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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weusebio (69) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2003
Dark and rich, nice thick head. Caramel and chocolate feel. Not the best porter out there, but certainly worth getting whenever it's available.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2003
I expected more! Very peppery and burnt tasting, hints of caramel and chocolate here and there, but nothing stands out. Astringent and harsh, I would want to try this again, because I think we wither got and old or bad batch.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Light smoke and chocolate aroma. Dark black with little head and no lacing, slightly oily. Flavor is very quiet with subtle notes of chocolate. Very astringent on the palate and an unimpressive porter. These guys make good amber, but that's it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2003
Interesting...smells of liquid smoke. The roasted barley here smells a lot like the Rogue Smoke. But unlike the Rogue, the malt kind of gets in the way here rather than making the beer. Very thin through the haze - there's just a hint of hops holding your hand a bit; though when all is said and done, the body is remarkably watery - very thin: it's hard to see where the fire was that created all the smoke.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2003
Deep brown with lasting tan head. Faintly fruity lightly roasted nose. Medium roasted malt palate with light fruit overtones. Light bodied but pleasant

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Dark brown porter with garnet tones---moderate tan head and light lace...Aroma very light and on the fruity side...Flavors are also lightly fruity with a roasty malt tones riding aside..Carbonation is suitably light, adding smoothness to the mix...Body is fairly thin...The balance is pretty good, but all the flavors seem muted...All told, this is very genteel offering; indeed a bit too much so to be memorable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2002
A very fruity porter with a slight smokiness to it. Not much to say, except that it is a good beer that I would definitely drink again.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2002
Deep garnet beer with a quickly dissapearing pale head. The fruitiest porter I have ever had. Strong pear and apricot notes, espically in the aroma. Not my thing when accompanied by the strong coffee flavour which permeates this beer. A thin but creamy palate that made it quite drinkable despite my complaints.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2002
Very rarely do I really enjoy a porter, but I gotta hand it to Mac and Jacks. This is tasty!! Not too roasty, actually pretty fruity


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