Last Buffalo In The Park
Funky Buddha Brewery

Last Buffalo In The ParkLast Buffalo In The Park
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Style:
American Imperial Porter
Ranked #3
ABV:
11.5%
Score:
100
Ranked #107
Avg:
4.56 | pDev: 6.58%
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
879
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Last Buffalo In The ParkLast Buffalo In The Park
Notes: 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.
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4.19/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drank 03.24.20 out of a tulip, bottle dated 2016 or 2017, properly cellared.

Hate to say I was slightly underwhelmed. A nice looking beer with a nice feel, not at think as I've come to expect from FB, but still good. Did get a nice coconut smell and taste but think the time on the bottle probably muted both of those a bit. The thing I didn't like as much was the roasty taste, which I guess might be the porter part, but could also be some darker coffee roasts. And no hint of alcohol or barrel at all - this would have help for me. So be it, my opinion. I'd like to try a fresher bottle, but given the cost, probably only if I'm gifted it some day...fat chance at that! Cheers!

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hopley from Massachusetts, Mar 25, 2020
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4.48/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours pitch black with a thin tan head. Good amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is coconut, dark chocolate and coffee.

T - The taste is coconut, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, roasted malts and bourbon.

M - Full body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - This is a killer BBA porter. Great balance with the alcohol going completely undetected.

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TreyIsWilson from Michigan, Mar 08, 2020
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4.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The imperial version of Last Snow porter is everything I hoped it would be. It pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger brown head that faded slowly and left minimal spotty lacing.

It smells like coconut, dark chocolate, burnt coffee grinds, vanilla, toasted coconut, notes of whiskey and/or spices like rye. The aroma was very complex and full of rich malty aspects that blended perfectly with the coconut and boozy sweetness.

Wow this tastes fantastic, with plenty of fresh coconut then coffee beans, dark chocolate, burnt coffee grinds, vanilla, bourbon, toasted coconut, espresso, faint molasses, brown sugar, notes of whiskey and/or spices like rye. Some sweet aspects but not cloying and in no way a distraction from the outstanding flavor combination here. The mouthfeel is perfect and this has zero alcohol burn. World class.

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CHickman from New York, Jan 26, 2020
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3.97/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a shiny dark black color. one full finger velvety mocha colored head collapses steadily leaving no residual head. Thin ring of foam is left along the outside of the glass.

Aroma is predominately coconut - a bit suntan lotion-y - but still decent. Hints of cocoa. Its rather one note with the coconut being predominate on the nose. Also very sweet - you can just smell the sweetness here.

Taste follows the nose with strong notes of coconut up front. Underneath this, there are notes of roasted malts, chocolate, and vanilla. Not much in the way of barrel presence or bourbon.

Feel is semi-thick pretty slick and oily. Mild carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

Overall its a nice beer - to me the coconut is far too predominant - especially in a barrel aged beer.

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FBarber from Illinois, Nov 18, 2019
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4.63/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with two fingers of khaki head.
Smells of chocolate, vanilla coconut, roasty malts.
Taste is creamy coffee, vanilla, coconut, a hint of bourbon.
Nice creamy full body, I wish all porters were this way.
Overall an excellent beer, maybe my favorite porter to date!

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4.48/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had a few of these through the years, always excellent but for whatever reason 2019 feels a bit boozy at the end, prior years loved the roasty grainy after taste. Still better than 90-95% of what is out there.

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zeleve from Florida, Aug 15, 2019
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3.63/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

The look and mouthfeel of this beer are world class.
Where things falls apart is the same old story with every Funky Buddha beer I’ve tried, that cheap, chemical flavor from the adjuncts. It tastes like the beer equivalent of fast food.

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mohaghandi from California, Aug 12, 2019
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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love Last Snow. Unfortunately while in the Tampa area this past March there was none that I could find. This beeer is courtesy of my friend and BA icon @DoctorZombies. Thank you my friend. There is only one rason this beer does not get a 5 and that is because no beer is perfect. This is damn close.It may be a touch on the sweet side but it just works. Oh, if only I had a cellar full I would be giddy !

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scream from Wisconsin, Jun 16, 2019
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4.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a finger of khaki foam. Head retention is good. Aroma is big, bold coconut right at the forefront. Vanilla bean quickly follows coconut. What happens next is a mixture of gift shop fudge, toffee and coffee and hearty stout malts, with notes of toffee, molasses, caramel, coffee and roasty, toasty, caramely malts charging through. There is a very light whiskey heat on the edge, but it melds into the background well. Flavor profile continues to push the coconut heavy narrative, with vanilla bean coming on second. Between the two, the onset is very sugary. The remainder of the flavor profile works its way back towards balanced by order of notes of toffee, caramel, molasses, coffee, and roasty, toasty malts. Whiskey starts to come on at the end to boil away some of the sugar. Whiskey melds in well, never coming off as hot or out of place. Mouth feel is thick with a grainy velvety texture that feels decadent each and every sip. Overall, boisterous with a lot going on, with coconut and vanilla bean at the helm.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 22oz bottle.

