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Don't Tell Reece - Funky Buddha Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 21
Gots: 2 | 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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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

06-28-2014 23:59:40 | More by acurtis
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.31/5  rDev -21.6%
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.

Serving type: growler

07-09-2014 01:27:24 | More by jlindros
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
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.  

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2013 02:47:07 | More by corby112
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2013 02:09:42 | More by orangesol
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-14-2014 15:24:04 | More by DrunkinYogi
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-07-2014 13:20:57 | More by ShanePB
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chippo33

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -23%

07-22-2014 04:11:12 | More by chippo33
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -19.9%
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.

Serving type: growler

07-08-2014 21:22:12 | More by rudzud
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jsanford

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

02-24-2013 14:31:02 | More by jsanford
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LoveStout

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-29-2014 20:59:35 | More by LoveStout
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TX-Badger

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-29-2014 14:29:49 | More by TX-Badger
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-10-2014 18:00:31 | More by oglmcdgl
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-12-2014 18:43:45 | More by jaasen64
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-10-2014 00:57:53 | More by baybum
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-29-2014 13:44:46 | More by markgugs
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-07-2013 23:21:05 | More by savagepm
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erialbill

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-09-2014 19:54:48 | More by erialbill
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CGMLS3

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-04-2013 03:04:40 | More by CGMLS3
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-22-2013 01:48:30 | More by SPRichard
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POTABLE83

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-02-2014 19:49:32 | More by POTABLE83
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-31-2014 19:26:14 | More by LotsofLupulin
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-12-2014 01:35:27 | More by TKEbeerman
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wiltznucs

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-06-2013 00:43:03 | More by kirkse
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Don't Tell Reece from Funky Buddha Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.