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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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 you’ll need to keep going through this week!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2569) - 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 (2843) - 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. I’ve 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 (4809) - 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. 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Sampled at Cajun Cafe’s 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (6676) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 22, 2011
32 ounce growler brought back by D&J. Big coffee taste upfront. Coffee and chocolate all around. Far more aggressive from other Left Hand beers. Need slightly more body But very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Tap. Pours black with a medium creamy light tan head, medium-long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is chocolate and coffee malt with earthy notes and dark fruit. Flavor is heavy malt and coffee with low bitterness and hops, dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (15305) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2011
Draught. Weak roasted aroma, some coffee. Black colour, clear red shine. Small light brown head. The flavour is a little sweet, but rather pleasant, roasted and with coffee, like the aroma. Mouthfeel on the light side, but acceptable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (7529) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2011
On tap during the Milk Stout Nitro release party during GABF 2011 week. Dark dark brown with a light tan head. Nice roasty coffee aroma and roasty black malt. Flavor had a lot of brewed coffee overtones...lots. Rich dark malt, a touch of chocolate, and a subtle light bitterness on the finish. Sweet and dessert like but on a quaffable medium-full body. Just lovely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13625) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Draft. Poured a black color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and coffee aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted coffee sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TCredit (3) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2011 does not count
ZOMGGGGs Smellz like coffee! Tastes like coffee! Looks like coffee! Medium tan head with little lacing and stability (probably from acids in the coffee? maybe! WHO KNOWZ!), Beer is the color of coffee... (SRM seems to be right for the style tooo!) Tastes like coffee toooo and has mild milk chocolate flavors that barely poke through the coffee’s bitter-like astringency. Overall I’d say it’s pretty good. AND MY FIRST BEER RATING!!!! WOOP WOOP!!!!

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