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Funky Buddha Raspberry Porter
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 14, 2011
On draft at the Buddha. Dark pour with no real head to speak. Aroma is dominated by the raspberries, but that should be no surprise. The flavor is a nice combo of chocolate, raspberries and malt. The raspberries really do take center stage, which is OK for some, but if it was toned down a little it would be a little more sessionable, but still a great effort on the Buddha’s part

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9041) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Growler… Cloudy, dark brown ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The aroma is full of raspberry puree atop a base of very nice mocha. Medium-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is a tad medicinal, but provide loads of fresh raspberry goodness that plays nicely with what is essentially an afterthought of raspy, dry mocha. Finishes tangy, fruity, mildly bitter and ashy. Growler courtesy of hankchinaski!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2011
On draft at Funky Buddha. Pours a dark brown with a soapy tan head. Nose is slight roast, and a hint of earth, but then the assertive raspberries try and block out the flavors like a game of monkey-in-the-middle. Flavor is chocolate, hints of roast, and maybe some lactose, but the raspberries stand in front of the other flavors like a safety patrol. Don’t get me wrong, the beer is enjoyable, and the raspberries are complimentary, but I wish more of the porter would come out.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Kevin was very upfront that the base beer for this was a failed batch of Pitii porter that overattenuated. And he wasn’t wrong. The nose on this beer is perfect and the perfect marriage of raspberry and chocolatey roast. Sadly the flavor while it has a great raspberry presence up front with a nice creamy chocolate mid palate fades into a super super ashy dry finishy that really kills some of the palate overall and makes the beer rather tough to love. This one will be a rerate down the road as I know Kevin plans to make this again with a nonfailed batch of Pitii. And when he does its going to be great.,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2210) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Growler shared by Kevin himself. Pour was reddish brown. The nose is straight up raspberry. The taste follows suit with wonderful raspberry on lead vocals and a slow smooth roasty porter supporting band. Another fine beer by the Buddha.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Tap pour sampled outside the brewpub adjacent to the parking lot and amid lots of hip ‘too cool for school’ cigarette smokers. It poured up deep amber with infra red edges and light colored mocha head. The aroma is full up raspberry juice to go along with leafy shrub like earthiness, a mild level of dark roasted malts and a faint sense of chocolate well off in the background. The taste is . . . wow, that’s a lot of raspberry . . . too much really. The juicy raspberry seems to have smothered the once robust roastiness and leaving it just a faint shadow of what it once was before the treatment.


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