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Harrison8 from Missouri, May 27, 2019
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4.29/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black in color with no light penetration. There’s a fingernail of beige around the rim and just a trace of it showing elsewhere. The aroma is of coconut and bourbon. I’m tasting an amazing melange of coconut, coffe, and bourbon. The mouth is oily, dry, and viscous.

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Franziskaner from Missouri, May 19, 2019
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4.52/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pouring this from a 22 oz. bottle into a snulip glass, this beer pours out like a dark brewed coffee, with little wood like highlights running throughout. It forms a thin crown of bubbles that are khaki in color and dissipate quickly. 3.75

The nose carries a stinging bourbon before even putting my nose to it. Putting my nose into it brings it with a more toned definition. There is freshly cut coconut mixing with brown sugar and that warming bourbon with a kiss of dark fruit. They achieved a very natural coconut; no suntan lotion smell. 4.75

The taste brings in the brown sugar just tangling with freshly toasted coconut all the way through. Slight milk chocolate, but just as an accent. It’s almost like a coconut pie drizzled with some chocolate. The bourbon is there with some dark fruit accents, but they didn’t let this stray too far away from what the base is. 4.5

The mouthfeel is smooth and doesn’t have a bourbon burn to it, just a nice, balanced warmness to let you know it’s there along with a dryness from the barrels. I would call it medium bodied. 4.5

Overall, this didn’t stray far from the base at all (despite the almost double ABV) but did add a new dimension to it with a few nice layers. After having this and Morning Wood last week it makes me wonder how long they age these in barrels. I would guess minimal aging (3-5 months) just because the way they are more accenting than anything. Which isn’t a bad thing to me, but just doesn’t morph the beer like you’d guess. 4.5

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4.57/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A slick black color with a frothy brown head. These guys seem to make some of the most strongly smelling dark beers that I have ever had. Big notes of coffee, chocolate, and spices. The drinking starts smooth and silky upfront with tons of lush chocolate malts. A smooth flow that finishes ever so slightly bitter. The coffee falls on the subtle side but the highlight flavor is clearly the coconut. I love coconut and the flavor comes off spot on genuine. Additional notes of tannin, smoke, vanilla, brown sugar, caramel, cocoa powder, and smoke. The mouth feel is superb- full bodied with such a lush and silky feel. Not overly sweet and not terribly sticky but enough to still allow the flavors to linger nicely after each sip. A slight alcohol burn on the finish but otherwise the abv hides very well and it's really warming me up.

Overall, just crazy good stuff.

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beerloserLI from New York, May 10, 2019
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4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - 2-finger hazelnut head atop a pitch black body.

S - coconut from across the room. Coffee, vanilla, chocolate.

T - follows the nose. Coconut-forward, with bourbon, vanilla, milk chocolate, just a little coffee. Somewhat abrasive finish. Low bitterness. Moderate-low sweetness. Moderate-low booziness.

F - a tad below medium-full body with ample carb.

O - liquid mounds bar.

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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania, Apr 28, 2019
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4.49/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into snifter

Jet black liquid , one finger brown foam cap quickly recedes

Aroma of a mounds bar , chocolate , coconut , bourbon

Sweet , coffee, coconut, chocolate , bourbon taste

Velvety smooth, low sudsing, sweet coffee taste lingers

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WunderLlama from Massachusetts, Apr 19, 2019
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4.41/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of chocolate notes with some residual sugar notes and some bourbon notes are also perceptible. Taste is a mix of chocolate notes with some bourbon notes, light vanilla with some residual sugar notes. Body is full with nice oily texture with some creamy notes, good carbonation and no real alcohol is perceptible. Greta porter with nice depth and complexity, good drinkability with just the right amount of residual sugar notes.

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Phyl21ca from Quebec (Canada), Mar 26, 2019
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4.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer was black with a small beige head.
Strong aroma of alcohol, with coconut, chocolate, and vanilla.
The taste followed the nose precisely.
I was a little taken aback at first. The alcohol was almost overwhelming. After sitting for a while, however, the beer became quite enjoyable.
Unquestionably a dessert beer.

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lordofthewiens from New Mexico, Mar 03, 2019
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4.49/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2017 version Poured into a snifter. Medium brown color with a small tan head. Smooth bourbon, chocolate, oak, and sweet coconut on the nose. Taste followed. All the flavors melded well and the coconut shined without overshadowing the other notes. Deserving of it's reputation.

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Buck89 from Tennessee, Feb 10, 2019
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4.67/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A bomber bottle (no date) poured into a TH snifter

Look- A deep black look with a finger or two of tan head. A nice lace around the glass and the head settle to the outside.

Smell- It screams candy dessert. Coconut, chocolate, vanilla and a neat mix of coffee. The bottle seemed rather boozy but the flavors really came out when it had a minute to breath. The barrel aging was like an afterthought.

