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Left Hand Black Jack Porter

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RATINGS: 1130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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A traditional London style beer, our Black Jack Porter highlights chocolate malt and Kent Goldings hops. Its slight initial sweetness quickly yields to the distinctive roastiness of the chocolate malt. The Kent Goldings hops perfectly balance the malt, making it very smooth, with a surprisingly clean finish.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
likeatrainwreck (53) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Pours dark ruby brown with shortlived tan head. Aromas of chocolate and roasted malts, treacle. Thick and oily in the mouth, sweet flavours of treacle, coffee, roasted malts. Not much bitterness. Nice alcohol warmth considering the ABV. Nice Porter, but maybe a bit on the cloying side for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (423) - GERMANY - MAR 12, 2015
Dunkel. Kakaonoten, dunkle Früchte, Schokolade. Am Gaumen viele dunkle Früchte, Malznoten.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vodka4blood (97) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Three words: not black enough! I understand its maybe designed to be a smooth-drinking porter, but I just expect all stouts & porters to be about as dark as a beer can get, visibly speaking. Flavors are nice, smells good as well, with roasty notes, yet little or no smoky characteristics sometimes found in this variety.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1496) - Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Clear ruby brown with khaki head. Dark chocolate, cocoa, mild coffer and a hint of licorice all stand out. Medium body. Semi sweet. Mild roast. No bitterness. Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (637) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2015
chocolate, hops, creamy, milky mix. A nice mix of hops and malt/creamy chocolate. Smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerInHeaven (210) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2015
pours cola brown with a smallish tan head. malty aroma with some earthiness. tastes bittersweet with some roasted malt and a hint of coffee. Some slight bitter on the finish. good beer!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (5063) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Keg @ Victorian Craft Beer Cafe, Halifax. Dark amber-brown with a very thin head. Has a light but decent roasted malt aroma and taste with a hint of chocolate in the latter aspect. Very easy drinking for its strength and there’s a fair dark malt sweetness evident throughout its character.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roasted chocolate, taste is chocolate, liquorice, light bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (5289) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin broken off white head. The aroma is creamy caramel malt. The flavour is moderate sweet, light bitter with a sweet malty chocolate caramel liqourice bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fezzy (93) - California, USA - JAN 28, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2015 Nose has a surprising amount of licorice, along with bitter cacao, coffee, and nutty malt. The licorice turns to balancing aromatic hop on the palate, along with plenty of cocoa, some coffee, and nutty and roasty malts. Nice hopping (earthy and mellow from the Kent Goldings) along with the carbonation provides an easy mouthfeel and drinkability that makes me want to drink more than one of this dark beer. A solid porter.


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