Week Sauce Coffee Porter | Left Hand Brewing Company

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153 Ratings
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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: Rotating

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Added by redjameskidd on 05-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
153
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
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8
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

an interesting coffee porter, on tap at the new renegade place near DU. the pour is dark brown with a big rising tan head that almost looks like a nitro pour. the nose is chocolaty, but the dominant smell is spent coffee grounds, acidic and bitter, and very darkly roasted. I get a lot more coffee than I do dark malt in this, and there is a sweeter toffee element towards the finish. a touch of smoke and toasted coconut present themselves as well. the finish isn't acidic or bitter, which is odd for a coffee beer, its simply soft and mildly burnt, very pleasant and drinkable. excellent airy carbonation keeps this porter a little lighter than many of the bigger stouts out there, its definitely a sessionable coffee brew. I really don't get much caffeine kick from this though, which I suppose isn't a bad thing if I am going to have several of them. overall I have always liked left hands darker stuff, and this is no exception to their already stellar lineup. id like to see this make it into six packs, probably the best coffee beer for the summer months.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A lavishly rich coffee infused American-style Porter that carries as much of a caffine kick as that of alcohol.

The pour brings about a dark brown color with nearly bright clarity. A thin yet dense creme of foam tops the beer with a slightly tanned hue. Moderate retention and minimal lace round out the aesthetics of the Porter.

Rich espresso aromas fill the nose with every bit the intensity of truely fresh brewed espresso. Heavy toast, cocoa, and scorched sugars all define the aromatics of the background Porter with a somewhat understated tone.

The balance of flavors are much more even-keel with the coffee notes complementing the Porter beautifully for a blend of freshly roasted coffee beans, roasted cocoa nibs, walnut oils, burnt sorghum, and a finishing woody, bark-like taste. The only detrement is the slight ashy taste from heavily roasted grain.

Moderate in texture, a short-lived creaminess proves to be fastly fleeting while ushering in the coffee bitterness with mild astrint bite. A roasty-dry finish with medium alcohol warmth leave a lasting impression while a linger of coffee defines the aftertaste.

The bright spot of the session is obviously with the aroma. Very defined coffee layered on a base of Porter which gives a very sultry impression. If the flavor and mouthfeel would have kept up, we would have a seriously epic beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 ounce pint - $6.25 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Near black body in appearance capped with a smallish, dusty tan head.

Smell: Roasty aroma, certainly coffee-scented. It's aromatic though not bold, as in smelling a breakfast blend versus Italian roast. Also snippets of semi-sweet chocolate, burnt toast, and caramel.

Taste: Chocolate leads trailed by the chilled, sugar sweetened coffee wrapping up the roasted malt. Then, some lesser tastes of toast and caramel roll in. Medium-plus sweetness. I never pick up any apparent hop flavors and the bitterness seems more a function of the roasted malts and coffee additive than anything else. Like a pinball trying to pick up a few extra points, the flavor bounces back and forth and around the chocolate and coffee until the gentle finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A solid if straight-forward porter overneath a pleasing coffee flavor. The thumb points up!

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4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at barleys tonight

dark brown, nearly black in color with a nice little puff on tan colored head on top. Nice lacing as it drops down the sides leaving a broken crown along the top. Aroma is solid coffee, with light notes of lactose and touches of something sweet balancing in there as well. Rich coffee notes with light touches of sugar are the way to go here. Smooth, easy sipper as each taste seems to bring more of the coffee flavor up to the forefront. at six percent deadly

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint glass at The Firkin.

Never heard of this one before, so it would work nicely as a capstone to my Firkin return. It pours a straight onyx topped by a finger of dirty dark tan foam. The nose comprises light mild coffee, roasted malts, chocolate powder, and very light maple syrup. The taste holds notes of roasted malts, coffee, and light molasses. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mostly smooth feel. Overall, a nice little coffee porter: simple, to-the-point, and enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jwc215
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours very dark brown to black. The lasting head leaves lacing.

The smell is of wonderfully robust roasted espresso/coffee.

The taste is of rich coffee with dark fruit undertone that keeps it from being one-dimensional.

It is full-bodied and creamy. Fits a fuller side of a porter without going into stout territory.

A rich coffee character with an excellent porter character.

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3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color. 2/3 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong coffee (almost burnt), sweet malt, roasted malt, hint of pale malt, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of an American Porter. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight tartness present. Tastes of sweet malt, strong coffee, slight roasted malt, hint of hop, and a hint of pale malt . Overall, very coffee-centric. All other flavors are muted because of the strength of the coffee.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of aasher
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was lucky enough to try this delicious brew at MacNiven's in downtown Indianapolis. It poured a medium bodied black in color with a one finger, spongy dark khaki head. It looked great for a porter and resembled a light bodied imperial stout. This beer featured superb coffee aromas. It smelled of freshly brewed espresso and bitter chocolate. The coffee aspect was perfect. The flavors too, were just right. It had a very nice and not over the top fresh espresso flavor mixed with bitter chocolate with a light mint finish. It was perfectly sessionable. The aftertaste left a light amount of coffee that left you wanting more and demanded more attention. It drank medium in body and was near perfect for the style. It was still light enough to drink quickly. Overall this was a great porter and definitely worth a try.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of ShanePB
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on nitro. Deep black body with a creamy slightly off-white head. Killer lacing and retention. Aromas of fresh coffee (thank goodness), roasted barley, dark fruits. Flavor is plenty of coffee up-front, hints of cocoa, and some lactose.

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4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this on-tap in a pint glass at Special brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: totally black with a finger of creamy tan foam leaving a nice lace on the glass. Attractive!

Smell: sweet and roasty, kind of like a milk stout. There's quite a fair bit of coffee character here, too. I like it.

Taste: tons of coffee right up front with a bit of roasty malt underneath. There's also a bit of a green character here, maybe some vegetal hops. Good, but a bit one dimensional.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess. Works for me.

Overall: I like this beer well enough, but it is a bit simple and a little too in-your-face with the coffee for my taste.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Week Sauce Coffee Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 153 ratings.
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