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RATINGS: 1094   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1723) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle. Appearance of darn brown/black with minimal tan head. Smell of sweet roasted malts, chocolate and maybe even a touch of vanilla. Taste is sweet chocolate, roasted malts, caramel. Overall, pretty nice porter but more on the sweet than roasted side.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3396) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
On tap. Comes almost black with a small khaki head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, caramel, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel, and coffee. Has a touch of hops at the finish. Well made. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christpuncher (1103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
love this black porter from left hand. chocolate with a black coffee finish. smells like chocolate. had a draft pour at bad apple. pours black with a tan head.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (890) - - AUG 14, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 11-19-12- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a deep brown colored brew with a small tan head that fades very fast leaving very little lacing. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of roasted malt with strong roasted coffee smells and some dark chocolate. A light sweetness is present as well. It is mainly vanilla and caramel in nature and nicely balances out some of the roasted smells. Taste – The taste begins with strong tastes of roasted malt and some coffee. The chocolate detected in the nose then start coming to the tongue mixed with some of the lighter sweet flavors of vanilla and caramel. As the taste advances however notes of smoke start working their way to the taste. Toward the end a light bitter hop flavor joins the profile bringing a nice blend of hop, roast and light sweetness to the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather average with a carbonation level that is a bit below average. The mix of the two are rather appropriate for the style and make of a smooth tasting brew. Overall – A fairly easy drinking and balanced porter. Good for a go.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (2105) - GERMANY - AUG 12, 2014
0,355 l bottle BB 23.11.14 caramel, cereal, chocolate, nuts, roasty, herbs, brown, hazy, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (656) - - AUG 4, 2014
Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are roasted malts and chocolate. Dry finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (574) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2014
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Nearly perfect. Smooth and creamy, with just the right amount of sweetness. Just a hint of bitterness on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1246) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle via me. High five to myself! Pours a very dark brown with a scant tan head that fades to a lacing within a minute or two. Aromas of coffee, roasted barley and dirty Englishman returning home after fishing the wharf all day. Those blimey biscuit eating bilge rats! Taste is semi sweet with a bitterness derived from the roast, not the hops. Flavors of dark cock sauce, coffee, dirty english man-ass. Really relaxing and enjoying. Plenty of flavor packed into this little brew. Roast, coffee, caramel, circumcised english cock. Pretty nice.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkahn (4) - - JUL 22, 2014 does not count
Aroma: chocolate, roasty, coffee Appearance: black, cloudy, frothy Taste: light sweetness, roast, slight chocolate and espresso Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish Good quality porter. has many of the characteristics i’d look for, yet still maintaining a good safe taste. Classic Left Hand feel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (1816) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2014
This pours almost opaque Mahogany with the deepest of walnut fringes. The head fully diminishes, leaving a thin ring of suds down the glass and trace lacing. The nose is of chocolate and coffee, slightly roasted. Sweet dark malt upfront, dark chocolate and some grains hitting the mid-palate, and finishing clean with a perfectly balanced bittering hop. The medium–full body goes down very smoothly, with a round mouthfeel and slick down the palate. Great complexity and substance in a highly drinkable porter. Very nice!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miggle (148) - Fürth, GERMANY - JUL 17, 2014
Very black with a stable head. Clear coffee aroma in smell and taste. Also caramel and chocolate. Nice one.


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