OP Porter
Funky Buddha Brewery

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American Porter
Ranked #355
Ranked #16,541
3.89 | pDev: 9.77%
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
Very Good
Notes: Luscious and silky smooth with a body to match, OP Porter is uncompromisingly rich yet surprisingly drinkable. A complex blend of dark malts and real milk sugar creates the bold flavors of dark roast coffee mingling with farm fresh cream. For the stout and porter lover in each of us, OP is a knockout.
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Photo of VABA
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-The beer pours a nice dark color with a slight head and lacing
A-The beer has a nice coffee aroma
T-The taste follows the nose with a pleasant coffee flavor
M-A medium bodied robust beer
O-Well made balanced beer

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Photo of Roguer
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Super dark brew; great head retention.

Nose is fairly subdued, but there's a lot of roast malt in there.

Robust and smooth on the palate; roasted malt and cream, with a touch of vanilla. Very easy to drink.

Really a fairly standard, but quite good, robust porter, with a touch of lactose giving it a fuller, creamier body.

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Photo of Bonkinishwa
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Funky Buddha Brewery - OP Porter. 6.3% ABV. 16oz pint glass ordered at the brewery.

Look: Almost pitch black, with some ruby highlights. Arrived with a thin light tan head.

Smell: Toasty dark malts, loads of sweet vanilla, and caramel.

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

Taste: Sweet vanilla and caramel, surrounded by toasty dark malts and dark chocolate.

Overall: Unfortunately, the last beer I tried at the brewery before departing. Again, I was not disappointed at all. This is a good, solid toasty sweet porter. Good balance of toasty malt and sweet vanilla. I had hoped to try the Vanilla OP Porter, but it had run out. I can just imagine how it was, since this regular OP had a lot of vanilla in it.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery. Complex layers of bitter chocolate, burnt barley, slight smokiness, earthy hops and a touch of coffee. Silky smooth and medium bodied goodness. This beer has a great balance and drinkability.

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Photo of mooseisloose
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on draft at the local Funky Buddha Brewery. Enjoyed with some tacos from Chacos a food truck parked out front. Went well with tacos. A classic porter with a great fresh taste

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Photo of ELS
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I've had Piiti Porter at the FB Lounge countless times and it is a very well crafted, slightly rich, smooth, delicious porter. When Funky Buddha took the recipe on a macro scale for the OP brewery, I feel that they have not been successful in duplicating the overall excellence of this beer. It's thinner mouthfeel, higher carbonation and lack of rich smooth roasty flavor doesn't come close to the Piiti version at the lounge.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: on tap, dark red brown, short white head dissipates quickly, clear

S: roasty malt, coffee, nutty

T: very sweet for the style, brown sugar, molasses, stays sweek throughout

M: sticky with low carbonation

O: ok but too sweet for me

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Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -10%

On draft, pours a dark brown with a light brown/tan head.

Smell is roasty; toasted oats, hazelnut with bitter hops and a little malt. Flavor is sweet at first, roasted malt, coffee bitterness and dark chocolate. This paired with the sweetness makes me think of coffee with Splenda in it. The bitterness and crystal malts are not working together well enough on this to make me like it more. It is a little unbalanced.

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Photo of GallowsThief
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at House of Brews in Jensen Beach, Fl.

A – Poured out a dark brown to light black with almost no head. Still did produce a small ring of off white to tan head that stayed around.

S - Espresso, Roasted malt and a slight milky/coffee creamer aroma. Vanilla.

T – Coffee. Roasted malts. Touch of sweetness. Definitely light vanilla notes like the aroma. Small amounts of dark chocolate and cocoa as well. Nice.

M- Light to medium bodied. Solid carbonation.

O – If you like the roasted malt and coffee flavors in your porter this is the one for you. I totally dug this one as it had a nice strong black coffee flavor. Just plain tasty all around.

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Photo of mverity
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black in color with some cream colored head that faded into a very thin collar. Aroma is very roasty, some dark chocolate and a hint coffee. Taste is roasted malt, and an earthiness to it too. Rich, full body and medium carbonation. Definitely one of the better beers from Funky Buddha.

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Photo of Stevedore
2.56/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

On-tap at Funky Buddha. Served in a pint glass 5/23/2014.

A- Dark brown body, one finger offwhite head with good retention and rings of lacing. Looks very much the part of a porter.

S- Nutty, smoked malt, a bit of roast malt, slight cherry skin. Nothing special but certainly a solid nose for a porter.

F- This is where things start to go wrong. It starts out nutty, with a small amount of roast malt sweetness, but the biggest issue I have is the teriyaki sauce that kicks up in the middle and finishes out the beer. There is a lot of that smoky umami flavour that just does not belong in a porter, IMO. You could describe it as teriyaki flavoured beef jerky. Some people might like this, but I am not a big fan.

M- Medium bodied, on the thinner side, good carbonation and smooth. A bit sticky and resinous. Not anything particularly off-putting about the mouthfeel other than the strange teriyaki finish.

O- Started out promising, but the teriyaki beef jerky flavour just really didn't do it for me at all. I have to wonder if this is the base beer for Last Snow or MBCP- because if it is, I'm honestly surprised that Last Snow turned out as good as it did.

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Arrives superbly dark brown with a finger high light tan head. Retention is OK, lacing is scant and scattered.
Smell is toasted malt, cocoa, coffee and cardboard. Balance is good.
Target is more of the same, heavily toasted malts, coffee, cardboard and baking chocolate, I.e., bitter chocolate. A hint of caramel finishes it off.
Medium bodied, medium effervescence and a hint of warming late in the pint. Reasonably smooth. I'd have to sum it up as a good brew but a far shot from Last Snow.

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OP Porter from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 133 ratings