smaynard6000 (1224) - Apopka, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with small brown head. Aroma is strongly coconut. Somewhat sweet with strong coconut presence with coffee and a bit of chocolate malt. Full bodied. Very good. Jow (4028) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2017
Bottle at temp apt for Thursday night football bought for hypes sake. Fine dark pour. Nose dark chocolate and coconut. Tastes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, coconut but not in sickening way as I often find coconut can be, some booze. Nice palate. But still the coconut proved a bit much for me probably prefer just the straight base porter if that available. Alengrin (5629) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2017
Coconut, coffee and white chocolate porter from this renowned Florida brewery, tasted at the B.U.M.B.A. event in Antwerp. Thick and moussy, pale greyish beige head, very dark mahogany-ruddy brown robe bordering on black, but still translucent. Aroma of caramel sauce, coconut flesh, almond shavings, hazelnut oil, canned corn, 'haemoglobin' iron, cold coffee, cooked red cabbage with brown sugar, amaretto. Sweet onset, figs and stewed plums, almond-like flavour which I presume has to represent the white chocolate factor without actually tasting like it, blackberry sourish and thin umami accents; creamy, slick mouthfeel, peanut- and butterscotch-like thick maltiness, sweet and nutty with this blackberry-coloured sourishness continuing; iron-like edges too but not unnaturally so. Lots of coconut and considerably less, but well-dosed coffee flavour the finish along with lingering malt bittersweetness, spicy hop bitterness and some warming alcohol - more so than expected from a beer of not even 7% ABV, actually. Technically not entirely perfect but nonetheless a fascinating, very tasty and classy porter. BlazerT (1216) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 19, 2017
Nice, creamy, mild chocolate with moderate coconut notes. There is not so much coffee here, light to moderate vanilla notes. Texture is like in regular porter. Taste is moderately to light heavy sweet, some chocolate. As for a porter this is nice and complex brew. fiery1 (1561) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2017
650ml bottle @ home(thanks Sergiy). Pours a opaque blackish brown with a small beige head. Nose is coconut, vanilla, chocolate, and hints coffee. Flavour is the same, moderately sweet. Delicious, with a slight bitter finish.
beerplace (1932) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2017
650ml bottle (thx, Chris S.!) shared at Brian’s. Pours a very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is coconut, vanilla, coffee some roasted malt. Similar taste. Very nice. Ahuth (642) - Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2017
Bottle. Pours black. Thick head. The aroma is amazing. Best smelling beer. Huge coconut, chocolate, hints of coffee. The palate is thin wishing a little more thick. However the taste is great. Nice coconut. Hints of vanilla coffee and chocolate. I was curious about the hype and glad I bought a bottle to try it. Kapsel (418) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 17, 2017
Kapsel is drinking a Last Snow (2017) by Funky Buddha Brewery
Kokos, kawa, bardzo lekkie, trochę czekoladowy, aromat lepszy niz smak thepatrickman (1452) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2017
Perhaps Im just the outlier here, but I found that this one tasted really artificial. Theres the usual Funky Buddha combination of a well crafted base beer (the underlying porter here is clean, slightly roasted, and bitter-dry at the end)augmented with a whole lot of wackiness. The coffee hit me first, and it was really great -- its strong and it mixes well with the porters flavors. But the coconut lingers, and after a while its the only taste that was left on my tongue. To me, it tasted artificial, with an unpleasant combination of chemicals and cloyingness. I tried to like it -- Ive enjoyed everything else that Ive had from FB -- but eventually the coconut grossed me out.
Experimentation has some hits and some misses, and its not always for everyone. For me, this one didnt work.