Last Snow | Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

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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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Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.72/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a fluffy pillowey mocha colored head.
The aroma is intense coconut, a little coffee and a sweet rich dark chocolate. I could dig my nose in this all day,incredible nose.
The flavor is quite a bit more nuanced, there is a great brown sugar and molasses flavor. It's got a great dark rich malty and chocolatey sweetness giving way to a blast of coconut. The coffee blends well and stays blended in the flavor.
It's an outstanding beer, I'll be seeking it out again for sure.

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Photo of Reef
4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Microscopy reveals this was bottled 2/2/17.

Black in the glass with a finger's tan head. Lovely but short-lived tan lacing.
Aroma is strong coconut, then the coffee and caramel.
Coconut again dominates on the first sip, coffee, toffee, fig. Sweet tasting initially, drier with nut and malt notes as it warms.
Smooth and full bodied, consistent carbonation.

Love to get this year round.

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Photo of thatche2
4.81/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a tulip glass, one month old. I've also had it fresh from the source, and it tasted the same.

Appearance is jet black with amber around the edges. The tan head is a beautiful one finger thick with decent retention, especially around the edges of the glass.

Smell is straight coconut with lightly roasted coffee, butter, toffee, and some caramel malt. It reminds me of cutting open a coconut for a mixed drink on the beach, absolutely awesome.

Taste still has a ton of coconut, but there is more chocolate and roasted coffee than in the aroma. The flavors work together in complete harmony. I'm getting some lactose as well as the caramel malt. Bitterness is fairly low for the style with moderate sweetness that is perfectly executed.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly watery yet slightly chewy (extremely smooth). Carbonation is fairly low, bit there a nice transition through the finish. Very good feel, but I'm curious how an imperial version would taste.

Overall this is the best coconut beer that I have had and a really good Porter all the way around, so much more coconut comes through. Tons of flavor but not too heavy to drink at the beach, perfect execution. I highly appreciate trying this beer.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice dark, medium bodied brew with a light tan head that sticks on the glass in light ribbons. The aroma is roasty with coffee, cocoa and coconut. The taste is lightly sweet with amazing coffee and coconut. This is a fine and delicious beer.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.08/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Matte black-brown with a uniform tan blanket of bubbles with sticky curtains.

Wow, smell just pops with coconut and coffee--these attributes are so prominent, but there's also a little buttery toffee.

Taste is closer to caramel popcorn, with toffee, mocha coffee, and softly toasted coconut.

Soft, frothy, medium bodied, and wet.

A total indulgence that somehow is not too sweet.

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Photo of colts9016
4.23/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the last one I received. So far out of the 4 I have gotten two where amazingly tasty stuff. I sure hope that this one is good as well. I am fan of what Funky Buddha, I must go and visit the brewery. Poured the beer rather vigorously, it produced a one and half finger medium tan head. The head is creamy and foamy with okay retention. The color of the beer is motor oil and opaque. I do see some carbonation but most of it is hiding within.
It smells like an almond joy candy bar. Milk chocolate, medium roasted coffee, coconut, roasted malt, citrus, grass, and some fruity notes.
The coffee note is pronounced at first sip, I get some milk chocolate, toffee, grass, and some fruity notes on the back end.
A full body porter but medium body with some carbonation and a full finish.
This beer is super tasty. It smells likes an Almond Joy. The only complaint I have about it is the beer is not balance. Now just here me out, when I was drink the beer I can get coffee on the front, then coconut, and then chocolate. When I tried the Maple Bacon Porter, the flavors melded together seamlessly. Yes, this is a very good beer and I enjoyed drinking it.

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Photo of larryarms847
4.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown but sits near black in the glass with a slight transparency on the edges and thin layer of light brown foam.

Oh my, wonderfully sweet notes of vanilla, chocolate, coconut, and coffee greet the nose with a gentle embrace.

The coconut while apparent in aroma comes out a bit more subtle in flavor but adds a bit of complexity to the delicious notes of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla.

Full-bodied, low carbonation, sweet, creamy, warm, and soothing.

Overall, there's not much to say other than this beer is phenomenal. Get your hands on this.

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Photo of beyondthepalace
4.52/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great coconut porter that does not attack you heavily on the coconut as would Last Buffalo. Very smooth and drinkable to the point where it could go into a sixer and be a nice nightly dessert beer.

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Photo of FBarber
4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black, shiny and completely opaque. Thick pillowy tan had dissipates steadily leaving no residual lacing and no sticky lacing. Some tan slick is left behind.

Smell is a robust array of aromas - coffee, coconut, chocolate cake, marshmallows, and sweat creamer. Its like a coconut chocolate cake. The coconut is there and there is tons of it, but it doesn't take on that sun tan lotion aroma that it often does in lesser beers.

Taste follows the nose with strong coconut notes giving way to coffee notes followed by milk chocolate, more coconut, caramel, sweat creamer, marshmallow and a hint of coca cola. Beer is super sweet - bordering on cloying to my palate. Some roasted malts come through on the back end, but no bitterness. For what it is supposed to be, its really well done. But boy is this a sweet beer.

