One Eyed Jack (Black Jack Porter) - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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4.3/5 rDev +17.8%
A - Dark brown, nearly black. Has a small but creamy tan head that looks pretty good.
S - Surprisingly chocolately malts followed by roasty coffee. A touch of dark fruit.
T - A slightly chalky flavor that is beat to the background by the richness of the chocolately malts. A plethora of flavors exists here; raisins, coffee, earth, plums, soy, dates, and even a little cola. This is rounded out by a small hit of bitter spiciness from the hops.
M - Too light and carbonated to be a stout, but makes a mighty fine porter. Still creamy and sticks all over the mouth.
D - No need to share the bomber with a friend, it's easy to take on the Black Jack and come out a winner. Another hit for TBK!
09-19-2010 05:24:20 | More by LiquidCucumber
4.28/5 rDev +17.3%
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..
11-11-2012 04:23:42 | More by suspect
4.2/5 rDev +15.1%
Serving Type - 22oz bottle
Appearance - BLacksih tan/brown, nice creamy 1 inch head and lots of lacing.
Smell - Malts, nut, chocolate, coffee, mollasses, smoke, dark fruit like rasin and plum. Amazing aromoa, soon as i cracked the bottle it hit me!
Taste - Dark roasted malts and nice smoked coffee make up the main flavor. Not overly sweet or to coffee flavored, very balanced. Some chocolate balanced out the bitterness. Has a nice smoked porter flavor much like stones porter.
Mouthfeel - Its very nice and tasty on the tounge. Smoke and malts cover and coat mouth very nicely. Chocolate and coffee hits palette and adds a nice sweet finish. Aftertaste is coffee and malty.
Overall - I really enjoyed this porter. I would love to have this side by side with stone to see which on i like better. Not going to overtake alaskian smoked porter but id for sure try this one out if your a fan of any smoked porters.
01-19-2012 04:12:39 | More by wvsabbath
4.15/5 rDev +13.7%
First let me say that I'm a fan of the Brew Kettle. I've had several offerings from them and I'm always impressed with the quality considering the low price. Great combination!
A: Pours a deep brown almost black with a nice tan head that doesn't stick around long
S: Nose is chocolate, malt, coffee, a bit of smoke, nice
T: Taste is like drinking a whopper - delicious - malty, chocolate, sweet mollases
M: Mild carbonation - could be a little thicker but then again it's a porter
D: Glad I have a bomber here on Xmas eve. I'm playing santa in a few hours so hopefully I don't drop any toys after finishing this one.
12-25-2010 02:23:22 | More by beerman207
4.1/5 rDev +12.3%
Another great beer from the Brew Kettle, this one pours dark almost black with ruby/scarlet highlights when held toward the light. Thicket of tan head forms nicely with a scattered banded lacing pattern. Aroma has dark roasted malts and hints of coffee and dark chocolate with an air of underly fruit and herbal hops. Flavor has a nice big chocolate/nutty combonation going on. Also toffee and dark ripened fruit come about in the flavor with a bit of herbal hops. Complex porter nice girth being a robust porter, medium bodied moderate even carbonation levels going strong. I can't wait to try the rest of their beers, man I might have to visit the brewery again this summer.
04-29-2011 15:04:00 | More by WVbeergeek
4.1/5 rDev +12.3%
Got this in a BIF. 22oz bottle...
A: Super deep dark black with subtle ruby red highlights around the edges. A small 1 inch mocha colored head that fades at a decent pace. Good.
S: I get a nice roasty vanilla and hints of coffee upfront. Some roasty caramel in the middle with some faint black licorice on the backend. Good.
T: A nice roasty coffee upfront with some faint chocolate, vanilla, and cocao on the backend. Not much else here. Good.
M: Medium body with a great carbonation. Good.
D: Goes down very easy. Very good.
All in all, this is a good brew. Not great, but good to try if you have access. Don't bother hunting.
10-30-2010 03:45:25 | More by steve8robin
4.1/5 rDev +12.3%
22oz bottle into a snifter.
Looks great in the glass. Dark black with some caramel and red touches. White head lingers and leaves some nice lace.
Smell is outstanding. Roasted malt is the rule of the day. Chocolate and coffee, a touch of smoke, nuttiness, and some sweetness. It's almost like the mixture of the roast and caramel sweetness has made some sort of breakfast smell. Coffee, cream, bacon, and maybe even maple syrup. Amazing.
Taste is also great. Coffee and chocolate from the roast. Caramel malt as well. Sweet sugar and cream with the coffee. Some hops and lingering bitterness. Roast overwhelms a touch, otherwise, this would be among the best in the genre.
Mouthfeel is nice for a porter but lacks just a touch of finesse. A touch watery. I love the finish of Founders Porter and Great Lakes Ed Fitz, they have just a touch more substantial viscosity. Finish has lingering bitterness from the roast and hops. This is outstanding, well worth the $3.99 cost. Fans of coffee, porters, and stouts will love this. Another knockout from the Brew Kettle.
08-20-2010 19:03:25 | More by jampics2
4.08/5 rDev +11.8%
No. This isn't working for me. This beer tastes like something I really don't want to mention. With that in mind, this beer will never get beyond an "eh" rating. What ya gonna do. Maybe I got too much garlic on my breath or something. Just kidding. I know it's not my breath.
08-20-2012 03:41:10 | More by RblWthACoz
4.05/5 rDev +11%
A good example of the style, but not outstanding. Roasted barley and chocolate fill the nose and the tongue. The taste is sweeter than I expected, with little noticeable hop presence except in the aftertaste. This fits with the style of course, but a little more bitterness to balance the beer could have been an improvement.
The body could have been beefed up a bit for a creamier mouthfeel, but the lightness did make it incredibly drinkable.
08-03-2010 15:49:27 | More by palmdalethriller
4/5 rDev +9.6%
This brew is a dark brown with some clarity coming through at the edges and some lighter brown highlights. A tight head forms with good retention and lacing.
The aroma is roasted malts with perhaps a mix of some other malts and just a touch of hops. Light smoky, shocolate and coffee notes all come through with a touch of wood.
Mostly roasted malts in the flavor as well, with the same coffee, chocolate and smoky notes coming through with light touches of hops and wood. While this isn't a massive, in-your-face superbeast, there's no astringency that comes through here or the charred woods, making this a solid all-around beer.
The mouthfeel is nicely creamy, a good smoothness coming through to fill the mouth. While it's no monstrous stout, the body is pretty full and there's enough malty robustness to please.
This is a very good porter and well worth a try.
12-27-2010 21:30:58 | More by Brenden
4/5 rDev +9.6%
Black Jack Porter has a very dark brown body with some ruby highlights thrown in around the edges where light comes through. The tan head is a bout a finger and a half tall and has pretty good retention and lacing.
The aroma has lots of coffee, some chocolate and some roasted malts. Just a hint of hops.
The strongest flavor in Black Jack Porter is probably the coffee, but by no means is it overwhelming. Along with it comes a bit of chocolate and some black malt. Maybe a hint of toffee or molasses also. Roasted malt is also pretty prevalent, and it almost brings a little bit of a smokey flavor. The finish has a low to moderate hop bite, supplying notes of grapefruit and citrus as well as a bitter bite to it. Lingering flavors of dark fruit come through in the finish also, but they are faint and illusory.
Good body for a porter, pretty full with cream carbonation.
This is a good porter. It makes me want to try more of the Brew Kettle beers that are on the darker side.
06-09-2011 20:13:58 | More by Hojaminbag
One Eyed Jack (Black Jack Porter) from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
83 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.