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English-Style Porter | Lefty's Brewing Company

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

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Kendo on 08-16-2010

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 13
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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of Tsull123
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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