Graham Cracker Porter | Lefty's Brewing Company

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

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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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 18
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4.75/5  rDev +47.5%

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Photo of ComputerBeer
2.04/5  rDev -36.6%
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 +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MenardMa
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of jlindros
3.38/5  rDev +5%
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 -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.13/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Bonedeath
3.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of EatonHops
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.59/5  rDev +11.5%
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 -14.6%

Photo of tb4475
3.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of darcange
4/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stagga_Lee
4/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of markdrinksbeer
4.25/5  rDev +32%

Photo of rderedin
3.15/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jb413
3.53/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a deep mahogany brown with red/brown edges, over an inch of khaki head and pretty good lacing down the tumbler

S - Caramel, honey, maple, breadiness, slight alcohol. In a word, sweet.

T - Follows the nose, honey and sweetness throughout. Caramel and some breadiness. Bit of alcohol on the end. Tasty but fairly one-dimensional.

MF - Smooth, drinkable, nice carbonation. Light/medium body is deceptive for the ABV.

O - Not sure about graham cracker but this is a caramel/honey, sweet porter. Good, not great.

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Graham Cracker Porter from Lefty's Brewing Company
3.22 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.
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