Graham Cracker Porter | Lefty's Brewing Company

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jb413 on 01-03-2013

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Ranking:
#39,075
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
31
pDev:
18.02%
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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 7
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4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ComputerBeer
2.04/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sadly too cold out the tap, had it at Smith's Billards brew fest. Its a dark brown ale, unfiltered no lacing or head period. Looked like yeast smack pack. Overpowering nose of chocolate malt. No hops detected. as it warms up it gets no better, in fact it gets sour Bitter sour mess of a beer.
Overall not a drinkable beer, so bad I poured it out on the street.

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Photo of mlefebvre7
3.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thegaminggiant
3.11/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Tastes pretty good and has a nice dark color but honestly the lack of smell combined with the price I paid
Not a must
But enjoyable

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Photo of MenardMa
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of jlindros
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mild fizzy small head that fades at a med pace, touch of lacing, very clear cranberry maroon color, pretty light for a porter.

Nose typical mild roasted porter, a hint of choc cocoa, faint caramel, a touch of toasted grainy graham cracker, the yeast aroma of the boring beers from big breweries like Buzzard's bay, it's some generic yeast thing that's like a hint of minerality or hard water or something, mild nutty peanutbutter.

Taste brings more of the same, a mild chocolate cocoa dust, a touch of cookie dough and cracker but I'd hardly call it graham cracker, little caramel, little nutty, biscuity, faint lactose creamy thing, then back into that generic yeast mineral thing that I seem to see at the larger breweries like Buzzards Bay. More dried lactose and hint of dried fig like fruit. Finish drier like dried lactose and powdered choc, little booze phenol late.

Mouth is med bod, decent but lighter carb, little creamy.

Overall some parts i like, like the cocoa caramel cookie dough notes, the fig dried fruit was a nice touch; then plenty i didnt like, like lactose seemed like it wasnt happy there, weird generic yeast character, and little booze phenol.

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Photo of smi69
3.05/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of billybob
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.13/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smb71481
3.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The_Bonedeath
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of braican
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of EatonHops
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.59/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Dark brown with ruby hues. Clarity looks to be good. Beige head retains at a half inch. Patchy lacing.

S: Honeyed sweetness, brown cocoa, nutty, lightly toasty. Rich and sweet. It does smell like a graham cracker, doused in honey.

T: Big honeyed sweetness. Nutty, brown cocoa, brown sugar. Touch of yeast. Spicy hops at the back end. Sugary sweet finish.

M: Medium bodied. Slick and somewhat coating/syrupy. Tingling carbonation.

O: More in the brown porter realm, as roastiness is very restrained. It drinks rather like a big sweet brown ale. It does convey a Graham cracker impression, so it works conceptually. The overall sweetness wears on the palate after a while though. Definitely a beer for those with a sweet tooth. Pairing recommendation on the bottle: pork medallions with maple brown sugar porster glaze. Sounds about right.

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Photo of chinacat
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of tb4475
3.16/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jbertsch
2.77/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 1 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Doesn't look like or taste like a Porter.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
3.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

L - Deep mahogany color bordering on brown with a finger of off-white head

S - Generic porter smell with some roasted malts. More of a deep tree sap and tree bark aroma rather than honey

T - B=Heavy on the roasted malt presence with a burnt coffee ground taste. The honey malts adds some sweetness, but the taste does not remind me of graham crackers. Leaves a metallic aftertaste.

F - Medium feel. No alcohol taste.

O - Decent porter that's red in color. Doesn't deliver graham cracker flavor. Not offensive, but it is a liar.

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Photo of darcange
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.42/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scotorum
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Draft pint at dinner at Brewmaster Pub in Williamsburg tonight.

a: Black with clear ruby notes. Finger thick offwhite head receded to virtually nothing as it was consumed.

s: Slight caramel malt.

t; Caramel malt with good strength, sweet to dry finish. Very Crystal/Fuggles malty brews can be over the top with the caramel flavor, and taste more like a butterscotch drop. This was milder.

m; Medium, ok body and a little carbonation tingle.

o: A tasty and satisfying brew, but for some reason I got neither obvious graham cracker flavor or the expected roasty malt porter smoke/coffee or chocolate flavor. Hard to rate this because I liked it but it was not your usual porter experience. Perhaps that's why it was called Graham Cracker Porter, trying to emphasize the sweetish maltiness.

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Photo of Wizzle32
3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of snilsen13
2/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer was terrible. Looks like a soda, has no nose and has the no malt flavor. Total garbage.
The can packaging date was not stamped on the bottom of the can. I will seek some explanation from the Beer Cellar for not vetting out crap like this.

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Graham Cracker Porter from Lefty's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 31 ratings