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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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
207
Ratings:
1,556
Avg:
4.45
pDev:
8.54%
 
 
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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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Photo of yoogaloon
4.81/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Funky Buddha definitely knows porters. This is MBCP's more easily acquired equal- pours thick and black with a nice, tan head. Smells of coconut, chocolate and coffee- likely the best smelling beer I've had. Tastes the same but with a creamy finish. Overall incredible beer and among my absolute favorites of this style.

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Photo of sposter4
4.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Pours black with a quarter inch tan head that hangs around and leaves a light lace on the glass. Smells of coconut and chocolate taste is similar with an up light coffee undertone. Light bodied and will carboned. Overall great beer

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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 floridadrift
4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Dark brown body with light brown head
S: Coconut, coffee
T: Coconut, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate sweetness
F: OK, kind of thin
O: Lots of bottle and batch variation with this beer.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Funky Buddha tulip glass. Acquired in a trade.

Pours a deep brown body with cherry highlights with a light brown 2 finger head that reduces to leave spotty lacing and a ring of foam. Not thick and inky, very porter-like.

Aromas are mind-blowingly inviting! This is one of the best smelling beers I've ever had. Rich coconut, light coffee, and chocolate. Mostly coconut though. Tons of coconut.

On the tongue there's more.. you guessed it, coconut, light coffee, milk chocolate, almond joy, and maybe some vanilla. Again, mostly coconut but not in a bad way, very delectable. Finish is subtly bitter, probably from the coffee. Mouthfeel is slightly thin, but I can't knock it because it's a porter. Sip demanding. Medium carbonation.

Awesome beer. Surpassed my expectations. If you like coconut, you'll like this.

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

Got this one from 7Clutch a while back. Thanks heaps man!

From a bomber into a snifter
Porter with coconut, coffee and natural flavors

APPEARANCE: Clear brown pour yields a three finger, medium looking, creamy, light tan head with great retention. Clear bistre brown body with a bit of carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full cap and coats the sides of the glass with lacing as it recedes. Splotchy wisp remains and leaves lots of nice lacing down the glass.

SMELL: You can actually smell some coconut off the pour. Coffee is there for sure, sweet vanilla cream, milk chocolate and lots of coconut on the nose. Plenty of coconut and the coffee adds a touch of roast to the profile. Pretty nice.

TASTE: Coconut up front, with sweet vanilla and some roasted coffee notes as well. The coconut is definitely dominant at this stage, with more of it through the middle into the swallow. A bold and lingering finish of coconut, milk chocolate, vanilla, some coffee bitterness, a touch of roasted grain and caramel sweetness. Lots of coconut lingers on the palate.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes a touch dry. Good stuff here as well.

OVERALL: Nice all around. Really enjoyed this, and the coconut character was really nice. The coffee was actually a little outplayed here, or perhaps it’s faded over time. In any case, this was more enjoyable and had a better, less watery mouth-feel than the Maple Bacon Coffee Porter bomber I had a while back. Would very much like to drink this again at some point. Recommended.

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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 LambicPentameter
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Received this in trade with BA CosmicFarmer. I enjoyed a small pour of it at a bottle share I attended earlier in the year and loved it--I needed to get a bottle to see if I was just feeling the effects of the share or if it was really as good as I remember. Poured out of a 22 oz brown bomber into a large brandy snifter.

Appearance (4.25) - Pours a rather thin-looking cola color (thinner than I remembered) that looks a much darker mahogany hue after it accumulates in the glass. When held up to the light, those cola highlights are visible around the edges. Atop the body sits a finger or slightly less of sepia colored head that hangs around for a minute or so before fading away to some intermittent film across the surface of the glass and no lacing to speak of.

Smell (5.0) - Instantly, that rich, sweet-smelling coconut aroma invades my olfactory, so rich that it gets close to being too much. Notes of sweet coconut candy, dark chocolate, cocoa butter and veins of caramelly sweetness all coming through. In many ways, it smells like someone made a candy bar beer, but oddly doesn't come off as too sweet, which is something I can't quite explain. I will say that towards the end of the bottle, that intoxicating aroma almost becomes overwhelming.

Taste (4.25) - Honestly, the taste of this beer is very good, but I've docked it a little bit because it's so muted in comparison to the intoxicating smell. Many of the same elements are present: coconut is right up front and the dominant profile, and it's less sweet that the aroma suggested. The sweetness comes through more in the form of notes of white and milk chocolate, caramel and some hints of vanilla. Honestly, I don't get a lot of the coffee from the smell or the taste--it's completely drowned out by the coconut and chocolate flavors.

