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RATINGS: 1204   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glazed9884 (207) - USA - AUG 16, 2007
Good brew, very dark color, thin head that i keeps, fairly tight but some big bubbles. Very nice lacing. Nice roasted malt odor, semi sweet. Coffeeish taste, distinct coffee aftertaste. Nice carbonation level and the roasted malts are obviously a major presence. Reminded me of burnt chocolate milk. Great cold weather brew.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (911) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2017
DATE: February 18, 2017... OCCASION: Having finally tracked this one down after a decade of first tasting it, I look forward to remembering it again... GLASSWARE: Hop Devil nonick...pours a dark, opaque body that is velvet-red where light reflects... the head is pure cream, half-finger in height, with a beautiful ring of coral lacing... chocolate, peat, and small hints of spice and hoppiness--small caramel and dankness inhabits its breath... a pleasure to sip, with its creamy introduction giving way to a stern backbone... medium-bodied, agreeable, and hearty... dry at its conclusion.... the chocolate and peat are at the forefront of its profile, while the roasted malts evoke caramel and coffee bean with subtlety and relative sweetness... the sum of its parts, this porter is strong but not bold, formidable yet not big, and drinkable without being thin... worthwhile and a good reason to purchase the mix pack it came in...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (2605) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Keg Half Pint at White Horse American Beer Festival 2009, Parsons Green, London in July 2009 - Also Bottle - Dark Brown in colour. Malty; roasted malts, dark chocolate, espresso coffee, caramel. Fruity; some dark fruits. Hint of smoke. Hoppy; mild slightly earthy hops. Sweet roast malty throughout. Dry roast malty finish. (2009-07)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (1257) - Xiamen, CHINA - JAN 18, 2017
355ml bottle from a shop in Xiamen. Pours black with a thin off white head. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa powder and herbs. Sweet chocolate taste. Thin sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (1477) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 12, 2017
bottle @ home clear mahogany, minimal brown head with lacing chocolate. cocoa powder, caramel, mou cream, raw licorice, nice bitterness

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cantabrian (1077) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2016
Bottle, in an alley near the Lama temple in Beijing. Aroma: 5 Appearance: 9 Taste: 10 Palate: 5 Overall: 18 Shame I did not write anything about this fabulous beer. Only the marks. I was too busy trying to figure out how to go back to hotel.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
17Beer (283) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Scents of bread and coffee. Pours a rich dark brown its an opulent thick tan head. Good lacing. Rich round tastes of caramel, toast and a coffee undertaste. Light carbonation for such a thick head. Very good

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1856) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Left Hands Black Jack Porter has a thin, bone-colored head, a very dark brown appearance, some bubble streams, and almost no lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, dark bread crust, toast, chocolate, and medium-roast coffee. Taste is of medium-dark malts, sweetness, low bitterness, brown bread crust, medium-dark toast, and no char. Mouthfeel is light, and Black Jack finishes on the drier side. RJT

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepatrickman (1130) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle at home. Immediately, I got a strong whiff of yeast when I opened the bottle, like I was in a brewery or bakery. It wasnt bad, but it overpowered everything else in the aroma of the beer. It tastes good, though, in an understated way, with some chocolate and aniseed, before finishing light and a bit sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1938) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown colour, a bit thin looking, bubbles but not much foam. Quite low carbonation. Malty, lots of chocolate. Hint of milky coffee. Not that bitter. Sweet. Light drinking for abv. Milk stout. I get the attempt to separate this from American style porter in the mind of the drinker but Ive never seen any traditional London porter taste anything like this. Nice though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleJones (22) - Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2016
20oz, on tap at the brewery in Longmont. Dark brown appearance with slight red hue. Vanilla aroma dominates. Coffee and cream hints. Very easy drinking and surprising not over roasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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