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Last Snow - Funky Buddha Brewery

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Reviews: 107
Hads: 955
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 540
Gots: 156 | FT: 16
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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Reviews: 107 | Hads: 955
Photo of chaos99
4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On-tap at FB tap takeover event in Orlando. The aroma on this is wonderful. Deep rich coffee with a coconut background. Smooth as silk, creamy, excellent balance. I'll drink it whenever I can get it. (199 characters)

Photo of Ri0
4.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pored 22oz bottle into chalice.

A - Dark black coffee with a 2 finger cream colored head. Fades into a thick collar and leaves behind spots and splotches of lacing.

S - A wonderful aroma of steeping Italian espresso with freshly cut open coconut. Dark chocolates mingle with the roasted malts.

F - Starts off with the roasted malts and quickly moves into a coffee, espresso flavor. After it settles the sweet coconut drenched in dark chocolate (mounds bar!) comes in to entice the palate.

M - Smooth and creamy with a rich feel and excellent carbonation.

O - This is in my amazing zone because of how much I love coffee, and coconut covered in dark chocolate. (667 characters)

Photo of Tommo
4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The flavor of this is amazing, so much coconut and coffee. However it is also sickeningly sweet. Could never drink this whole bomber. Even 3 of us didnt finish it (162 characters)

Photo of tclipse
4.37/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is the best smelling beer I have ever come across... it's a massive coconut bomb with a coffee note taking the back seat, but still present. I find myself wishing it was more viscous and with a higher ABV, it is quite thin and would be the absolute perfect beer if it were heavier. For the style though, it is among the best I've had.

Summary:
Look: Medium to dark brown, slightly transparent, caramel head
Nose: Oh my god this is the best thing I have ever smelled in life.
Taste: Man, I wish this tasted as good as it smelled...
Feel: This is flat out too thin.

Good beer. If they did the same thing they did with "Wide Awake It's Morning" (the imperial version of MBCP) for this, it would be a world stopper. (721 characters)

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

12 oz Draft at Extreme Beer Fest Afterparty at The Merchant on 3/20/15

Look: Dark body, carmel-ish head
Smell: Deep coffee and coconut scents
Taste: Amazing roasty coffee and coconut flavors mix well with nutty dry porter flavors and smooth out with a touch of vanilla-ish flavor. Decadent!
Feel: Rich, almost more stout than porter
Overall: Maybe the best porter i've ever came across (and its my favorite style) (414 characters)

Photo of aleigator
3.03/5  rDev -32.2%
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. (1,340 characters)

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.12/5  rDev -7.8%
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. (420 characters)

Photo of Svyturys30
4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look- Similar to Victory at Sea

Smell- Just like a prop- coconut, brown sugar, molasses, chocolate amazingness

taste- Again, just as good as prop- followed the nose to a tee!

Feel- This beer had the perfect amount of carbonation, just thinner that I would have liked it to be

Overall- I am seeking this beer out. Probably a top 3 porter of all time for me. (360 characters)

Photo of M_chav
4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice midnight black with a 1/2 inch, quickly dissipating head.
Smell is incredible! nothing like it, huge coconut-coffee- faint chocolate is one of the best noses on a beer that I can remember - totally unique!
Slight bitterness from the coffee stands out - medium body. perfect hints of chocolate and coconut again - one of the few beers that is able to bring the coconut flavor out that I've ever tasted.
Soft and smooth finish, very drinkable.
This is well done, very well balanced brew - not over powering in any one taste-lots of depth and spice. (563 characters)

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to Mark and Elliot for cracking open this beer!

If you love coconut, this beer is a must try beer. Super rich and authentic coconut flavor is just oozing from the aroma and flavor profile of this beer. Not smelling or tasting much coffee in this porter. Lots of milk chocolate and vanilla flavor and aroma. Medium bodied porter with very creamy, decadent mouthfeel, and near perfect carbonation levels. Funky Buddha Last Snow proves to me that no one else can do such great porters that are brewed with adjuncts. I thought Maple Bacon Coffee porter was excellent porter, well Last Snow is even better! Funky Budda definitely "upped the annie" with this adjunct porter! (677 characters)

Photo of pmarlowe
3.27/5  rDev -26.8%
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. (565 characters)

Photo of GallowsThief
4.77/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Out of a bottle into my tulip. Finally got around to a review.
A – Coca cola brown on pour with a quarter finger of head that leaves a clingy light brown lacing on the glass.
S – Liquid mounds. Coconut, milk chocolate, cream and coffee. Absurdly good smell.
T – Same as the smell. Coconut in force with a nice backing of milk chocolate. Coffee flavors roll through right after with a light cream taste. Touch of the coffee bitterness at the end. Sweet but not cloying.
M – Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Lightly slick on the palate. Leaves a bit of sweetness.
O – Awesome. Delicious. Heaven in a glass. I love coconut and coffee so this one resonates with me. I have had many chances to drink this and love it each time. So glad its bottled now. (770 characters)

Photo of Ewlew
3.3/5  rDev -26.2%
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. (160 characters)

Photo of mikeyv35
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Date: 02/28/2015
Type: 22oz. Bomber
Glass: Fiddlehead Teku
Vintage: End 2014 (?)

Pours a light black w/ brown hues, like cola, w/ a 1/2 finger off white head that leaves light lacing. Aromas of caramel, coconut, coffee, and some spices, mainly cinnamon. This literally smells like coffee poured over a fresh cinnamon bun, amazing! The flavor opens w/ coffee and quickly moves into light caramel malt sweetness, and closes w/ spices, coconut water, and enough hop bitterness to balance. Medium bodied and lush w/ appropriate carbonation. This one goes down in a flash! Do not share!

Overall, hands down the best beer I have had the pleasure of drinking so far in 2015. The aroma on this one is just mind boggling! Funky Buddha brought the funk like George Clinton on this one. (788 characters)

Photo of PHBoiler
4.06/5  rDev -9.2%
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. (188 characters)

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a deep, dark brown, more amber when light catching the beer's edges, and is topped by a thin tan head that retreats quickly to the glass's edges before fading completely. The nose wreaks strongly of coconuts upfront followed by coffee and some chocolate as it warms. The taste reminds me most of samoas, but I can definitely see the "liquid mounds bars" description. As expected, coconut dominates the flavor profile, but the taste does transition to burnt toffee, caramel sweetness and bitter coffee in the finish. Although it's a porter, I'd anticipated more body to match the beer's heavy flavors. The carbonation is low (better than mbcp) as is the bitterness and like magic, every flavor seems to be distinct and noticeable (except for the subtle cocoa buttery richness emblematic of white chocolate). The roasted malt in the finish is all that remains of the beer's fleeting porter base. I'll admit, this is an exceptional beer, which I would definitely recommend to others, but slightly prefer mbcp (1,021 characters)

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.06/5  rDev -9.2%
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. (221 characters)

Photo of Jdub2839
4.95/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Right up there with MBCP! Coconut, coffee, maple and a slight hint of cinnamon. Man this stuff is awesome, I really do need an endless supply of this. (150 characters)

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 cjgator3
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this on-tap and in bottle a few times and it always impresses. The coffee notes in the nose and taste are both amped up to a high level with the coconut complementing the roastiness perfectly. Outstanding brew! (219 characters)

Last Snow from Funky Buddha Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.