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 Marius
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
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 -10.1%
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 -18.7%
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 -20%
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 -22.5%
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 +4.5%
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 -6.7%
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 -4.5%
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 -7.9%
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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Last Snow from Funky Buddha Brewery
4.45 out of 5 based on 1,712 ratings.
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