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Funky Buddha Nib Smuggler Chocolate Porter
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RATINGS: 81   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8175) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1140) - 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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
zgaier (1316) - 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 16, 2013
On draft at brewery, this one was cool, very delicious chocolate flavors with a great rich body, not cloying

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerFanDan17 (974) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Very unique brew. Hints of dr pepper, raspberry, and chocolate. Pours black w short head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Pours unclear thick dark cocoa with a big creamy lacey beige cocoa head. Aroma is light nutty vanilla wafers. Flavors brings sweet dark cacao nibs on a pure clean and lightly creamy body. It is not too roasted or sweet at all, but a nice balance of malts and dark cacao.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrewFace (706) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2013
At brewery grand opening....this was delicious. Aroma of chocolate and dark malts. Tasted like nesquik chocolate milk, so good. In the top of my FB favs

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1359) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Pours a dark black color with a nice head. Nose is chocolate and espresso. Taste is sweet chocolate and full of flavor, alcohol hidden well. Finish is sweet and very drinkable. Nice quaff score 8 / 10 On at the new Funky Brewery in Oakland Park .

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (684) - - OCT 5, 2012
Tap at Funky Buddha’s 2nd year anniversary. Black, tan head. Nose is artificial chocolate (though I know it’s real nibs) and coffee. Taste is cocoa, dark chocolate. Dry, bitter finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Draft at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia, PA. Pours a dark chocolate brown color that’s almost black and opaque except for faint mahogany edges when held to a light. One and a half finger beige head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Robust roasty aroma with a nice balance of dark malt, lactic cream and sweeter notes. There’s a strong dark chocolate presence along with robust coffee bean and oatmeal countered by sweeter cooca, toffee, caramel and hazelnut. Faint earthy hops as well. Medium bodied but a bit thinner than expected with an intense overly roasted dark malt character that dominates the flavor. Really dry and bitter with hints of burnt toast, charred malt, robust coffee, dark chocolate and oatmeal. Not nearly as complex or well balanced as the nose suggests. Subtle lactic creaminess but all of the sweeter notes are completely overpowered by the roasted dark malts and intense dark chocolate flavor. Not a bad beer but very one dimensional and verging on acrid. Disappointing, especially coming from a brewery that I usually enjoy which specializes in dessert beers.


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