English-Style Porter | Lefty's Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
13 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lefty's Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
leftysbrew.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Kendo on 08-16-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
13
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by DrinkingDrake:
Photo of DrinkingDrake
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

 530 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of amesfan
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

 584 characters

Photo of blknikon
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ppoitras
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

 553 characters

Photo of Tsull123
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Reminds me a little of a Harpoon Winter Warmer (but with fewer spices). Very drinkable.

87 characters

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of WanderingFool
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Kkottonmouthkngz
2.86/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

 873 characters

Photo of Kendo
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

 531 characters

Photo of markdrinksbeer
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of morebeergood
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

 605 characters

Photo of GFD400
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

English-Style Porter from Lefty's Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.