Nib Smuggler | 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): 6.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is the finest, purest black. Cocoa straight from the source: the rugged mountains of Brazil, where chocolate is life. We smuggled these beans back to our brewhouse, where they were blended with creamy milk porter and fragrant Madagascar vanilla beans. Get cocoa'd up.

Added by dimenhetfield on 05-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
581
Reviews:
97
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
121
For Trade:
4
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Photo of Spunky2b
4.89/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Damn, if this isn't a great beer, I really don't know what is...

The almost black liquid pours out of the glass bottle in a velvety fashion to fill my pint glass with the same, almost black liquid. A very dark, tan head ensues with little staying power, but the brew has a slight ability to lace. The smell was about as perfect as you can get with malty, chocolaty sweetness and a very distant but yet there touch of hops. I also noted a roasted coffee smell that blended well with the chocolate - more so than others I have had. The feel was very creamy, veltvety as well across the tongue, and lightly carbonated the way I like it - simply wonderful. I noted much of the same flavors when drinking as I did when sniffing - chocolate, coffee, malts, and a very distant, yet there, touch of hops. This would have been a damn near perfect beer if it had more of a hoppy character to it, but the way it is, is just fine. I am so glad I have several more to enjoy.

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Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason1221
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FlaS4
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jdhilt
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a one finger khaki head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Cocoa and vanilla nose and flavor follows with sweet cocoa and vanilla, seriously one-dimensional. $3.90 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really drinks like a root beer float or a chocolate seltzer. Big cocoa and vanilla. A hint of sarsaparilla from the malt. Really smooth and easy drinking. Light bodied.

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Photo of edthehead
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scott_McCool
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkermitj
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gambyt20
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of harpus
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of I3eer
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried this at Kickbacks in JAX. The beer poured an opaque dark with no head left no lace. The scent was had hints of chocolate. The taste was nicely balanced and east to drink....touch of milk chocolate. The mouthfeel was lighter in body subtle carbonation. Overall it was an ok beer.

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Photo of Dankacheese
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WanderingFool
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bwbetts
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antg8989
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Definitely one of the tastier porters I've had with an ABV that isn't all that high.
Look: Pours a dark brown with a medium brown head. No lacing.
Aroma: YooHoo.
Taste: Chocolate milk with hints of vanilla beans
Feel: A tad bid carbonated for the style, but the silky softness is still there
Overall: Fantastic selection. Can't go wrong if you like porters (especially the chocolate milk variety).

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Photo of GNRoofDawg
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Nib Smuggler from Funky Buddha Brewery
4.1 out of 5 based on 581 ratings.
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