Feel is remarkably light and almost thin. Medium carbonation but slightly prickly in the mouth. Smooth and somehow kind of refreshing? It really is a perfect winter beer for a warmer climate.

Overall this is a beer unto itself. But its Funky Buddha so you have to expect a super sweet beer. The most impressive part of this for me was how well done the coconut was in here - not artificial or sun tan lotion-y at all. Well done beer.

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Photo of ATShock
4.9/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

If you are looking for a sweet and flavorful beer, this one takes the cake! Smells of chocolate, coconut, and roasted malt all carry perfectly into the taste.

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Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep dark mahogany with a fingers worth a thick tan foam.
S: Coconut, cocoa and coffee
T: Coconut is up front. There is coffee but no bitterness from the coffee. Hints of cocoa, marshmallows and a tiny bit of peanut. As it warms there is a slight cinnamon taste.
MF: Very full and creamy. Thick but not heavy. Dessert like but not sweet.
O: It would be easy to chalk this beer up as just another coconut porter. However, there is so much more to this beer. It is incredibly well made. There are a multitude of elements that compete for your attention but none overtake the beer. A great example of what can be done with an adjunct porter.

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Photo of von_kaiser
4.59/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If only this came in a full bodied stout form. An exceptional American porter. Perfect one to gulp down to start off the evening. Drinks too easy and prefer this chilled as opposed to it coming to room temp. The coconut is STRONG all around.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared with friends. Pours an opaque dark brown color with khaki colored head. Coconut, vanilla, espresso, and roast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium to full bodied, not overly thick, but good mouthfeel. Finishes with coconut, vanilla, and chocolate, very similar to an Almond Joy.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Funky Buddha Brewery "Last Snow"
on tap @ World of Beer, Lady Lake, FL on 12/26/2016
$9 / snifter

Wow, over the past few days I've tasted what might be the perfect trifecta of dessert beers, and all from Funky Buddha! I started with their "Strawberry Shortcake", moved forward to their cocoa-flavored "Nib Smuggler", and finished with "Last Snow". Of course this wasn't exactly by accident, they're all released towards the end of the year.

"Last Snow" delivers a bold aroma of coconut over fresh coffee, and that follows into the flavor. If that was all that there was it would still be fantastic in and of itself, but there's also a dusting of winter spices beyond that that puts it over the edge and into greatness. Additionally, even with coffee (which can be acidic) and spice (which can be overdone, and bitter) it remains balanced - it's not acidic or bitter, nor is it sweet - although clearly, as I've called it a dessert beer, there is some sweetness there. Of the three beers I mentioned though, I'd say that this one is the one that crosses over into being more of a regular, everyday drinkable beer (except for the coconut, which is gonzo!).

If you can find it don't pass it by, and I'd suggest it's also well worth seeking out.

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.79/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Funky Buddha Brewery,12 oz snifter.

Thick creamy khaki colored head,consisting of small to large bubbles.Good head retention.Dark black in color,with no light coming through the glass.Light carbonation.

On the nose I get a ton of coconut ,toffee,hazelnut,sweet malts,and coffee.

The palate follows the nose.Tons of coconut,with some hazelnut,sweet malts,and toffee.

The body is medium heavy,with a wet finish.A little bit of carbonation fizzle.

This is a very good porter...I usually hate coconut beer,but it wasn't overpowering,and was well blended with the other flavors.

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Photo of GregJ
4.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The best coconut flavored beer I have had and an outstanding stout in its own rite. No one flavor is overpowering and are in a delicate balance. I would prefer a fuller body but on the other hand maybe that would detract from the more subtle flavors. Will buy several more next time I'm in the area

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Photo of CHickman
4.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours pitch black color with a small tan head that faded slowly and left minimal spotty lacing.

Smells of coconut, brown sugar, toffee, woody notes, molasses, coffee grinds, sweet malt and more coconut. The coconut aroma is ridiculously great to inhale, this is a real treat.

Tastes of very strong coconut up front, with brown sugar, coffee grinds, syrup, sweet malt, caramel, lightly toasted grains and molasses. Sweet but delicious at the same time, with the coconut continuing to be the star of the show. A great tasting porter, it has nutty notes and some chocolate kick in right before the sweetness starts to fade and the brew flows down smoothly. Flows down easy, it was a pleasure to drink and improved as it warmed up. My new favorite porter.

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Photo of Datdubj1988
4.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Dec 03, 2016 - out of the bottle after dinner
Look: black body with light reddish ring around the edges. Very light khaki, frothy head
Smell: The nose wafted throughout the room and really packs a punch. Heavy coconut with slightly more subdued chocolate and coffee accents. Could enjoy this smell all-day
Taste: Rich, decadent, sweet and creamy chocolate/coconut. Coffee provides a nutty flavor. This is liquid Almond Joy
Feel: Not thick but a full, buttery smooth texture
Overall: Dessert-like qualities that satisfy a sweet tooth - the perfect beer after dinner or for a nightcap.

