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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 BEEPOP
4.1/5  rDev -7.9%
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 -4%
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 +7.9%
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 -1.8%
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%
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 -2.2%
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 +4.7%
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 +1.3%
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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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 jcflorian
4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bomber into snifter.

Appearance-pitch black with amazing lacing on glass.
Smell-coffee, coconut , faint malt presence.
Taste- coffee up front, coconut lingers on pallet. Little more watery than I like in a porter
Feel- lighter on pallet than I expected.
Overall- very good beer but not elite status. I was a little underwhelmed but glad I was able to try it.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a great session beer. Very nice coconut, chocolate and coffee combination with the coconut being the lead flavor of the bunch. I had on tap, and would love to get some bottles.

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Photo of KYGunner
4.12/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So much coconut on the front that it takes several sips to find the chocolate. As it breathes ,and the coconut subsides, I get chocolate, coffee and molasses.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bomber. Finally getting to try this one. Pours blackish with tan head, good retention. Aroma is impressive, lots of coconut and coffee. Taste a similar, the coconut is dominant in the flavor but not excessive, very nice blend with the chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is on the thin side but slick. Overall very good porter, if you like coconut.

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Photo of parris
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown, with a twinge of red in when held up to the light. Thin white head.

Smells like coconut, jam, cookies

Tastes of coconut, coffee, a little metallic as well.

Super thin mouthfeel, almost like drinking black breakfast-restraunt coffee, I would have liked some body to accompany the sweet flavor.

Edit: once this warms up closer to room temperature it develops a nice nutty flavor, and a much more satisfying body.

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Photo of IMFletcher
4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2016 bottle; Doesn't look like anything special, but then the ride begins. Nose is heavy coconut and faint coffee. Flavors are the same -- but the coconut isn't artificial-tasting or overpowering in an unpleasant fashion. Mouthfeel is smooth and a bit thin.

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Photo of NizzleEGizzle
4.06/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: dark, warm brown, nice cappuccino foam head that hangs around for a while

S: all of the added flavors are having a party on the nose. Unbelievable. Not too sweet on the nose.

T: artificial flavors, and weak artificial flavors at that. However, they are strong enough to cloud out the characteristics of the porter. One of the greatest smell-to-taste disappointments I've ever had.

F: watery.

O: a fine stout that is drinkable, if unextraodrinary (aside for the nose). Not worth seeking out by any means.

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Photo of tduecen
4.8/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A great beer, the coconut shines through on this one without being overwhelming. The coffee is found on the back-end for me and overall it is a very complex beer with a lot going on. Pours dark black with a little lacing and smells of coconut.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Black with a few ruby highlights. A half finger tan ring that hung out for a while. Thick lacing.

S: Coffee, coconuts, chocolate, caramel. Repeat. So freakin' nice.

T: But the taste was even better. All those smells blended together for a killer coconut porter. Robust, sweet, bitter roasty coffee, decadent.

M: Medium to heavy with medium carbonation.

O: Glad I got to try this killer porter. I'd love to get my hands on more next winter. Highly recommended.

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Photo of LMO1190
4.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Smells= coffee with coconuts. I wish there was an air freshener that smelled like this!!!!!!

Taste. fresh coffee with candied coconut. Even stronger coconut flavor as it warms.

Feel. Very smooth and very dangerous. This brew does not feel like a typical porter/stout. It's a dessert beer. It's good beer for people who want to get into the darker styles.

Overall, I think I can drink this very day. It a limited release. But I think this is better than there Coffee Maple Bacon.

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Photo of Bonkinishwa
4.76/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Funky Buddha Brewery - Last Snow. 6.5% ABV. 22oz bomber split between two snifters. Bottled 2/1/16.

Look: Nearly pitch black, retaining faint caramel highlights in the light. Has a thin ring of white lacing that soon lapses into nothing.

Smell: Toasted coconut, sweet milk chocolate, coffee, and caramel.

Feel: Full bodied, thick, creamy, and smooth with a little carbonation.

Taste: Toasted coconut, milk chocolate, and caramel make up the taste of this. Very sweet, but has a lingering bitterness throughout.

Overall: This has been my most anticipated beer since I started last year, and my brother managed to score a bottle for us. Wow, this is just like a liquid Almond Joy candy bar. Tons of sweet flavors, but has a lingering bitterness through it, I guess to remind the drinker its a beer.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a chocolate color. Aroma aroma is coconut and a bit roasty. Flavor slightly toasted coconut with a nice porter. Feel is nice and overall a rely good beer but I think DBC edges this one out.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great looking beer. Huge frothy tan head on top of a shinny black body.

Smells insane. Tons of sweet, flaky toasted coconut, and candy bar chocolate and roasted malts.

That coconut really owns the flavors, but for as domiant as it is, it does not taste artificial or too overbearing. There is a nice balance with the bittersweet chocolate. The coffee notes are pretty subdued and the malts don't fight through cofonut and chocolate as much as I would like to see, but it still is a great tasting beer.

You would never guess that this is only 6.5%. What a great body. Silky and creamy with a nice heft.

Outstanding brew. The best flavored porter I have come across.

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Photo of lemmy187
4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Probably the best smelling porter I've ever had.....huge coconut with hints of chocolate and coffee. The coconut also dominates the taste, but the coffee, caramel, chocolate, and sweetness help balance it out. Drinks much heavier than a 6.5% beer. Excellent porter. First offering from FB.....will definitely seek out more.

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Photo of bmeGT
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Like all FB beers, this thing had an AMAZING smell to it accompanied by an incredibly thick mouthfeel. But unfortunately, all all FB beers, this thing is TOO DAMN SWEET! Take note FB!

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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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Last Snow from Funky Buddha Brewery
4.45 out of 5 based on 1,669 ratings.
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