Funky Buddha Nib Smuggler Chocolate Porter
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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ovechkinator (18) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Pours brown with a light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, smoke and roasted malt. Sweet flavor of roasted malt, with a bit of hops and dark chocolate. Very smooth and drinkable. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Bottle shared by Rustyham. Pours deep brown black with a dissipating brown head. Aroma of dried cocoa and ale esters. Medium to full bodied with semi soft carbonation. Flavor of chocolate, dark roasted malts, and mild bittering hops. What made this one really interesting is that you picked up some nutshell flavors, and that it was not overly sweet. Semi dry finish. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10610) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2011
bottle at papsoe tasting, shared by plovmand. dark clear amber , small light brown head. charchoal, sweet roasted malts, salty peanuts in the aroma. that’s a first. flavor is roasted stuff, powdered sugar, nuts, sweet malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear deep red/brown - white head. Coffee, fruity, licorice, light acid, milkey, vanilla, grainy, smokey, carcoal, dusty notes, smooth mouthfeeling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rustyham (1711) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2011
handbottle from a trade with Maltzilla, thanks Diego! Pitch Black, strong smell of chili powder, jalapenos and dark cacao nibs. flavor is creamy dark chocolate and very smooth, vanilla and milky sweetness. this is damn good. A true winner.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8558) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Dark pour. Chocolate heaven! Smells of rich, earthy chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is so smooth, loaded with chocolate, sweet vanilla. Just a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2011
22 fl oz bottle, courtesy of Plovmand. Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is cocao, coffee and dark toffee malt. Vanilla dense and dark roasted malty flavoured. Bitter and dry, rather persisting vanilla into the finish. Ends dry dark malty yet lasting vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28462) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma coffee, vanilla, and roasted matl. The flavor is sweet with notes of coffee, roasted malt, and alcoho, leading to a roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6178) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Growler. Thanks a lot Hopscotch!! It pours black with a dense beige head. The aroma is charcoal, chocolate, hard roasted malt, light smoke and coffee. The flavour is charcoal, roasted malt, dusty hops, old chocolate and light coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Plovmand. Pours an opaque dark brown with a reddish hue and a dense and lacing beige head. Very dry coffeeish aroma. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, carbonation is a little low, sweet roast, coffee and vanilla with a little dry roast in the finish. 170611

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