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Last Snow | Funky Buddha Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States | website

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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207
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1,556
Avg:
4.45
pDev:
8.54%
 
 
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Reviews: 207 | Ratings: 1,556
Photo of Reds76
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Coconut, coffee bomb on the nose and the taste. Exceptional beer! The dark chocolate mixes throughout. Medium-full body with just the right amount of carbonation. My favorite porter.

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Photo of Deshaies
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz Draft at Extreme Beer Fest Afterparty at The Merchant on 3/20/15

Look: Dark body, carmel-ish head
Smell: Deep coffee and coconut scents
Taste: Amazing roasty coffee and coconut flavors mix well with nutty dry porter flavors and smooth out with a touch of vanilla-ish flavor. Decadent!
Feel: Rich, almost more stout than porter
Overall: Maybe the best porter i've ever came across (and its my favorite style)

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Photo of Piotrek
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can't really say much other than I love Imperial Stouts and that Porter was insanely good.

Super dark with minimal head.
My immediate impression was coffee and chocolate.
First gulp brought back coffee/coconut/chocolate... and I exhaled. Amazing taste!

Amazing beer in general, will be back for more.

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Photo of JonnyBeerDrinker
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I really cant say enough about this beer. FB is always putting out top notch stuff. I managed to pick up several of these bombers in Miami during the last release. Needless to say they are no longer on the shelves anywhere. Chocolates, coconut, coffee. its all there. All explosive. In a GREAT way.

I'm not a coffee drinker and I don't care for coconut( if this sounds like you) still try it!! You wont regret it! 5/5

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Photo of soneerokz
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm a porter and coffee man, and this beer here is how it's done. Just the right blend of flavors in ever sip with a delicious after taste. Last Snow is perfectly made; I have no complaints. I rank it #1 porter in my book.

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Photo of W_Des
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep dark brown. I love this beer. So much coconut in the nose and so much coconut in the body. There is actually so much coconut that the caramel and coffee are washed out and relatively subtle. So depending on if you wanted more of those flavors, this might not be the beer for you. But I love coconut and this beer is perfect.

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Photo of MIAJOSE
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Taste like a shot of coffee with a nice smooth malty coconut taste. Very refreshing if you've been working all day and wanna enjoy a nice cold porter.

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Photo of TheFunkyBuddhaAdvocate
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As a Local to the Original Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery in Boca Raton i would have to say this one of if not the Best brew Funky Buddha has made.

Last Snow White Chocolate Coconut Coffee Porter

A - Milk Chocolate Hue w/ Small amount of thick crémy head
S - Amazing - Coconut, White Chocolate, Coffee & Créme
T - ^^^
M - Smooth and Crémful

Overall - The BEST porter i have ever experienced. This amazing porter leaves you satisfied but always wanting more. This is however a special release Funky Buddha does so if you catch wind of a release you better jump on it because the kegs go fast usually within hours. This beer is definitely a world class porter that every porter lover should experience.

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Photo of Swedgin_Wu
4.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

poured from a 32 oz growler into a snifter

A- Coffee black, fair amount of lacing, not much head.

S - pungent fresh coffee roast, coconut, roasted malts. The "fresh coffee" smell is the strongest, but unlike other coffee based stouts in that they don't smell like the roast itself, just the finished product. Really unique in that sense that it smells like a quality ground roast and hits you right in the nose.

T- SMOOTH, coconut heavy but not overpowering. Balances perfectly with chocolate, coffee and toffee notes. Very sweet on the finish

M - lightly carbonated, just right for its ABV (many porters 5-6 % abv tend to be thin.). This is just right. About as good of a consistency and viscosity as you can get for the style.

