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Last Snow - Funky Buddha Brewery

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Reviews: 172
Hads: 1,291
Avg: 4.46
pDev: 8.52%
Wants: 661
Gots: 265 | FT: 27
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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: 1,291
Photo of jhartley
4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a Stange style glass. Bottled on date is smudged appears to be 8/11/15.

Dark brown to an almost black body; aggressively poured to 2 fingers worth of head which dissipated slowly to 1/2 finger. Nice light tan color with tons of tiny bubbles.
Aromas of a melted Almond Joy bar in a cup of strong latte. Coconut, chocolate, roasted almonds, roasted malts and of course the coffee. Mouth watering!
First sip...The nose does not lie! Coconut, chocolate, slightly bitter coffee. Bittersweet finish.
Feel is nice and full, plenty of bitter and sweet light amount of carbonation, low abv.
Overall this is a delicious beer! I should have bought 2 bottles! This beer goes down nice and easy; sweetness is tempered really well from the black coffee addition. This is a great beer no doubt.

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Photo of Myotus
4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.
LOOK: Pours with a finger's worth of brown foam that shrinks down into a quarter's worth of khaki foam after 35 seconds. Black in color with a ruby tint. Beer is too black to see any rising bubbles. Lacing is high and thin.
SMELL: Strong aromas of hazelnut coffee beautifully dance with subtle coconut and sweet chocolate.
TASTE: Strong hazelnut coffee flavors enter initially. Mild flavors of coconut enter next along with hints of sweet chocolate. Mild bitterness from the roasted malts come in to finish off this amazing symphony as all previous flavors persist.
FEEL: Light-bodied (lame, but it's a porter) with subtle carbonation. Goes down incredibly smooth and finishes with a hint of dryness.
NOTE: Another incredible brew from Funky Buddha. They have not disappointed me so far. My only complaint is that the bitterness from the roasted malts, although mild, keep this beer from being even more tasty.

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Photo of imyourhero21
4.57/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smells amazing but a little thin . Great taste and def would like to try again when not having with alot of big stouts at a tasting . I prefer the maple backn coffee porter though!

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Photo of Reds76
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Coconut, coffee bomb on the nose and the taste. Exceptional beer! The dark chocolate mixes throughout. Medium-full body with just the right amount of carbonation. My favorite porter.

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Photo of OneEye78
4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Look was dark black with a quarter inch off white head. Smell was strong coconut, a hint of chocolate, vanilla and caramel, and some coffee roast. Taste was similar. Chocolate, coconut, vanilla and caramel with a coconut aftertaste. A little bit thin in the mouth, but it does have some staying power. Overall this is a nice beer with a unique flavor profile. Didn't blow me away, but a solid porter.

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Photo of Bobloblawlawblog11
4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep black color with small tan head. This beer smells amazing, right after you open it the room seems to fill with coconut aroma. As other people said biggest taste here is coconut. Not overly sweet, the coffee helps to cut down on the coconut sweetness. Still though coconut is easily the dominat flavor. Only real thing about this beer that brings it down a bit is the mouthfeel. It is a bit thin without a ton of body to back it up.

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Photo of Delz
4.04/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Imagine eating a mounds candy bar. Now imagine drinking it. That is exactly what this tastes like. After a half glass the coconut became a little overwhelming and a little sweet. The mouth feel was a little thin as well.

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Photo of Hootie159
4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Almost black with A thin graham cracker head quickly gone. First smell is well balanced coffee. Coconut hides in the smell of intense chocolate and caramel. Really get the creaminess in flavor from the white chocolate then toasted coconut rolls right in. Far and away best job with coconut I've had in a beer. Only spot a bit lacking is the feel. A tad watery without the richness the nose and flavor have.

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

Pours a rich dark color, light white-caramel colored head that dissipates quickly. The smell is BUCKETS of roasted coconut, tons of it. Coffee also nicely blended on the smell. As you'd expect both of those flavors come through on the taste as well. Really nice feel for a porter - medium-high carbonation but also finishes with a nice smoothness. Really nice mouthfeel. Overall I think it's worth the hype for this one, really enjoyed it.

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Photo of FSUlaw-and-brew
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank it on draught out of a snifter. Poured probably half a pinky head which was a caramel white color.

Smell is heavy on the roasted coconut

Taste is amazing. All its hyped up to be, coconut and coffee combined gives off a super smooth vanilla taste.

Mouth feel is thin but good & thirst quenching.

Phenomenal beer!

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Photo of danh53
3.58/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Redlight Redlight. When I had this on tap in February at the brewery release, I thought it was phenomenal. I've had it now on three subsequent occasions on draft at three different establishments in Orlando. Each time it failed to live up to my initial impression. Pours dark brown with a half finger head that hangs around. Aroma is the highlight of the beer. Coconut, vanilla, and coffee jump out of the glass, especially the coconut. I expected more coconut on the taste. It's definitely there, but not in a big way. The coffee taste is not deep bitter roast, but more like coffee that's been diluted with artificial creamer. There is a chemical or mineral flavor that seems off. The mouth feel is light to medium with prickly carb. It's not a bad beer. It's sweet and tasty in places, especially when the coconut shines through. I remember it having more body and maybe more chocolate before. The coffee was stronger and the vanilla creamer flavor wasn't as prominent. Don't go out of your way to trade for it.

