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Week Sauce Coffee Porter - Left Hand Brewing Company

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137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: redjameskidd on 05-22-2011)
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

djrn2, Jun 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

spycow, Friday at 11:32 PM
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Texasfan549, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A lavishly rich coffee infused American-style Porter that carries as much of a caffine kick as that of alcohol.

The pour brings about a dark brown color with nearly bright clarity. A thin yet dense creme of foam tops the beer with a slightly tanned hue. Moderate retention and minimal lace round out the aesthetics of the Porter.

Rich espresso aromas fill the nose with every bit the intensity of truely fresh brewed espresso. Heavy toast, cocoa, and scorched sugars all define the aromatics of the background Porter with a somewhat understated tone.

The balance of flavors are much more even-keel with the coffee notes complementing the Porter beautifully for a blend of freshly roasted coffee beans, roasted cocoa nibs, walnut oils, burnt sorghum, and a finishing woody, bark-like taste. The only detrement is the slight ashy taste from heavily roasted grain.

Moderate in texture, a short-lived creaminess proves to be fastly fleeting while ushering in the coffee bitterness with mild astrint bite. A roasty-dry finish with medium alcohol warmth leave a lasting impression while a linger of coffee defines the aftertaste.

The bright spot of the session is obviously with the aroma. Very defined coffee layered on a base of Porter which gives a very sultry impression. If the flavor and mouthfeel would have kept up, we would have a seriously epic beer.

BEERchitect, Sep 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

kjkinsey, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of mikesgroove
4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

mikesgroove, Dec 04, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 ounce pint - $6.25 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Near black body in appearance capped with a smallish, dusty tan head.

Smell: Roasty aroma, certainly coffee-scented. It's aromatic though not bold, as in smelling a breakfast blend versus Italian roast. Also snippets of semi-sweet chocolate, burnt toast, and caramel.

Taste: Chocolate leads trailed by the chilled, sugar sweetened coffee wrapping up the roasted malt. Then, some lesser tastes of toast and caramel roll in. Medium-plus sweetness. I never pick up any apparent hop flavors and the bitterness seems more a function of the roasted malts and coffee additive than anything else. Like a pinball trying to pick up a few extra points, the flavor bounces back and forth and around the chocolate and coffee until the gentle finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A solid if straight-forward porter overneath a pleasing coffee flavor. The thumb points up!

ChainGangGuy, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint glass at The Firkin.

Never heard of this one before, so it would work nicely as a capstone to my Firkin return. It pours a straight onyx topped by a finger of dirty dark tan foam. The nose comprises light mild coffee, roasted malts, chocolate powder, and very light maple syrup. The taste holds notes of roasted malts, coffee, and light molasses. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mostly smooth feel. Overall, a nice little coffee porter: simple, to-the-point, and enjoyable.

TMoney2591, Aug 23, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

an interesting coffee porter, on tap at the new renegade place near DU. the pour is dark brown with a big rising tan head that almost looks like a nitro pour. the nose is chocolaty, but the dominant smell is spent coffee grounds, acidic and bitter, and very darkly roasted. I get a lot more coffee than I do dark malt in this, and there is a sweeter toffee element towards the finish. a touch of smoke and toasted coconut present themselves as well. the finish isn't acidic or bitter, which is odd for a coffee beer, its simply soft and mildly burnt, very pleasant and drinkable. excellent airy carbonation keeps this porter a lit lighter than many of the bigger stouts out there, its definitely a sessionable coffee brew. I really don't get much caffeine kick from this though, which I suppose isn't a bad thing if I am going to have several of them. overall I have always liked left hands darker stuff, and this is no exception to their already stellar lineup. id like to see this make it into six packs, probably the best coffee beer for the summer months.

StonedTrippin, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

MarkyMOD, May 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

beernads, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

jwc215, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Georgiabeer, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

iL0VEbeer, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of Tone
3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color. 2/3 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong coffee (almost burnt), sweet malt, roasted malt, hint of pale malt, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of an American Porter. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight tartness present. Tastes of sweet malt, strong coffee, slight roasted malt, hint of hop, and a hint of pale malt . Overall, very coffee-centric. All other flavors are muted because of the strength of the coffee.

Tone, Aug 22, 2011
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3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this on-tap in a pint glass at Special brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: totally black with a finger of creamy tan foam leaving a nice lace on the glass. Attractive!

Smell: sweet and roasty, kind of like a milk stout. There's quite a fair bit of coffee character here, too. I like it.

Taste: tons of coffee right up front with a bit of roasty malt underneath. There's also a bit of a green character here, maybe some vegetal hops. Good, but a bit one dimensional.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess. Works for me.

Overall: I like this beer well enough, but it is a bit simple and a little too in-your-face with the coffee for my taste.

flagmantho, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Hopheadjeffery, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

eawolff99, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of aasher
4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

aasher, May 26, 2011
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3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the rackhouse pub, 10oz pour. Dark black, pretty standard appearance for the style. The smell was very robust coffee grounds and beans, almost like when you are smelling different colognes and the salesperson gives you the little coffee can to clear your nasal palate, nice. Flavor is strong coffee but more like the grounds swimming at the bottom than good coffee. This was decent but the aroma was better than the taste by far.

ArrogantB, Jun 24, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a deep-deep brown nearly black beer with a one finger tan head. The head a faded relatively fast to give light lacing.

Smell – The aroma is of roasted and dark smells. Coffee is the strongest, but there is a strong presence of chocolate, and some char and roasted malt as well. Rounding these out is a light caramel aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with the roasted malts, some chocolate, sweet caramel and a good dose of coffee. The caramel however fades and as the coffee grows stronger in taste the brew bitters in taste ever so lightly. These slightly bitter dark flavors take the taste to the end where a light char flavor and some sweetness comes back to the tongue, helping to deliver an overall very roasty flavor.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. A little thicker body may have been better for the roasted and dark flavors, but the feel is not bad as it accentuates the easy drinking nature.

Overall – The beer is a nice, semi-sweet roasty brew. Good if you are feeling something with a good dose of roast, but that is yet still very easy drinking and “light” in body.

Darkmagus82, Sep 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Gagnonsux, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
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Week Sauce Coffee Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.