Feel (4.25) - Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation and a lingering almost oily feeling on the tongue that I often get with coconut beers.

Overall (4.5), this has been a case study in first impressions and the subjective nature of taste. Having this beer again, in larger quantities and with a less palate burnout at play than I did seven months ago really allowed me to identify what made me love the beer and which parts fell a little short. My mind fell in love with the unbelievable aroma the first time and that masked the other parts of the beer which, while still good, did not live up to the smell. It's still the most coconut beer I think I've ever had, although I believe that part of that comes from the fact that coconut can be a delicate and tough-to-master flavor. It's one of those flavors where eating natural, fresh coconut can somehow taste less like coconut to the brain than something like a coconut-infused dessert. The sugar seems to bring out the flavor similar to how salt brings out flavor in a savory dish. But all that aside, it's one of the best-smelling beers I've ever enjoyed and that alone is enough to make it worthy of its high ranking, imho.

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Photo of smanson56
3.67/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer poured a dark brown to black color. The nose is complex so much that it hard for me to tell what I am actually getting. Maybe coconut maybe vanilla. The taste follows the nose for me very complex with no one flavor coming through. I'd have to say the coconut may be the most prevalent flavor but with the other tastes it hard to pull a lot out of this. This is a good porter but not what I had expected from the ratings.

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Photo of Mehinaman
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is the coconut beers to end all coconut beers. I love coconut and have tried numerous coconut beers, but this is the only one that truly tastes like one. And it smells phenonomel as well. If you have been searching for a great coconut beer then this is the one you have been looking for

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Photo of Slack
4.51/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown to black in color with very little head and minimal lacing.

Aromas of coffee and coconut dominate. Am getting cocoa when cold and vanilla when warm.

Taste follows the nose with coffee and coconut, cocoa, malt, sugar, and a mildly bitter finish.

Mouthful is medium to light and a bit creamy with a semi dry lingering finish.

A very very enjoyable beer that is exactly as described between coffee and coconut flavors. The nose is great along with a exceptional body. Seek this out.

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Photo of madbrewer9
4.27/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is fantastic! Big notes of coconut followed by chocolate.

Taste is very close to aroma. Tons of coconut, chocolate and some coffee.
Tastes like a mounds bar. Tropical goodness!

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Photo of OompaMentor
4.71/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had my first taste at GABF 2014 and could not wait to get my hands on a full bottle. This is a seasonal beer and is hard to come by living in Georgia.
A - dark with creamy head
S - layers of coconut, chocolate and coffee
T - modest creamy taste; coconut is followed by chocolate
M - moderate with slight carbonation

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Photo of dhitchcox
4.57/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: dark ebony; not black. Slightly transparent on the edges. Head faded quickly; low carb; light tan-brown.
Smell: so much coconut. Dark chocolate. Literally just like a mounds bar. Hint of fresh ground coffee.
Taste: richer taste than smell. Not as much coconut; more of the roasted cocoa. Slight bitter after taste.
Feel: quite the bite on the tongue. Not what I expect with a dark beer like this. Lingers for a few seconds and leaves a minor coating.
Overall: as a huge fan of coconut I would buy candles of this beer. It is someplace between a macaroon and mounds bar. Really not a fan of the mouth feel though, especially by the end of the glass.

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Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

- 750mL bottle poured into Lost Abbey Teku on 19-Dec-15

Great balance of coffee, chocolate, and coconut. The body was light and creamy with good amount of carbo, appropriate for a porter. Very well done.

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Photo of stevoj
3.86/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle share, thanks Darrel. Wonderful complex mix of aromas and tastes, coffee, chocolate, coconut....Drinking out of season, but still delicious, any time of year.

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Photo of RAlmeida77
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle.

A: Pours dark with a light mocha head forming that dissipates quickly.

S: Coconut and coffee aroma dominates. Lots of coconut though. This smells heavenly.

T: Changes with temp...colder - the coconut shines and is really prominent but as this warms, the coffee pops and compliments the coconut sweetness. Fabulous.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: One of the best porters I've ever had. SUPER delicious!! Glad to have had a chance to drink 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 Phil-Fresh
4.59/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle.

A: Complex coffee intermixed with chocolate, followed by a caramel and sweet malt roast.

A: Black in color, totally opaque with a moderate slightly off-white head that has ample retention.

T: Delicious coffee chocolate that melds perfectly with the malt sweet malt roast, very slight perceivable bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Super Tasty. Wow. My man, BA'er Yumbeer promised this would be delicious and boy he did not disappoint. All aspects of this beer are quite excellent. A new favorite!

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Last Snow from Funky Buddha Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.
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