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Big Black Jack (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter) - Oakshire Brewing

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Big Black Jack (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter)Big Black Jack (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter)

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 11
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oakshire Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jdense on 10-29-2011)
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a first time trial of this beer, manufactured date unknown, but tasting in Oct. 2013. In my opinion this beer is a better porter than it is a pumpkin beer; the pumpkin and associated spice I found to be very mild where as I like a little more. Mild chocolate note but hardly detectable for me. Easy drinking beer however, I wouldn't necessarily buy it for it's pumpkin qualities and seasonal approach, but I wouldn't pass it up either. Just a 'okay' beer for me all around though.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear super dark brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and pumpkin pie spice aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with a nice smell but the flavors are a bit unrefined in my opinion.

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Pours dark with about a finger of off white head. Black. Some larger bubbles remain for the course of the beer. Nice lacing.

Smells strongly of pumpkin and spices. Not much from the porter comes out.

Taste was no surprise; rich and creamy pumpkin with a hint of smokiness and and chocolate. A bit of a bitter finish.

Palate was a reasonably carbonated, creamy, but a bit watery.

Overall, this is right up there with Dark’O’the’Moon, but not as full bodied. Very good take on it though, a great blend.

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Chilled bomber into standard pint.

A: light what light nothing gets through this beer. An inch or so of light brown head fell to a pretty solid cap but this foam refuses to stick to the glass.

S: rich chocolate aroma dominates, some roasty notes, and a hint of alcohol actually. A little bit of sweet spice but not much pumpkin actually.

T: imperial porter for sure. Bit of roasted flavor and the chocolate shines. Not much pumpkin in the flavor but the associated spices are present on the finish. The hops are there for balance only. Finishes a little sweet actually.

M: expected mouthfeel. A chewy medium. Feels like one would expect a pumpkin porter would. A little carbonation lightens it up some. Smooth drinking.

O: was hoping for more pumpkin but got the spice and the imperial porter. So I am happy. Good beer if you like porters and stouts. If you are after a pumpkin beer you need to go elsewhere.

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Big Black Jack (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter) from Oakshire Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.