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.

Added by brentk56 on 11-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#211
Reviews:
291
Ratings:
2,077
pDev:
8.05%
 
 
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689
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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

Photo of zeff80
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of coconut, roasted coffee and caramel. Strong coconut flavor with a mild coffee, chocolate and caramel finish.

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Photo of miniditka77
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells like coconut. Tastes like coconut up front, then coffee, then a little more coconut on the back end, all with a nice, roasty porter taste underlying it all. Fantastic. Never had a beer with this low an ABV (6.4%) that had such good adjunct flavor. If I lived in Florida, I would drink this all year.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What do you have for breakfast in Florida? Well, I'm going with this. Sitting on a balcony looking at the beach I'm pouring this from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter. This beer pours out beautiful for the style looking like coffee with highlights and not being too dark for a porter. Forms a great dense and creamy tan colored crown. The smell is a bomb of excellent coconut. Fresh coconut mixing with beautiful chocolate. Wow this could be a candle. The taste comes in with strong but good coffee and turns into that great coconut that lingers long after it's gone. The mouthfeel is perfect for the style with good carbonation and not too thick or thin. Perfect. This is an absolutely great porter that I wouldn't change anything about. But I will State one thing before I go! I would STILL choose a Death by Coconut over this!!!! I'm out!!!!

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Photo of brewmeister1984
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another coconut bomb for sure. Not artificial tasting at all and would love to get my hands on more if I have the chance. Hoping they distribute this up here soon.

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Photo of Damasen
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shelby415
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of greene94
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.96/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from Total Wine in Bradenton, FL.

Pours a beautiful tar black into my Funky Buddha snifter with a fingernail of brown head that dissipates as soon as it forms.

Rich aromas of toasted coconut, chocolate, coffee, and winter spice. Slight peppermint.

Flavor is spicy coffee, coconut flakes, then a fudge-chocolatey flavor extending towards the finish and stays on the palate.

Feel is a bit too carbonated for my liking, and the slickness comes across as oily. The feel really gets in the way of enjoyment.

Overall, while this isn't nearly as good as its barrel aged metamorphosis it's a good beer nonetheless. This is a perfect instance where bourbon barrel aging (Last Buffalo In The Park, one of my top 10 favorite beers) takes this beer and completely elevates it to a different level. Last Snow is a phantom, a shadow, a whisper of what Last Buffalo is. It's like the training wheels on a bike vs a monster truck. The seed to the tree. Bottom line, get your hands on Last Buffalo, and if you can't, try this as a consolation.

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Photo of beerman2017
3.9/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajramirez1
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tbryan5
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Abstractspirit
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WickedBeer
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HOPTOMIC_BOMB
4.02/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GJKerr
4.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rypkr
3.98/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Not a big coconut fan so this one was bought purely as a top 250 tick. Expectations of personally liking it are low...

L - look is thin but head is nice and frothy for 6.4%.

S - smell is sunscreen lotion with a surprising amount of dark toasty stout underneath the potent aromas or Hawaiian tropic spf 30.

T - taste is watery, thin, mostly bitter coconut. I actually appreciate the coconut presence here more than other beers where the flavor is loaded down with sweetness. Here it is much more natural tasting. There's faint vanilla, and a light oakyness (or do I just associate oak with coconut?).
Light char roast and a mild earthy hop finish.

F - feel is thin, watery and drinkable.

O - overall it's the best coconut beer I've had... do if I don't hate this and you actually do like coconut you'll probably love this. A pretty well done brew despite my discontent for those hairy tree balls.

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Photo of illeagle05
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nograinleftbehind
3.21/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Last Snow from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 2,077 ratings