clowny (4) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2014 does not count
Nice color upon pouring but underwhelming nose and palate with weak head retention. Uneven balance of malt sweetness and coffee flavors that come across as a bit jarring.
Much better coffe porter and stouts available.
shigadeyo (3730) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Theydon_Bois (19200) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2013
8/06/2011: Lefty’s Coffee Porter... Aroma: Caramelized gains; slightly roasty coffee grounds. Appearance: Brown color; mostly clear; big beige head with some reverse cascading effect. Flavor: Moderately sweet with some nice caramel notes and weak roastiness; where’s the coffee?! Palate: Medium-light; soft, lacking body. Overall: Drinkable, but I wouldn’t have gotten any coffee without seeing the name on the label; drinks like a good Brown Ale.
1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 6% by Vol.) shared by jcwatt. Thanks! Rating #12 for this beer.
Bottle at the Beer Shop, East Longmeadow, MA during a meet the brewer event, 19/05/13.
Dark mahogony brown approcaching light black with a tan head.
Nose is on the thin side, roast malt, dark toffee, faint whiff of coffee.
Taste comprises much the same, on the bland side, lacking depth, not enough coffee !
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, roast finish.
Ok drinkable stuff but on the bland side - no depth or real character. jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 4, 2013
22oz bottle in an English pint. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, a little chocolate, and light hops. Flavor the same, with a good amount of coffee, but not much else there to balance it up. Average texture, a little light for the style. A decent amount of coffee, but where’s the porter? Leighton (21092) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle shared at the cabin in NH. Pours clear, relatively light brown, with a fizzy, tan head. Toasted sugar and dark bread in the nose, with hints of caramel and lightly roasted coffee. Medium sweet flavor with plenty of caramel, very faint roasted coffee character, faint milk chocolate, faint earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with average, fizzy carbonation. Medium sweet finish with toasted caramel, subtle lactic cocoa, not really much coffee to end. Lots of toasted sugars, and hints of brown sugar. It’s a sweet, malty porter with lots of caramel flavor. Low roastiness, low bitterness. OK.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2012
bottle from Chriso,enjoyed at CBW. darker pour. mild roast, chocolate, cherry luden, coffee seems to be rather absent. sweeter finish. maybe a hint of coffee. OK jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
22oz bottle-shared @Natifest-pours a dissipating tan head and dark copper color. Aroma is roasty, medium/dark malt, musty/earthy. Taste is roasty, medium/dark malt, musty/earthy ops. Slight coffee after taste. Towards a brown ale. cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2011
220z bottle. Pours a solid darker brown color, nice off white khaki head. The coffee isn’t huge on the nose which surprised me a little considering this one is reportedly made with Fogbuster. The palate completely turns the weaker nose around with a more lush smooth coffee, not overpowering, but for the style it does the trick. My second favorite overall from the guys at leftys. Tmoney99 (14381) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle shared at Natifest ’11. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee dark chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium roasted coffee flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is the complex brew and first that I have had from this brewer.
decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Brown/red pour with tan head and lace. Sweet caramel, light coffee, and roastiness. Sour malt, mild coffee, light caramel, and a good malt bitter. A bit thin and fizzy. A beer that reminds me of a brown ale somewhat.