Funky Buddha Nib Smuggler Chocolate Porter
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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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 14/20
yespr (29687) - 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 (28448) - 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 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
Hand bottle @ Papsø. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-whit ehead. Has a roasted malty coffee aroma with hints of chocolate. Sweetish roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocoalte finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12770) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10609) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8550) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (8544) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Draft… This beer rocks!… Pours very dark brown with a small, creamy, khaki head. The nose is jam-packed with chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. I’ve never experienced this level of intense chocolate in the aroma of a beer treated only with cacao nibs. Medium-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and busy carbonation. The flavor is moderately sweet and very chocolaty. Again, nibs, nibs, nibs, nothing but nibs! Finishes chocolaty and lightly sweet. Very refreshing, yet nourishing. Brazilian cacao is obviously “juiced” and probably illegal in the U.S., so drink it while they got it! World class brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (7898) - Carlsbad, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2012
On tap at Monk’s. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Lots of chocolate, roast, and cocoa. Sweet, coffee and roast. Tastes of sweetened coffee and chocolate. Very sweet, too sweet for my liking. Chocolate and cocoa on the finish.

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