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Week Sauce Coffee Porter - Left Hand Brewing Company

Week Sauce Coffee Porter
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88
very good

101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.78%


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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Jishguy

Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2011 06:23:43 | More by Jishguy
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aasher

Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +14%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2011 15:05:14 | More by aasher
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap tonight at the Rackhouse. As has been mentioned in other reviews, this one looks just like a porter. Aromas of freshly roasted coffee, roasted malts and cocoa. On the palate, this one is medium bodied and a little acrid, with flavors of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2011 03:21:42 | More by emmasdad
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redjameskidd

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2011 03:32:49 | More by redjameskidd
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Week Sauce Coffee Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.