Week Sauce Coffee Porter - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Ratings: 124 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
4.68/5 rDev +18.2%
This is a beer that was apparently brewed by Left Hand for the celebration of American Craft Beer Week, hence the "week" pun in the name. It's a spectacular coffee porter.
Appearance: It looks like a porter. I don't really need to describe this.
Smell: Acrid burnt malt and strong, black coffee with little sweetness.
Taste: In a word--delicious. Very dry, but with a hint of vanilla-like, round, residual sweetness/creaminess. Almost like an exceptionally flavorful dry stout. Heavy on the roast, like on the sweetness, with enough coffee to let you know that this is a coffee beer without having read that it was. (I had not)
Mouthfeel: Very creamy and dense for its alcoholic strength, perhaps enhanced by maltodextrin?
Overall: It jumps immediately into the short list of best robust porters I've ever had, even though it's sort of a different animal, being a coffee beer. Superbly balanced, drinkable and delicious. The fact that I may never have this again because it's a one-off makes me want to weep.
05-22-2011 03:32:49 | More by redjameskidd
4.47/5 rDev +12.9%
On tap at barleys tonight
dark brown, nearly black in color with a nice little puff on tan colored head on top. Nice lacing as it drops down the sides leaving a broken crown along the top. Aroma is solid coffee, with light notes of lactose and touches of something sweet balancing in there as well. Rich coffee notes with light touches of sugar are the way to go here. Smooth, easy sipper as each taste seems to bring more of the coffee flavor up to the forefront. at six percent deadly
12-04-2011 07:49:57 | More by mikesgroove
4.47/5 rDev +12.9%
I was lucky enough to try this delicious brew at MacNiven's in downtown Indianapolis. It poured a medium bodied black in color with a one finger, spongy dark khaki head. It looked great for a porter and resembled a light bodied imperial stout. This beer featured superb coffee aromas. It smelled of freshly brewed espresso and bitter chocolate. The coffee aspect was perfect. The flavors too, were just right. It had a very nice and not over the top fresh espresso flavor mixed with bitter chocolate with a light mint finish. It was perfectly sessionable. The aftertaste left a light amount of coffee that left you wanting more and demanded more attention. It drank medium in body and was near perfect for the style. It was still light enough to drink quickly. Overall this was a great porter and definitely worth a try.
05-26-2011 15:05:14 | More by aasher
4.47/5 rDev +12.9%
What a wonderful surprise.
A- Poured a solid black body with a thick, creamy, mocha colored head. Terrific retention by the head. The lacing was also phenomenal.
S- Roasted coffee beans and roasted malts dominated the aroma, while subtle notes of chocolate, toffee, hazelnut, and a hint of smokiness linger in the background.
T- Wonderful. Sweet malts and coffee up front, with milk chocolate and toffee in the aftertaste. Absolutely delightful.
M- Creamy as ever. Goes down with no problem.
D- While this brew is delicious in every way, it does sit a bit heavy. Four or five max.
05-29-2011 06:23:43 | More by Jishguy
4.31/5 rDev +8.8%
This beer was the first growler fill in the history of Strange Brew Tavern in Allentown. Congrats to Scott and the staff for adding this new dimension to an already great craft beer bar.
An aggressive pour from the newly opened growler yielded only about a half finger of beige head on top of the deep, dark brown liquid. The smell is reminiscent of placing one’s nose inside a bag of freshly ground coffee.
The flavor profile does not yield a taste of added coffee; rather it tastes like coffee GROUNDS were added! In case anyone thinks that’s a bad thing, I will state unequivocally that it was exceptional. Of course, one probably needs to be a coffee addict like me to appreciate such an upfront blast of coffee goodness.
The finish is bitter, but the bitterness is more from the coffee flavor than from roasted malt or hops. While the roast profile could stand to be a bit more robust, this one-off beer has good body and true to advertised coffee flavor.
08-01-2013 02:56:42 | More by 57md
4.25/5 rDev +7.3%
Pours very dark brown to black. The lasting head leaves lacing.
The smell is of wonderfully robust roasted espresso/coffee.
The taste is of rich coffee with dark fruit undertone that keeps it from being one-dimensional.
It is full-bodied and creamy. Fits a fuller side of a porter without going into stout territory.
A rich coffee character with an excellent porter character.
07-17-2014 19:34:00 | More by jwc215
Week Sauce Coffee Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.