Lazy Boy Porter - Lazy Boy Brewing
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4.03/5 rDev +21.8%
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.
09-25-2009 00:30:19 | More by lifeboyq
4/5 rDev +20.8%
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.
09-20-2008 19:23:23 | More by Wasatch
British Columbia (Canada)
4/5 rDev +20.8%
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.
09-11-2007 08:21:18 | More by BDTyre
4/5 rDev +20.8%
On tap at the Red Hot, served in a shaker pint, Lazy Boy's Porter is a dark blackish brown with small tan head, creamy collar leaving light lace.
Smell is a bit of butterscotch diacetyl and chocolate
Taste is really big on the chocolate but with a nice acrid (black patent) bite to cut the sweetness and keep the finish dry, helped by a light chalkness as well. Nice porter, but the mineral like chalkiness caught up to me mid-pint and it went from great to good.
Mouthfeel is crisp and sharp, nice bite to it that is refreshing, medium light body.
Drinkability is pretty good, a tasty little porter, went down easy.
01-07-2009 00:12:54 | More by ccrida
3.7/5 rDev +11.8%
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.
05-17-2008 06:55:26 | More by Ryan9118
3.63/5 rDev +9.7%
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.
03-22-2008 00:40:36 | More by mattmaples
3.6/5 rDev +8.8%
I got this brew from thethrone, Thanks Adam!
22oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.
L - black color with a small brown head that thinned to a ring leaving some lacing.
S - roasted malty aroma.
T - roasted coffee taste with some light bittering on the finish.
F - medium bodied with a thin feel.
D - it goes down real easy.
01-12-2009 22:24:26 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
3.58/5 rDev +8.2%
A - Dark, inpenetrable brown color. Hige, espresso brown head slowly fades to leave a solid, one-finger cap. Only thing lacking is decent lacing. Excellent looking porter.
S - Roasted malts dominate the nose. Hints of roasted nuts and fresh baked dark breads. A light aroma of dark fruits is present as well.
T - Roasted notes are present initially. A light, sour fruitiness of dark cherries and plum is present and not exactly pleasant. Some dark chocolate notes are present in the finish. Overall, a touch too much fruit and not quite enough roastiness in the taste. A decent beer, but nothing great.
M/D - Medium bodied and somewhat creamy. Very easy drinking. Excellent carbonation gives a lively feel without being too much for a porter.
03-27-2009 20:03:34 | More by ckeegan04
3.58/5 rDev +8.2%
The Lazy Boy porter poured black as night with a 2 finger soapy head that left quickly eroding lacing.
The smell was nice, roasted malts with coffee. The taste was a strong malt background with the bitter coffee taking over the show after that. It was very thin in the mouth and didn't have much body. Overall it was a good porter with chocolate, coffee and bitterness stealing the spotlight.
10-23-2008 04:36:20 | More by cswhitehorse
3.58/5 rDev +8.2%
Well, it certainly looks like a porter, but it's hard to avoid that. Small, dark and creamy head that fades fast and leaves little lacing. Taste is all right, slight coffee, slight smoke, a little light for a porter. Mouthfeel is a little thin and watery.
On tap at Pub 85 in Kirkland, WA.
11-18-2008 04:01:59 | More by snaotheus
3.28/5 rDev -0.9%
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.
03-22-2008 19:37:45 | More by josiahschlender
3.2/5 rDev -3.3%
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!
02-18-2009 02:23:06 | More by Point
3.2/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
03-13-2010 08:11:51 | More by flagmantho
3.13/5 rDev -5.4%
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.
01-08-2010 04:01:33 | More by Bung
3.13/5 rDev -5.4%
A 22 oz. bottle picked up recently at Beaumont Market, poured to a 'Widmer' Pint glass.
ABV (listed on bottle label) is 5.5%.
A: Poured vigorously, which earned me a lofty head, at least 3-fingers, of bubbly/frothy light tan. It subsides after a couple minutes, resting then as a denser cream upon a pitch dark porter. Only a sliver of mahogany-brown shows when held to strong light.
S: Likable 'porter' smell of robust, cocoa-like malts with a light vanilla and subtly spicy hopping. Mostly, I just gather dark malt roastedness with a deep inhale.
T: Hmmm....oddly tart. Is this oxidized? Has a good dark chocolate/roasted coffee bean quality beneath a strangely astringent lemony acidity. My tongue curled a little with each sip...
M: Medium body with a thinner finish. Modest carbonation with a lasting dark, almost smoky, bittering. I like the aftertaste and lingering bitterness more than the actual flavor.
D: Had some higher expectations for this one, having enjoyed their Belgian and seasonal Mistletoe Bliss. This porter, however, doesn't impress as much. May return to it at some point, but wouldn't miss it if I didn't.
07-07-2008 05:39:10 | More by msubulldog25
3.1/5 rDev -6.3%
22oz bottle purchased at Jim's Homebrew for $4.75. No freshness date. The label indicated the abv was 5.5%, btw.
Poured a deep, dark brown, with a couple inches of tight, mocha foam. Spotty lace.
The nose was odd. Sure there's the usual bitter roasty notes commonly associated with the style, and some dark chocolate scent. But there's also a weird, butterscotch-like sweetness. It's different from the kind of butterscotch flavor that one encounteres when a beer is past it's prime. It seems deliberate somehow, but it doesn't really work.
The weirdness carries over to the taste. At the beginning of the taste, the first flavor is the smack of bitter, coffee-ish roasted malts to the palate, with bittersweet dark chocolate hovering in the background. Then the butterscotch kicks in and stands out like a sore thumb. I'm still thinking this is somehow deliberate, because the fadeout features a sour acidity in sufficient force to indicate it's supposed to offset the sweetness.
Medium bodied, with a more prickly mouthfeel than I would have expected from the style.
An odd, odd beer. It's not exactly unpleasant, but not really what I was hoping for in a porter. Kind of makes me think of a beer that is still going through an R&D period. I might try it in a couple of years to see if it's been improved upon, should it still be available. Until then, I see no reason to make a place for it in my regular rotation.
04-06-2008 09:00:41 | More by woemad
Lazy Boy Porter from Lazy Boy Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.