Last Snow | 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): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Last Snow Coconut & Coffee Porter is an ode to that special time in Florida where the needle dips just south of 75 - even for the briefest of moments. This rich, creamy porter is layered with coconut and freshly-roasted coffee for a taste that recalls a winter wonderland - even if, in our state, that's just a state of mind.

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Ranking:
#225
Reviews:
298
Ratings:
2,095
pDev:
8.05%
 
 
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Photo of VoodooBear
4.06/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz. brown bottle with no dates. Served in a Sensorik glass.

Appearance: The one finger head goes away fairly quickly and dissolves into a thin foam layer. It leaves big patches of lacing all over the glass. It's a pure black color.

Smell: It smells strongly of coconut with more subdued (but still prevalent) notes of ground coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt.

Taste: The taste is really well balanced. On the sweet end there's coconut, milk chocolate and brown sugar. The bitterness comes in at the end with some black coffee and roasted malt.

Mouthfeel: It's robust enough, but not super heavy which is good because it keeps the sweetness from getting cloying. It's smooth and creamy with low carbonation.

Overall: The coconut is a bit overwhelming on the nose, but everything is well balanced and executed on the palate. Despite the heavy body, it's not really that strong or cloying which makes it quite easy to drink as well.

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Photo of detroitpat
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sam671217
4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pubscout
4.77/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A porter called “ Last Snow” from a Florida brewery (Funky Buddha) had to be interesting, but I never expected it to be exceptional. Revealing beautiful flashes of ruby and garnet when held up to a backlight, and a bouquet that is redolent of coffee, chocolate and coconut, it’s no surprise that one person declared it to be like a “liquefied Mounds Bar.” And that analogy remains relevant on the palate. A smooth mouthfeel and a sweetish finish produce a wonderfully crafted beer. Some have criticized the sweetness level, but I didn’t find it to be excessive. It’s a truly great dessert beer and one that’s on a par with another favorite of mine called Samoa This. And as it warms, it gets even more flavorful, making it a great choice for any Snow Birds in the Northeast who want to sip it in front of a roaring fire. That said, Last Snow is definitely not a session beer. One and done at one sitting would be my recommendation. But if you’re a fan of those flavors, you’d be wise to keep a sixer on hand...especially if you run out out Mounds bars.

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Photo of Scottsbeer
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Millstone Draught 010318

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Photo of Snowcrash000
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch black coloration with a large, creamy, lasting head. Smell is a lovely balance of coconut and roasted malt/coffee notes, with just a hint of cinnamon and earthy spice. Taste is an exceptional balance of sweet, lightly toasted coconut and caramel malt as well as roastes malt and coffee notes, with hints of dark chocolate, cinnamon, earthy spice and just a hint of licorice and vanilla coming through as well. Finishes with a very light bitterness and some sweet coconut and roasted coffee notes lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel with a medium/rich body and medium carbonation. Certainly the best coconut Porter I've had due to the exceptional balance. The coconut is not too overbearing and balanced very nicely by the roasted notes and a good bitterness, as well as some light earthy/spicy notes from the coffe, giving this a perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness. Also has a great, full and rich body and mouthfeel for the style and ABV.

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Photo of TonyLema1
4.15/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: deep brown/black, tan head, some lacing
S: coconut, vanilla, chocolate
T: follows the nose, liquid Mounds bar
F: nice mouthfeel, not too sweet
O: friggin delicious!

