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RATINGS: 1154   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (920) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2006
Good aroma that fits the style. No head. Good chocolatey flavors. Needs more body and more roastiness. Not bad but not great either. Nevertheless, Iíll give it another try to be sure Iím not missing something.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ph0tik (92) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Just tried this at Old Cís. Very black porter. Heavy taste of coffee. Definately do not want to start with this beer, you wonít taste much afterwards. A little too strong for my liking but a decent porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Very smooth on the palate. Taste is quite pleasant. Slightly sweet at first followed by lots of roasted flavors, however, none are overpowering. Dry, clean, and slightly hoppy finish distinctive to a London style beer, it fit very well. Overall it was very balanced and easy to drink. I like this one a lot!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2006
This porter pours black with minimal head. The aroma is of roasted malts and coffee. The taste follows, with a dry coffee flavor that doesnít overwhelm. Nothing really sticks out in this porter, but it is very drinkable and balanced. "

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Refreshing to try a porter patterned after an English style. Initially all I taste is dark fruits, follwed by some very lightly roasted coffee, malt and caramel. Has a bit of a heavy feel on the palate, sweet with just a hint of herbal hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Very dark pour, nearly black. I could taste a little but of coffee and chocolate flavor in there, some roastiness seemed to be present, but not overpowering by any means. My bottle seemed like it may have been slighlty watered down, but still good none the less.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Near black, off-white thin head, dissipates quickly, little lace. Aromas of dark fruit, brown sugar, anise, malt, coffee and cola. Flavors of cola, malt sugar, toffee, and raisinettes mingle with coffee malt, and bitter and herbal hops. Slightly thick palate. Sweet as porters go and not too carbonated. Reminded me of St. Peterís Old Style Porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 15, 2006
Aroma is very choclately, with light coffee, dark chocolate, bit of espresso. Body is black with a cream colored head. Taste is slightly watery, but nice and sweet with milk chocolate, black patent, and a very light hop accent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FridgRaider (108) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2006
Nice head, went away quickly. Very roasty and malty, good. Very very good. Like to get again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
uclaw2007 (4) - USA - MAY 25, 2006 does not count
Bottle. Nice foamy head which dissipated after a few minutes. Not particularly aromatic upon opening, yet nice on nose after pour. Not as dark as some other porters that I like (Edmund Fitzgerald to name one), but very malty, roasty, and tasty. A little thin on the palate, but makes up thinness in tastiness. I like this porter, and would consider it as my second (a distant second) to the EF. I will definitely by again.


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