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Funky Buddha Nib Smuggler Chocolate Porter

Funky Buddha Nib Smuggler Chocolate Porter
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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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When we set out to make Nib Smuggler, we wanted to create a chocolate beer that was intensely chocolatey. So, we sourced the most potent, whole cocoa nibs we could find from South America, along with real vanilla beans for some added contrast. Flavors of chocolate, vanilla, and cream combine to create this rich, compelling chocolate porter.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1732) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a light tan head..Nose is chocolate, roast, sharpie. .Taste is roast, chocolate, soft vanilla, chocolate pudding

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11532) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle @ Pat’s. Just about black in color with a thin layer of off-white foam. This could easily be the most chocolatey beer I’ve ever had. Smells of chocolate, cocoa powder, and cocoa liqueuer. Some roast, a hint of coffee, and some dark fruit. There’s a nice sweetness of vanilla and milk chocolate on the tongue. Bitter cocoa powder/nibs. Some chocolate syrup, dark fruit. and toasted nuts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5158) - GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep black, nice head. Malty aroma. Starts malty-soft, some chocolate notes, light sweet notes. Also some notes of cacao. Finish soft-malty. Warming. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (3956) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, green session. 03/05/2014. Aroma is sweet coco, nutty peanut butter, toasted coconut. Dark brown clear coloured por with a cream coloured head. Flavour is sweet brown dugar, peanuts, some mapel syrup. Palate is sweet, light spice and moderate carbonation. Tasty brew.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Salmoniform (992) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark brown hue with brown head. Aroma is huge chocolate, vanilla, milk caramel, toffee. Mouthfeel is ok with a medium body and smooth carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout but not overly cloying with a good astringentness in the following. Overall this brew was pretty good...aroma was amazing.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (885) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle from unknown. Pours a pale medium brown, aroma is ridiculous, sweet chocolate, heavy cream. Body a bit lacking, finish a little week, but that aroma...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (1713) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Sample @ CBC 2014. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is lots of dense smooth chocolate, vanilla, light bitter roasted notes. Taste is medium sweet chocolate with vanilla notes, light bitter cocoa, light/medium bitter finish. Medium bodied, oily texture and smooth carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3532) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Dark brown with off white head. Aroma and taste with loads of cacao, creamy yet light, a bit watery, some roasted notes and coffee

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2014

Draught @ CBC 2014 [ Green Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Funky Buddha Nib Smuggler Chocolate Porter ].
Clear dark black brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, sweet chocolate - milk chocolate, butterscotch, soured milk, vanilla. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light light acidic with a long duration, sweet milk chocolate, chocolate, vanilla. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20140503]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11833) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2014
CBC. Clear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and heavy cocoa. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 030514


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