Funky Buddha Nib Smuggler Chocolate Porter
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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle shared with Timfoolery. Smelled of cocoa. Had the texture of Guiness on the mouth, but more chocolate and full flavored. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5950) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle shared at Dunt’s Tasting (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich deeper blackish brown hue, well hazed with nice darker colors, good glow and frothy tannish head. Aromas are rich cocoa, roast and caramel. Big nib, touches of coffee. Initial is firm to strong nib presence, firm roast, toast, touches of coffee, faint creamy vanilla. Middle is a bit toasty, dry, sweet espresso coffee elements, a firmer body. Backend is dry, cocoa nib, touches of sweet caramel and cream. Finish is dry, roasty and toasty, big nib. Solid. A bit one dimensional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4217) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Liter growler from beer_nerd305, thanks Adrian. Poured a medium density Tootsie Roll chocolate brown with an average sized foamy light brown head. Aroma and flavor of very light chocolate milk, cocoa powder, grains, brown toast. Nice medium body with average carbonation and a solid finish that is refreshing even though this is chocolate beer. Good beer but I was expecting a little more chocolate throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is strong cocoa nib and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel with rich chocolate and light vanilla with sweet finish. Very impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thebullshornbar (74) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Although labeled as a porter by the brewer, I think rate beer has it right by classifying this under a sweet stout. This is really a decadent beer without being too cloying. The cocoa, vanilla, and almost milky creaminess combine together harmoniously while touch of bitterness comes around naturally, balancing the beer out. Overall this beer is rich but not too much so to have another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
firefly765 (141) - - MAR 1, 2014
32 ounce growler pours a very dark black with hints of reddish color. A tan head lasts about a minute. Big chocolate and vanilla aromas extremely full-bodied with residual sweetness chocolate and vanilla flavors with a nice amount of hop bitterness. Leaves a nice oil he feeling on your lips. Another very nicely done beer By Funky Buddha.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (1802) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2014
@ Stogies and Stouts 2014. finally got to try something from FB, and it was as amazing as predicted. a perfect porter if ever there was one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8747) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Growler shared at Woodshop 8. Pours a clear, deep red. Weaker foam. Nose is peanut shell, mild plastic. BMan described it as a new basketball. Taste is hazelnut tea, weak coffee. Palate is thin. Not sure what happened here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1401) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Aroma is yahoo. Chocolate watery aroma. Sweet forward with a milk chocolate back bone. For 6 percent pretty amazing. Nice balance I would get if local. Thin fading head. Only complaint a big to sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
zgaier (1462) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2013
On tap at Funky Buddha Oakland Park. Pours black with a brown head and light aroma of chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt and chocolate while light bodies with a smooth finish. Solid porter, not much more

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