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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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Reviews: 218 | Ratings: 1,616
Photo of smanson56
3.67/5  rDev -17.3%
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 +0.9%
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 +1.6%
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 -3.8%
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 +6.1%
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 +2.9%
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 -0.7%
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 -13.1%
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 +0.9%
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 +11.3%
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 +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


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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Photo of Kraj30
4.66/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is a great porter.. pours out a nice deep brown with Mocha head.. Smell is awesome coconut.. vanilla... then the taste follows the nose.. super nice.. little thin on mouthfeel compared to being spoiled by Double Shot and Good Morning... but its an awesome porter i would want more of for sure.

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Photo of Seanem44
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has this on tap in Florida. Wonderful Aroma. Smell of coconut and coffee was delightful. Taste backed the smell up with a fair amount of chocolate and coffee taste. Would have preferred a higher ABV on this one, but regardless, glad I was able to get my hands on it. could have drank more time permitting. Could easily be a session beer. Went down very smooth.

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Photo of raynmoon
3.19/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A big let down. Smelled amazing though, like coconut, maple syrup, and coffee. But it tasted like stale doctor pepper. It was watery and had no beer qualities what so ever. tasted extremely fake.

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.61/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle acquired through a buddy of mine at my favorite bottle shop. I can see where the bottling date was printed on the neck but the numbers have been worn off. Served in a Cigar City snifter.

Pours dark brown, like black tea, with about two fingers of pale khaki head. The thick froth eventually fades to a broad collar that deposits a few smallish clouds of lace.

The nose is amazing. Vibrant coconut, coffee, caramel and chocolate. I can't get enough of this fantastic coconut and coffee combination.

Flavors are a delightful mixture of rich toasted coconut, caramel macchiato, milk chocolate, vaguely nutty, a little roast and a faint almost floral bitterness. Almost no perceptible alcohol. Delicious and very easy to drink.

Fairly light bodied but incredibly smooth and creamy feel with moderate carbonation. Finish is sweet with abundant coconut, coffee and caramel. That coconut lingers on the palate for quite a long time.

After hearing about it for a couple years it is a pleasure to finally try Last Snow. This delivers a world class experience on every level. A truly outstanding porter that I will dream of until we meet again.

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Photo of spacecake9
4.76/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Trade from my buddy @csp0380 – thanks!
A – Pours a dark brown with 1” of head that settles pretty quickly.
S – Very strong aroma of coffee and coconut. This will grab your attention from across the room. Outstanding!
T – A little sweet initially, then flavors of coffee, vanilla, maple syrup and coconut, with a bitter coffee finish.
M – Medium mouth finish, medium low carbonation.
O – This is an outstanding blend of flavors. Maybe the best coffee flavor I’ve ever had in a beer. This is my new favorite Porter.

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Photo of mabermud
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Look: This appears cola colored pouring out of the glass and dark brown when sitting in my favorite 15.5 oz brandy snifter. Initially, the pour creates a tan creamy head, but it quickly dies down to a broken and light film over the top, with a thin halo. Twirling the glass leaves behind a fine melting curtain.
Smell: This beer has a spectacular aroma. I initially smelled maple syrup, but as the beer sits the coconut begins to stand out and dominate. Nice light coconut aroma.
Taste: The coconut is light and feathery, not overpowering, just right. Medium to dark specialty grains are up first. The coconut taste is throughout, but becomes more prominent near the back end. The finish is nice and long. The sweet coconut peaks near the back end, then slowly fades away. The aftertaste is superb. There is a nice coconut taste left in my mouth for me to enjoy. For me, the coffee adds a nice touch, but is minimal, almost non-existent.
Feel: Medium body that is somewhat creamy. Not too thin, not too thick. Below medium carbonation.

Overall - This is a very nice porter. Easy drinking here. Superbly blended and crafted. I like this beer better than the MBCP.

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Photo of Meyers1023
4.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a wide mouth snifter. Almost completely black with a tan head that disappears quickly. The coconut smell is there but blends well with the coffee and chocolate. The taste is a great blend of coconut(which I'm not usually a fan of) and caramel with a coffee kick at the end. This is a great beer to have for desert as I am doing now.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.51/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pour is almost black with a light brown head. Nose is really coffee dominant with notes of dark chocolate malt, maple syrup, and a moderate roast. Flavor is incredibly sweet with loads of coffee and a strong maple syrup flavor. Full bodied, moderate carb, dark chocolate, fudgy malts, fair amount of roast, light carb, coconut through the back end and light.

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Photo of chinchill
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Large shared bottle.
Coconut aroma is evident in the pour and prominent but not overdone in the aroma and flavor. The creamy smooth body seems a touch too thin. Light coffee.

O: Delicious. Hope to see this again!

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Photo of Dactrius
4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look is what you'd expect; it looks like a nice porter. The smell is absolutely outstanding with huge aromas of coconut and coffee. I expect this will be like so many other beers where the taste can't live up to the hype the nose is bringing but if anything the taste is even better, intense but yet beautifully balanced. By far the best coconut beer I've had. Really, really impressive.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.37/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle received in a recent trade.

Pours black and glossy, with a small head, and a good amount of lacing.

The sweet shredded coconut flavor just leaps out the bottle and the glass here. As I sip a bit more, the aroma balances out, with nice roasty coffee, caramel, and still a ton of coconut.

This hits the exact right notes in the flavor that it meant to hit. It's a big coconut bomb, sweet and toasty, with some caramel, chocolate, and bitter roasted coffee. The bitterness of the coffee helps balance out the sweetness of the coconut. It's a flavor/adjunct bomb, just like you expect from South Florida.

This is medium bodied, a little thin, but it is only a 6% porter, so I'll cut it a bit of slack. It's not quite as creamy and silky as I'd hoped, but the flavor makes up for it.

This is a really tasty dessert beer, hits everything it set out to do, flavor-wise. If it was a bit more substantial in the body, it would be near perfect. Cheers Funky Buddha!

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Photo of cvm4
4.55/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - Pours a cola colored body, tinge of light around the edges. Not super thick, but hey it's not supposed to be since it's a porter. The two finger tan head dissipates to a ring around the glass and doesn't leave much lacing.

S - Just a huge nose of coconut, brewed coffee and milk chocolate. The smell is just incredible.

T - Pretty much follows the nose here.

F - Medium bodied and light carbonation. Very smooth.

O - Definitely a drinkable mounds bar. If you love some coconut, this is the beer for you.

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Photo of MOVERTON1284
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at a recent beer share. Pours dark black with a nice head. Huge coconut aroma, very intense. Drinks smooth and you get the coconut taste but it is not overpowering in any way. Great beer!

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Photo of mothman
4.21/5  rDev -5.2%
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
4.44 out of 5 based on 1,616 ratings.
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