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A fine Old World porter combining British pale two-row malt with Crystal, cara-pils and chocolate malts; plus a small portion of black patent. The porter is flavored with Northern Brewer & Cascade hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Cask. Chocolate aroma. Flavour is chocolate w/ a little roast. The cask version is ridiculously smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2004
A very nice florida version of the english porter, not overly hopped like some west coast versions.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2004
Smells like a bitter coffee or a burnt candy, very thick. Tastes the same but with a bit of molasses sweetness and finishes with more molasses. nice head, great color. solid porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4275) - Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2003
Draft at Tampa Bay Brewing. A large sized light brown head that was creamy and smooth with fine sized bubbles that were mostly lasting. The body was uncarbonated and opaque with a dark brown hue. The nose was that of chocolate and coffee with a coffee flavor. The palate was creamy and smooth and this was a Porter that was light bodied for its style. The lacing was excellent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 18, 2003
TheDM and Hotstuff vacation brew 80. This draft brew was sampled at the brewery in Tampa Florida and was served to us by Jim McCann the brewer and Vicky Owen the owner. This brew poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized light brown colored long lasting bubbles that left behind an opaque dark brown colored body with no visible carbonations and a fair lace. The aroma was that of a medium strength malt and the mouthfeel was tingly and smooth at the start then diminished in the mild hop finish. It had a mild brown beer flavor and was somewhat unporter like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2003
A good porter. Deep and dark, slightly red. Smells of loads of coffee. In the taste, very roastiness, but the coffee is blessedly restrained, good chocolate character instead. Excellent hops at end, nice dry finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2004 Re-Rate Cask conditioned, exceptionally creamy, very lactic and chocolaty, nice suggestion of coffee and oak…. Very nice!

A terrific porter, creamy mouth feel to boot…. Jack had a very nice balance of full and well-roasted chocolate malts, with a bitter hopy finish. The body is rich, deep, and dark with a creamy caramel colored tan head….. Over all splendid local porter, it’s too bad its not bottled.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Dark ruby brown body with a small tan head. Slight roasted malt aroma, not enough IMO. Flavor is roasted malt with bitterness provided more by the malt then the hops. Hops are very subdued. Medium light body. It seems that most of TBBC beer's have bodies that are too light, this one is no exception to the rule.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2003
Maybe it's just because I hadn't had a beer in a while, but the glass of Jack the Quaffer that I had was one of the best I've had in a loooong time. The appearance and aroma pretty good, but once you have a sip...that's when you realize that the palate and flavor are amazing! Very carbonated, not bitter at all, very smooth and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aurelius (4376) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Wow, this was brutally good. Some tanginess, but on the whole very well balanced. Good carbo fizz, medium body. Lots of roast, dry, good hopping.

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