O - WOW...I waited several hours in line for this growler, and I actually ordered a glass of this while i waited, however I'm convinced they did NOT give me this and gave me the OP porter or something else. Shame on you bartender! I was underwhelmed by the hype when i had what I thought was Last Snow but what i'm drinking now is a totally different beer. Without a doubt one of the best porters, if not the best, i've ever had. Well worth the hype and fortunate to have been able to try this

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Photo of cubanbeerguy
4.98/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Had at hunuhpu day 2013. Favorite beer of the entire event.
This beer is getting my first written review because it left such a lasting impression on me

Appearance- the beer was such a dark brown almost pure black. not much head but tons of lacing as I drank it

Aroma- rich hints of caramel, vanilla, and coconut, and chocolate on the nose

Flavor- explosion of coconut richness. the toasted coconut just really was the highlight of the beer. the chocolate hints along with vanilla gave the beer just the right amount of sweetness.

Mouth feel- Wish it was a stout because porters are a bit thin for me but this one just worked so well.

Overall- One of the best beers I have ever had. The highlight of hunahpu day for me. this is one beer that I cannot wait to have again when i visit funky buddha this summer. Apart from huna this was the only beer that day that i went back and purchased a second one because I could not get over what I had just tasted

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Photo of Jdub2839
4.95/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Right up there with MBCP! Coconut, coffee, maple and a slight hint of cinnamon. Man this stuff is awesome, I really do need an endless supply of this.

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Photo of kerry4porters
4.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great Coconut flavor and chocolate flavor with a maple coffee on the back oh man! Some might call this thin but it works so well. Big big flavors love this beer and that nose my god coconut and chocolate for days !

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Photo of ctufano
4.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious! Had on tap. Fantastic nose, lots of coffee coming thru. Color is nice and dark and thick. Mouth feel is smooth and velvety. Taste is great! Like a coconut mound! Mmmmm

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Photo of Beerisheaven
4.92/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Capones event today.

A - Pours a rich chocolate brown with a small head that leaves some small residue of lacing on the glass. Looks great in the glass.

S - Rich coconut wafting from the glass entices you for what is to come. Some secondary coffee and roasted malts with a bit of chocolate, but the coconut steals the show here.

T - Some might say that the coconut makes it too sweet, but I found it to be spectacular. Wonderful flavor of coconut, chocolate, and coffee all blended together perfectly in a glass. Could not ask for more to be honest.

M - Very nice, rich enough for a porter. I could drink this all night long. Tremendous.

For me, the star of the show today. Great event, if the Maple Bacon Coffee is better than this, it must be mind blowing.

This was one of the better beers I have had this year. I would search this one out if you can.

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Photo of MsRif
4.92/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had on-tap at Capone's in Norristown, PA.

Poured a deep, rich brown color with a small & quickly receding head that left spotty lacing. A bit syrupy looking. The aroma was incredible. One of the best smelling beers I've ever had the pleasure of enjoying. Roasty coffee and coconut in the forefront, with rich chocolate in the background. I'm surprised I got that much from the aroma because it wasn't long before I took a sip...and wow. The coconut, chocolate and coffee all come together to form some kind of amazing tropical chocolate milk beer that I've never tasted anything similar to. Someone here compared it to a mounds bar, and that's about right...only this is like a gourmet mounds beer. The mouthfeel is rich though I wish it were a bit thicker...I feel I would have enjoyed it even more.

I have also had the Maple Bacon Coffee Porter on tap and I feel this beer is better. I can't wait to have more...unfortunately there won't be many opportunities for it up here in PA but I'll enjoy it while it's here for Beer Week! If you can get your hands on it, try it.

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

Poured in a snifter from a 22oz bottle released yesterday (2-17-2016). Thick pour for a porter. Tons of chocolate, roasted coffee, and coconut on the nose. Taste follows the smell. Huge coconut at the start that turns into chocolate roasted coffee and all comes together perfectly at the end. Deliciously lingers on the tongue, cheeks and in the nasal cavity. Actually tastes like a liquid Mounds or Almond Joy bar. This will be the best coconut beer you've ever had even if you hate coffee. The hype is well deserved. First thing I told my friend was "This blows away Death By Coconut." (a stellar beer in its own right). Funky Buddha nailed it with Last Snow.

