punch you in the face either. I could drink this all day and night long (327 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz served in a snifter glass, on-tap at Funky Buddha in Oakland Park, Florida on 5/21/2014.

A- Dark brown body that is almost black, 1.5 finger offwhite head with good retention, and a medium collar remains even after significant time has passed. Occasional rings of lacing.

S- I can smell the coffee as soon as the bartender passed the glasses over the bar to me. This is a very coffee forward beer, with a lot of coconut character that made me wish Proprietor's had this much coconut. There is a maple syrup-like sweet character that evidently must be from the white chocolate and caramel combination. Very aromatic.

F- Incredibly complex and interesting. Espresso, coconut, maple syrup character that's presumably the white chocolate and caramel combination- it's sweet and tempered by the espresso bitterness. Some slight roast malt presence. No smokiness. The coconut is very strong in this and complements the other adjuncts very well.

M- Medium bodied for a porter; good carbonation. The coffee remains a bit stronger than I'd like in terms of drinkability, but I really don't mind that much. Finish is a nice sweet maple syrup-like finish that's tempered by cold black coffee bitterness.

O- Hell of a porter. Very complex, drinkable and interesting. Highly recommend getting a growler of this if you can. They weren't filling growlers of this to go, but if they were, I'd take a couple along with me on my vacation. (1,431 characters)

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

As a Local to the Original Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery in Boca Raton i would have to say this one of if not the Best brew Funky Buddha has made.

Last Snow White Chocolate Coconut Coffee Porter

A - Milk Chocolate Hue w/ Small amount of thick crémy head
S - Amazing - Coconut, White Chocolate, Coffee & Créme
T - ^^^
M - Smooth and Crémful

Overall - The BEST porter i have ever experienced. This amazing porter leaves you satisfied but always wanting more. This is however a special release Funky Buddha does so if you catch wind of a release you better jump on it because the kegs go fast usually within hours. This beer is definitely a world class porter that every porter lover should experience. (705 characters)

Photo of Damian
4.87/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drank on-tap at Lord Hobo, Cambridge, MA
Served in a stemmed glass

Pitch black appearance. The liquid was topped by an inch-tall, tight, frothy, caramel colored crown. Drippy streaks of lacing coated the glass.

The nose was absolutely amazing. While many refer to this beer as a coconut bomb, I thought it smelled like french toast in a glass. Tons of maple syrup. Intense vanilla notes. Slightly bready. Perhaps a hint of coffee. The porter-like characteristics came through as well. Coffee and roast were noticeable.

The flavor profile was very similar to the nose. French toast notes dominated. Loads of maple syrup. Some vanilla. French roast coffee and dark chocolate came through in the center. The beer finished with a moderate dose of roasted malts and a kiss of hops.

The beer was super slick and creamy on the palate and contained a fine, zippy effervescence. Fuller bodied for the style. The carbonation lessened with time.

Funky Buddha makes a number of wildly creative, intensely flavored beers, and Last Snow is definitely one of their best. If you want the ultimate breakfast porter, look no further. (1,120 characters)

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a coconut bomb. Only slightly picking up the cherry flavor in this. Nice thick and rich mouthbfeel. This beer just explodes on the tongue with coconut, but has a nice roasted malt under lying that really helps to balance everything out. No real sweetness at all. Huge toasted coconut smell. This beer was pretty awesome. (328 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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. (1,529 characters)

Photo of rudzud
4.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Shared with JLindros, poured into a Kate the Great tulip.

A - Poured a super dark black hue with a thin one finger head that leaves light lacing and A thin halo.

S - Aromas of coconut oil galore, chocolate galore, almond joy notes, maple syrup. Insane nose, coffee chocolate coconut gahhhh. Caramel too.

T - Taste is a mouth full of coconut, dark chocolate, caramel, white chocolate, . Maple syrup somehow , this beer is super delicious. How there is this Much coconut I the beer is beyond me but my goodness is there coconut! Chocolate too, light coffee...

M - Mouthfeel is not as creamy as I'd like, slightly thin.

O - Overall this beer smelled and tasted incredible. Mind shatteringly good. So so so much coconut. Just awesome. (735 characters)

Photo of Swedgin_Wu
4.99/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

poured from a 32 oz growler into a snifter

A- Coffee black, fair amount of lacing, not much head.

S - pungent fresh coffee roast, coconut, roasted malts. The "fresh coffee" smell is the strongest, but unlike other coffee based stouts in that they don't smell like the roast itself, just the finished product. Really unique in that sense that it smells like a quality ground roast and hits you right in the nose.

T- SMOOTH, coconut heavy but not overpowering. Balances perfectly with chocolate, coffee and toffee notes. Very sweet on the finish

M - lightly carbonated, just right for its ABV (many porters 5-6 % abv tend to be thin.). This is just right. About as good of a consistency and viscosity as you can get for the style.

O - WOW...I waited several hours in line for this growler, and I actually ordered a glass of this while i waited, however I'm convinced they did NOT give me this and gave me the OP porter or something else. Shame on you bartender! I was underwhelmed by the hype when i had what I thought was Last Snow but what i'm drinking now is a totally different beer. Without a doubt one of the best porters, if not the best, i've ever had. Well worth the hype and fortunate to have been able to try this (1,227 characters)

Photo of TheosTheories
4.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A- pretty dark with red highlights coming through. Nice tan head doesn't last too long.

S- holy shit. Coconut, fresh roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla.

T- that roast up front from the coffee, middle of the mouth you get the coconut and white chocolate, and finishes with a nice vanilla and leaves that coffee bean taste in the after taste

M- full body, creamy

O- wow what an amazing beer. This might be one of my all time favorite beers ever. The flavors are amazing and exactly what they wanted it to be, and exactly what I wanted it to be Lol just awesome stuff! Cheers! (579 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a dark brown/black color.

The aroma hits of a signature intensity of Funky Buddha. Tons of coconut flakes, light roasted malt, chocolate.

The flavor follows with a straight Almond joy flavor. It tastes of simply eating coconut, then onto some chocolate flavor and a light roasted malt porter quality.

The mouthfeel is medium minus.

A fun brew, but simply that, at best. (391 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.8/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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. (884 characters)

Photo of dbc5
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
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. (1,447 characters)

Photo of jaasen64
4.27/5  rDev -4.5%
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. (959 characters)

Photo of Sarlacc83
4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
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. (857 characters)

Photo of Piotrek
5/5  rDev +11.9%
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. (303 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
4.72/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains decently before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Fuck yeah! Smells like a Mounds bar but with a shot of espresso thrown in to really bring the whole profile together and perk up the senses. Nothing short of incredible.

T- Taste mirrors the aroma with lots of coconut, dark roast coffee and some caramel for good measure. Drinkability is through the roof on this. Mild bitterness provides great balance. Shredded coconut aftertaste. Just amazing. The coffee is the lasting flavor that really drives everything home.

M- Slightly creamy with medium carbonation and a full body.

O- Simply astounding. I've had this beer once before and loved it but this reminded me of just how special it is. Quite possibly the best dessert beer ever brewed. (1,005 characters)

Photo of CoachC
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
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. (345 characters)

Photo of mattk1717
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
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. (318 characters)

Photo of cubanbeerguy
4.98/5  rDev +11.4%
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 (958 characters)

Last Snow from Funky Buddha Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.