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RATINGS: 1114   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2005 When held up to the light this dark amber, almost black beer shows a brilliantly clear deep ruby red color. It is topped by a frothy light brown head that disappears after a minute or so. The aroma is quite fruity with notes of figs and raisins as well as notes of alcohol and a finish of astringent roasted barley. The aroma is quite rich and enticing, the type of aroma I would expect to find on an imperial stout not a porter.

The taste is light up front, but followed by a rich roasted caramel not and a bit of chalkiness up front. I get sweet fruity notes of burnt raisins as well as some nice rich chocolate notes. This is a really nice malty porter, there is not much in the way of hop notes, just a mix of sweet and dark malt notes. While I really like the malt character this beer is a bit too thin to solely rest on it, there needs to be a bit more hops, or a thicker body to support and compliment the lush maltiness of this Porter.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Dark brown. Tan head. Roasted chocolate malt aroma. Description is quite accurate. The sweetness up front is like a sweet stout but quickly turns roasty. Nice, lightly bitter finish with the help of the hops. Medium/full body. Solid brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Pours a very dark brown with not much of a tan head. Chocolatey and toasted malt aroma with some caramel. Nice, smooth, luxurious body and mouth feel. Sweet, cocoa flavor with a bit of leather. Little hop flavor or bitterness. I guess I’m in the minority, but I think this a decent rendition of a London Porter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Pours an opaque black with a thin head. Aroma is sweet chocolate. Flavor is chocolate followed by weak cotton candy- interesting. Worth a second visit.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Very thin looking beer. Taste a little better than it looks. Not much head but does have a nice chocolate flavor

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1270) - TAIWAN - JUL 17, 2005
bottled, caramel aroma. creamy, malty and sweet, hint of chocolate. somewhat fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Bottle. Good strong malty chocoloate milk like nose. Taste-very soft and lactic, sawdust, light powdery chocolate. A good standby beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Bottle. Clear dark brown body with a foamy tan head that faded quickly and left no lace. Nose: molasses, hazelnuts, coffee and licorice. Taste: brown sugar, espresso and cocoa. Thin-bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1111) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2005
bottle bought from beers of the world in rochester, NY. surprisingly thin and reddish for a porter, with only slight notes of dark chocolate malt and some dusty hops to distinguish it from a plain old regular ale at typical watering hole. definitely does not belong in the upper echelon of porters but certainly a drinkable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2005
On tap at the brewery tasting room. 5 oz. glass. Clear amber brown in the glass with a darkish tan head that diminishes to a dusting. Ths one’s dark, but obviously transparent; it belies a lighter body. Marble candy aroma with some vague chocolate notes was soft. Definitely an English style brown porter in the taste palate: nutty like a mofo with some roast coming on weakly in the finish, which dries and then intensifies after a few seconds. The carbonation was soft and fizzy, and filled the mouth at first sip. Flavor was a good intensity, and finish was very nice, but overall this seemed a bit weak and watery, which in turn made it seem unbalanced. It’s probably just my bias for imperial and baltic style porters talking.


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