Last Snow
Funky Buddha Brewery

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Style:
American Porter
Ranked #2
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
99
Ranked #164
Avg:
4.5 | pDev: 8%
Reviews:
301
Ratings:
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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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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev 0%
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 -1.8%
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 -0.9%
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 -9.8%
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%
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 -1.1%
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 -7.8%
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 -0.7%
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 -28%
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%
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 -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...

Nov 11, 2018
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Nass from Florida

4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
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 -3.1%
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 -3.6%
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 -3.3%
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 +7.3%
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 +1.3%
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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The-Adjunct-Hippie from South Dakota

4.16/5  rDev -7.6%
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
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rypkr from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

Aug 07, 2018
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Gatch from Rhode Island

4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Can’t read the bottled on date. Rubs off after 01/... but I’m assuming it’s 2018. Really wish I bought a bomber of this instead of a 12oz bottle. It’s superb. I usually pass on beers with coconut in them but this makes me reconsider. So well done all around. The nose is so inviting, the flavors are incredible, and the body is soooo smooth and creamy. I actually passed by this several times when I was first in Florida and now I honestly question my own judgement. Divine!

Jul 15, 2018
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jkblr from Indiana

4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottled 1/29/18 (6 months ago) poured into a teku glass at fridge temp 6.4% ABV. The beer pours dense very dark brown with chocolate tan colored head. The head recedes to a thin ring and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is strong with coconut hitting first and coffee trailing behind. The taste is coconut forward as well with dark roasted malt coming in second. The coffee is just barely there in the finish. Mouthfeel is full bodied, adequately carbonated and still mostly dry in the finish. Really a masterful job of not letting the coconut sweetness get cloying. Overall, very good. I was not able to read the bottle date (black ink on brown bottle on dark beer) until the beer was poured. Really wish I could try it fresher as I am a much bigger fan of coffee than coconut.

Jul 14, 2018
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msink28 from Florida

4.86/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

An incredible porter. Worthy of praise. You will not believe this beer is only 6.4% ABV. The beer pours a solid dark brown with medium mouthfeel. The coconut comes through immediately in the smell, and the taste is coconut/coffee with a smooth finish. The next time you're debating whether to go full blast with that imperial stout, have one (or more) of these instead.

Jul 12, 2018
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a half inch of creamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Below average lacing.

S: A very alluring aroma of coffee, coconut, roasted malt, chocolate, and a bit of hops.

T: Tasted of a little bit of roasted malt (mostly in the finish), a tinge of hops, lots of coconut, a good shot of coffee (very much present), and a decent shot of chocolate. This is an incredibly well-balanced and focused flavor. It's never overpowering and easy to drink. Extremely tasty.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a super smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is an extremely well made and likable beer. Definitely drinkable.

May 19, 2018
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strohme2 from Michigan

4.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottled on 1/29/2018. Poured into tulip. Excited to rate this longtime want.
Pours a dark and mysterious black with almost 1 finger of medium brown head. The nose is everything I imagined it could/would be. Coconut stands out but melds well with chocolate and faint roast. Moving onto the taste...while it has much of the same characteristics of the nose, it's not quite as strong. Solid coconut backbone, cheap chocolate and some roast. It IS a liquid mounds bar, just not quite as intense. Coconut lingers in the aftertaste. The body is medium and creamy with enough carbonation to wash away most of the flavor. Overall, The nose just kills it for this beer, well done. Just wished the taste matched the intensity of the nose. I'm still glad to have crossed off a longtime want and would definitely get this beer again.

May 12, 2018
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oberon from North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Came a deep dark cola color with a half finger creamy deep beige head that never really settles.Dark brown sugar,vanilla/caramel,and toasted coconut in the nose,somewhat sweet but it's inviting.A mix of chocolate and coconut hits ya upfront on the palate with a lingering brown sugar and roasted note in the finish.I'am not a fan of coconut at all but this liquid Mounds bar is fantastic,there is so alot more than chocolate and coconut going on here...Very nice.

Apr 11, 2018
Last Snow from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 2120 ratings