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Lazy Boy Porter - Lazy Boy Brewing

Not Rated.
Lazy Boy PorterLazy Boy Porter

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28 Reviews
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Reviews: 28
Hads: 42
Avg: 3.28
pDev: 21.34%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lazy Boy Brewing visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BDTyre on 09-11-2007

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Reviews: 28 | Hads: 42
Reviews by RedDiamond:
Photo of RedDiamond
2.36/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A bad bottle. If I hadn't purchased it at the brewery I wouldn't bother to review it. But when the brewer himself puts his beer in your hands, it counts.

I enjoyed the glossy, motor oil blackness of this ale and was first taken aback by the unexpectedly sweet smell. Upon warming, that malt-sweet aroma departed, revealing an unwanted smell of overt spoilage. That smell was a shot across the bow. The flavor next arrived as tart and tawdry with unflattering roast qualities that tasted burnt. The beer also failed to toss up any lather.

Not a complete nightmare, but moving steadily in that direction.

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Photo of Seattle_Suds
3.62/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Bierleichen
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Bung
3.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz.
Got this instead of Snoquamaline(sp?) Steam Train, I think I got the short end of the stick a bit.
Appears a fairly deep brown with some white head. Aroma has some caramel and malt with a hint of milk chocolate. Taste is a mild mix of malt and caramel/chocolate. Not a lot here. Lighter bodied than expected, thin and a bit subdued, I'll be nice and not call it watery. Very drinkable, but it just doesn't make you want to drink much. No alcohol, but not much else either.

I don't think I got a bad bottle and it isn't a drain pour, but wow is it average.

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Photo of senorpoopypants
1.13/5  rDev -65.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Never in all my years drinking and enjoying Porters and stouts have I run across one I hate more than this. Poured from a 22oz. bottle into an imperial pint glass and brought the glass to my nose for a sniff. What a mistake. It smelled of folgers coffee mixed with pickle juice. I said to myself I spent 3.79 on this I better at least try to drink it. I was able to get a few gulps down but all I could taste was weak coffee and a strong pickly flavor. ICK!

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Photo of josiahschlender
3.27/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Lazy Boy was on tap at Concordia Alehouse, hadn't ever heard of the the brewery before.

The porter came out almost filled to the brim with very little head and left no lacing. Deep, dark brown with amber highlights. I might have given this a better score with a better pour, but I'm usually disappointed with no head.

Smell is not what I'm used to with Porters. Lots of sweet notes, like brown sugar, caramel, molasses. Some roasty grains, but mostly sweetness. Not detecting any hop aroma, either.

Taste is also very sweet. Caramel, brown sugar, molasses with some coffee. Even a bit of black licorice on the finish. Very little bittering. Flavors are pronounced, but not very intense. Mouthfeel is also quite thin. This porter comes across as watery, it probably could have used more carbonation. Actually, could have used more of everything. I don't mind the sweet flavors, but they could use more intensity. Backed up with more roastiness and bittering, I think this could be a good beer.

Hopefully this porter is a work in progress. I'd like to see it fill out some. With some substantial changes, I'd give it another shot down the road.

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Photo of DKRowden
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of mattmaples
3.58/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very very dark brown in color with a tan head that is dense but thin. The aroma is of roasted / black malts with coffee and chocolate tones you come to expect from the style. The flavors match the aroma in addition to a tart hop character and well placed bitterness.

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Photo of Braz
4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Point
3.23/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this beer as a sample from a beer rep (thank god for beer reps that understand sampling!)- 22oz bottle.

It poured to a nice solid black with about a quarter inch of nicely tan head that rapidly dissipated to a ring. Small amount of lacing.

The nose is overwhelmingly of roasted malt, with a tiny under note of coffee. No sense of any hops, at least in the smell.

The taste delivers what the nose promised- lots of roasted malts with a touch of coffee, just the slightest of bittering at the end. Very watery, unfortunately. Has the consistency of a lager, with the taste of a porter.

All in all a reasonable beer, not to expensive (if I was to buy it). Nothing amazing, but also not horrid!

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Photo of Bis4beer70
4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

Photo of froghop
2.89/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours a jet black with a large mocha head, good lacing.

smell is strange, sour, cocoa, some coffee, some roasted nuts in the background.

taste has a sour, chocolate, some hops, and light on the coffee, end has a aftertaste that is dry, some bitter, and sour.

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Photo of lifeboyq
4.02/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a corny keg filled at the brewery into a good ol' fashioned beer mug.

Appearance is of a chestnut brown with hues of amber in its attempt to be translucent.

Smell is of malt and the residuals of fermentation, but not hot.

Taste is a very nice balance of sweet and bitter with slight chocolate, toffee, roasted barley.

Drinkability is awesome as this is a well balanced session porter.

If you are looking for something you can session that is well balanced, this is a fantabulous offering. It lacks the depth that one would seek out in a world class beer but thats not what it is trying to be.

For what it is, highly recommended.

