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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Our search for the finest cocoa nibs brought us to the far corners of the earth. We tried them all: raw nibs from Guatemala; roasted jewels from the West Indies. But the most potent, intensely chocolatey ones we found hailed from the far-away reaches of Brazil. But there was one problem. We had to get them back. So with sacks in tow, we stole away with those precious nibs and smuggled them, along with fragrant Madagascar vanilla beans, deep into the reaches of a pitch black milk porter. And so, Nib Smuggler Chocolate Milk Porter was born.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smaynard6000 (931) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small light brown head. Aroma is roasted coffee and chocolate. Mellow chocolate flavor with a touch of vanilla. Smooth on the palate with a somewhat sweet finish. Medium bodied and easy drinking. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1296) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours nearly black with mahogany at the edges and topped by a small, smooth layer of tan colored foam that slowly settles to the body below and leaving streaks of lace around the glass. The aroma is really nice showing notes of rich, milk chocolate, toasted vanilla, and lactose followed by light roast and toasted caramel malt base. The flavor follows with the milk chocolate, dark malts, and toasted vanilla that is balanced out nicely by some earthy roast that adds just a touch of bitterness. Medium bodied and smooth with a slick mouthfeel and balanced carbonation that leads to a roasty and sweet cocoa finish. Really tasty milk Porter that is well executed. Funky Buddha never seems to disappoint.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
S_Side_Smitty (689) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2016 Pours deep brown-black with a reddish hue and a tan head. Aroma is chocolate with a tinge of coffee. Taste is chocolate milk straight up with a little toasty bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8987) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Green, earthy cocoa is laced in vanilla and caramel, as roastiness attempts to tighten up this flavourful but rough Porter-like concoction.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the floatie-laden dark brown.
-Coke-like angles are found.
-This is not too sweet, which is a plus, but the flavour positioning could be improved upon.
-A bit like Cigar City, I feel like Funky Buddha Is all across the map quality-wise. Too many different brews being attempted and no time to make them all perfect.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Berard (570) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with thick creme colored head. Nice vanilla flavor with a slight tartness. Too thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Pours a dark brown color with light tan head. Chocolate, wholly chocolate on the nose, with some vanilla sweetness; follows onto the palate. Medium to full bodied, very smooth. Finishes with nice chocolate and vanilla notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3455) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Pours dark brown color with tan head. Big chocolate aroma with vanilla and lightly roasted malt. Sweet milk chocolate and vanilla flavors with some roasted malt. Very sweet. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bkurtz (1018) - PERU - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle - Pours a dark brown with some highlights. Sweet, coco nib aroma with some off lactose notes. I like some notes, but not others. Interesting, but not well crafted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (1109) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2015
Merci à Jonathan pour le partage! Un sweet stout agréable et savoureux. La bière est noire et présente une jolie tête blanche maculée. Beaucoup de chocolat en bouche et au nez dans un liquide très sucré sans toutefois trop l’être. Belle densité sans être sirupeuse, une vanille mêlée à un chocolat sucré dans lequel se cache une cerise à la manière d’un cherry blossom. Bonne bière apprenant à un style que j’affectionne habituellement peu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3472) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle received in trade from MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity! solid black with a huge frothy off white head. Huge chocolate aromas and flavor. Chocolate milk porter is right, and its pretty damn good too.

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