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RATINGS: 1084   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skisangelo (60) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Pours a deep ruby red with a large tannish head that vanishes very quickly. Mouthfeel is creamy with hints of roasted malts, nuts and coffee in the front and a bitter hops flavor to back it up. I enjoyed it more towards the bottom of the glass then the start.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2005
(I love the Left Hand logo.)

This porter has a chocolate malt/raisin aroma. Pours a beautiful dark red with a smal light brown head. (??? I turned around and now the head is gone!) Good balance but has an overall sourness (that didnít bother me). Also a bit nutty with a slight hint of the alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Bottled 2/10/04. 12 oz. bottle compliments of Jeffc666. Beautiful brown/ruby red with a medium beige head. Roasted coffee and hops in the nose. Very chocolately and flavorful with notes of roasted malt, coffee, nuts, caramel and hops. Mouthfeel is full, round and creamy - very thick and lush for a porter with perfect carbonation. Lacing hangs in sheets, head retention could use some work though. Overall, great stuff, I think itís underrated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Thanks to matta for this. Pours a luscious DEEP ruby color with small rapidly dissipating head. Aroma of malt, prunes, chocoff, nuts. Tastes malty, chocoffy, with some corn flakes, cognac, and firm almonds in the finish. Impressive. Chocolate syrupy element as it warms. What happened to the head, though? This one is fairly big (6.4%) for a porter, but that shouldnít kick off the head that fast, should it?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jde123 (763) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2005
This beer is an average representation of a porter. I particularly enjoyed the nutty taste to it, however. Seemed to have a smooth palate as well. Not bad, not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Bottle. Pours dark brown to near black. Medium foamy brown head. Nose is caramel, roasted malt, dark chocolate and light bitterness. Taste is more roasted malt, light caramel, some chocolate and faint coffee. Body is medium with full carbonation feel. Finish is roasty and semi-sweet. Light bitterness. Not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Bottle. Bottled on 8/3/04. Pours a deep mahogany with thick bubbly light tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, roasty malts, vanilla extract, hops, caramel and some alcohol. Taste is very nicely balanced and smooth. Begins roasty with a kick from the carbonation and only a slight touch of bitter hops at the finish. The bitter hops become more intense toward the bottom of the glass. A solid porter with nothing in particular that stands out about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2005
52F & 44F. The color of lapsang souchong tea, and a bit of that flavor as well. Thin brew. Little froth, less lacing. If it were all a wee more.... itíd be great. Everything is in balance here, sweet and smooth with a smokey chaser that adds some musty dryness. Itís just not big enough. I mean I could drink a bunch of this, but itís not real satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - JAN 20, 2005
Strong sweet caramelly nose, dark deep clear brown with a low head. Molasses flavors with a woody burnt flavor. Brown sugary sweetness in the middle. Thinish, but OK for the style. Not convinced of the flavor balanced, but quite good overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2005
Red-brown color, fast diminishing head. Malt chocolate nose. Caramel, hazelnut and malt taste - very light.

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