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One Eyed Jack (Black Jack Porter) - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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One Eyed Jack (Black Jack Porter)One Eyed Jack (Black Jack Porter)

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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly named "Black Jack Porter".

(Beer added by: JDV on 03-24-2008)
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suspect

New York

4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle courtesy of RocPorterFanatic (yet again...thanks dog).

A: Deep black color. Aggressive center pour leads to a half-finger head that dissipates quickly. Lacing is consistent and plentiful.

S: Nice nose of roasted malts, cocoa, figs and plum skin. This beer makes me realize that a good American Porter is tough to beat.

T: Big complex, smokey, toasty, full of chocolate, burnt toast and raisins. Nicely complex porter.

M: Big bodied, perfectly carbonated.

O: RocPorterFanatic is making me realize that there is *nothing* better than a fine porter. The bottles he sent in this BIF have turned me into a convert..

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 04:23:42 | More by suspect
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into imperial pint
Marked aroma of toasted/roasted malt
Head large (6 cm), light brown, creamy with some rocks, slowly diminishing
Lacing OK, some partial rings and stalactites with small bubbles
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor starts with a roasted malt bitterness and flavor, drifting into a light sweetness. No hint of alcohol, hops, or diacetyl.
Palate is medium to full, watery, with lively carbonation.

Overall, not a bad tasting porter, but seems a little too watery to me. Would like to try this on tap (they were out the last trip there).

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 16:53:37 | More by Ozzylizard
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Mikus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-01-2014 03:22:56 | More by Mikus
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toppoop

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-24-2014 19:18:26 | More by toppoop
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kbrown

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-22-2014 02:22:43 | More by kbrown
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ST4L

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

06-17-2014 22:31:36 | More by ST4L
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-17-2014 22:30:39 | More by DrBier
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angelmonster

Colorado

3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pitch black body with a khaki, 1/4 inch head. Beer is completely opaque. Head retention and lacing were good.

First aromas are of tons of smoked and burnt caramel malts. Oak flavors are also present, hops are very faint. There is a weird copper scent that lingers and alcohol isn't apparent.

Dominent flavor at first is definitely smoke, reminiscent of a smoked porter or rauchbier. There is also a touch of caramel sweetness with end notes of slight bitterness. For 6.5 abv, alcohol is pretty subtle. Only blemish on taste is a weird copper aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and smooth as you would hope for the style. Head added some thickness to the beer. Carbonation was pretty lively.

Overall this was a pretty solid beer. Nothing mind blowing but good in all aspects. Wouldn't seek out this beer but glad I tried it

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2014 03:02:51 | More by angelmonster
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-29-2014 19:25:00 | More by ChrisMon02
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lochef81

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is one of my last bottles from an Ohio buying trip a few months back. It pours a handsome near black with a short lived tan head that leaves a nice film and lacing. The aroma is bittersweet chocolate, lightly roasted coffee, caramel malts, and vanilla. The mouth is light and easy to drink. Surprisingly refreshing for this dark of a beer. The flavor is indeed a robust blend of roasted malts, coffee, and vanilla. Sligtly sweet but pleasantly bitter on the tail end. This is a very well crafted porter. Its no Deschutes or Founders but very good none the less.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 03:36:29 | More by lochef81
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APH

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

03-24-2014 03:17:33 | More by APH
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MattCoots


4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-22-2014 09:01:26 | More by MattCoots
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Auslander

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-05-2014 14:08:05 | More by Auslander
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-01-2014 01:10:26 | More by Damian74Shensky
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-22-2014 17:04:04 | More by PittBeerGirl
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.8%

12-10-2013 06:28:10 | More by ohiobeer29
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scott2269

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-25-2013 21:06:00 | More by scott2269
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RayOhioFelton

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-16-2013 06:39:11 | More by RayOhioFelton
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-12-2013 23:23:51 | More by Kegatron
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zimm421

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-31-2013 00:45:19 | More by zimm421
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Lightman

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11%

10-22-2013 20:53:30 | More by Lightman
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outsider

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-05-2013 12:41:30 | More by outsider
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-03-2013 15:48:42 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Brew Kettle One Eyed Jack Robust Porter has a thin, tan head (which becomes thick, when the bottom of the bottle, with the sediment, is swished and poured in), a very dark brown, almost black appearance, and substantial lacing left behind. The aroma is mild, but one can pick up a slight bit of roasted malt and some sourness. The taste is of medium-roasted barley malt, chocolate, coffee, brown bread crust, and a touch of bitterness, as well. Mouthfeel is medium and slick. One Eyed Jack finishes wet, refreshing, mild, and easy going. Overall, this is a very good beer.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 13:41:22 | More by RonaldTheriot
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jsurfs82

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-14-2013 00:54:59 | More by jsurfs82
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One Eyed Jack (Black Jack Porter) from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
83 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.