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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

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

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Photo of Gambyt20
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Finally got to try this one and it lives up to its reputation, nose is mostly dominated by coconut with subtle coffee. Slightly thin but still creamy and tastes spot on for a well balance coconut and coffee porter.

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Photo of Zoomslowik
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L- Looks great. Dark brown to black color with a creamy brown head.

S- Explosive toasted coconut with bits of chocolate and coffee.

T- Aggressive flavors, even a bit too aggressive in my opinion. Lots of coconut and dark chocolate. A bit of coffee and a milk chocolate background. I'd like it quite a bit more if they dialed the coconut down from a 10 to an 8, and a little more milk chocolate than bittersweet. I solo'd a bottle, but I'm not sure I could do that on a regular basis without flavor fatigue.

F- The feel is fine. I know it's a porter, but I still want a bit more creaminess and/or thickness. It still has a smooth, decently full mouthfeel and a good carbonation level.

O- It's a good brew that I could see myself grabbing every once in a while. I definitely enjoyed the aroma, it's worth it just for that. I would need a little more balance in the flavors to make it a regular though.

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Photo of gatornation
4.39/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark chocolate black with a whipped cream mocha head. Smell is chocolate and coconut . Taste is superb perfect matches in flavor of coconut and chocolate, doses of vanilla and coffee result is a delicious porter. Mouth feel is so creamy i feel like pouring this over crushed ice for an iced drink with straw. One of the best coconut brews ive had, one thing however wish the coffee was a bit stronger,

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Photo of Roguer
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful black brew; large beige head with excellent retention.

Wow! The coconut is not a gimmick; it comes soaring through on the nose, accompanied by vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and toast.

Flavor follows: nice notes of chocolate, roast, and coffee, with vanilla shot throughout and a huge wave of coconut that builds, shines, but never quite overwhelms.

This is like a flavored iced coffee. It's unbelievably drinkable.

Body is smooth but still full.

An incredibly interesting beer!

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Photo of avas
4.69/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: Beer comes in a dark brown color with about a finger and half of light mocha head that sticks around for a while. Decent lacing on the glass. Not particularly thick or sludgey, but quite appealing in appearance.

S: INSANE amounts of toasted coconut bursting out of the glass. Rich, sweet, freshly toasted coconut. Nothing artificial about it. Underlying this is a smooth coffee note. Again, nothing bitter or off-putting; just a clean, subtle, coffee flavor that supports the overwhelming amount of coffee. Not much malt sweetness or roastiness, and not a hint of alcohol.

T: Follows the nose up front. Again, just ridiculous amounts of toasted coconut smacks the palate. Coffee comes in a bit stronger than on the nose, with a mildly peppery bitterness. Hints of milk chocolate come in on the aftertaste and linger with the coconut flavor for long after the sip, coating the mouth with rich, potent flavors reminiscent of a much bigger beer.

M: Extremely smooth and drinkable. Medium-light mouthfeel with an effervescent carbonation of tiny bubbles. Glides across the tongue without much weight, yet leaves a mouth-coating flavor that isn't indicative of its ABV. It's not particularly creamy, and during the middle of the taste (between the initial punch of flavor and the lingering aftertase), it feels a tinge watery. This isn't necessarily unexpected given the ABV, but it's the only area in which I'd really dock this beer.

O: Wow. This is by far the best porter I've had and perhaps the best non-imperial stout/porter I've ever had as well. The intensity of aroma and flavor on this is simply unbelievable given the ABV on this. I'm lucky to have tried this fresh (only a few weeks after bottling), but I imagine this will drink well for months to come. The smooth, almost decadent coconut flavors are so delicious, and the coffee/chocolate notes provide perfect complements to prevent this from being a one-note wonder. If the mouthfeel were a bit thicker and the carbonation a bit smoother, this would be pretty close to perfect for the style. As it stands, it's not far off!

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Photo of Skellbop
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A prerequisite to love this beer is to love coconut. While it is a nice flavor profile, I would say that, similar to death by coconut, the coconut overpowers some of the other flavors. I don't get much coffee off the beer. The nose is very heavy on coconut, though more muted on the taste. I'd have it again, but would like to get a bit more coffee/roastiness

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The beer appeared dark black with a mocha colored head.

Smell - The nose was smooth milky coconut. There was a sweetness to the nose.

Taste - The cocomut is in the front. If a porter was combined with coconut cream pie. There is a definite creaminess to the mouthfeel. Sweet malts and coffee are present with the beer more bitter at the end.

