English-Style Porter - Lefty's Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev +19.3%
Poured from 22oz bomber into pint glass. Smooth pour, seemed a little low on the carbonation, not much lacing. Color is a dark brown with a reddish hue. Light, toasty and sweet aroma with slight chocolate coming through. First few sips had good balance of chocolate and coffee, leading to a mild, almost fruity sweetness in the middle. Good hop character with a nice chocolate and malty finish. A smidge watery but still a smooth and enjoyable mouthfeel with a medium body. Smooth and easy drikability. Probably my favorite Porter as of late, Lefty’s really nailed it with this one.
07-13-2011 14:51:52 | More by amesfan
3.9/5 rDev +7.4%
Third of four bottles of Lefty's that I received a while back. Poured into an Irish style pint glass (should have gone with an English style in hindsight). Dark brown color. Nice amount of lacing, with a good sized head. Smell had a mild aroma of chocolate powder. Taste was very enjoyable. Bit of hops up front, but mostly roasted malt, that lent a cafe du leche flavor to the beer. Nice thick malty backbone also, which is something I prefer in a porter. The abv is 6%, which was hidden quite well in this smooth mouthfeel. A very nice porter, with just enough roasted flavors and malty body to satisfy.
06-11-2011 04:19:33 | More by morebeergood
2.88/5 rDev -20.7%
Thanks to my old man for picking this one up for me!
A lighty agressive pour yields a nice tan colored head on top of a cherry mohogany body. Superfine bubbles dont last long up top, and leave only a thin film behind. It is a fairly pretty beer for the few seconds the head lasts.
I really have to struggle to find much on the nose, and what i find is really just a faint breadiness and barely a hint of toasted malt.
Theres a mild coffee bitterness that makes up the bulk of the flavor and mouthfeel, and its not really supported by the relatively watery consistency and lackluster carbonation. I know there shouldnt be too much, but it really almost falls flat on the palate. i dont know how popular Lefty's is out in the boondocks, but maybe this was sitting on the shelf for quite some time. Im curious however, and will revisit if i can get a guaranteed fresh bottle.
04-24-2011 20:23:38 | More by Kkottonmouthkngz
4/5 rDev +10.2%
Poured out of a 22oz into a pint glass. Tan clingy head about a finger high with an extremely dark brown body. A reddish glow if held up to the light. The aroma is all toasted grains. Some dark chocolate, subtle coffee and a toasted barley bite.
A bitter chocolate and cold coffee bite upfront but has a middle of mellow toasted grains. Finishes with a smooth dry bitterness. A nice transition to some nicely concealed hop characteristics. Medium to barely heavy body. Milky smooth. Very drinkable if you like a dry bitter bite.
02-28-2011 01:00:07 | More by DrinkingDrake
3.88/5 rDev +6.9%
22oz bottle purchased at Ryan & Casey Liquors, Greenfield, MA.
Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a thin skim of beige head over the clear coppery red brew. What head there is quickly just a swirl, with slow-falling lace. Aroma is roasty sweetness.
Taste starts with moderate coffee, giving way to some sweetness in the middle, and chocolate comes out on the close with a light balancing hoppiness. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is easy. Another good brew form Lefty's, and one that fits what I think of as an English-style offering.
08-24-2010 22:54:59 | More by ppoitras
3.45/5 rDev -5%
A: Poured from the bomber into a pint glass. Body is clear reddish-brown with a 3-finger foamy, khaki-colored head. No lace left behind.
S: Roasted barley malt and roasted husky grains.
T: Sweet malt -- somewhat fruity at times, somewhat bready at times. Taste was good, but reminded me more of a Brown Ale than a Porter - the friend with whom I shared the bomber said the same thing.
M: Lighter than medium in heft, a bit too fizzy.
D: OK. If you think of it as a Brown Ale, or a Brown Ale/Porter hybrid, it's not bad.
08-16-2010 19:43:40 | More by Kendo
English-Style Porter from Lefty's Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.