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:
#96
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
714
pDev:
6.59%
Bros Score:
4.44
 
 
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Ratings: 714 |  Reviews: 101
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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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
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 just ugh, so incredible. 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

Photo of jeff1973
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbutova
3.19/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- Midnight black bomber to becher pour with a one finger toasty nut brown cap. The creamy layer has good retention and leaves small sheets of lace.

S- A whole lot of coconut in the aroma. The oily classic coconut aroma backed by sweetness, brown sugar, roasted malts and thick caramel. Honestly just a hint of barrel and vanilla beyond the massive coconut.

T- Opens up just a bit more as the coconut still absolutely runs the show with dominance. Oily toasted coconut sugars, dark cocoa, espresso, vanilla sweets and warm peppery whiskey. So much coconut. Brown sugar and coconut.

MF- Thick and slick oily body with just a touch of a frothy texture. Low end carbonation and a warm roasty bitter ending.

A lot of coconut and sugar with a hint of cocoa, coffee and whisky barrel.

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Photo of ForrestGump
4.58/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mother of coconut this is tasty. If you love the Coco, you'll love this. Vice versa.

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Photo of Smokesnotes
3.7/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Opaque black beer with a light brown / whitish head. ALL coconut on the nose, first whiff reminds you of bad decisions made with Malibu rum in high school. As you drink the beer nose is less strip club and more tiki bar. A lot of coconut on first sips and it’s present throughout your glass. Good balance on bitterness and roast, sweet bit not cloyingly so. Not much bourbon flavor from the barrel, maybe subtle oak but I would guess this didn’t spend very long in the barrel. Mouthfeel is nice, not super thick but certainly not thin. Overall this beer is very enjoyable but you’d better like coconut.

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Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Emilean
4.66/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scottsbeer
4.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hopsiam14
4.58/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beersgud
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of user785335
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heddar33
4.66/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DangerDawg
4.33/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NathanBeets
4.52/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2017.

Pitch black, khaki head with great lacing.

Heavy Bourbon y caramel along with coconut, chocolate and coffee on the nose.

Bourbon and caramel linger on the palate with a hint of coconut.

Divine brew!

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

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Last Buffalo In The Park from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 714 ratings