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Last Snow - Funky Buddha Brewery

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Reviews: 172
Hads: 1,288
Avg: 4.46
pDev: 23.32%
Wants: 658
Gots: 262 | FT: 26
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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States | website

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: 172 | Hads: 1,288
Photo of Dactrius
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look is what you'd expect; it looks like a nice porter. The smell is absolutely outstanding with huge aromas of coconut and coffee. I expect this will be like so many other beers where the taste can't live up to the hype the nose is bringing but if anything the taste is even better, intense but yet beautifully balanced. By far the best coconut beer I've had. Really, really impressive.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle received in a recent trade.

Pours black and glossy, with a small head, and a good amount of lacing.

The sweet shredded coconut flavor just leaps out the bottle and the glass here. As I sip a bit more, the aroma balances out, with nice roasty coffee, caramel, and still a ton of coconut.

This hits the exact right notes in the flavor that it meant to hit. It's a big coconut bomb, sweet and toasty, with some caramel, chocolate, and bitter roasted coffee. The bitterness of the coffee helps balance out the sweetness of the coconut. It's a flavor/adjunct bomb, just like you expect from South Florida.

This is medium bodied, a little thin, but it is only a 6% porter, so I'll cut it a bit of slack. It's not quite as creamy and silky as I'd hoped, but the flavor makes up for it.

This is a really tasty dessert beer, hits everything it set out to do, flavor-wise. If it was a bit more substantial in the body, it would be near perfect. Cheers Funky Buddha!

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Photo of cvm4
4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - Pours a cola colored body, tinge of light around the edges. Not super thick, but hey it's not supposed to be since it's a porter. The two finger tan head dissipates to a ring around the glass and doesn't leave much lacing.

S - Just a huge nose of coconut, brewed coffee and milk chocolate. The smell is just incredible.

T - Pretty much follows the nose here.

F - Medium bodied and light carbonation. Very smooth.

O - Definitely a drinkable mounds bar. If you love some coconut, this is the beer for you.

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Photo of MOVERTON1284
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at a recent beer share. Pours dark black with a nice head. Huge coconut aroma, very intense. Drinks smooth and you get the coconut taste but it is not overpowering in any way. Great beer!

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Photo of mothman
4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tan head. Caramel brown color.

Tons of coconut. Very sweet. Lots of chocolate and caramel. Roasted malts.

Light to medium bodied.

Solid Porter with a lot of flavor!

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Photo of KATCanada
4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark with a nice tan hear. Started at fridge temp - a bit cold.None is COCONUT! Subtle chocolate and molasses. It reminds me of a coconut macaroon ot those old mounds candy bars. Beautiful.
Very smooth medium body mouth feel. Carbonation is just what you'd expect.
Nice acidity on side of tongue. dark chocolate, roast coffee - very much like a good Italian Espresso. As it warms I get a nice subtle coffee on the mid palate. Coconut comes out as it warms. Mouthfeel is nicer also.
Great beer.

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Photo of Pasearelli
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look was black as it should be... smell is ridiculously incredible, sweet coconut, milk chocolate and a touch of coffee. Taste is vanilla going in and the body is coconut chocolate bar sweet with a thin mouthfeel.

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Photo of BuckeyeBeers
4.62/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

By a long shot, one of the best coconut beers out there. This is truly a drinkable mounds bar. The mouthful is smooth with a viscosity that is shy of a heavy russian but slightly more viscous than a standard porter.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks beautiful and black bodied in the glass. Head looks like fluffy milk chocolate. Nose had the smell of a Somoa Girl Scout cookie with all the chocolate, Caramel and coconut with a hint of coffee. Coconut is up front on the flavor profile and then brings notes of dark fruit, coffee and chocolate. It actually has a real cookie like feel to the mouthfeel. Just a wonderful drinking experience.

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Photo of dug53
4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love porters. The coconut and coffee is a great combo. The beer has an excellent coffee aroma, but the taste completely over powers the coconut. Smoothness of the porter is compromised by the overpowering coffee.

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Photo of Dolphinsmarlins1
4.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Most of the beer from this brewery are simply too "funky" for my taste; however, this one wowed me. The overwhelming flavor is that of coconuts, something of which my palate apparently prefers. The mouthfeel was light, but not too watery. Smell is intoxicating and lures you in for more...until none is left.

