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Don't Tell Reece - Funky Buddha Brewery

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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 24
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Double Brown w/ chocolate and peanut butter

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

acurtis, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of jlindros
3.31/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Thick creamy rich but smaller head, fades pretty quickly little lacing, super dark brown almost black, nice legs.

Nose is a bit muted initially but then breaks through with nice peanut butter, little caramel brown sugar, sweet candy and toffee, some candy brown malts. Little booze and phenolic touch with its own very faint musty fruit skin, little nutty and light milk chocolate and choc powder.

Taste starts with that light booze and phenolic, little fruit skin phenol, flash of yeast as well, chewy brown malts, some spicy bitter hops. Mild syrupy sweet malt, little caramel brown sugar like. Peanut butter is there but not a ton, chocolate is super light like powdered chocolate milk. Finish is a bit booze and phenols, sticky too, but bleh aftertaste. A flash of tangy almost possible onset of infection.

Mouth is med bod, lots of carb, little syrupy.

Overall sad face, had some great potential esp for all the great Funky Buddha beers I've had, but this was underwhelming, possibly onset of infection, no real chocolate, some booze and phenols, etc. Not great.

jlindros, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of Rifugium
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I missed a few opportunities to have this beer in the past, but I was finally able to score a growler (thanks, Jeff!)

Split this with the wife (a big connoisseur of FB beers), and poured into a new white-logo FB snifter, and an OG white-logo FB snifter. Color was the darkest of browns, with an aggressive pour yielding just the tiniest of tan collars...carb was low after a few days in the growler. Full-blown peanut butter cup aroma wafted out as soon as I popped the cap, roasted malts, rich chocolate, no-nonsense peanut butter, with a sugary sweetness. Taste was great, even if not as sumptuous as the aroma. Roasty malts with a coffee-like bitterness, milk chocolate, toasted peanuts...peanut butter cup. Pretty much delivered exactly what was promised. Body was on the fuller side of medium, mouthfeel was smooth, but with a chocolaty grittiness. This did NOT drink like a brown ale, and I mean that in a good way. The sweetness of the beer was kept in check by the roast/toast, ensuring it was not cloying or too candy-ish. Very good overall, and probably the best pb beer I've had?

Rifugium, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of corby112
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Draft at The Blue Dog in Lansdale, PA.

Pours a dark black and opaque with a one finger beige head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring.  Spotty lacing left behind.

I don't know how they do it but Funky Buddha nailed another aroma.  Crazy nutty, chunky peanut butter along with sweet and roasted chocolate notes.  Hints of nutella, silky chocolate and roasted peanut but still has the feel of a brown ale.  Roasted and sweet malt notes with dark chocolate, toast, toffee and oatmeal.   They really nailed the chocolate and especially peanut butter characteristics while retaining the brown ale elements.  

Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a strong chocolate covered roasted peanut flavor that's countered by roasted malt, dark chocolate, toast, oatmeal and coffee bean.  It's amazing how the chocolate and peanuts stand out without turning it into an overly sweet dessert beer.  This could have easily turned into a cloying novelty beer but they remained true to the style, creating a really interesting experimental beer that's very flavorful and easy to drink.  

corby112, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of orangesol
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served on-tap at the Blue Dog. Reviewed from notes.

A - Pours pitch black with a small half finger tall tan head leaving spotty lace down parts of the glass.

S - Smells of intense peanut butter, milk chocolate, vanilla, toffee, caramel and mildly toasted grains. The PB is super strong, one of the strongest PB aromas I have come across.

T - Starts off with in intense combo of rich chunky peanut butter and warm milk chocolate. Hints of caramel, toffee, vanilla and a bit of grain help round things out but this one is dominated by the Chocolate and PB. Finish is sweet but not overpowering, lingering on the palate long after the finish.

M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Smooth feel from start to finish with tons of flavor. Goes a touch thin toward the end of the glass.

O - One of the best PB beers I have had. The flavors blend extremely well together and it is pretty easy to drink, it only really started to wear on me toward the end of the glass. Glad I made the drive down to try these.

orangesol, Feb 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

ShanePB, Jun 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

chippo33, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

LoveStout, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of rudzud
3.38/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice darker brown hue with a thin half finger mocha head that fades to leave light lacing.

S - Aromas of nice peanut butter and chocolate, fresh peanuts, cocoa nibs, nice sweet malt, faint caramel, impressive amount of peanut butter.

T - Taste is nice, though very boozy, phenols, yeast, peanut butter, light chocolate, malts, light sweet fruit, more booze, finish is more phenols, possible infection.

M - Mouthfeel is over carbonated, by a lot, very boozy.

O - Overall a rather poorly done brown ale, aroma and appearance are nice but the rest is just meh.

rudzud, Jul 08, 2014
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BMart, Jul 28, 2014
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Don't Tell Reece from Funky Buddha Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.