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RATINGS: 1205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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A traditional London style beer, our Black Jack Porter highlights chocolate malt and Kent Goldings hops. Its slight initial sweetness quickly yields to the distinctive roastiness of the chocolate malt. The Kent Goldings hops perfectly balance the malt, making it very smooth, with a surprisingly clean finish.

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waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2006
sampled at tasting room. maple pour with thin tan head. nice lacing. sour malts, big hops and coffee aroma. cofee and hops that match the aroma. a little tart and off balanced. some smokiness throughout.

3.4
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2006
Draught at Brewery: Aroma of choclate, smoke, and roast. Poured dark brown in color. Small, light-brown head diminished. Good lacing. Tasted of choclate, coffee, and cream. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Overall, a decent porter.

2.6
kepano (278) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Poured a sinister brown hue enveloped in a spongy tan foam, Left Hand’s Porter makes little effort to impress through any sensory evaluation. The scent is dusty and sterile, with a noticeable saponaceous background and a stinging mixture of lemon and haystacks. Roasted coffee, chocolate and licorice are ransomed by the asceptic and hesitant ensemble. The palate seems equally gauche, blending what seems a fitting array of flavors though it unfortunately carries no unity and originality. Chocolate, coffee and soil are laced in a smoky ribbon revealing merely a drab and muted product of little worth. Black Jack Porter does not offend but its dispassionateness is utterly unsatisfying.

3.5
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown colour, with slight rubyish hints. Aroma is smoke, roasted malts, caramel and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, slight coffee and some caramel.

3.1
TBone (17580) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
Bottled 08 Sep 06. Opaque black, not much head. Toasted, cold coffee nose. Toasted, roasted, light. Roasted atfertaste too. Not much to say about.

3.6
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
nearly black pour dense tan head w/ nice lacing. Light aroma mostly chocolate, very mellow. Avg pal. Flavor is dry coffee some coccoa powder and lighter butters. Very mellow and a nice porter.

3.5
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2007 A nicely brewed deep black porter. Nose of malted bartley and tastes of well, barley. The hops come through with a nice malty edge, followed by a peanutty, earthy flavor.

4
MattShizzle (613) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2006
Bottle - from sampler pack. Very good. Rich flavor - malty and good chocolate malt taste.

3.4
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - SEP 21, 2006
Pours a nice black with a tan head. There is a slight roasted aroma and the flavor is primarily of roasted malt and some hop.

3.5
yemntftb (106) - USA - SEP 18, 2006
Bottled. Wow I was suprised to find a Colorado-no-namer in New Jersey. Picked up the variety pack, and to tell you the truth, really enjoyed all four different types. This porter is especially good, with choclate malt and nice hops. The beers very smooth and sweet, great for winter! Too bad its not even cold out yet. Worth a try, and of course there is better, but this is pretty damn solid.


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