Hard Wired - Nitro | Left Hand Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
lefthandbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tylerstravis on 08-13-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,640
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
426
pDev:
9.41%
 
 
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Photo of Djoneil
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint at the Brass Tap here in Baltimore. Can't decide between a cup of coffee, or a pint to accompany that omelet? This solid & smooth porter might be the answer.

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
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4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hard Wired (Nitro) - Left Hand
Coffee Porter - 6% abv

L - 2 finger creamy mocha head atop a deep dark brown body.

S - strong, good coffee, chocolate, hazelnut, caramel.

T - smooth coffee to start. Then chocolate and caramel. Moderate sweetness with a bitter edge. No alcohol in the taste.

F - Very creamy, as with all of their nitro bottles.

O - I like this so much more than their nitro milk stout, which I find hella sweet. This is well balanced, smooth, and coffee forward, which makes it super easy to drink. Glad I have 2 more of these to enjoy.

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Photo of nofreepass99
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

my favorite addition to their nitro series unfortunately very hard to find around me. Very good balancing act between coffee notes, malt and mouthfeel from the nitro. I would drink this all the time if I could find it!

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Photo of Curt3
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jet black. Huge nitro light tan head.

Coffee and roast on the nose, light red grapes, banana, nuts, toast, toffee, caramel.

Flavor follows, plus chocolate up front. Building roast and bitterness.

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4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
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3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
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5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.73/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StoutHunter
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Left Hand's Hard Wired Nitro Coffee Porter for $2.09 at The Lager Mill. I've never had this beer before and I'm interested to see how it turns out, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz nitro bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The bottle looks ok, it's pretty typical looking for Left Hand and it isn't too eye catching. It poured a nice black color that didn't let any light come through and it had a little over three fingers worth of slightly darker tan head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice patchy rings of lacing behind. This is a very nice looking beer, I have no complaints at all.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with a big black coffee aroma being the first to show up and it imparts a pretty roasted dark black coffee aroma and it's followed by some chocolate aromas that give it a little bit of a mocha like aspect. Up next comes a little bit of doughy yeast with a slight nutty aroma that leads into the malts which impart some light sweet malt, dark malt, roasted malt and slight dark fruit aromas. This beer has a pretty nice aroma, the coffee shows up nicely.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it's a little lighter this time and it starts off with a slightly lower amount of medium sweetness with the malts being the first to show up this time and they impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma and they go right into the coffee which imparts those same black coffee aspects that it did in the aroma, but it's just a little lighter this time. Up next comes a little bit of doughy yeast with a slight nutty flavor. On the finish there's a lower amount of bitterness with a little more sweetness with a coffee and roasted malt like aftertaste. This is a pretty nice tasting beer, but I wish the flavors were just a little more robust.

M- Fairly smooth, very creamy, a little crisp, velvety, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty nice, the nitro works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and it's a nice example of the style, it had pretty much all the aspects that I look for in a coffee porter and I thought the nitro worked well with this beer. This beer had nice drinkability, I could drink a couple of these, especially in the fall time. What I like the most about this beer is the nitro aspect and how well the coffee is highlighted, those are the highlights to me. What I like the least about this beer was that the flavor just wasn't a little more robust. I would buy this beer again when in the mood for a nice Nitro coffee porter and I would recommend it to anyone else looking for the same. All in all i enjoyed this beer and it was pretty much just what I was expecting from Left Hand. It's not a favorite beer from this brewery and it's a nice example of the style. Nice job guys, this is a tasty nitro coffee porter, keep it up.

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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1%
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Hard Wired - Nitro from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 426 ratings