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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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (1989) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, vanilla. Taste is balanced cocoa sweet with light bitterness in the finish, althought dominated by vanilla. Body is light yet creamy and smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Tap at the Copenhagen beer festival... Deep black... Thin tan lacing... Dark sweet cocoa.. Lugt vanilla nose... Sweet vanilla... Ruch chocolate... Dark roast... Dark chocolate... Little too vanilla

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Valgreen (657) - DENMARK - MAY 3, 2014
Tap @ CBC, cph. Dark brown, small tan head, some lacing. Sweet milk chocolate, roasted notes, little smoke, cocoa. Medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7387) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
650ml bottle. Super rich and chocolatey porter, not suffering form too low of a body either.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (3161) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
Un ballon presque noir bu au Brass Tap de Pembroke Pines. Une mousse peu généreuse. Des arômes riches de cacao, de vanille grillée et de notes joliment rôties. Une bouche complètement débile de lait au chocolat, de café aromatisé et de vanille fraîche. Un corps souple avec une texture crémeuse à souhait et un pétillement modéré. Une finale profondément chocolatée avec de belles notes rôties qui empêchent l’éclosion de notes trop douces. Une autre folle bière de Funky.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndrewMichaelZ (61) - - APR 22, 2014
Just spectacular. More of a snack or dessert beer but extremely well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle shared with Timfoolery. Smelled of cocoa. Had the texture of Guiness on the mouth, but more chocolate and full flavored. Decent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle shared at Dunt’s Tasting (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich deeper blackish brown hue, well hazed with nice darker colors, good glow and frothy tannish head. Aromas are rich cocoa, roast and caramel. Big nib, touches of coffee. Initial is firm to strong nib presence, firm roast, toast, touches of coffee, faint creamy vanilla. Middle is a bit toasty, dry, sweet espresso coffee elements, a firmer body. Backend is dry, cocoa nib, touches of sweet caramel and cream. Finish is dry, roasty and toasty, big nib. Solid. A bit one dimensional.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4004) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Liter growler from beer_nerd305, thanks Adrian. Poured a medium density Tootsie Roll chocolate brown with an average sized foamy light brown head. Aroma and flavor of very light chocolate milk, cocoa powder, grains, brown toast. Nice medium body with average carbonation and a solid finish that is refreshing even though this is chocolate beer. Good beer but I was expecting a little more chocolate throughout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3553) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is strong cocoa nib and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel with rich chocolate and light vanilla with sweet finish. Very impressive.


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