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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Coffee porter released for Colorado Beer Week 2011.

In honor of Craft Beer Weeks all around the US, Left Hand created a special one-off beer called Beer Week Sauce Porter. This American-style porter contains a fair amount of coffee; which is just the thing that youíll need to keep going through this week!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10416) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Sample at 1808 American Bistro during the Bellís Tap Takeover. The beer pours brownish-black with a medium beige head that dissipates steadily. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee and malt. Medium body with a roasty character and notes of dark chocolate and malt. The finish is malty with a coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Dark pour, tan head. Aroma is loaded with coffee, ashy notes, roasted malt. Flavor is charred, sweet coffee, ashy, chocolate. I like this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (7603) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with coffee and some light sweetness. The flavor has roasted malts, coffee, some light sweetness, and a light astringency. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3824) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2011
tap - Black pour with a small light tan head and some lacing. The aroma is of ground coffee and chocolate. The flavor is rich and roasty with coffee and chocolate notes. Mocha comes to mind. Itís medium to full bodied with a roast coffee finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: October 11, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Appearance: opaque dark brown, frothy tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: huge dry chocolate aroma, roasted coffee
Flavor: rich coffee flavor, dark chocolate, light spicyness, hint of dark caramel sweetness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Streets (29) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Had at rattle n hum. Pours black with nice beige head. Subtle coffee taste with a hint of chocolate and raspberries. Also has a strong taste of roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2473) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2011
bright and juicy with cranberry and raspberry like start followed by chocolate that follows thru to a cherry like flavor that ellows before it fades out. some coffee it has a foamy head that is light but still chewy. charming.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2738) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Pitch black with a moderate beige head. A huge whack of coffee in the nose with some chocolate. The flavor is so much coffee it hurts. Its not a coffee beer flavor this just coffee. Iíve never tasted a beer that is exactly like coffee. After an afternoon of belgians, I need this. Overall brilliant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4653) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2011
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. Itís 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (5011) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Sampled at Cajun Cafeís 2011 Fall Beer Festival. Pours a usual porter brown with an off-white head. Nose is coffee, chocolate, some roast, and some earth. Flavor is similar with chocolate and coffee throughout and bits of roast and earth. Nice porter.

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