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Big Jamoke - Marshall Brewing Company

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very good

103 Ratings

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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 14
Gots: 9 | 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)
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Photo of RichH55
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

RichH55, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of jlindros
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

jlindros, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of soonerlight
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

soonerlight, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Soonerick76
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Soonerick76, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +1.5%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of sneezye
4/5  rDev +1.5%

sneezye, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of MartzMimic
3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

MartzMimic, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of ohyayitstrey
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

ohyayitstrey, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of OKCNittany
4/5  rDev +1.5%

OKCNittany, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

brentk56, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of BigJamoke
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

BigJamoke, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of TheMrFarnham
5/5  rDev +26.9%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of BrockLanders
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

BrockLanders, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of freneticamnesic
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

freneticamnesic, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Sparky44, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

JuicesFlowing, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

chaseabeer, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of BierGartenok
4/5  rDev +1.5%

BierGartenok, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of halfgermanhalfirish
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

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.

halfgermanhalfirish, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of Listers
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Listers, Dec 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

aaronc528, Dec 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

BeerHunter76, Jul 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

kjkinsey, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Texasfan549, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of cfh64
3/5  rDev -23.9%

cfh64, Jun 04, 2012
Big Jamoke from Marshall Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.