malrubius (1928) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 18, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Table and Vine. Brown with eggshell head and a little lace. Cocoa and plummy raisiny fruit aroma. Sweet cocoa plummy fruit raisin with basically no bitterness and lingering mild chocolate and fruit. Medium light body cloying. Weak-ass. Drain pour. Even my unfussy brother rejected it.
BroSpud (1770) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Big malt bomb of sweetness. As with most Lefty’s seemed kind of on the thin side. OK but not quite what I was hoping for,
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in Northfield MA. Blck body with thin head. Nose is sweet, milky and sour. Taste is also quite sour and sweet and toasty. Not my thing, this one, really unbalanced.
anders37 (18146) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Chriso. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
Theydon_Bois (10521) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Chriso tasting, thanks Chris, 18/11/12.
Hazed dark chestnut brown with a head that darts straight to the edge of the glass.
Light roast malt nose, vegetal tones, a little caramel and some light smoke.
Taste comprises lightly roasted malts, a little chocolate, molasses and liqourice,
Medium bodied with softish carbonation that is a little spritzy lending towards a dry finish.
There’s not too many US beers I have to file in the ’W’ draw but this is one of them.
Leighton (12580) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso Tasting, London. Thanks to Chris for this Greenfield tick! Pours light brown with a small, tan foam head. Semi-dark malt nose, some dark sugars and dark bread. Medium sweet flavor with brown bread and light chocolate. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish with toasty, semi-dark malts, sweet bread. Basic, but fine.
yespr (33187) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown to amber with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and light herbal hoppy. Sweet, caramelish, light breadish and mild toffee. Toasted malty and light bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle-shared with jtc-pours dark amber/brown with a tight retaining light tan head. Aroma is toffee-medium/dark malt, some spice, lactose?. Taste is toffee/cocoa-medium/dark malt, 2nd spice/earthy hops, lactose?. Solid medium+ body. OK carbonation.
jtclockwork (9451) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by jcwattsrugger. Black. Tan head. Nose of cocoa, black malt, powdered milk and earthy hops. Taste is the same with some sweet malt and a mild sour milk finish. Well balanced. Good overall porter.
IPADad (4) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 23, 2010 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Not too many of these around, especially from regional brewers. A bold addition to the local palate, this beer embraces its past and moves it carefully forward, inviting its drinker to explore its cousins and then come home to reaffirm how well Lefty’s has done.