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Photo of sittinggc
4.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Dark, like any other porter. Good amount of carbonation/head retention.
Smell: AMAZING. Saying I could smell toasted coconut is an understatement! So much coconut. Ahaha. Also get lots of sweet coffee....Wow, this is one of the best smelling beers I have had in a while.
Taste: Big coconut, chocolate, and coffee flavors up front. These flavors blend so well together. The flavors inexplicably elicit thoughts of a winter wonderland hahaha...spot on. As the beer warmed I also got some maple-like flavors. Tasty!
Feel: Slight prickly feeling from the carbonation which I am not a fan of, but overall good mouth feel.

Overall: Really good beer that I will definitely try to seek out again. I really wish Funky Buddha was in CA...they churn out some of my favorite porters/stouts.

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Photo of pagriley
3.59/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz into snifter. Fresh (latest batch)

L - pours thin dark brown. Settles to black in the glass with almost no head and lacing. Slight mocha ring
S - Coffee and coconut for sure - a bit overly chemical smelling - like it is one of those shots of flavor they put into your starbucks
T - same as the smell - strong bold flavors of coffee and coconut with hints of vanilla, and a touch of slightly plastic / fake sweetness. Becomes cloying quite quickly as you move through a full glass.
F - thin. Completely lacking body. Really lets the beer down. Improves as it warms, but still not enough backbone to support the flavors

Overall, a very interesting beer, but lacking body and the flavors and aroma are just a bit too fake for me to be truly satisfied with this beer. This is the epitome of a beer that seems amazing in a 2 ounce pour, but really is one dimensional and a bit sickly after you get to know it more though a full glass.

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Photo of KensWorld
3.66/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm on the fence with this very hyped up beer. Part of me loves the coconut/coffee blast, the other part of me thinks it tastes like those instant Cappochino drinks you get at 7-11. The problem with this porter is its so flavorful. you don't taste the beer, just the additives. I bought another bomber so I'll try this again in a week or so and see if my opinion changes 3.75. 10-2015 Update opened another one. pretty much the same. everyone else around me enjoyed it. maybe its just me 3.75

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - Pitch black with some ruby red on the edges. Two fingers of tan head.

S - Massive coconut and coffee. Some Hersehy's syrup too.

T - The base porter stood out more with big roasted malts and dark chocolate. Coconut, while big, was more prominent on the aroma. Very sweet, sugary coconut reminds me of a Mounds bar.

F - Robust like a standard porter should be. Not too thick and not too thin. No alcohol, but a residual dark coffee grounds taste lingers.

O - Comparable to Wormtown Norm, but both give you the same experience.

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Photo of BigRedDog
4.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice dark black with a light latte colored head.

Smell is heavenly. Roasted coffee grounds and espresso quickly assault the senses. Vanilla and coconut dance in the background adding a nice sweetness. Absolutely astounding.

Taste follows up the nose. Nice roasted coffee beans and coconut are the first things I notice. A nice vanilla, chocolate and coconut latte sweetness coats the tongue after that leaving behind a slightly sweet, slightly bitter coffee after taste.

Nice medium body. Just enough of a presence but still nice, light and surprisingly sessionable.

Overall the nose made me immediately fall in love with this beer. The flavor is right on as well. But there are only a few beers where the smell brings a smile and giggle in anticipation of what is to come.

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Photo of ahbithwabm
4.52/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The smell of this beer is pretty great. Huge coconut and coffee. The taste is the same with tons of coconut up front followed by coffee, chocolate, and what reminds me of some kind of nuttiness. It falls short on the mouth feel for me though. Was not expecting a big thick beer as this is a porter but would love if it was a bit creamier. A very enjoyable porter I would happily drink often.

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

One of the best dessert beers I have ever had. Tastes like a chocolate covered espresso bean with heavy coconut. Some vanilla and possibly hazlenut (?) comes through as well. One of the best aromas I've ever encountered for a coffee beer - like a Starbucks drink and a beer had a baby.

This is a great beer for a liquid dessert - go in with the mind that it is very sweet and treat-like.

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Photo of Curryfan512
3.43/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Terrible beer. Has a huge artificial sweetener thing going on. It looks great, smells great, but tastes like someone dumped a pound of splenda into a thin porter. After all the hype about this beer it was a huge disappointment. Founders porter is a much better porter.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had a huge dark caramel head when poured from the bottle. Very little light was making its way through the glass. The smell was amazing, it smelled like a coconut treat rather than a beer. Had a light roasted coffee taste along with a hint of vanilla. With a toasted coconut aftertaste.

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Photo of Powderhornphil
4.67/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours darker than expected at less than 7%.

Aroma is just amazing. Caramel. coconut, vanilla bean and coffee. So rich on the nose.

Tastes follows with coffee then caramel and coconut on the finish.

This beer absolutely lived up to the hype. So good.

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Photo of user785335
4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good beer, Funky Buddha definitely achieved what they were after. Lots of coffee and coconut taste. A little too sweet for my taste. Couldn't drink a lot of this in one sitting.

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

Taste like a shot of coffee with a nice smooth malty coconut taste. Very refreshing if you've been working all day and wanna enjoy a nice cold porter.

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Photo of SFC21
4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First whiff and you knw you are in for a treat. Smells like a combination of walking into a coffee shop and opening a bag of shredded coconut. Tastes like a liquid Almond Joy with a cappuccino finish. Delicious

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Photo of darktronica
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This smells phenomenal, and nothing else is important. Cracking the bottle is like stepping into a fancy coffee shop that also makes homemade truffles and gelato. It's layer after layer of marvelous aromas: nutty Guatemalan coffee, toasted coconut flakes, meringue, mascarpone, fig, oats, and hazelnut. If you ever hear that Bath and Body Works is rolling out a Last Snow-scented candle, buy their stock immediately, because Funky Buddha is sitting on a goldmine in licensed merchandising potential.

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