Hard Wired Nitro
Left Hand Brewing Company

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Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
American Porter
Ranked #68
Ranked #9,035
4.04 | pDev: 9.41%
Feb 27, 2022
Aug 13, 2015
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Rated: 3.48 by thisita from Maryland

Feb 27, 2022
Rated: 3.27 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 17, 2022
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Reviewed by wadamslll

4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
It’s a good stout. Needed the coffee boost too. Still, there is something weird in the taste. Can’t put finger on it.

Someone asked me if you could drink an IPA and a stout in same session. I said, well, I can.
Jan 14, 2022
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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nitro can poured into a Russian River Brewing Co pub glass

A: Pours cascading chocolate brown settling to nearly black with a creamy tan head that hangs around leaves plenty of thick lacing.

S: Roasty, bittersweet chocolate, black coffee, a little char, a hint of vanilla, earthy notes, slightly nutty, and a little toffee sweetness.

T: Roasty, a little char, cowboy coffee, bittersweet chocolate, a bit earthy, slightly nutty, and a little toffee sweetness.

M: A bit on the lighter side of medium body, understandably mild carbonation.

O: Dark beer + coffee instantly has my attention. Make it nitro and I'm snapping it up as soon as I see it. This one is really easy drinking. Wouldn't mind just a bit more body, but I'd happily start my day with a glass of this.
Nov 17, 2021
Rated: 3.89 by Tiernan from Texas

Dec 11, 2020
Rated: 4 by Urk1127 from Pennsylvania

Dec 01, 2020
Rated: 3.8 by Taenim from New Jersey

Oct 07, 2020
Rated: 3.49 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Jun 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Best by 08-02-2020.

Pours black but not quite pitch black, ample head of off white foam, lacing is fine.

Smells of coffee, no, coffee grounds, very bitter, some dark chocolate, pretty intense

Taste is coffee, more like coffee than coffee grounds as it does taste as bitter as the smell. Dark chocolate, toffee, nice balance.

Smooth creamy mouthfeel.

I like. Left Hand has a way with Nitro.
May 25, 2020
Rated: 3.91 by desint from Belgium

May 22, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by Iaurdol from Kansas

May 20, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by TheBeerMaster1 from New York

Apr 18, 2020
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Reviewed by BeerMePlz93 from Colorado

4.69/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Love hard-pouring this nitro, the cascading visual is great. Frothy, silk-cream head with a dark appearance similar to a fresh Guinness Draught from the tap!
Throughly enjoyed this smooth coffee porter. Fantastic beer overall.
Apr 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the pint nitro can into a tulip.

Pours dark brown (nearly black) and opaque with an excellent creamy head that lingers very well even for a Nitro.

Excellent aromas of coffee, chocolate, lactose, and faint hops.

Semi-sweet chocolate and coffee on the tip of the tongue meet some toasted grains, dark fruits, and nuttiness in midstream. Hints of earthy hop at the finish. Very well balanced. A good blend of lactose and chocolate sweetness and deceptively present earthy hops.

The brew is surprisingly dry in the mouth, and not as full bodied as expected, but neither of these things is a bad thing.

Nitro brews are normally not my thing, but LH keeps delivering on this approach.
Apr 11, 2020
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours an effervescent chestnut tinged mahogany with a thumb of tight tan head. Great head retention & good lacing

S: Coffee in spades, some roastyness & a little caramel

T: Coffee, roastyness, a little vanilla, plenty of dryness up front. Roastyness, a little caramel & coffee as this warms with a little leafy hop. Finishes roasty & dry with a little vanilla

MF Medium body, smooth carbonation

Solid beer, the Nitro enhances this one
Mar 18, 2020
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Reviewed by PopEyeFromMN from Minnesota

4.73/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Much like their Porter, Milk Stout and Nitro Milk Stout, this beer is smooth, delicious, and easy to drink. Quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries.
Mar 15, 2020
Rated: 5 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

Mar 13, 2020
Rated: 3.88 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Mar 06, 2020
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Left Hand Hard Wired Nitro Porter, 6% ABV. Pours black with a one finger beige nitro head that left foamy lacing. Nose is strong coffee - like coffee grounds, and slight chocolate. Taste follows, with slight to moderate coffee bitterness. Outstanding mouthfeel, overall outstanding.
Mar 05, 2020
Rated: 4.69 by porterman66 from Massachusetts

Mar 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
From a tall nitro can, this brew is a dark, black liquid. The head is creamy and tan. Nice coffee and chocolate aroma. The taste is lightly sweet, with a cream-and-coffee flavor. Wonderfully backed by an incredible, velvety, luxurious body. Very enjoyable.
Feb 21, 2020
Rated: 3.97 by StoutsAllDay from Iowa

Feb 17, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by jakecattleco from California

Feb 16, 2020
Rated: 4.49 by mikerieder from South Dakota

Feb 15, 2020
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Excellent nitro! Pours dark. Velvet brown head. Smells fantastic. Big malt coffee body. Silky smooth. Slightly bitter with a chocolate sweet finish. I could drink so many of these.
Feb 09, 2020
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
5 oz nitro pour. Aroma and flavor are smooth (not bitter) coffee, dark malts, and milk chocolate. Not complex but still quite tasty. Mouthfeel is smooth and silky. Very drinkable.
Feb 07, 2020
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Reviewed by EnderFett11 from Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured hard from a can into a Guinness glass. The nitro slowly faded up to a finger+ of creamy head that stuck around for the entire drink. Not quite black, opaque, color beneath the off-white head. Smells of slightly sweet coffee, not too bitter. Taste is a bit mocha-like, not too bitter coffee with some chocolate flavor. Not a fan of many coffee porters/stouts, but this was really tasty. Light/medium bodied with minimal carbonation, good and creamy but a bit plain in the body. Overall, a very good coffee nitro porter.
Jan 28, 2020
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
13.65 ounce nitro can, best by 08/11/2019 stamped on the bottom of the can. Thanks to Brutaltruth for this one! Well, it's my fault for not drinking it earlier but at least it's been in the fridge for a while. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch or so creamy light tan nitro head that stuck around for a really long time. Good amount of lacing too. The brew smells like roasted malt, coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Taste is similar to the aroma, with roasted malt, coffee, cream, bittersweet chocolate, caramel and vanilla flavors. Does get better tasting as it warms. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation. Glad I got to try this, next time it will be a fresher can!
Dec 07, 2019
Rated: 4.56 by markallmon from Tennessee

Nov 24, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by JamesBondGA from Georgia

Sep 22, 2019
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Reviewed by akaizer from Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Can opened with a great growling sound. Beautiful dark brown-black pour with the nitro doing the job of some mesmerizing mixing going on at the top of the glass. Smell has some great chocolate and coffee notes. Taste is smooth rolling notes of chocolate up front followed up coffee that lingers on the tongue. Very easy to drink and nothing overwhelming about the flavors -- something great to have at anytime.
Jul 05, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Jul 03, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jun 20, 2019
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz can poured into a snifter

A- pours a creamy dark black color with a two-finger thick and creamy head that has great retention and leaves some lacing behind

S- fresh espresso, mocha, caramel, char, black licorice

T- creamy dark chocolate mixed with earthy and herbal espresso; mocha cream and caramel. The finish gives vanilla cream, chocolate and espresso

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a silky smooth finish, high drinkability
Jun 07, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by Dourrieu from Florida

May 19, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by DCHritz from Pennsylvania

Apr 26, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 25, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by kmanjohnson from California

Apr 22, 2019
Rated: 4.13 by Khaack from New York

Apr 21, 2019
Rated: 3.79 by MeIquiades from Illinois

Apr 17, 2019
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