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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - APR 3, 2005
Dark ruby body with a little brown, suprisingly thin in apprearence. Head is very good looking, merengue-like, with a pale khaki color. Smells of swet chocolate and fragrant pineapple hops. Taste is medium-thin bodied but packs lots of flavor. Sweet, dark chocolate is foremost, along with a fruit dynamic that includes dates, cherries and abit of the aforementioned pineapple. Aftertaste is mildly bitter, sweet with licorice, and alcohol. Interesting choice of hops, not the typical coffee variety. Still though, too thin bodied for my kind of porter, taste is watery, too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2005
Black Coloring with Good Head. Chocolate Aroma. Thick and Smooth Mouthfeel...Malt and Hits of Roasts Throughout...Very Decent Porter...Just Nothing New.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2005
This porter poured surprisingly light offering only a deep amber instead of a traditional black. Formed a nice tan head that quickly dissipated. The aroma and taste was that of chocolate (being stronger) and some coffee. This is a rich and tasty beer despite the lackluster appearance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2005 More deep ruby than black in color; pours a short head with minimal, runny lacing. In many respects this beer is more reminiscent of a milk stout; in fact Iím 85% sure they use milk sugar (if I find out they donít then I will add 4 additional Overall points for creative use of malts!). Interestingly, the aroma is quite different - very chocalately in a peaty, porter sense - totally separate from the flavor. A touch of hops in the finish. May be more like a sweet stout but not bad at all!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Bottled 10/2004. No head on this guy, not much carbonation either. Molasses and sweet coffee in the aroma, dusty chocolate malt too. Itís unfortunate that there isnít a bit more carbonation, it would help diffuse the aroma which I happen to like. Dried plums drizzled with milk chocolate along with orange zest sums up the flavor, thereís a that tart porter flavor in the finish too. Medium mouthfeel, could use some more carbonation though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
csbosox (1217) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2005
22oz bottle. 58.5į. Pours dark amber with a small off white head. Seems light for a porter. The smell is right, at least. Roasty aroma, with lactic? notes. The taste is malty, bordering on roastiness, a bit nutty, with some hops flavor in the background. There is a touch of lactic sourness. The mouthfeel is thin. The finish has some roastiness, some hops, and a touch of the sourness. Flavor is not too bad, but it al seems a little on the light side, maybe an introductory porter?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Black color with a medium tan head. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate. Oh yeah, much more of that in the taste. A moderate amount of roasts, not overpowering in the least. Itís not your world famous porter, but a very solid stand by.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Out of a bottle. Sort of light brown for a porter. Smells like it has coffee in it. Very creamy mouthfeel. Sweet chocolatey start and a sour finish. Decent porter but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TChrome (1409) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Pours light brown with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma are chocolate and roastiness with a dash of hops. Flavor is sweet chocolate with a late dash of coffee bitterness that sets very nicely. A flavorful easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Brew date: 02/10/04. I had this about a year after it. Aroma: Roasted nutty coffee malt. Brown sugar, light vanilla. Appearance: Thin, non-existent head. Dark Brown color. Flavor: coffee roasted malt, long coffee/roasted finish. Initial flavor is weak compared to finish. Palate: light watery body. weak carbonation. Overall, I was disappointed with the palate to flavor mismatch.

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