Hard Wired Nitro
Left Hand Brewing Company

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Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Porter - American
Ranked #67
Ranked #8,941
4.04 | pDev: 9.41%
Feb 27, 2022
Aug 13, 2015
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Ratings by RyanK252:
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4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RyanK252 from California

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
More User Ratings:
3.48 by thisita from Maryland on Feb 27, 2022
3.27 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 17, 2022
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4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by wadamslll

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
3.89 by Tiernan from Texas on Dec 11, 2020
4 by Urk1127 from New Jersey on Dec 01, 2020
3.8 by Taenim from New Jersey on Oct 07, 2020
3.49 by WickedBeer from Alabama on Jun 20, 2020
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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Bitterbill from Wyoming

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
3.91 by desint from Belgium on May 22, 2020
4.29 by Iaurdol from Kansas on May 20, 2020
4.02 by TheBeerMaster1 from New York on Apr 18, 2020
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4.69/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by BeerMePlz93 from Colorado

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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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

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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4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by russpowell from Arkansas

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

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
5 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas on Mar 13, 2020
3.88 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Mar 06, 2020
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4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by bbtkd from South Dakota

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
4.69 by porterman66 from Massachusetts on Mar 05, 2020
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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
by Suds from Missouri

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
3.97 by StoutsAllDay from Iowa on Feb 17, 2020
4.02 by jakecattleco from California on Feb 16, 2020
4.49 by mikerieder from South Dakota on Feb 15, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by izraelc from New York

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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3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lucular from Maryland

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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4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by EnderFett11 from Virginia

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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3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by bluejacket74 from Ohio

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
4.56 by markallmon from Tennessee on Nov 24, 2019
4.04 by JamesBondGA from Georgia on Sep 22, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by akaizer from Virginia

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
3.96 by JakerLou from New Hampshire on Jul 03, 2019
4.03 by shelby415 from Oregon on Jun 20, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

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
4.02 by Dourrieu from Florida on May 19, 2019
4.25 by DCHritz from Pennsylvania on Apr 26, 2019
3.9 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 25, 2019
3.77 by kmanjohnson from California on Apr 22, 2019
4.13 by Khaack from New York on Apr 21, 2019
3.79 by MeIquiades from Illinois on Apr 17, 2019
Hard Wired Nitro from Left Hand Brewing Company
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