hallinghansen (2841) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at blåbær release 2015. Black body with a large light brown head. Coconut, coffee, caramel, blue bounty, milk chocolate. Soo smooth and delicious. Well balanced.
DesertDevil (685) - Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12-oz. bottle. Beautiful aroma of sweet shredded coconut, hazelnut, medium-roast coffee, and a hint of caramel (particularly toffee). Pours medium clear brown (like cola). A hazelnut-flavored coffee flavor mingles pleasantly with moderate coconut while brown sugar tones give it a decadent flourish. Just a hint of roasty bitterness. I now understand the hype about this brew, for it’s thoroughly delicious.
Tsekouratos (595) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUL 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body with medium beige head. Aromas of toasted coconut, chocolate, coffee, really nice. Taste is not so intense, some coconut and coffee but no real aftertaste. Light body with medium carbonation.
Oakes (15615) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, chocolate and fresh coco nut character. Mounds bar. Good balance of rich bitterness, light roast and a fair bit of chocolatey sweetness. Wasn’t sure I would like it, but it’s good.
JohnnyJ (5400) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from bottle. Dark brown pour, with a small tan head. Strong aroma of coconut, coffee, and chocolate. Flavors of milk chocolate, drip coffee, coconut, syrupy sweetness, artificial coconut flavoring, and some vanilla. I liked it.
JK (5732) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is good. Rich and heavy. It has coconut and coffee. Very sweet, with lots of roasted malt. They could have called it a stout I think. It almost seems unfair to put this in the same class as other porters when it is so sweet, as well as with the coconut and coffee. Like drinking a Mounds bar.
Minderbinder (3276) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark burgundy with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of coconut, coffee, roasted malt. Taste is of artificial coconut, coffee, roasted malt, sugar. Palate: Full bodied. Medium carbonation. Somewhat sticky. Overall: Ok. Feels artificial. Still decent.
tom10101 (5271) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (22 oz). From Marcus, thanks! Split with the Québec crew.
Appearance: Dark brown with a small brown head and little lacing.
Aroma: As usual with Funky Buddha, the aroma is so intense that it makes you wonder how they can achieve that. Burst of coconut and coffee along chocolatey notes and vanilla. If you don’t like coconut, you will hate this beer... fortunately I like it.
Taste: Here is gets a little cloying and it feels artificial with so intense coconut, coffee and chocolate as well as some vanilla notes. Sweetness level is medium. What is cloying is that the beer too much flavorful / artificial rather than the sweetness.
Palate: Medium body, but borderline watery. Lacking quite a bit here. Lingering artificial flavors of coconut and coffee.
Overall: I like the aroma, but this is overdone and cloying. It’s unfortunate because the Buffalo trace barrel-aged version of this was a personal favorite for me at the last EBF. They make good "festival" beers as they are really enjoyable in tiny portion but it’s not something I would drink on a regular basis.
Luk_ (241) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown pour with small brown head. Aroma is huge coconut, some coffee, licorice. Coconut is so intense I hardly can smell anything else. Taste sweet chocolate, vanilla with some roastiness. Palate is light and watery. Too much "natural flavors" added. Fun beer, but not very enjoyable after a few sips.
mathieuc (3318) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2015 Pours a dark brown with a reddish hue with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of intense coffee, chicory, stevia, burnt toast, coconut. Pretty much in line with all the other Funky Buddah brews and feeling oh so artificial. The coffee smell is so intense it is almost sickening. Taste is also really coffee-forward but you also get vanilla and coconut. Moderately sweet and bitter with a burnt finish. Body is light and carbonation moderately high. Fun but fakefakefakefakefake.