keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: The body is opaque black through all but the center, the edges show a clear mahogany to garnet color. The head is tall with good retention, it settles into a coating that coats the entirety of the surface.
Aroma: The aroma is coming off a tad rubbery with hints of lactose, roasted malts and cocoa. Overall the aroma is very restrained though.
Taste: Lots of lactose up front with a very muted malt presence, that hints at roasted malts and semi-dark chocolate with a slightly rubbery finish.
Palate: Soft bodied, like I’m drinking milk, with very light carbonation.
Overall: My first Funky Buddha beer has been a disappointment, this is too heavy on the lactose and I keep picking up rubber hints. Perhaps the growler just didn’t survive the shipping process.
zgaier (1460) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Funky Buddha Boca. Pours brown with a brown head and aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is toasty, roasted malt and light chocolate with a roasty finish. Seemed a little off however, lacks some flavor for a porter
theisti (3296) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz sampler draft at the brewpub in Boca Raton, Florida. The pour is black brown, slight haze, and a small light tan head. The aroma is cocoa sweet, light char, and some molasses malt. The taste is a blend of cocoa sweet, molasses, and then finishes with the light roast. Nice balance of flavors. The palate is medium bodied, soft carbonation, and a clean dry mineral finish. Nice Porter.
Fritz123 (1123) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2013 One of my favs at the Funky Buddha. Tap. Pours a jet black with a decent thin brown head. Aroma is strong with coffee, roasted nuts, and cocoa/chocolates. The taste is very good with huge coffee flavors, thick milky taste, malts, roasted cocoa, chocolate and a light sweetness that makes you want to have more.
Lubiere (10453) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark porter with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a smooth chocolate malt with lightly peated notes, coffee, nice. In mouth, a smooth sweet chocolate with some nice light smoked notes, nice and smooth, some vanilla, well done. On tap at brewpub, Feb. 13 2013.
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rich in coffee and roasted malts. It's a porter. Good but nothing really new.
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Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared at CBC - Clerkenwell, London during the 1st Birthday Celebration. Thanks to Ken for this beer. I believe this was a handbottle or growler. Pours rich brown with a foamy, tan head. Some tandy dark malts on the nose. Medium sweet flavor, lightly roasty, with some honey and plenty of tang. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Light to medium sweet finish with tangy, lightly roasted malts and a mead-like honey note. If the tang here is intentional, it isn’t great; however, I’m guessing it’s not on purpose - a pity, as this is my first beer from Funky Buddha.
Jow (2263) - New York, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery very late on a Monday evening. Pours jet black with light chocolate nose. tastes of cocoa, coffee, cola, earth, leather, vanilla, and malt. dry roasty finish.
OmegaX (1283) - Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at dat Buddha. Nose is mainly roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate, and more roast. Very coffee/roast forward. Pour is pitch black, with an off-white head. Flavors are chocolate, roast, and coffee. Not bad.
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Funky Buddha. Pours near black with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, light coffee. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, light hop bitterness, and finishes dry. Nice solid porter.