Ibrew2or3 (7461) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at SeaTac @ 6am with eggs and bacon. Nice. Pours dark seemingly murky brown with tan head. Well maybe not so murky. The aroma is mild with notes of roasted malts, toffee and earthiness. This beer is served way too cold to get a good read on the aromatics. The taste starts mildly roasty and sweet with a light amount of dark fruity esters. I also get a suggestion of hop bitterness before a growing malt roastiness transitions from moderate roasted malts to more of a burnt maltiness with an edge of chocolate malts. All of their offerings here could be served warmer.
anders37 (19331) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Taphouse Grill, Seattle. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a tan head. Roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and slighlty licorice flavor. Roasted malty chocolate finish.
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted somewhere along my trip through the States.
Dark brown colored brew. Chocolate and roasted coffee aroma. Roasted malts, some coffee.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ SeaTac. Black with a thin cream colored head. Aroma is a light roastiness, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, not too complex but not repulsing.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
had at brewers in redmond. chocalatey, standard porter appearance. looks nice, smells nice, tastes ok.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mac blackcat porter 11 3 13 4 6
3/22/08 On tap at the Cask Festival. Aroma is chocolate sweet with a creamy undertone. Appearance is dark brown with a moderate head. Flavor is simple and grainy. Mouthfeel is medium-high bodied with a medium carb texture. Overall, not bad, but the aroma way better than the flavor.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
burnt coffee, nearly completely black. dry roast flavor doesn’t do a ton for the complexity, but makes it very easy to drink. i always fill up my growler with this since you can get the amber everywhere. french roasted coffee ground finish. too bad it’s 3am and i’m by myself, i’ll have to finish this growler alone before it goes bad
CapFlu (4778) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Draught) Sampled at Taphouse in Seattle. Deep red with an almond-coloured head. Nose of mild coffee. Minor diacetyl and a bland, buttery finish. Poor.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Body w/ a pillowy, tighlty woven tan head. Roasty aroma w/ notes of chocolate. Chocolate flavors dominate also, rather roasty too
theisti (3475) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint draft at Africa Grill in Seattle Airport (A Gate area of Sea-Tac). Pour is black, with a thin 1/2 inch khaki head. Aroma of some roasted malt. Served too cold for Porter. Taste is a grainy, roast malt with some decent hop bitterness in the finish. Not complex by any means, but well built and very drinkable. This was my favorite Mac and Jack’s (of 3) to date.