Taste- A fantastic mix of coconut and chocolate mostly coconut with a little coffee mixed in. About mid glass, I got some vanilla and caramel. Each sip seemed to finish with more of the bourbon barrel. Hard to describe the mix as it changed other than fantastic.

Mouthfeel- Medium carbonation with barrel finish that hangs around for a few bit.

Overall- If you are in the mood for a slow sipping beer for dessert, then this is definitely it. Chocolate covered coconut with a bourbon finish. Truly impressed with how smooth the mix was.

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Kdouble from Tennessee, Feb 01, 2019
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4.46/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap:
Medium tan ring by the time it gets to me, some lacing above the slowly dropping black body’s surface.

The coconut is prevalent early, but not overpowering; rich coffee notes provide the counter to this. There’s a little caramel to toffee sweetness sneaking in as it warms, pushing the coconut aside much more than the coffee.

Taste starts with that caramel note, not too strongly sweet. The coffee barrels (no pun intended) in and makes the opening note seem more like a splash of flavored cream added to it. The coconut hits at the edges with a bit of alcohol bite - almost like rum-soaked coconut. Moderate heft with a slightly sticky feel countered by a fairly aggressive carbonation.

A very nice balance of the ingredients without giving into them. The coffee boosts the stout for a strong base, and the accents fill in with a little flair.

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cjgiant from District of Columbia, Feb 01, 2019
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4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pitch black, with a finger of dark brown (almost reddish) head that quickly reduces to a ring.

Smell: Sweet cinnamon rolls, coconut, and chocolate. It smells like a dessert.

Taste: Following the nose, sweet coconut and chocolate with a hint of bitterness underneath. A little roast malt follows, but the coconut and chocolate are predominate.

Mouthfeel: Decently full body, though perhaps a little thinner than it could be. Minimal carbonation.

Overall: While normally barrel-aged imperial porters can be cloyingly sweet or overpowering in their bitterness, Last Buffalo is a decadent treat that's almost a privilege to drink.

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chitoryu12 from Florida, Jan 16, 2019
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4.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A-pours dark black in color with a one-finger creamy khaki colored head that reduces to a ring around the edge of the glass

S- coconut and chocolate bomb up front, as with Last Snow, it smells just like an Almond Joy. Consistent rich coffee undertones enhance the chocolate note, soft notes of caramel and toffee follow. The barrel is subtle, but can definitely detect a bourbon note on the finish

T- sweet fresh coconut notes up front are complimented in equal parts with herbal coffee and chocolate. The coconut continues at the mid-palate, with notes of caramel, coconut cream & some nuttiness popping through. The finish brings out some of the barrel notes, adding some vanilla from the oak, as well as light bourbon. The coconut continues all the way through the finish and linger.

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly creamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- an imperial BA version of Last Snow? You can't go wrong with this one, authentic coconut all the way through, it still drinks like a porter, and it's not cloying sweet. Truly tastes like an Almond Joy

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Treyliff from West Virginia, Dec 09, 2018
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4.69/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - The beer has nrownish black in color with a tan head.

Smell - The beer had a coconut & rum nose, which was seemingly somewhat mind.

Taste - At the front, the coconut is smooth and creamy with all of the distinct characteristics of coconut. The coffee notes were fresh and sweet. Though I am not a fan of rum, the rum was well valanced and brought out some of the nuances of the coconut. The overall profile was sweet but not cloying.

Mouthfeel - With modest carbonation, the beer was smooth. It did not have the bite I expected from the rum.

Overall - There is such great balsnce between the base beer, coconut, and rum barrel.

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4.45/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by Chalumeaux, thanks for the opportunity.
Sweet sugary maple with bits of coconut, Rich vanilla and creamed coffee with an earthy spicy oak and bits of bourbon and brown sugar. Great mix of flavors F N tasty.

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johnnnniee from New Hampshire, Oct 25, 2018
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4.46/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

03/2015 - the coconut opens up as it warms, lots of chocolate, some roastiness, bourbon for days on the nose; the palate has a decent amount of coconut and bourbon, wee vanilla in back too. Semisweet, fairly thick body for an imperial porter.

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Zach_Attack from Massachusetts, Sep 27, 2018
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3.36/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I dont particularly like coconut so I should have no business drinking this beer. But I wanted to tick a top 250 and this was low hanging fruit.

L- Teku pour. Black, fizzy 1 finger head.

S - massive. So much bourbon when I cracked it. As it airs out in the glass I'm left with the same suntan lotion smell of last snow. After briefly airing out in the glass it literally smells like the same beer because ALL that you smell is artificial coconut.

T - loads of vanilla, coconut, molasses and brown sugar. Absolutely sweet as fuck. I dont hate it despite the coconut however it is undrinkable because its flat.

F - like I said. Flat. Completely flat.

O - I want my $35 back.

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rypkr from Pennsylvania, Sep 17, 2018
Last Buffalo In The Park from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 879 ratings