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown with a good finger of brownish head.
Smells tasty, coconut, chocolate, roasty malts. Not getting much coffee.
Taste is definitely coconut and roastiness. Getting vanilla as well. Lingering sweetness that reminds me of pipe tobacco.
Nice full body for a porter, one thing that typically detracts from my enjoyment of the style is a thin body, not happening with this one.
Overall a great beer that if/when I see it on the shelves hear I will definitely grab some more.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.24/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The aroma is downright intoxicating when it comes to coconut qualities - this really does smell like a liquefied Mounds bar, Coffee, roasted malt, and (of course) dark chocolate all offer a nice ballast to the coconut. One niggle: The additions are so bold, they overpower the porter backbone somewhat. This beer is a total showstopper on the taste buds...well, at least for the first few sips. Apart from a slightly roasted opening, coconut utterly dominates in the best/worst way around the middle and end. Coffee plays second fiddle to the coconut flavors, just like the aroma indicated. Speaking of how it ends, the finish comes across like this coconut coffee porter had three tons of table sugar clumsily added to it - there's that "so sweet, it's somehow bitter" sensation I get from a select few dessert beers (like Creme Brulee from Southern Tier...or Maple Bacon Coffee Porter from Funky Buddha themselves!) At the end of the day, the actual flavor of this beer is a total letdown next to the awesome nose. Plus, it feels thin and angular - not a good combination with the extreme levels of sweetness. Said extreme sweetness ultimately chokes the drinkability factor. Carbonation is medium high. I do enjoy this more than their Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, but eh. I don't need to have this again either way.

3.24/5: Syrupy and absurdly sweet - perfect for the hypetrain crowd!

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Photo of srw
3.96/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Diura
4.08/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vicirus
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveCash
4.27/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pavpav12
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JellybonesElmer
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SawDog505
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 16 oz Snulip glass. Pours a very attractive dark brown with a 2 plus finger khaki head that leaves nice thin wisps of lace.

Smell is roasty coffee, toasted coconut, vanilla, and hints of toffee.

Taste follows toasted coconut and coffee just dominate this beer and in a great way, vanilla and toffee lend a hand also, but very little.

Mouthfeel is a big medium, plenty of life, a touch dry, and goes down bigger than 6.4%, but drinks very easy.

Overall this is a great stout.

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Photo of maxarvo
4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.32/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Quite possibly the best Funky Buddha I have had, by far...

Right out of the glass it pours almost syrupy thick, what ends up in the pint is black with a thick tan-colored foam. That foam was something to look at - never have I witnessed a creamy-looking foam - this was creamy unlike anything else I have ever seen. The scent was reminiscent to sweet Cuban coffee with even the same soft touch of bitterness - truly exceptional. Mouthfeel was carbonated but creamy, no dry finish to this drink. The taste made me think it would be boozy, maybe it should have been, but at 6.4% ABV it's almost sessionable. This is frankly a very good beer, one that I didn't think much from the label art, but as they say, never judge a beer by it's bottle or can or its label art...

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Photo of Nass
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Whoa! this is expensive for Non Imperial Stout. I forked out 5$ for a single 12 oz. bottle. I'm a fan of Funky Buddha & what they do for the Florida craft beer scene. There is interesting looking chocolate snowman artwork on the label. Wow! I am getting big coconut aroma from this beer. I am not seeing any DATE ON THE BOTTLE. A beer that has coffee & coconut adjuncts needs to have a date on the bottle somewhere. I am ascertaining big coconut, slight coffee. I can't lie to you this is scrumptious. If you like a sweet stout that does not have lactose added to it then this is up your alley although it is costly, but I don't downgrade beer because of their price. Pretty good porter that almost feels like a full bodied roasty stout. This is a sweet stout all the way with slight roasted malts, this is a beer that I would not session due to the sweetness of the coconut & the edginess of the coffee but it's a great one time, one bottle treat for the evening, but it's definitely not something that I would want to session Cheers! A-

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Photo of lsthwy
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LanceL
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heddar33
4.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HattedClassic
4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a nice creamy brown head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is a delicious looking dark brown chocolate with a nice texture to it. It looks nice.

The smell is good. It has a powerful coconut and vanilla creamy smell that it is still amazingly good even after having been bottled after a while.

The taste is good. It has the same creamy vanilla and coconut notes with a nice coffee and chocolate in the finish.

The feel is good. It's a bit thin and creamy but still medium bodied.

Overall, a delicious and pretty good porter worth getting.

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Photo of ernieb
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Last Snow from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 2,095 ratings