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RATINGS: 1096   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.

hogan873's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Very dark reddish-brown brew with a quickly disappearing white head. Wonderful aroma of chocolate, coffee, and cream. Medium mouthfeel that leads to a nice crisp taste. The chocolate and coffee are evident along with some malt. Finishes clean and hoppy. A good porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (1610) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Solid porter...had the nitro, cask, and co2 versions...all good, nitro the fav. Smooth as hell, pretty to look at. Light on the palate but with a more than adequate malted milk chocolate and roasted malt flavor."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglebones (28) - Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with tall off-white head. Nice aroma of roasted malts with fruity notes. Thinner body than the typical porter, smooth texture, and medium-high corbonation. Sweet up front followed by roasted malt bitterness and hints of chocolate. Not what I expected and it doesn’t strike me as porter, but not bad overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3452) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christpuncher (1162) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1219) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (2157) - 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,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (686) - - AUG 4, 2014
Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are roasted malts and chocolate. Dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (585) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1273) - 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.

   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.

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