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:
571
Reviews:
94
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
123
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 571 |  Reviews: 94
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

Photo of Muss42
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dope
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npachl
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Solid Porter but a little on the sweet side.

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Photo of malfunxion
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bubseymour
4.76/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Beer mule guru brought back from trip to Florida recently. Aroma is so perfect for the way I like my stouts/porters. Chocolate and hints of vanilla. Taste like aroma follows suit with wonderful dark chocolate and hints of vanilla. No roast, ash, bitter coffee at all here. Hops are subtle but help balance the sweetness to near perfect levels. For a low 6.3% this beer pows with flavor and all in a good way. Highly recommend.

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Photo of Peter1977
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joberlander
3.19/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Nib Smuggler from Funky Buddha Brewery
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