Last Snow
Funky Buddha Brewery

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Style:
Porter - American
Ranked #3
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
99
Ranked #191
Avg:
4.49 | pDev: 8.02%
Reviews:
308
Ratings:
2,140
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Notes: 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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MacMalt from New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received from @roguer in a NBS BIF #13 box. Canned on 9/23/2020. Poured into a pint glass. It pours a very dark cola color with a half finger of creamy, khaki-colored head and nice sheen of lacing. There is abundant chocolate, burnt coffee, coconut, and mint on the nose, along with roasted malt. Its taste truly follows its smell with the chocolate and coconut dominating. It tastes like a Mounds bar although it's not overly sweet. There is a nice touch of bitterness at the finish. For a Porter the mouth feel is incredibly rich, thick, and creamy. It has lite/moderate carbonation and drinks very easily for 6.4% ABV. Overall, I'm very impressed. It has the flavor and mouth feel of a Stout. Even at 9 months the coconut is robust but not gimmicky. Last Snow is the real deal and I would gladly seek it out if available in New Jersey.

Jun 04, 2021
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donspublic from Texas

4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into tulip, good 2 finger dark tan head, good retention and lacing. Jet black on the glass, no light gets thru. Smells of roasted malt, roasted coffee and coconut on the nose. Taste follows nose, coconut is the king though from the first sip to the finish it is all about the coconut. Not too sweet, and no roast bitterness to speak of. Easy drinking beer

Apr 28, 2021
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scream from Wisconsin

4.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Cannot believe I have not rated this before. While not available here what I have is courtesy of @vabeerguy & @DoctorZombies. This has to be one of my top all time beers, as close to perfect as it gets. I could give it straight 5's but nothing is perfect.

Mar 13, 2021
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Taybeh from Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle into a snifter...this is a really great use of coconut, probably the best use that I've come across...not over-done, but really solid and layered. Also some slightly bitter coffee notes that harmonize really nicely, and some other sweet and gentle spicy notes, too. Smooth and creamy mouthful that still manages to come to a nice clean finish. This is a good one.

Jan 23, 2021
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DoctorZombies from Florida

3.82/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned 9/23/20. Poured at 56 degrees. Ruby/dark brown pour with clarity under rocky dark tan head; some cap retention leaves a middling sized island of micro dots and a thin ring; no lace, no legs. Strong roast coffee nose with a whiff of coconut behind. Roast!, espresso, burnt brown sugar; coconut on backend. Light body, moderate minus carbonation; bitter roast bite on tip of tongue. Overall, this is a C+ coffee porter; it feels thin, and the taste is good and roasty until I get to the off artificial flavor/linger; whenever I see “made with natural flavors” on the label, I am wary...

Jan 01, 2021
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Got a from my man Nick, thanks again! Medium black body with a finger or so of tan foam. The smell is laced with full and wonderful coconut with coffee, dark chocolate and a kiss of toffee to boot. Taste has the coconut and coffee meld together beautifully, lush dark chocolate, toffee, and a touch of roasted malts underneath. The body is velvet smooth, so lush and creamy, yet doesn't get stout heavy, a wonderful porter mouthfeel. Just a simply wonderfully made beer

Dec 12, 2020
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AshBlackstone from Florida

1.45/5  rDev -67.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Another porter from Funky Buddha that didn’t live up to the hype for me.

Look: Light-medium bodied, leaning more towards light. Pours black with about a quarter inch of head.

Nose: Nice coconut and coffee aromas.

Taste: Coconut is the most pronounced flavor, and mildly enjoyable with a hint of coffee.

Feel: Was hoping for a nice robust porter. Way too thin in my mouth for what I’m looking for.

Overall: It’s not terrible. Better than the Maple Bacon Soda they pass off as beer. But like the MBP, with a 99 rating on this site, and the great reviews, I expected much more.

Not impressed, won’t do again.

Jul 09, 2020
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the new Hop city location in the west end

Black motor oil , pencil thin brown foam cap slowly recedes to a creamy layer with islands

Aroma of coconut , coffee

Taste is coconut, hint of mellow coffee

Smooth, silky mouthfeel , slight fizzy carbonation

Coconut taste lingers

Great porter

Jan 14, 2020
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EMH73 from New York

4.42/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a one inch frothy light brown head that big blotches of lacing. Smells of coconut, roasted coffee and roasted malts. Tastes of toasted coconut, medium roast coffee, roasted malts, caramel, milk chocolate and cinnamon. Medium bodied, soft carbonation creamy mouth feel.

Jul 17, 2019
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Paradox1000 from Florida

4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very tasty! While the northern states enjoy their stouts and porters this of time, we Floridians need a tropical touch. Coconuts was exactly what was needed. Excellent porter to enjoy through the holidays!

Jun 17, 2019
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VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

4.06/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

Mar 04, 2019
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pubscout from New Jersey

4.77/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Jan 27, 2019
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Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Dec 27, 2018
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TonyLema1 from South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -7.6%
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!

Dec 24, 2018
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JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
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.

Dec 23, 2018
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ThisWangsChung from Maryland

3.24/5  rDev -27.8%
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!

Dec 16, 2018
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Nov 24, 2018
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jjamadorphd from Florida

4.32/5  rDev -3.8%
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...

Nov 11, 2018
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Nass from Florida

4.31/5  rDev -4%
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-

Nov 01, 2018
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HattedClassic from Virginia

4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Oct 15, 2018
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.34/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Oct 12, 2018
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miniditka77 from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Oct 06, 2018
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AyatollahGold from Indiana

4.83/5  rDev +7.6%
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!!!!

Sep 30, 2018
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brewmeister1984 from Massachusetts

4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Sep 24, 2018
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.16/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | 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 but has a slick feel and a medium creaminess.

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.

Sep 14, 2018
Last Snow from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 2140 ratings