All of Shawn's offerings are solid, and this is no exception. He's a pretty good dude too.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: utterly black with no light let through. Head was two fingers of dark tan foam which dissipated rather quickly. Not bad.

Smell: rich roasted-grain aroma with hints of chocolate; unfortunately, the principal defining aroma is a strong tartness. I know tartness comes with the territory when you've got a lot of roasted grains, but this is really over the top.

Taste: tartness comes over into the flavor in a strong way as well. There is some nice coffee flavor here to complement the aroma's chocolate notes, but the roasty tartness really outdoes this. Hops appear a little bit toward the end as raw bitterness and a slight vegetable character. Really, this tastes more like an over-roasted dry stout. Not awful, but kind of ... amateur.

Mouthfeel: the mouthfeel is not half bad here; there is enough carbonation to help the light-medium body achieve a rather nice smoothness. That said, there is an acidic astringency (again, the tartness) which does detract a little from the experience. Could be worse, though.

Drinkability: well, it's a decent beer but for this over-roasted tartness. I feel like they could probably back off from some of the roasted malts and get a solid porter out of the deal. And, though I'm not a huge fan of this level of tartness in the flavor, it does keep me wanting another sip, so its drinkability and ability to refresh are oddly high.

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Photo of italianstallion
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice black color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy dark tan color head, which does leave some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some hops, and a nice touch of toffee/coffee. The taste is malty, with some slight bitterness, with some notes of toffee/coffee. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a tasty brew from Lazy Boy, they make some nice one's.

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Photo of LCBREW
3.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz into a goblet.
A-Poured dark brown/garnet with 1/2 a finger of dirty white head which settled to a rim of bubbles. No lacing to speak of, but the glass had just been used/rinsed (i know, beer foul)

S-No aroma at all when fridge cold. After it sat out for 15-20min minimal aroma of malt, cocoa, and biscuit

T-when fridge cold I got nothing but astringent roasted malt. After it warmed up its mildly roasyt, still a mild tart astringency but not bad. Just a hint of fruit. Finished a pleasant cocoa powder and a bit lactic on the sides and back of he tongue.

M-Well carbonated but a thin body. Finishes dry and leaves little on the palate but astringency. Thin and watery.

O-All in all not as bad as I first thoguht it would be. Like a dry stout with a touch more Alcohol and body, but not much more.
Easy to drink in that it doesn't stick around to much on your palate. Glad i tried it but won't buy again.

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Photo of drunkjarret
3.54/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brentk56
2.76/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown color witha thick tan head that hangs around for a while and leaves a few shards

Smell: An odd combination of roasty black bread and a sour dark fruit element

Taste: Starts out nicely enough, with roasty chocolate and black bread flavors; by mid-palate, however, the sourness dominates the flavor profile and persists into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Something is not quite right with this recipe - beyond the sourness, the mouthfeel is a bit thin and the traditional porter flavors are understated

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Photo of Arbitrator
2.82/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Chilled bottle into a glass. Recommended by ramnuts, who graciously shipped it down after I bought it in Portland. Thanks, Frank.

Shared at a tasting with ipa247.

A: Pours pitch brown, with half a finger of short-lived mocha head. It has a moderate collar, with some spots of lacing.

S: Roasty, with a hint of dark fruit. Chocolate and coffee.

T: Roasty and chocolatey up front. No dark fruits despite what I smelled. There's coffee in the finish, which leads to a vegetal aftertaste (I've noticed this in coffee beers where the flavor isn't incorporated properly).

M: Thin-bodied (light to medium), low-medium carbonation, malty finish.

D: It goes down very well. I'm not a huge fan of the finish, but it's drinkable and IIRC pretty cheap.

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Photo of Ryan9118
3.66/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Beer pours dark, dark brown/black. Head was light brown and pretty thin. Keeps a light head the whole time you're drinking it. I like dark beers, so this looks good to me.

It smells sweet. Butterscotch and caramel mixed together, with a little hint of coffee, and a hint of smoke. Slightly hoppy.

The mouth feel is pretty thin. For a dark beer like this, I was expecting it to be a little thicker. I think it would be better that way. A little bit of a carbonated feel to it, especially if you swirl it in your mouth.

I don't have a very good palate, but it starts out pretty sweet. A little bitter when you swallow, and leaves a smokey, slightly chocolatey aftertaste in your mouth. Overall I think it's pretty good. I wouldn't have a problem drinking a few of these. The thin mouth feel is a little iffy, but not a deal breaker. 5.5% alcohol.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.29/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ronbo5421
4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of BDTyre
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent porter offering. I remember seeing bottles of Lazy Boy in Seattle and never bothering to pick it up...maybe I'll reconsider now.

Dark-brown to black colour with a fair head. Typical roasted malt scent with chocolate coffee notes and your typical American porter sweet-sour character.

Solid, if slightly overdone porter taste. Better than some American porters I've tasted in that this falls more in line with a porter where many Am. porters come of as stouts. Good carbonation, no bad aftertaste.

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Lazy Boy Porter from Lazy Boy Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.