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Left Hand Black Jack Porter

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RATINGS: 1113   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ATulloch (122) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle from deeside drinks. Pours a black with a beige head that fades quite quickly. Aromas of chocolate, slight treacle with a slight smokey wood. Flavour of sweet liqurice, malty bread and a chocolate. Quite nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3347) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
Une robe qui fait le style. Un col mousseux peu développé. Des arômes de malts faiblement doux avec un côté herbacé et métallique. Du chocolat et du café froid, certainement. Un goût de mélasse et d’herbes vertes et même piquante. Un corps plutôt moyen et une texture quasiment crémeuse. Une finale chocolatée avec une impression métallique un peu achalante. Buvable, tout de même.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MayumiH (174) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle at home. Dark brown with no head. Lovely chocolate malt taste. Roasty malt character. Enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ragademalion (3) - - NOV 10, 2014 does not count
Excellent flavor in this porter. Delicious texture, great color. A favorite brew.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (255) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2014
BBD 3/09/15. Very dark amber pour, but not opaque, with a dark ruby element. Below average head, lacing and retention. Very weak nose of roast and chocolate over a mineral note. Nice medium body with a touch of creamy texture. Below normal carbonation with minimal effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is outstanding - intense, balanced and complex. It begins with bitter dark chocolate that flows into a blend of light roast and coffee. The middle is moderate hop bitterness over a light sweetness with nut and grain characteristics. The finish is somewhat clean with a slightly astringent note.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerBillyCLE (12) - Newbury, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
First taste was actually more disappointing than this current rating. Expected much more taste and character. Rather flat in those aspects all the way around

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1710) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Clear, reddy brown. Some yeasty lumps. Halo of off white head. Dark chocolate. Some raisin. Hint of smoke. Taste is sugary sweet. A little ashy dryness. Bit of booze on the palate. Finishes light bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (1960) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2014
12oz bb11/2014. Clear copper-brown liquid pour, decent crema. Aroma of bayleaf, diluted caramel and light coffee roast translates into a herbaceous, metallic milk chocolate, liquorice root lemonade, toast, with very modest sweetness or lustre besides distracting green/wet hop notes. Thin palate, and not that rich a taste for the abv investment: a far cry from their sumptuous milk stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1028) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham. Dark red-brown beer. Aroma has chocolate but is also a touch metallic. The taste follows the aroma, but is again is metallic, but has nice toasted malts.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beachmaster (172) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 14, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours black, with a moderate khaki head that fades quickly. Good lacing. Nose is dark malt and cocoa. Taste is dark malt with a hint of chocolate. Finish is short, with a touch of hop. Very well-balanced, well-made porter.


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