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Photo of pnelting
4.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The best porter I've had! Pours dark brown with a tan head. The nose is coconut and chocolate. The taste is a total coconut bomb with just the right amount of coffee to balance it out. I wish the mouth feel was a little thicker. Other than that it's a near perfect porter in my book.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had a huge dark caramel head when poured from the bottle. Very little light was making its way through the glass. The smell was amazing, it smelled like a coconut treat rather than a beer. Had a light roasted coffee taste along with a hint of vanilla. With a toasted coconut aftertaste.

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Photo of buckslayer50
4.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

What a fantastic beer! Pitch black with a tan head that goes away quickly, smells amazing with strong, roasty coffee on the nose. The taste was just unreal, the flavors all blended together so well with the bitterness from the coffee perfectly balancing the sweetness of the coconut. This really is something special from Funky Buddha and instantly becomes a yearly priority for me to get whenever it comes out.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
4.88/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers at EBF the last few years and have now been able to snag a few bottles. Thanks DirtyDawwg and GavinMBrown!The nose on this beer is absolutely wonderful. Just puts a smile on my face knowing what I'm getting with each sip. The beer was smooth and had a great coconut taste but wasn't overpowering on the coconut, roasted coffee, or vanilla. Crisp, a nice bit of bitter and if anything, perhaps a little thin on the mouth. I could drink this all day and night long

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Photo of Damian
4.87/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drank on-tap at Lord Hobo, Cambridge, MA
Served in a stemmed glass

Pitch black appearance. The liquid was topped by an inch-tall, tight, frothy, caramel colored crown. Drippy streaks of lacing coated the glass.

The nose was absolutely amazing. While many refer to this beer as a coconut bomb, I thought it smelled like french toast in a glass. Tons of maple syrup. Intense vanilla notes. Slightly bready. Perhaps a hint of coffee. The porter-like characteristics came through as well. Coffee and roast were noticeable.

The flavor profile was very similar to the nose. French toast notes dominated. Loads of maple syrup. Some vanilla. French roast coffee and dark chocolate came through in the center. The beer finished with a moderate dose of roasted malts and a kiss of hops.

The beer was super slick and creamy on the palate and contained a fine, zippy effervescence. Fuller bodied for the style. The carbonation lessened with time.

Funky Buddha makes a number of wildly creative, intensely flavored beers, and Last Snow is definitely one of their best. If you want the ultimate breakfast porter, look no further.

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Photo of TheosTheories
4.86/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A- pretty dark with red highlights coming through. Nice tan head doesn't last too long.

S- holy shit. Coconut, fresh roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla.

T- that roast up front from the coffee, middle of the mouth you get the coconut and white chocolate, and finishes with a nice vanilla and leaves that coffee bean taste in the after taste

M- full body, creamy

O- wow what an amazing beer. This might be one of my all time favorite beers ever. The flavors are amazing and exactly what they wanted it to be, and exactly what I wanted it to be Lol just awesome stuff! Cheers!

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Photo of Domvan
4.86/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look - Dark thick body
Smell - Rich, awesome aroma of chocolate and coconut
Taste - Sweet chocolately sweetness with a chunk of coconut
Feel - Thick mouthfeel, they are amazing at creating a tasting experience as good as advertised.
This beer is freaking good!

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.86/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Look - Super dark brown, sits almost black in the glass.
Smell - Whoa! Tons of coconut, chocolate, coffee, hints of vanilla/caramel.....AMAZING!
Taste - Follows the nose. So much freaking coconut its unreal. Chocolate, coffee and caramel all come thru as well. Hard to believe that this is only a 6.5% porter. So much flavor!
Feel - Medium/medium minus body. Slick, oily mouthfeel

Overall - Hands down the best porter I've ever had.

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Photo of MJSFS
4.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: deep dark Porter appearance
S: roasted coffee beans with faint coconut
T: exactly like it smells. I could personally go for a little more coconut flavor
F: too thin for a porter, but FB seems to like their porters thin. Coffee Maple Bacon Porter is very thin as well
O: excellent beer. I would buy this all the time if it was available.

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