Funky Buddha Nib Smuggler Chocolate Porter
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RATINGS: 87   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3rd May 2014
CBC Session 4. Opaque dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is light and dry with fine minerally carbonation. Chocolate powder accentuated dark malts, mildly sweet. Not much else going on here. Light dry finish. Pleasant enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (949) - Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2014
From Matt. Thanks! A: Dull black with a creme colored head. Lacing. N: Vanilla, cocoa, char, malt, wheat, black pepper, milk chocolate. Caramel and barley husk. Coffee. T: Moderately sweet and a rounding of bitterness. M: Creamy with a medium body. No alcohol. O: Chocolate bomb. Good coffee presence. Not nearly as great as last snow, but what could be?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
humlelala (1038) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2014
(on tap @ Mikkeller & Friends) Pours a deep brown with toffee head. Decent retention and lace. Aroma is chocolate and vanilla. Creamy texture, medium carbonation, full body and a roasted, chocolate bitter finish. Flavour is pretty loyal to the aroma with added bitterness in the finish. Quite good but overshadowed by my previous experience with the Maple Bacon Coffee Porter and perhaps chocolate porters become a bit too perfumey for me. I feel the same way about the Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout for example.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11390) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2014
Tap @ CBC, 14. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, strong chocolate and cocoa. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, little mlink chocolate, cocoa and a little bitter.5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (3624) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 30, 2014
Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. 4th Session. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, cocoa, toffee, alcohol, flavor of chocolate, cocoa, malt, medium bodied. nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (6304) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of choolate, roasted malt, caramel, vanilla, and notes of coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4236) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
Tap sample at CBC 2014. Clear deep mahogany brown body, small off-white head. Aroma is coffee liqueur, coconut, caramel, milk chocolate, hints of alcohol, nuts and bisquits. Taste is coconut, coffee liqueur, sweet nutty syrupy tones, milk chocolate and hints of nougat and straw. Medium body, soft to medium carbonation. Pleasant coffee milk stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Draught CBC 2014. Pitch black coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma. Sweetness ,roast, chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, light coffee. Flaovur. roast, chocoalte, vanilla, cocoa, coffee, caramel. Medium to full bodied. Ends Roasted bitter and sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2681) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Tap at Redlight. Reddish black pour. Huge cocoa aroma. Nice medium body with roasted grain and tons of chocolate Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (6337) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2014
[5/3/14] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. 4th session. Dark brown with a beige head. Milky aroma with chocolate and a cookie note. Sweetish flavor with milk chocolate, vanilla and a slightly drier finish. Medium-bodied.

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