Last Buffalo In The Park | Funky Buddha Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
funkybuddhabrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Imperial version of our Last Snow porter is a rich, thick, decadent treat. Pitch black and viscous, it's made with coconut and fresh roasted coffee. We then age it in Bourbon barrels for months to accentuate the vanilla and coconut notes. Originally brewed in collaboration with our friends at Park Tavern in Delray Beach.

Added by Alieniloquium on 01-11-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#90
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
730
pDev:
6.59%
Bros Score:
4.44
 
 
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Ratings: 730 |  Reviews: 103
Photo of Dadthew
4.58/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of macrosmatic
4.48/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Very dark brown to nearly black, and for all intents opaque. Forms a thin tan head with low visible carbonation.

S: Amazing - coconut, coffee, and chocolate in waves. Bourbon, oak, and vanilla buttressing. Some dry woody tannins linger in the background. Really nice.

T: Follows the nose – coconut, dark chocolate, and bourbon. Roasted malts, with coffee and vanilla. Mild woody tannins, then more cacao nibs and coconut. Modest bitterness from the roasted malts. Vanilla and bourbon and more coconut sweetness in hang.

M: A heavy body for a porter, as long as you remember it’s a porter. The alcohol is obvious but well-integrated. Low carbonation sensation but not inappropriate for style.

O: This was really, really good. It’s not game-changing I suppose, and I wish the body was a little thicker (i.e., that this was an Imperial Stout), but the promised flavors are present, are in balance, and are really well-executed.

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Photo of wshinevar
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petrusek23
4.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigKev23
4.83/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chrisjws
4.59/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avalon07
4.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Had this beer on-tap at Brewmasters, poured into a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, tan-colored head that lasted an above average amount of time. Good lacing.

S: A big, enticing aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, coconut, and coffee.

T: Tasted of a good amount of roasted malt (mostly in the finish), a bit of coffee, a light hops presence, a ton of chocolate, some coconut, and a bit of bourbon (and the accompanying barrel). Like the aroma, the flavor is big and bold, with a lot of complexity. Extremely well-balanced and flavorful. One of the best porters ever.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a silky smooth finish. Full-bodied.

O: This is an absolutely excellent example of a porter. Drinkable.

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Photo of Rothobinide
4.21/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cherche
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Aerizel
4.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grovejr20
4.3/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rdoggg
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.08/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kreg02
4.68/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rizzy17
4.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of socon67
4.4/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.36/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudzud
4.83/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Received this bottle two years ago or so. I was going to wait to crack this for a big moment, but, I simply cannot wait any more. 2016 vintage.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice dark brown a slightly black hue with a thin one finger mocha head that faded wuickly to leave thin wisps and a light halo. Solid legs considering the ABV.

S - Smells just incredible. Enormous coconut aromas, both fresh bright coconut and coconut oils. Big juicy bourbon notes as well, sweet vanilla and barrel, little caramel. Only knock is the coffee is faint, presumably overpowered by the coconut.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with a jarring amount of coconut. Fresh sweet coconut and lightly toasted coconut flakes. There is some incredibly nice juicy bourbon notes and oaky barrel, light vanilla. The base porter chocolate is pleasant and slightly sweet, coffee is on the fainter side but still present. Once again the coconut is front and center. Absolutely zero alcohol.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, medium bodied. Creamy, luscious, alcohol utterly hidden. Spectacular.

O - Overall this was a staggeringly good beer and was practically everything I had hoped for. The only knock was the relatively mediocre appearance; basically no head retention at all. Other than that this is just a pleasure to consume.

Serving Type: Bottle

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4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

look: Beautiful dark brown. No head but I got from this from a pal and it was in a leaking crowler. From other reviews it's typically a full mocha head so I'm going with a high score on principle.
smell: pungent and luscious coconut up front. Bourbon, vanilla and roasty dark mocha chocolate.
taste: ditto! Fantastic.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.93/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Served in Thulsa Doom.

It pours a deep chocolate brown, getting deeper towards the middle. The fingernail head is beige in color, which is a nice surprise considering my chalice Thulsa Doom always destroys beer head.

The aroma is a choir of God's angels singing. It's a tight aroma, everything is packed in real tight. Not loose, nothing floating, it's very forward and straight as an arrow. Rich, sappy bourbon with tons of chocolate and coconut, with a sharp acidic bourbon burn wafting to the nose. Residual notes of caramel and milk maids linger on. Makes the mouth water. There is no mistaking that this beer is going to bring it 100%.

Flavor is incredible. Wow. Starts off with cocoa, moving onto marshmallow, oak, bourbon, caramel, coconut, fudge, and more coconut! So much coconut and chocolate buried under the waves of intense bourbon heat! Loads of caramel and caramel creme. Slight oak and cherry notes are vigilant in the distance. (As it warms more bourbon and coffee come out, I kinda like it better ice cold even though it still blows my socks off!)

Feel is silky smooth all the way to the bank. Lovely calm carbonation sneaks up underneath and the heat is gentle and warming, occasionally sharp but never overstays. Roasty, hot finish. Mmm.

Overall this is one of the slowest sipping beers you'll ever have. Like taking an hour to finish a glass? This is the one. Way valuable, and if you're wondering if the price justifies the means, it does. Pick up one? Nah, get five. I'd be fine settling down with a half a bottle of this every night.

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Photo of Lazhal
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.54/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kevanb
3.96/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, 2017 release, poured into a Funky Buddha oversized snifter glass. Enjoyed on 3.11.18, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a thick black color, cola brown hues, khaki head that has low retention and light spots of lace. The aroma is nice, lots of coconut, borderline sun tan lotion but stays on the pleasant side of that line, coffee and chocolate, soft bourbon, rich grains and lingering marshmallowy vanilla. The flavors are good, crazy amounts of coconut, nice toastiness and fleshiness to the coconut, smooth coffee and rich bittersweet chocolate, soft bourbon, charred wood, light toffee, prominent vanilla with lingering dark grains. The mouthfeel is good, coating and creamy, thick and heavy medium body with a warm finish.

Verdict: A nice adjunct porter from Funky Buddha. The coconut starts very strong, almost like sun tan lotion that really toes the line between acceptable and too much, but does stay in the enjoyable range. The balance is good and the coffee is a nice touch as well.

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I’ve been meaning to try this for a long time and that has come to a realization thanks to @graham. Thanks, buddy! This pours very dark brown with a solid inch plus of foam when poured into my new snifter. Wow, this has a HUGE coconut nose! That same coconut pounds the taste buds! Coconut, chocolate, and mild coffee grounds are all that I can taste here. It’s as close to a mounds bar as it gets. The barrel creeps in late, but doesn’t add much heat at all. Thick for a porter, but I ain’t mad! I loved the base(Last Snow) but this is another tier on top of that. Probably one of the best overall beers that I’ve ever had.

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Photo of SharkNado
4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Last Buffalo In The Park from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 730 ratings