Lazy Boy Porter - Lazy Boy Brewing
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2.95/5 rDev -10.9%
Got as an extra, so not bad. Just don't think I would buy it!
A: A 1+ fingered head with good retention formed atop this dark brown brew from a hard pour into a standard pint glass. Unfortunately, as the head settled it left no lacing.
S: Hints of caramel mix well with grainy, earthy, chocolate malts. Some vanilla and cream notes pokes through adding some much needed character.
T: Bitter hints of coffee make a showing, toffee notes are subtle and overshadowed by an unexpected lemon tartness.
M: Well carbonated, light bodied considering the style, crisp finish.
O: Take the lemon tartness out and this would have been a more enjoyable tasting.
05-07-2012 19:54:10 | More by tjkinate
1.13/5 rDev -65.9%
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!
08-21-2011 22:39:41 | More by senorpoopypants
3.03/5 rDev -8.5%
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.
11-24-2010 04:48:25 | More by LCBREW
2.63/5 rDev -20.5%
Poured a dark brown color with good carbonation and a dirty white head. Looked pretty thin on the pour. Nose is roasted malt, funk and sour. Not impressive. Taste is wham. Funk, some cocoa, roasted malt and thin. Mouthfeel is sour, tart, cocoa, coffee and dry, roasted malt. Barely drinkable.
03-26-2010 02:31:52 | More by barleywinefiend
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
2.78/5 rDev -16%
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.
01-17-2010 07:46:01 | More by Arbitrator
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
2.63/5 rDev -20.5%
Bottle purchased from Liquidsolutions.
Appearance: Pours almost opaque witha 1 finger off white crown that shows little retention and some lace.
Smell: Medium roasted malt, loads of chocolate, and a hint of soap.
Drinkability: I drain poured it.
12-26-2009 01:38:42 | More by koopa
2.38/5 rDev -28.1%
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.
12-10-2009 02:21:35 | More by RedDiamond
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
2.9/5 rDev -12.4%
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.
07-25-2009 01:54:00 | More by froghop
2.73/5 rDev -17.5%
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
07-16-2009 23:17:17 | More by brentk56
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
3.2/5 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
3.6/5 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
Lazy Boy Porter from Lazy Boy Brewing
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