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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Hints of chocolate and coffee accent this rich and creamy brew. Blackcat’s smooth approachable flavor demonstrates that dark beers can be enjoyed by all. Our traditional Porter features five select specialty malts, English Ale yeast and fresh Northwest hops. Blackcat is clean and crisp, yet complex and flavorful. A superbly balanced beer that is drinkable any time of the year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Dark Body w/ a pillowy, tighlty woven tan head. Roasty aroma w/ notes of chocolate. Chocolate flavors dominate also, rather roasty too

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2007
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Black color. Aroma is pretty light with hints of roast. The flavor is light too. The roast is pretty much the only thing going on here except for a little funky hop finish. It was smooth, but it was rather bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7321) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Draught, Africa Lounge, Sea-Tac airport. Head is mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, cocoa, husks), lightly hoppy (grapefruit, resin). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Dull and husky, not a good rendition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2007
On tap at the EMP. Pours a dark brown color, semi-transparent, with shades of rootbeer and cherry wood, topped by a creamy layer of light tan head. Aromas of dry chocolate, toast, and a subtle hint of ashy smoke. Not really any roast character per say, but just a lot of toasty smooth dark malts. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated, milky smooth mouthfeel. Lots of chocolate and mild roast coffee on the tongue. Finishes dry and smooth with minimal roast bitterness, leaving a pleasant chocolate malt residue lingering. Satisfying porter with no troublesome qualities.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (7580) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Draft at The Brooklyn, downtown Seattle. Dark brown, nearly black, dark garnet highlights at the corners. Thin tan head. Nose is a little on the underdeveloped side, kinda roasty and chocolatey in spots. Body’s a little too light and soft but lots of nice gentle chocolate flavors along with some soft sweet roasty malt. For all the timidity of the nose and attack, the balance and flavorfulness of this one is very winsome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
improvjock (327) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Exceedingly smooth Porter. So dark, it’s nearly black, yet not bitter. Flavors of chocolate with a bit of coffee. Easy to drink beer that doesn’t try to do too much. The best porter I’ve ever tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Smooth, full bodied real porter. Very nice roasted coffee bean flavor without being over roasted and bitter. The malt really provides a good playing field to bring the rest of the flavors into the palate. The slightly semi-sweet bitter chocolate flavor is also a great piece of a wonderful porter puzzle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2007
Tap - Eastside Tavren
A deep brown color with a nice head and aroma was very full of life. This was a great easy to drink Porter and with some time and more tweaks will be one of the best. Needs a tad more flavor in the finish. But this was a great beer. It has potential.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Tigerofmist (2) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2006 does not count
Served at room temperature, this stuff tasted like cigarett butts and tar. I even looked twice to see if someone had dumped an ashtray in my drink it tasted that bad. To give the company credit maybe I had a tainted batch, I have not wanted to risk trying it a second time to find out.

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