TheBeerMaster (99) - Little Falls, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolatey in the best possible way. Sat down with a six of these and a bag of M&M’s and had myself a feast.
StefanSD (2246) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Blackish with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate and well roasted grains. Taste is chocolate and lactase with a dry bitter finish. Palate is full. Overall: decent.
Worsenma (67) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not bad but not great either. Good color, nice aroma but still kind of falls short.
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bpreo (2266) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Decent Porter. It’s a bit mild, smooth, other stuff. 6.8% alcohol is a good thing.
Bulk_Carrier (3174) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best by 03/21/15
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing sticking and then sliding down into the beer.
The smell started off with some sweet to roasty coffee to cocoa. Light dark sweet fruitiness rounds it all out.
The taste was mainly sweet with a big underscore of the bitter to roasty on the aftertaste and leading into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing a decent stickiness all around.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good English Porter that I would have again.
jfb (5036) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) clear deep amber-brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of hazelnuts and roasted malts, with a light hint of bran flakes, filter coffee and sugar icing. flavour is mostly roasted malts, dark chocolate and bread dough, slightly musty, with big notes of booze and herbal hops in the medium roasted-bitter finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
leghorn99 (193) - Livorno, ITALY - DEC 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
La Black Jack è di colore marrone scuro, con innegabili riflessi rosso rubino; la schiuma è fine, beige, non molto persistente. Il naso invece colpisce per equilibrio (come da parola d’ordine del birrificio), eleganza e sostanza, caratterizzato com’è da tutte le sfumature del caffè e del cacao. In bocca è molto rotonda, dalla carbonazione sufficientemente caratterizzata, che lascia velocemente spazio ad una degustazione tranquilla e calibrata. Non stucchevolmente tostata nè pericolosamente abboccata, regala il meglio di sè nel finale, asciutto, delicato e pulito, con il caffè, il tostato e il cioccolato che restano a lungo sul palato.
floydslip (294) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cola colored beer with a late forming small beige head. Rich nose of cocoa powder, sarsaparilla, and brown sugar. Flavor is a pleasant mix of unsweetened bitter chocolate, molasses, and lightly charred bread. A good blend of sweet and bitter, this is a solid porter.
andrewje41 (2075) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle poured. Pours brown with a lasting fizz head. Grainy, roasted malt aroma. Flavor is a big chocolate kick up front, with some toast, and a sweet background. Subtle hops come in late. Very tasty, balanced porter. I’ll totally drink this again.
DocJitsu (1484) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark red-brown with a very quickly dissipating light tan head. Roasted malt and nutty aromas. Smooth, full mouthfeel. Roasted malt, some coffee, and a bit of a nutty quality in the flavors.
DrNosha (1031) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Flasche. Schwarze Farbe mit schönem beigen cremigem Schaum. Schokolade und Toffee in der Nase. Cremig im Antrunk. Bitterschokolade ubd Lakritz. Guter herber Abgang.