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Funky Buddha Nib Smuggler Chocolate Porter
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RATINGS: 84   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31178) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29287) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6480) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - 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

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dosbeerigos (24) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Had on draft at the Funky Buddha. Strong chocolate nose and flavor dominates this beer. The smell and taste are on point. Out of all the chocolate beers this is one of my favorites that are available. The only thing that I would change about this beer is add about this beer is the mouthfeel. While it is solid I would like more of a thicker consistency. Overall one of my favorite Buddha Beers that have been released so far. Serving type: on-tap

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slimbrundage (80) - USA - JUN 7, 2011
Dark brown to black with a thin slightly tan head. The aroma is all dark chocolate with hints of caramel and dark roast coffee. Medium bodied. The flavor is dry bakers chocolate with a hint of spice and coconut, very well balanced. I find that many chocolate beers are either overly sweet or lacking in the chocolate department, this one is right in the middle, good flavorful chocolate but dry and drinkable. Well done.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Beer thanks to phaleslu. Thanks Peter. Pours black with no head. Aroma is cacao nibs, coffee, cacao beans and peppers. Flavor is heavy chocolate, cacao nibs, fudge and a little coffee. Medium bodied and light carbonation. overall a really good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6502) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2011
32 oz. growler from hopscotch- thanks a ton, Eric! Pours an opaque brown color, basically black, with some tan bubbles around the edge. Crazy aroma of rich green peppers, cacao nibs, cocoa beans, coffee, wood, and earth. Flavor is all kinds of chocolate- cacao, cocoa beans, fudge- plus a little coffee and roasted malts. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, chocolaty mouthfeel and mild carbonation. So rich and decadent. Really a unique beer. Never heard of Brazilian nibs before this but they’re pretty wild.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Thanks to Casey, again... brown with a light tan head... the nose is interesting, smells like cherry coca cola with light bitter cocoa nibs and vanilla, so interesting... the taste is tons of cocoa nibs, a bit of peppers, some nice malt, super unique, try this

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wavers1 (877) - Notown, California, USA - MAY 26, 2011
22oz, fresh off the truck from Hopscotch, thanks a ton! pours a nice dark brown black with a medium sized light brown head that fades fast. aroma and taste are insanely rich, smooth, creamy, silky notes of cocoa, marshmallow, light vanilla and caramel. a nice bitter balance exists for the huge amount of sweetness present. reminds me of surly four in many ways, nly other beer ive had with this fullness. overall a world class beer, very delicious. i hope i get to try this again one day!


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