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RATINGS: 1109   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BSchnab (118) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2013
aroma is a slight chocolate, appearance is a dark brown, flavor is a little chocolate but underwhelming.


3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (222) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2014
BBD 3/09/15. Very dark amber pour, but not opaque, with a dark ruby element. Below average head, lacing and retention. Very weak nose of roast and chocolate over a mineral note. Nice medium body with a touch of creamy texture. Below normal carbonation with minimal effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is outstanding - intense, balanced and complex. It begins with bitter dark chocolate that flows into a blend of light roast and coffee. The middle is moderate hop bitterness over a light sweetness with nut and grain characteristics. The finish is somewhat clean with a slightly astringent note.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerBillyCLE (9) - Newbury, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014 does not count
First taste was actually more disappointing than this current rating. Expected much more taste and character. Rather flat in those aspects all the way around

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1505) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Clear, reddy brown. Some yeasty lumps. Halo of off white head. Dark chocolate. Some raisin. Hint of smoke. Taste is sugary sweet. A little ashy dryness. Bit of booze on the palate. Finishes light bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (1814) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2014
12oz bb11/2014. Clear copper-brown liquid pour, decent crema. Aroma of bayleaf, diluted caramel and light coffee roast translates into a herbaceous, metallic milk chocolate, liquorice root lemonade, toast, with very modest sweetness or lustre besides distracting green/wet hop notes. Thin palate, and not that rich a taste for the abv investment: a far cry from their sumptuous milk stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (873) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham. Dark red-brown beer. Aroma has chocolate but is also a touch metallic. The taste follows the aroma, but is again is metallic, but has nice toasted malts.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beachmaster (155) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 14, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours black, with a moderate khaki head that fades quickly. Good lacing. Nose is dark malt and cocoa. Taste is dark malt with a hint of chocolate. Finish is short, with a touch of hop. Very well-balanced, well-made porter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
witthatsbier (259) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
35.5 CL BOTTLE Pours a dark brown with thin white head that dissappears in seconds Aroma is sweet malt with a bit of dark chocolate and coffee Taste malty bit of mocha and a dry light bitter finish overall ok which is just what can be said about most of this breweries beers

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle from The Beerhive. Dark brown body with a thin beige head. Light lacing. Aroma of treacle, rich chocolate cake and Coca-Cola. Sweet flavour of chocolate, soft plum and brown sugar. Thin body with a watery texture. Quite fizzy. Not bad, but a bit too thin and sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (751) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle from trade with my brother in-law. Pours a cola like colour, thin light brownish head that dies to nothing. Nose is sweet chocolate malt. Tastes sweet, raisiny, bitter chocolate. Smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (883) - Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle into English pub glass, clear deep brown color with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, light coffee and faint fruitiness. Taste adds notes of nuttiness, milk chocolate, espresso, smoke and herbal hop bitterness. Light-medium body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy with earthy roast finish. Nice lighter chocolate-leaning porter, pretty good.


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