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Jackpot Porter - Great Basin Brewing Co.

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Jackpot Porter
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 17.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Basin Brewing Co. visit their website
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Yahoo! You’ve hit the big one! The nutty, roasted flavors and creamy palate of this dark English classic makes it one of the most sought after of all our brews. An intriguing beer and a reward for any occasion.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 03-16-2006)
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3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The English Porter seems to fall flat compared to the American Porter. Time and time again, this is my discovery. It's similar, but the flavor profiles are amped up in the American version. Jackpot Porter is very much a porter - chocolate & coffee scent and taste - but very mild. It's very drinkable, but it isn't spectacular. It's similarly average in appearance and mouthfeel.

I would take another local brewery, Silver Peak's Peavine Porter over this any day. Fortunately for Great Basin, that is probably the only beer from Silver Peak that I think competes with their lineup.

TheRealBigC, Sep 26, 2012
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3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Ordered one of these during the Best in the West Rib Cook-Off this past weekend. Following review written from notes.

Served in a 20oz. clear plastic cup. (Typically glass, but they serve everything in plastic on the weekend of the Cook-Off.)

Appearance: The body had a pitch black center and orange-brown edges. Head was a mere white halo, but did drag decent lacing. No apparent carbonation - a problem noted in my previous Great Basin orders as well.

Smell: Roasted malt, dark chocolate, and caramel along with some mild, spicy, piney hops. Malt-forward and sweet. Some extra hop action would have done this one well.

Taste: Caramel, black, and roasted malts, black coffee, and some... dark chocolate? Something like dark chocolate anyway... Grassy hops and moist vegetation came in as well. Aftertaste was all coffee and chocolate. This one seemed a tad off at the time, but now that I think about it, it might have just been the English accents. I had thought this was an American porter. Very flavorful.

Mouthfeel: Malty and, well, flat. I don't know if English porters are supposed to have less carbonation, but I wasn't a fan. Body was a little fuller than average (for porters). Mouth-coating was pretty low. The lack of crispness bugged me.

Drinkability: This would probably be best suited as a dessert beer - lots of chocolate and candy-like flavors throughout, but not to an excessive measure. The lack of carbonation just made this one a bit boring. If that were corrected, this would be a much better ale.

ThreeWiseMen, Sep 09, 2009
Jackpot Porter from Great Basin Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.