Big Jamoke - Marshall Brewing Company
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Reviews by alleykatking:
4.05/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from 22oz bottle. Thanks goes out to SuperNova777 for bringing this bottle over.
A- Pours a near black deep brown color. Hints of red highlight just hits the edge of the glass when held to the light. Two finger cocoa colored head shows medium retention. Lacing on the glass shows some light streaks when taking drinks.
S- Roasted malts with hints of chocolate in the front of the aroma. Coffee with a huge roast character to it and some toffee come in as a secondary aroma. Lastly in the ending of the nose is smoke, hints of roast, and light earthy hops.
T- Roasted malts in the front of the beer. This starts to give way to a light chocolate flavor with a hint of vanilla in the background. Toffee notes also jump out more so in the middle. Ending has more of a light smoked malt lingering with roasted coffee giving way to the dominate back flavor. Alcohol is light and only brushes the palate.
M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Chocolate, roasted malts, and hint of smoke are left on the palate. Aftertaste is alcohol, light chocoalte, smoke, and hints of roasted coffee. Flavors were blended well together for the style I thought. Off flavors are nowhere to be found in this beer. Medium alcohol drying on the palate.
O- This beer was good but there seemed to be something that was not quite there. I liked it a lot but there was a little something missing that would have made this beer amazing. I thought the abv was well hidden and never became a forefront of the beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2011 07:36:10 | More by alleykatking
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3.84/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
First beer from this brewery, thanks to furealz (Reddit).
A very aggressive pour still only yields a small fizzy mocha colored head that fades at a med pace, head looks like a 9-10% abv kinda beer, touches of lacing, over a dark almost pitch black beer that lets a bit of mahogany light through the thin parts.
NOse is about what I expected, some darker malts, little cocoa and dusty chocolate powder, a couple layers of caramel, mild earthiness and touches of earthy hop, bit of fluffy chocolate nougat and caramel candy bar like, touch of minerality and hint of coffee.
Taste starts with more dark malts, hint of roasted black malt but not really burnt or roasty, dry cocoa mix and chocolate malt, little biscuity dark malt that eventually turns to a little char, more varying caramel flavors, light and dark, with a bit more fluffy chocolate nougat, but not sweet at all. More earthy hops kick in with a little chewy hop and fair bitterness. Finish is again very dry as the entire beer was, mild roasty flavor lingering with some earthy hops, more dried cocoa, and little caramel, spicy hops start to take over later on the finish and get fairly bitter.
Mouth is med to fuller bod with a very dry feel, nice fluffy carb.
Overall not bad, a decent porter that doesn't really do anything wrong, maybe just a bit too dry overall, but still enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2014 17:35:51 | More by jlindros
Big Jamoke from Marshall Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.