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Last Snow | Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Last Snow Coconut & Coffee Porter is an ode to that special time in Florida where the needle dips just south of 75 - even for the briefest of moments. This rich, creamy porter is layered with coconut and freshly-roasted coffee for a taste that recalls a winter wonderland - even if, in our state, that's just a state of mind.

Added by brentk56 on 11-18-2011

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Photo of Seanem44
4.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has this on tap in Florida. Wonderful Aroma. Smell of coconut and coffee was delightful. Taste backed the smell up with a fair amount of chocolate and coffee taste. Would have preferred a higher ABV on this one, but regardless, glad I was able to get my hands on it. could have drank more time permitting. Could easily be a session beer. Went down very smooth.

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Photo of raynmoon
3.19/5  rDev -28.3%
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 ThickNStout
4.61/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle acquired through a buddy of mine at my favorite bottle shop. I can see where the bottling date was printed on the neck but the numbers have been worn off. Served in a Cigar City snifter.

Pours dark brown, like black tea, with about two fingers of pale khaki head. The thick froth eventually fades to a broad collar that deposits a few smallish clouds of lace.

The nose is amazing. Vibrant coconut, coffee, caramel and chocolate. I can't get enough of this fantastic coconut and coffee combination.

Flavors are a delightful mixture of rich toasted coconut, caramel macchiato, milk chocolate, vaguely nutty, a little roast and a faint almost floral bitterness. Almost no perceptible alcohol. Delicious and very easy to drink.

Fairly light bodied but incredibly smooth and creamy feel with moderate carbonation. Finish is sweet with abundant coconut, coffee and caramel. That coconut lingers on the palate for quite a long time.

After hearing about it for a couple years it is a pleasure to finally try Last Snow. This delivers a world class experience on every level. A truly outstanding porter that I will dream of until we meet again.

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Photo of spacecake9
4.76/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Trade from my buddy @csp0380 – thanks!
A – Pours a dark brown with 1” of head that settles pretty quickly.
S – Very strong aroma of coffee and coconut. This will grab your attention from across the room. Outstanding!
T – A little sweet initially, then flavors of coffee, vanilla, maple syrup and coconut, with a bitter coffee finish.
M – Medium mouth finish, medium low carbonation.
O – This is an outstanding blend of flavors. Maybe the best coffee flavor I’ve ever had in a beer. This is my new favorite Porter.

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Photo of mabermud
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Look: This appears cola colored pouring out of the glass and dark brown when sitting in my favorite 15.5 oz brandy snifter. Initially, the pour creates a tan creamy head, but it quickly dies down to a broken and light film over the top, with a thin halo. Twirling the glass leaves behind a fine melting curtain.
Smell: This beer has a spectacular aroma. I initially smelled maple syrup, but as the beer sits the coconut begins to stand out and dominate. Nice light coconut aroma.
Taste: The coconut is light and feathery, not overpowering, just right. Medium to dark specialty grains are up first. The coconut taste is throughout, but becomes more prominent near the back end. The finish is nice and long. The sweet coconut peaks near the back end, then slowly fades away. The aftertaste is superb. There is a nice coconut taste left in my mouth for me to enjoy. For me, the coffee adds a nice touch, but is minimal, almost non-existent.
Feel: Medium body that is somewhat creamy. Not too thin, not too thick. Below medium carbonation.

Overall - This is a very nice porter. Easy drinking here. Superbly blended and crafted. I like this beer better than the MBCP.

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Photo of Meyers1023
4.77/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a wide mouth snifter. Almost completely black with a tan head that disappears quickly. The coconut smell is there but blends well with the coffee and chocolate. The taste is a great blend of coconut(which I'm not usually a fan of) and caramel with a coffee kick at the end. This is a great beer to have for desert as I am doing now.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.51/5  rDev -21.1%
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 chinchill
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Large shared bottle.
Coconut aroma is evident in the pour and prominent but not overdone in the aroma and flavor. The creamy smooth body seems a touch too thin. Light coffee.

O: Delicious. Hope to see this again!

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Photo of Dactrius
4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
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 -1.8%
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 +2.2%
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 +1.1%
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 -5.4%
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%
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 +3.4%
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 +3.8%
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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4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
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 -1.6%
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 +7.6%
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
4.65/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | 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 -0.9%
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 -0.7%
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%
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 -2.7%
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 -5.4%
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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Last Snow from Funky Buddha Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.