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Photo of fireazzi
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Last Snow is like drinking a liquid almond joy. The coconut feel and taste is amazing. The coffee is great and not over powering and coconut is the big taste on this. Amazing mouth feel. Smells amazing and the coconut adjunct is really well done.

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Photo of BeantownBrews
4.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful pour -pitch black with a nice tan head of about an inch on a moderately aggressive pour that persists for some time, minimal lacing on the glass.
Smell is phenomenal, like roasted coconuts almost like an almond joy minus the sweetness.
Taste is much the same though the coffee comes through a bit more here. The flavor is slightly less than the smell would suggest.
Feel is near perfect for a porter imo but a tad on the thin side.
Overall fantastic offering from FB! Props @Davidjkeeney for hooking this one up!

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Photo of Jadjunk
4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

"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." Brewed in the style of an American Porter with coconut, coffee and natural flavor added. Available in 22 oz. bottles and seasonal draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a snifter glass.

(Appearance) Pours a creamy foam head of a cinnamon tan complexion over a very dark brown, near black body. Retention is very good and lacing is light and spotty. 4.25

(Smell) Aromatic nose with rich, toasted coconut cream aroma forward, lightly roasted coffee bean, subtle chocolate, and rich vanilla cream undertones. Very dessert-like, but nicely balanced and highly complex. Potency is moderate. 4.25

(Taste) The flavor comes through as richly as the aroma, with rich, velvety coconut milk sweetness forward, a touch of lactose and vanilla, before merging to a rich, gently roasted coffee finish, complete with cinnamon spice, for a very rounded and complex, but very well executed flavor. 4.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, silky, lightly oily, medium dry. Carbonation is modest, generating a medium frothiness and a lightly crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is nearly even sweet to earthy and toasty bitterness. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 4

(Overall) Last Snow is really quite an incredible tasting beer with a lot of velvety coconut cream flavor and texture- it is becoming a pleasant surprise to see coconut making an appearance in more American Porters lately, and this one does a great job at showcasing its flavor potential. The coffee makes for a nice, rich finish and compliments the beer and style nicely. Perhaps the biggest gripe is that this beer drinks a little less quickly than a porter traditionally does- this beer inches closer to a stout than other examples, but considering the quality of this beer overall, it isn't much of an issue. Worth seeking out, great first exposure for me from this brewery. 4.25

Funky Buddha Brewing's
Last Snow Coconut & Coffee Porter

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Photo of sorthcj
4.14/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into a snifter.

Appearance was dark almost pitch black with a small head.

Smell was incredible. Coconut was very strong, possibly a roasted coconut. Slight chocolate mixed in.

Taste was exactly as the smell. Huge coconut blast upfront with slight chocolate. Coconut is close to over powering in my belief.

Mouthfeel was as expected. Mild bodied somewhat light.

Overall this is an incredible flavor blast of a Porter. If the coconut was somehow scaled back slightly but keeping the other great attributes this would personally be a much better beer.

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.57/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into rocks glass

This, by far, exceeded all of my expectations. Pour was a nice, dark brown. The nose just explodes with coconut. Sweet chocolate and lightly toasted coconut flavor dominate. Little coffee to speak of. Luxurious creamy texture. All around solid beer.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So, what do the folks in Florida know about snow? Well, if Last Snow is any indication, they know quite a bit! Build for cooler weather, snowy evenings and the need for a nightcap by the fire, their winter warmer starts with a bold porter base and layers it with copious amounts of coconut and chocolate.

Expectedly dark brown and with a rich swirl of latte froth, the beer's dessert-like scent is full of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, coconut and chocolate. With a pep of coffee and nuttiness, the taste opens sultry with decadent sweetness, redolent with Mounds candies.

The sweetness of the porter slathers the middle palate with booze-soaked sugars, lightly seared and boldly toasted, the richness of bittersweet chocolate, toffee, caramel, vanilla and nougat saturates the tastebuds with the satisfaction of German chocolate, walnut brownie and shaved, toasted, candied coconut. A nutty finish brings elements of nutty columbian coffee and a kiss of rum to the finish.

Rich, decadent and lavishly full in body, the beer's imperialized strength is met with lingering sweetness and creaminess in body. Balanced with peppery booze, its rum-like influence is front and center in finish. A long undercurrent of chocolate and coconut trail into a deep and satisfying aftertaste.

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Photo of outdoor7or24
4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle picked up on recent trip to FL and glad I did! Poured into pint glass.
A: pours an almost pitch black body with hints of reddish brown when glass is held up to light, frothy +1 finger mocha brown foam head, some carbonation
S: fantastic toasted coconut aroma, rich milk chocolate, small hints of coffee, slight sense of a pepper spice
M: medium light body with a juicy feel on the tongue
T: big punch of toasted coconut, sweet milk chocolate, light roasted coffee, slightly watery in the middle leaving a juicy feel, hints of pepper bitterness, ends with sweet coconut milk like on the tongue.
O: cool great brew and glad I found this!

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