Mouthfeel - The coconut creates a very smooth mouthfeel.

Overall - This is an upper echelon coconut beer.

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Photo of mschrei
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled late January of this year. Poured into snifter. Dark brown, light lacing and foam. Strong coconut notes on the smell and taste, coffee more present on the taste. Light feel, very refreshing and tasty.

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Photo of maximum12
4.22/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my good buddy moose3285 for this bottle, though he has now vacated FL for cooler climes & I, I, I… . 22 oz. (sniff) bottle split with my wife.

Pour: dark brown. Leads with a big nose: coconut, whipping cream, sweet hazelnut. When you put them together, you get equal parts drool & anticipation.

Last Snow: did you know August is the only month there has never been snow reported in MN? OK, it might have been July, but still. Lovely coconut up front before the coffee/roast kicks in, with a shot of hazelnut creamer. Sweet cream, bitterness, distant chocolate come mid-palate. Coconut, roast coat everything they touch, & this is disappearing rapidly.

Amazingly tasty & well balanced, as the multiple additions don’t overwhelm the base beer, but caress it with gentle lovingness. Excellent brew.

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Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Mikkeller & Friends. Dark brown with a tan head. Tons of toasted coconut, vanilla, coffee and chocolate. Medium body and carbonation, and a smooth mouthfeel.

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Photo of Masonz223
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Smell: the freshest medium roast coffee there is just a ton of coconut milk chocolate cinamon
Taste: fresh medium roast coffee middle of the mouth coconut a hint of cinnamon milk chocolate finishes with a slight dark chocolate and more coconut
Feel: medium body very creamy a bit waterd down the body is a bit of a let down.
Overall: the smell is awesome but the taste is a bit of a let down still really good. The bottles is not the freshest so I'll have to re review this when I get a fresh bottle.

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Photo of kevanb
3.62/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, most recent release, poured into a Funk Buddha oversized snifter glass. Enjoyed on 7.7.16, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a nice jet black color, cola brown hues, opaque, but not overly viscous. A thick, khaki head, about two fingers high appears with good retention yielding plenty of soapy lace. The aroma is fantastic, huge coffee profile, rich, dark chocolate, toasted coconut, mild roast, nicely balanced, rich without being cloying or too decadent, just really inviting and approachable. The flavors are unfortunately disappointing. The booming coffee in the nose is very tame on the tongue, and very bitter, dry, overly roasty with only a tiny smidge of toasted coconut, though it feels a bit artificial. The chocolate character is decent, more bittersweet than smooth and rich with a strong grainy finish that is rather bland. The mouthfeel is another weak spot, a bit thin, lighter body, lively carbonation that struggles to coat the tongue and finishes softly with a light dry bite.

Verdict: A decent adjunct porter from Funky Buddha, certainly not in the same league as some of their stronger beers. The flavoring of this beer just reads a bit artificial and isn't as impactful as the aroma leads on, and at 6.4%, I wasn't expecting a monster body, but I was still surprised at how little texture and backbone this beer had. While I'm sure it will please some, there are a number of better similarly built porters that I would go for first.

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Photo of ragnar3
3.56/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2016 Vintage poured into a tulip. Huge coconut but almost no detectable coffee in this one. Overly sweet and almost artificial tasting. Overall, a miss in my eyes.

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Photo of jtirpak22
3.45/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 22oz. bottle.

A - oily dark brown, minimal tan head
S - Smell was big coconut, overwhelming, couldn't pick up much outside of that. Present as soon as the bottle opened.
T - Just like the nose, huge coconut, but terribly artificial tasting - not necessarily awful, just very artificial.
M - Thin to medium
O - Not a bad beer by any means but tastes more like a novelty than anything remotely world class.

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Photo of SaulFox
4.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I guess there's a bunch of wizards brewing at Funky Buddha because there's no way this much flavor comes from a low ABV. Coconut, chocolate, coffee, nutty. Liquid Almond Joy!

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Photo of SlothB77
4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The coconut is big, bold, but a little artificial tasting. Lots of coconut here. Still very solid. Funky Buddha makes beers that sound like food. But sometimes FB goes a little too far with the artificial flavorings. The coconut, in say, a Hawaiian Speedway, seems more authentic.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has vanilla, coconut and dark malts. Taste is very balanced with coconut, roasted malts and coffee. Body is on the lighter side and has a good amount of carbonation. Really nice overall but I expected a fuller mouthfeel and more complex flavors.