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Photo of do_ob
4.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark brown pour - nearly black in the glass. Thin, vanilla colored lacing on top. Huge coconut aroma on this beer, simply amazing. The taste follows, with coconut taking the stage. The white chocolate and caramel are present but are far less pronounced. Great weight on this one, albeit maybe just a hair thin. Still incredible. Maybe the best beer I've had - definitely the best porter.

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Photo of -Rick
4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: dark brown with a lasting brownish/white head. Decent lacing
S: amazing! Coconut & chocolate. Fills the room!
T: TONS of coconut. Almost to much. This tastes like an almond joy! Nice pairing with the chocolate flavor.
F: creamy, but a little thin. Very slight carbonation
O: very glad to try this. It was a little to sweet for me, to overpowering with the coconut. I will let my other bottle age for a while and revisit it then. Overall, this was very good.

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Photo of calitrie1486
4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I opened this bottle at a tasting about 2 weeks ago. The bottle was from the most recent release. Was coconut overload and I loved every sip of it. I heard mixed reviews going into this, about the bottle not being as great as the draft. Never had the draft but this was nothing short of fantastic!!!

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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 Keananmichael5
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So much chocolate and coconut flavor going on! This is a a great coconut porter that is smooth and sweet. Funky Buddah does the sweet porters very well.

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Photo of imonhiatus
4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

notes from 3/16/15

4 - 4.25 - 4.25 - 4 - 4.25
pours a chestnut brown w some riby highlights when held to the light. Nose is pretty awesome...like chocolate vanilla caramel w a hint of coconut. so balanced that even I don't mind the coconut. coconut comes out more on the flavor, but still tasty. caramel glazed vanilla coconut porter...nutty, nice. if I liked coconut more this would be heaven but even I like it as is. great beer.

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Photo of W_Des
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep dark brown. I love this beer. So much coconut in the nose and so much coconut in the body. There is actually so much coconut that the caramel and coffee are washed out and relatively subtle. So depending on if you wanted more of those flavors, this might not be the beer for you. But I love coconut and this beer is perfect.

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Photo of pnelting
4.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The best porter I've had! Pours dark brown with a tan head. The nose is coconut and chocolate. The taste is a total coconut bomb with just the right amount of coffee to balance it out. I wish the mouth feel was a little thicker. Other than that it's a near perfect porter in my book.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.18/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: deep brown; 1 finger dark tan head that receded to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: dark chocolate, toasted coconut, black coffee;

T: follows the nose; it's like a liquid Mounds bar; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: absolutely fantastic; if you can track this down, by all means, do it;

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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 JonnyBeerDrinker
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I really cant say enough about this beer. FB is always putting out top notch stuff. I managed to pick up several of these bombers in Miami during the last release. Needless to say they are no longer on the shelves anywhere. Chocolates, coconut, coffee. its all there. All explosive. In a GREAT way.

I'm not a coffee drinker and I don't care for coconut( if this sounds like you) still try it!! You wont regret it! 5/5

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Photo of NickBourne
4.77/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow is all I can say. This has to be my favorite porter on the market. This beer is the best smelling out there bar none. Taste it incredible smooth coffee, coconut and chocolate. Wish there was just a bit more coconut than coffee but I will live!

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Photo of buckslayer50
4.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

What a fantastic beer! Pitch black with a tan head that goes away quickly, smells amazing with strong, roasty coffee on the nose. The taste was just unreal, the flavors all blended together so well with the bitterness from the coffee perfectly balancing the sweetness of the coconut. This really is something special from Funky Buddha and instantly becomes a yearly priority for me to get whenever it comes out.

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Photo of FBGordon
4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on draft and out of a growler.

A: Pours a deep chocolate with a thick tan head that maintains well and laces beautifully throughout.

S: Smells like coffee, chocolate and toasted coconut, all well-balanced and working in near-perfect unison.

T: Taste is a delicious blend of coffe, toast, chocolate and toasted coconut, reminiscent of any one of a dozen amazing coconut and chocolate desserts. Toasted coconut lingers pleasantly on the palate after each pull and for a while after finishing this beer.

M: A typical heft for an American porter, medium carbonation helps those amazing flavors dance around.

O: If you don't like coconut flavor this isn't the beer for you, but this is a fantastic-tasting beer that I could drink for dessert over and over. Manageable alcohol, delicious flavors, heady aromas and a nice body make this one of the most enjoyable porters I've had. Time to stock up!

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Last Snow from Funky Buddha Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.