Last Snow | Funky Buddha Brewery

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4.48/5
1,905 Ratings
Last SnowLast Snow
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
funkybuddhabrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#140
Reviews:
261
Ratings:
1,905
pDev:
8.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
696
Gots:
480
Trade:
57
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3.9/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.82/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jaydoc
4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.42/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

one of the best porters i have ever had, and certainly the best use of coconut in a beer that i can think of. its so coconut forward. looks dark brown, chocolaty, obviously stained from the coffee, because the body on this is not all that heavy. its also not all that sweet, which shocks me considering the ingredients added here. i think the white chocolate is a perfect contrast to the dark roasty bitter malts and coffee intensity. it gives a buttery richness to the feel, a milky character to the flavor, and is a perfect platform for the coconut to cling on to. my mom works in hawaii sometimes, and she always brings me good kona coffee. this reminds me of that, the coconut medium roast blend, where both elements contribute equally to a much greater whole. im not really getting caramel here, but i dont want to get it. this doesnt need to be sweeter or richer, i think it finds a near perfect balance of textures and sugars that needs nothing. dusty almost in the finish, with a dryer coffee chocolate thing coming out, and after the swallow all i taste is the coconut. i love this beer, and wish i could get it regularly. these guys have a great reputation, so im stoked my first couple of beers from them were as good as suggested. this is genius.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of Knapp85
4.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours out as a very dark brown color with a thin mocha colored head on it. The smell is crazy good, loads of vanilla and coconut with coffee in the mix as well. The taste of the beer is sweet but really enjoyable. Loads of balanced flavors going on here. Overall it's an outstanding beer with a ton of flavor for something that is relatively low in ABV.

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
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 dmorgan310
4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brentk56
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a mocha head that sits atop the snifter of black liquid and leaves strands of lace here and there

Smell: Coffee and coconut with a vague chocolate element

Taste: The coffee and coconut flavors dominate the opening, with undertones of white chocolate developing by mid-palate; the bitterness of the coffee seems supplemented by the hops as it balances out some of the sweetness in the brew through the finish, though coconut elements can continue to be discerned in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation; just a tad flabby

Overall: Very interesting flavor combination (of course, that's what Funky Buddha is known for); while I have a minor quibble with the mouthfeel, this is an outstanding beer

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Photo of oline73
4.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at Churchkey in DC. Served in a 4 ounce snifter.

Appearance: The beer pours almost black with a layer of creamy off white head. The head fades and leaves a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: I'm getting lots of coconut with some roast and dark chocolate notes. Quite sweet.

Taste: A lot like the smell thank goodness. Sweet coconut and chocolate. The only issue I have with this beer is the overly bitter finish. I thought it was a bit out of place.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thicker side with foamy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This beer would have been absolutely phenomenal if the finish were a bit smoother. As it is, I still loved it and would definitely have more.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of largadeer
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Kanos777 shared this one last Saturday. Thanks!

Appearance: A translucent dark brown pour produces half an inch of eggshell colored head that quickly recedes to a collar - not unexpected for a beer with this many adjuncts. Could stand to be a shade or two darker, but who cares.

Smell: Fucking wow, this is outrageously aromatic. Sweet, buttery coconut is by far the dominant quality here at first, but with a bit of swishing and swirling (and spilling) the coffee comes out, along with some cocoa-like dark malt that pairs well with the potency of the coconut.

Palate: In contrast to the aroma, this tastes much more coffee-forward and rather dry. Coconut is present, but it's dialed back a bit; the sheer intensity of coconut on the nose gives an illusion of sweetness that is surprisingly absent from the palate. There's a sturdy backbone of dark malt flavors, with moderate roasted bitterness coming from both malt and coffee. The body is unfortunately rather thin; it's the only real flaw of the beer, but it's not an insubstantial one. I may be unfairly comparing this to Minneapolis Town Hall's Three Hour Tour, which brings a lot of the same flavors with a much heftier mouthfeel due to the liberal use of lactose.

Overall: My first beer from Funky Buddha and I now understand why these guys are so damn hyped right now. Excellent stuff.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
4.21/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tan head. Caramel brown color.

Tons of coconut. Very sweet. Lots of chocolate and caramel. Roasted malts.

Light to medium bodied.

Solid Porter with a lot of flavor!

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Last Snow from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 1,905 ratings
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