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Photo of BEEPOP
4.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

All I have to say is this. This is a smelling beer. Looks wise is like the rest but doesn't coat the glass due to the more watery in nature feel. Taste wise it was good as there was zero bitterness on the tongue but the feel was watery and light, guessing you can't really go deeper into the feel unless you change a lot.

This beer is an A+ if you only based it on the smell which is coconut heaven. Probably one of the best smelling beers I've had the luxury to try. But the rest of the beer is a disappointment to the hype I was getting from it.

I would try this beer only if I was sharing it with 3+ other people.

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Photo of Chcshammonde
4.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Super cool and interesting beer. Coconut exploded out of the bottle. Coconut-fudge smell, the nose is amazing. Taste follows. I enjoyed it but beers like this are too sweet for me. My buddies loved it though

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Photo of senglish7
4.8/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow. This is arguably the best non-barrel aged dark beer I've ever enjoyed. The coffee-coconut aroma and flavor are very strong. The feel is very smooth. Would definitely want again.

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Photo of rabbott2
4.37/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2016 vintage drank in a chalice on 4/8/2016

L-very dark brown, with a light tan head, pretty minimal lacing

S-toasted coconut is very present with the smell along with a hint of coffee and milk chocolate

T-the coffee really comes out in the taste with a pretty evenly well done balance with smooth milk chocolate and the toasted coconut

F-pretty thin. very drinkable

O-a really nice unique beer, which is expected from FBB. A little overrated IMO, but certainly a fantastic beer.

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Photo of Mateo2699
4.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Found this at a bottle shop in Talahassee in a Houston to Orlando road trip. Funky Buddha and Cigar City was pretty much all I was ISO. Let's see what the hypes about.

Pour is a black, very dark brown pour. Noticable red hue in the light. Not very motor oil thick at all, definitely more on the thin side like a typical porter. Big khaki colored bubbles, not thin bubbles at all. Very sticky lacing.

Wow, aroma is noticed as soon as I cracked the bottle. Straight burnt coconut. Plenty of coffee and cream. Smells like a Starbucks. Nice caramel as well. Cookies straight out the oven. This is probably the sweetest aroma of any beer I've ever had. Amazing.

Taste is more coffee foward. Hints of coconut, dark chocolate. Some lingering bitterness. Pretty rich and creamy.

Mouthfeel is thin as expected with the pour, but doesn't make a difference with the taste. Moderate carbonation.

Overall one of the richest most sweetest aromas in a beer I've ever had. If the taste matched it 100% it would be flawless. But it's okay, still very rich, coconut-robust and coffee bitterness is still great.

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Photo of nhindian
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first Funky Buddha beer, and pretty apt considering it was snowing this weekend. This weather sucks. This is a coconut and coffee porter.

Appearance - Pours a dark brown with a tan head. A large, billowing head envelops the rim of the glass before slowly bubbling away.

Aroma - The aroma is straight coconut, similar in vein to Oskar Blue's Death by Coconut, almost eerily so. Underneath the coconut is a touch of coffee and a good amount of caramel. As it warms, more chocolate notes come through that couple nicely with the coffee.

Taste - The taste is a bit more heavy on the coffee, which helps to balance all of the coconut. It is very potent and the caramel flavor makes it taste like a liquid Samoa cookie. This is a decadent, rich beer and serves as a nice warmer in this cold snap of weather.

Mouthfeel - Last Snow's mouthfeel is medium-bodied with low carbonation. A study backbone but not overly thick.

Closing Arguments - Overall, this probably moves to the top of the list for my favorite coconut-flavored beers. If you are looking for coconut, look no further. I wish there was more coffee flavor, but what is there is quite nice.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.66/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown almost black and almost opaque with a small light tan head that stay as a cap and laces well. Notes of coconut, chocolate, light coffee, sweet grain and more coconut. Medium feel, creamy and smooth. Great feel for a 6.5% Porter. This was amazing. It exceeded my expectations and set a high bar for what a Porter can be.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.51/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's been a weak winter here in upstate NY. Maybe half a foot all year, but it snowed that just today...all the preternatural flower buds will now have to wait until May. So bye early spring. At least I saved this libation for the right occasion.

Coconut brown with eggplant on the horizons.
Pleasantly straight forward in aroma and taste. Sweet coconut milk with some chocolatey, coffee malt. In fact, remind me of a milk stout with its smoothness and sweetness. I've only had a few other coconut flavored beers, but their flavor seemed synthetic. Nothing sham about the robust coconut flavor here. It has just enough coffee roast on the back to not be cloying.

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