markducommun (1116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
Deeper clear mahogany, light tan head. Leathery, tobacco, some stronger coffee notes. Some chocolate. Gym shorts. Fairly bitter, strong sweetness. Heavy body, quite oily. Decent amount of acidity. Long aftertaste.
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Way too hoppy for a porter, definitely not "black", smells like water. Horrible beer. beerbomb65 (46) - Dunmore, County Galway, IRELAND - MAR 19, 2016
bottle into goblet glass. Deep dark brown with very small head, slight sweetness then you get the roasted malt with a hint of coffee. It is smooth and light and pretty well balanced, overall a nice porter. Slubgob (329) - West Hartford, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle into tall goblet. Very dark brown, minimal head. Typical porter light coffee roast blended with plum nose. Roasty flavor, finishes with refreshing touch of bitter. A solid porter, but nothing terribly special. StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottled. Blackish with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate and well roasted grains. Taste is chocolate and lactase with a dry bitter finish. Palate is full. Overall: decent.
Worsenma (74) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Not bad but not great either. Good color, nice aroma but still kind of falls short.
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Decent Porter. It’s a bit mild, smooth, other stuff. 6.8% alcohol is a good thing. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Best by 03/21/15
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing sticking and then sliding down into the beer.
The smell started off with some sweet to roasty coffee to cocoa. Light dark sweet fruitiness rounds it all out.
The taste was mainly sweet with a big underscore of the bitter to roasty on the aftertaste and leading into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing a decent stickiness all around.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good English Porter that I would have again. jfb (6264) - GERMANY - DEC 14, 2015
(bottle) clear deep amber-brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of hazelnuts and roasted malts, with a light hint of bran flakes, filter coffee and sugar icing. flavour is mostly roasted malts, dark chocolate and bread dough, slightly musty, with big notes of booze and herbal hops in the medium roasted-bitter finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with average carbonation. leghorn99 (254) - roma, ITALY - DEC 10, 2015
La Black Jack è di colore marrone scuro, con innegabili riflessi rosso rubino; la schiuma è fine, beige, non molto persistente. Il naso invece colpisce per equilibrio (come da parola d’ordine del birrificio), eleganza e sostanza, caratterizzato com’è da tutte le sfumature del caffè e del cacao. In bocca è molto rotonda, dalla carbonazione sufficientemente caratterizzata, che lascia velocemente spazio ad una degustazione tranquilla e calibrata. Non stucchevolmente tostata nè pericolosamente abboccata, regala il meglio di sè nel finale, asciutto, delicato e pulito, con il caffè, il tostato e il cioccolato che restano a lungo sul palato.