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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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123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

ST4L, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of biglite351
2.28/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Light through the center of the glass with a near white thick creamy head.

S - Strong malts smell, some dark chocolate hidden in ther with a touch of dark fruit

T - old watered down coffee with malts and a hint of chocolate. Not actuallt bad, but certainly not good.

M - Thin with a mild coating. Slight tingle on sides of tongue.

O - No reason to buy this again.

biglite351, Jan 12, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Mark88, May 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

MikeCactusGordon, May 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Noelito76, Oct 13, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Stinger80OH, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of nrbw23
2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a dark brown color with red highlights and a tan colored head. Head has ok retention and leaves some nice lacing.

S- Smell is pretty faint but still good. Roasted malts, coffee, darker fruits and chocolate.

T- Taste is really faint even weaker than the nose. Pretty disappointed how the label said robust and complex. The main flavour I'm picking up is stale coffee. A bit of sweetness but not a lot going on here.

M- Fairly light in body with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Not really impressed with this one. I'll be passing on this one.

nrbw23, Feb 15, 2011
Photo of Rhettroactive
2.98/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From 22oz bomber to Bruges hybird glass on 10/19/11
*From notes

-- Another one from the Vault de la Sieg --

A: Lighter in color then I'd expected. If I didn't know any better, I'd call this an English Brown. A good pour yields a two finger head with nice retention and above average lacing.

S: Just some grains and what comes off a bit like Cocoa Puffs.

T: Kinda sweet. Hints of milk chocolate and earth. Not nearly as rich as it should be. The finish is a bit milky.

M: Thin. I've had some dense American Porters. This, sadly, isn't one of them.

O: The Brew Kettle's Black Jack Porter is about as average a beer as you can get. Forgettable as yesterday's BM. Leave this one on the shelf and check out the brewery's better brews like White Rajah, as you'll most likely find this one utterly boring.

Rhettroactive, Nov 11, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

ohiobeer29, Dec 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

CaliExPat, Sep 23, 2012
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3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle from Ryan011235, poured into a LaChouffe tulip. Fairly dark brown with an initial explosive tan head that quickly settles into a foamy finger or so, and then slowly into a skim over time. Several loosely formed rings of lacing are left behind.

The nose features burnt and roasted malts with bittersweet chocolate. Leans a little heavily toward the burnt end of things, a theme that carries over into the flavor profile. A touch of sweetness might smooth out the acridity of the burn malts. Campfire coffee with a moderate hop bite and surprising viscosity, but with a fair dose of carbonation to keep things moving along. The lack of sweetness doesn't really hurt drinkability, I tend to like my dry porters more roasty than sharp. Not bad, a middle-of-the-pack kinda porter.

PDXHops, Oct 12, 2012
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3.12/5  rDev -14.5%

boogieman6, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of JDV
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle received in trade from Crizay. Thanks Chris!
Pours black with slight ruby edges and a lasting tan head. Smell is roasty with some coffee hints. Pretty nice nose overall. Taste is of medium richness of roasty bittersweetness. Balanced with a hint of alcohol and a lingering dark roasted flavor and somewhat of an odd bitterness at the end for me. Decent porter.

JDV, Mar 24, 2008
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3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass

A- Poured a very dark brown with a frothy head that dissipated quickly. No lace

S- Some sweet dark fruits, cocoa powder, roasted barley, and big mineral aroma

T- Strong Dr. Pepper/cola like taste, some dark fruits, and roasted barley. Definitely a sweeter porter, not really much roastiness to speak of.

M- Pretty fizzy mouthfeel, light bodied for a porter

O- There are a lot of great porters available in NE Ohio so I don't think I will pick this one up again. Tastes very much like a flat Dr. Pepper and drinks like pop too.

Hoptometrist, Apr 24, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It doesn't quite live up to the "Robust" claim on the label. Pours fairly well with a natural looking head ... not the infused, fake carbonation-like head present in some other cheaper porters/stouts. It has a burnt, bitter taste. Seems kind of watery. The first sip was promising but I became bored with it fairly quickly.

Vierenner, Oct 27, 2011
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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).

Ozzylizard, Jul 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

shagens, May 29, 2013
Photo of Ryan011235
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 4/24/12

Pours a medium brown and settles dark, though held to the light the beer shines with a pretty deep purple and ruby hue. One finger cap of smooth, tan colored foam drops quickly to a thin layer.

Chocolate plays a big part of the aroma; somewhat sweet and a little burnt. Roasted coffee notes round it out giving the nose balance. Vanilla overtones and a hint of earthy hops. There are some tangy fruit notions on the second pour.

One Eyed Jack has a snappy combo of hops and carbonation right off the rip. However, the hops taper off to a roasted coffee bitterness that stays throughout. Chocolate isn't as prominent as in the aroma. On the whole, this beer smells better than it tastes.

Aside from the aforementioned assertive carbonation, the over all feel tends toward the smooth, with the medium-full body having an inky feel. The carbonation needs a time out.

Overall impression - Not bad, but it's not in the tier of some of the better porters out there.

Ryan011235, May 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

msinger1002, Jun 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

jacobdensford, Sep 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Lightman, Oct 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

rdunigan, May 26, 2012
Photo of BB1313
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours jet black with a little light getting through. There's not much head to speak of, even with a hard pour; not much lacing or retention. Nice aromas, tons of dark roasted chocolate and some black coffee. There's a nice touch of smoke as well. Flavors are dominated by roasted malts and bitter chocolate. More coffee/expresso notes. There's not too much sweetness going on. Mouthfeel is interesting. It has alot of carbonation going on and is pretty thin, but still remains smooth. Finishes pretty dry. Alcohol goes unnoticed even at 6.5% abv, which is technically high for your traditional porter, but not in general. Not bad..

This is your typical average porter. I really like the coffee notes. Nice and enjoyable, but I personally feel there are better examples, especially locally. This is still worth a shot if you come across it.

BB1313, Mar 27, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz. A pretty carbonated looking dark brown pour, off white head atop.

Aroma, malty caramel, chocolate. Small amont of toasted malt. Some cola like qualities.

Taste, some slightly earthy malt, cocoa, toffee. Pretty dry, some roast and cocoa finish. Didn't really get any cola here thankfully.

A lighter body, lively carbonation. Drinks quite easy, could work even on a warm day.
Nothing too big or complex, but solid.

Bung, Apr 29, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark brown/black in color, with ruby highlights. Moderate head of tan foam.
Aroma-Faint chocolate and coffee
Taste-Dark roast coffee, chocolate. A bit thin-bodied but decent flavor overall. A nice match for a cheeseburger or a pulled pork sandwich.

hosehead83, Jul 04, 2012
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One Eyed Jack (Black Jack Porter) from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
83 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.