1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Big Jamoke - Marshall Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Big JamokeBig Jamoke

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

100 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 100
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 14
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marshall Brewing Company visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Big Jamoke is an American Robust Porter named for the B-25 that Brewmaster Eric Marshall’s grandfather flew in WW II. A blend of five malts from Munich to Chocolate provide a deep mahogany color and aroma of toffee and roasted coffee. On the palate this beer is full-bodied with hints of bittersweet chocolate and toffee… while finishing smooth and dry from the addition of earthy hops.

(Beer added by: Beertracker on 12-22-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Big Jamoke Alström Bros
Ratings: 100 | Reviews: 52 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Soonerick76
Soonerick76

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

12-27-2013 02:43:00 | More by Soonerick76
Photo of jaydoc
jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-14-2013 05:22:08 | More by jaydoc
Photo of sneezye
sneezye

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-09-2013 16:47:17 | More by sneezye
Photo of MartzMimic
MartzMimic

Oklahoma

3.49/5  rDev -11.6%

Pours a dark brown from the bottle with a small foamy head that dissipates reasonable quickly. Aroma is chocolate with coffee. Chocolate, coffee and malt are pretty balance, with only a bit of bitterness. Medium mouth with a decent amount of carbonation. Not a bad porter at all.

12-08-2013 02:48:48 | More by MartzMimic
Photo of ohyayitstrey
ohyayitstrey

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

11-30-2013 23:55:03 | More by ohyayitstrey
Photo of OKCNittany
OKCNittany

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-13-2013 23:01:58 | More by OKCNittany
Photo of brentk56
brentk56

North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev +5.3%

Appearance: Pours a pitch black color capped by a couple of inches of beige foam; the retention and lacing were decent but not spectacular

Smell: Black bread and chocolate; walnuts and a hint of dried dark fruit

Taste: Roasty charred black bread, up front, with chocolate flavors building into the middle; walnuts and raisins join, after the swallow, as do the earthy hops that keep the sweetness in check; well-balanced in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is a first class Porter; not quite Edmund Fitz, but very close

Thanks, BlueOkie, for the opportunity

08-06-2013 00:40:07 | More by brentk56
Photo of BigJamoke
BigJamoke

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-19-2013 02:59:59 | More by BigJamoke
Photo of TheMrFarnham
TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +26.6%

07-11-2013 20:17:11 | More by TheMrFarnham
Photo of BrockLanders
BrockLanders

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-08-2013 20:51:28 | More by BrockLanders
Photo of freneticamnesic
freneticamnesic

Netherlands

4.28/5  rDev +8.4%

A - poured very deep brown/red, very little carbonation. Looked quite flat.

S - Sweet hops, caramel and coffee. very pleasant

T - Coffee and roasted malt, strong smokey hops and dark chocolate, with a lingering espresso taste

M - thinner than i expected, very very little carbonation

O - Overall the taste and smell were very nice and well balanced. From a porter I expected a somewhat thicker mouthfeel, and maybe a bit more carbonation. But I would drink one again, gladly.

06-03-2013 14:33:02 | More by freneticamnesic
Photo of Sparky44
Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-31-2013 23:32:33 | More by Sparky44
Photo of JuicesFlowing
JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.33/5  rDev +9.6%

Poured into a New Belgium globe.

The beer is as black as new tires with brown barely coming through on the edges. A mocha colored head recedes to a film with a thicker patch in the center. Webbed lacing coats the glass.

The beer first smells of burnt, roasted malts. Then roasted coffee notes come in, as well as a faint smokiness and some black licorice on the back end.

The taste starts with bitter roasted malts. Then a really dark rich coffee flavor kicks in. It has some Oreo cookie richness in it, dark chocolates. There's faint smokiness and bitter hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel is dry and lively.

Overall, really impressed with the coffee and bitter chocolate notes on this. A great porter to take your time with and enjoy.

01-25-2013 00:37:55 | More by JuicesFlowing
Photo of chaseabeer
chaseabeer

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-16-2013 02:15:00 | More by chaseabeer
Photo of BierGartenok
BierGartenok

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-09-2013 19:15:07 | More by BierGartenok
Photo of halfgermanhalfirish
halfgermanhalfirish

Oklahoma

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured the beer into a standard pint glass. After I drank it I came to the conclusion that a snifter would be a better choice of glassware to highlight this beer strong features.

A- poured ruby red and turns pretty much pitch black in the glass. There is very little head initially and it quickly disapeared. There is no carbonation and this translates to a very flat unappealing beer. Almost looks like a glass of dark red wine.

S- It smells substantially better than it looks. A pleasent dark chocolate aroma up front followed by rosted malts and coffee. Very pleasant.

T- Very intense flavors of dark chocolate and roasted malts with some dark fruit on the end. Very balance flavors and hardly any hint of the alchohal.

M- Very light almost watery feel. Simmilar to drinking a glass of win or juice.

O- I took one look at this beer and thought I would hate it but overall I enjoyed drinking this beer and would enjoy it again in a heartbeat. Dispite its unappealing appearance this beer taste really good and is very easy to drink. It would be an excellant entry level beer for someone new to stouts and porters. This beer reminds me of an ex girlfriend I once had. She is not sexy but knows how to satisfy.

12-13-2012 00:43:08 | More by halfgermanhalfirish
Photo of Listers
Listers

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-07-2012 16:32:18 | More by Listers
Photo of aaronc528
aaronc528

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +26.6%

12-03-2012 08:12:13 | More by aaronc528
Photo of BeerHunter76
BeerHunter76

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-15-2012 02:20:39 | More by BeerHunter76
Photo of kjkinsey
kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-13-2012 14:09:21 | More by kjkinsey
Photo of Texasfan549
Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-13-2012 00:22:40 | More by Texasfan549
Photo of cfh64
cfh64

Texas

3/5  rDev -24.1%

06-04-2012 03:36:06 | More by cfh64
Photo of amatuerbeerguy
amatuerbeerguy

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

04-07-2012 02:20:20 | More by amatuerbeerguy
Photo of TheBishopco
TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-24-2012 04:06:19 | More by TheBishopco
Photo of KansasBeerLover
KansasBeerLover

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

02-26-2012 02:25:39 | More by KansasBeerLover
Big Jamoke from Marshall Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.