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Lazy Boy Porter - Lazy Boy Brewing

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Lazy Boy PorterLazy Boy Porter

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BA SCORE
77
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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 18.43%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BDTyre on 09-11-2007)
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hellbilly

Arizona

3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

bomber by way of riversideAK...

pours opaque brownish black (same shade as the bottle) with a purple-ish orange tinted short lived medium brown head.

defined sour cheesy caramel-y note (diacetyl?) kinda works in this case. combine that with aromas of chocolate covered figs, dark raisins, light wood, toasted grains and perfumey flowers.

flavors of roast and roasty sourness, coffee, chocolate cream and mild floral hoppiness. a dry finish leads into some ashiness then to a chocolate-like aftertaste. light to medium body thins as it warms and gives a rather sharp mouth feel.

not bad. it just feels like it's missing something. the sourness is a bit overwhelming for the lack of depth and watery mouth feel.
6/4/6/3/13/3.1

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2009 18:45:27 | More by hellbilly
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ccrida

Oregon

4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2009 00:12:54 | More by ccrida
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snaotheus

Washington

3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2008 04:01:59 | More by snaotheus
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cswhitehorse

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2008 04:36:20 | More by cswhitehorse
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Wasatch

Utah

4/5  rDev +20.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2008 19:23:23 | More by Wasatch
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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.13/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2008 05:39:10 | More by msubulldog25
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Ryan9118

Washington

3.7/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2008 06:55:26 | More by Ryan9118
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Ebony with a small handful of sparkling garnet highlights when bright morning sunshine is allowed to enter the glass. The two finger crown is the exact color of a double chocolate milkshake and does a pretty good job of decorating the glass with amoeba-like lace. This porter looks for all the world like a stout.

The nose isn't rich enough, roasted malty enough or powerful enough (even when taking style into consideration). It smells like a mixture of carob and tart fruit juice. Let's see if this beer can turn it around where it matters most.

How can the brewery responsible for the excellent Lazy Boy IPA and the good Mistletoe Bliss release a beer like Porter? One good thing is that it isn't as sour fruity as expected. One bad thing is that it's horribly undermalted and, therefore, unacceptably thin. In the end, good is balanced by bad. Which results in a taste score of... strictly average.

The malt bill consists of pale, crystal, Munich and chocolate. Lazy Boy might have favored the darker end of that lineup, but a great deal more malt is needed before this ale has any hope of getting off the ground, much less soaring. You shouldn't have been so lazy here, guys.

Other than watery carob/cocoa and a small splash of watery instant coffee, there isn't much to experience. Oh yeah, an unripe fig fruity sourness is present, which stops just short of annoying. If the origin of that particular flavor is hops, there sure isn't much bitterness to go along with it.

The mouthfeel would barely be appropriate on a Light American Porter, if there was such a beast. It's watery and is underbubbled to boot. I'm glad that my impression of this brewery was colored by my first two beers rather than by this one.

Lazy Boy Porter could use a lot more ambition and a better work ethic. Jacking up the malt load would help immensely, but a couple more tweaks are in order as well. Bottom line: if you're looking for a good Pacific Northwest porter, keep looking.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2008 15:17:20 | More by BuckeyeNation
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woemad

Washington

3.1/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2008 09:00:41 | More by woemad
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josiahschlender

Oregon

3.28/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2008 19:37:45 | More by josiahschlender
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mattmaples

Oregon

3.63/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2008 00:40:36 | More by mattmaples
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Dubbercody

Washington

3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle purchased at By the Bottle in Vancouver, WA.

Dark, dark pour. Nice tan head that sets there a bit like Guinness, about 1/4 inch of fluff. Sour taste, almost too roasted kind of sour tang to it. It's got some rich roast that shines through the tang.

Thinner body, which works for me. Not a robust porter, of course has it's time an place, but not at lazy boy.

Interesting beer, the sourness throws me off a bit, thus dropping the overall score. Too bad, I like a good lazy boy, but this one isn't it for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2008 05:10:36 | More by Dubbercody
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BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +20.8%
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.

Serving type: cask

09-11-2007 08:21:18 | More by BDTyre
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Lazy Boy Porter from Lazy Boy Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.