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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Huuuuuuge Mac n jacks fan. Had this one at the farellies off of pacific ave. Good dark head with malty taste

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2316) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 28, 2010
On tap at Brewforia in Meeidian, I’D. Deep rich brown with a small light tan dense head. Lightly roasted and faint chocolate aroma. Slight roasted flavor and a faint slightly sweet brown paper bag note. A little on the sweet side and almost completely lacking that sour porter characteristic. Undercarvonated, even a bit for the style. Easy to drink. Not very interesting. A Porter for the masses.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Pours black with a reddish tinge. The flavor has chocolate and berries. Drinkable porter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
highibus (706) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Pours a deep black with somewhat ruby edges. Light aroma of roasted malt. Flavor is deep roasted malt ad well and a bit of light smoke. Light body but okay. Nice flavor finish. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2010
pours a jet black with an off-white head, and great lacing. smell of cocoa, some coffee, and a touch of vanilla. taste is creamy, bakers chocolate, sour malt, and some coffee, ends dry and slightly bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2010
On tap at the Seatac airport. Pours black with a creamy but ice-chunky light tan head. Has a strong coffee roasted aroma with a leopard print lacing pattern. Very dry roasted flavor with a dark chocolate bitterness. This tastes much more like a dry stout than like a porter. It’s an ok beer but not great.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boFNjackson (4100) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Tap... Poured deep, dark brown with a light, brown head. Malt aroma, no roastiness to the brew. Subtle, soft palate. Malty and chocolaty with a low bitterness. Easy drinking but nothing much going for it.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
22415brewery (371) - redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2010 Reviewed again 5.31.10 Second review on this beer yet from a different supplier. Pours a dark black, with ruby highlights, minimal head. Tastes of roast malt, light acridness, and a fruity estery note. Very little to no roast character although the dark color would suggest it. Definite presence of citrusy hops, slightly sour/acidic finish. Still nothing great about this porter...although I have raised my rating to a 2.4 Original Review: 10.27.09 (1.3) A very difficult drinking porter. What do I mean? Exactly how it sounds...for a robust porter there’s a definite absence of roast or bittersweet flavors. Instead I get an almost rotten and spoiled vegetable aroma and aftertaste, a thin mouthfeel almost acidic in its over-carbonated and thin-bodied state. How unfortunate because I must visit this porter again at a different location to see if it’s the beer or the lines.

3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4486) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2009
An absolutely terrible soapy brettanomyces type aroma. Awful sour milk too. The flavor, however, is much better than the aroma, but still only okay. A little weight, but relatively balanced, just a ho-hum porter in flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2009
On tap at Taphouse. M&J is known primarily for their African Amber, which is the beer that people in the Seattle area mean when they say "Mac and Jack’s." Although Black Cat was a decent porter, it doesn’t hold the same wow factor. It pours a black black with no head to speak of . Aromas are standard for a porter, caramel and some chocolate with a bit of roasted malt. Flavors of toasted malt, oak, pepper, and a faint hint of chocolate.


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