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Funky Buddha Nib Smuggler Chocolate Porter
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RATINGS: 81   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is cocoa, chocolate, and roast. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is more cocoa. Its pretty strong. I like that. Only downside to this brew is the brown paper bag flavor. The oxidation is pretty strong.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (1174) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Sample @ CBC 2014. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is lots of dense smooth chocolate, vanilla, light bitter roasted notes. Taste is medium sweet chocolate with vanilla notes, light bitter cocoa, light/medium bitter finish. Medium bodied, oily texture and smooth carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3198) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Dark brown with off white head. Aroma and taste with loads of cacao, creamy yet light, a bit watery, some roasted notes and coffee

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2014

Draught @ CBC 2014 [ Green Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Funky Buddha Nib Smuggler Chocolate Porter ].
Clear dark black brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, sweet chocolate - milk chocolate, butterscotch, soured milk, vanilla. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light light acidic with a long duration, sweet milk chocolate, chocolate, vanilla. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20140503]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2014
CBC. Clear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and heavy cocoa. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 030514

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14304) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
writerljberg (631) - 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?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
humlelala (948) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10755) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (3370) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5600) - 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.


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