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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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121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
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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Photo of stakem
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into a snifter. This bottle is circa 2010 and was lodged in the back of the fridge. The brew pours a dark brown with clarity around the edges and a frothy khaki head sits atop. Some spotty webs of lace stick to the glass.

The aroma includes notes of milk chocolate mixed with a little bit of roast. It is somewhat oxidized with earth and mild citrus to fruity hops components blended into the nose. A mild fruity tinge is present somewhat reminescent of raisins.

The taste includes a flavor of raisins and the previously mentioned milk chocolate character with minimal dry roasty flavor. A little hint of earth breaks things up coupled with an aftertaste of tobacco and citrus to fruity hops.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is overall a bit lighter in the feel than expected with almost too much of a watery and easy drinking feel. Overall though it id nice and without fault. Just an everyday easy drinking porter that id probably enjoy again if offered but wouldnt go out of my way for.

stakem, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of zac16125
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a chalice/snifter hybrid glass
no born on date, received a number of months ago in a trade

A: Pours a dark cola brown with less than 1 fingers width of light mocha colored head, looks like a coke cola except a bit more opaque. Leaves some small patches of lacing.

S: Roasted malt is the main player here, along with hints of chocolate, creamed coffee, and anise. Its kind of smells like it was raw barrel aged, with hints of oak and vanilla. Quite nice.

T: Follows the nose. Tons of roasted malt. Vanilla, bakers chocolate, a hint of booze which is surprising given the low ABV. Tasty.

M/D: Pretty heavily carbonated, and rather thin. Not this beers strong suit.

O: Overall, above average, but not great. By far the best of the 3 Brew Kettle offerings he sent over via trade ( 4C's Pale and Dark Helmet being the other two; he was supposed to send White Rajah, what a disappointment), this is the only one Id drink again. Nothing special, but a well done and enjoyable American Porter.

zac16125, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

acurtis, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of suspect
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..

suspect, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Noelito76, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of PDXHops
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
Photo of ScottR
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

ScottR, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of CaliExPat
3/5  rDev -17.8%

CaliExPat, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of jacobdensford
3.25/5  rDev -11%

jacobdensford, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of bassmantony330
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

bassmantony330, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of vande
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

vande, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

RblWthACoz, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of M1A2
4/5  rDev +9.6%

M1A2, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of WesM63
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

WesM63, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of equincel
4/5  rDev +9.6%

equincel, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of schoolboy
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a pretty good porter, with a lot going on. It's hoppy, as the style would dictate. It's also thick and malty as it should be.

This stuff is dark dark brown and nearly opaque. It has nice bubbles and lace.

The aroma is a bit watery. The taste is about where it should be, but not something that makes me want to declare this my favorite style. It is one of my least favorite Brew Kettle beverages.

schoolboy, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of hosehead83
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
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One Eyed Jack (Black Jack Porter)
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Style: American Porter
ABV: 6.60 %

LOOK: Dark brown, opaque and pretty much black color. Light brown mocha creme head forms and leaves lace down the pint.

SMELL: Roasted malts, smoke, chocolates and black coffee aromas. Smells like how a porter/stout should smell.

TASTE: Robust is the key word, with loads of black patent malt, coffee, milk chocolates, raisin, prune, and light charcoal flavors. Firmly malty, with a small bitterness. The robustness of this brew adds to the bitterness, and a well balanced brew is achieved.

FEEL: Medium bodied, a bit on the light side, thin, but not watery. Carbonation level is good at a medium/high level.

OVERALL: Another tasty brew from the Brewkettle. Solid porter that can stand up to some of the better examples of the style. The small brewpub/restaraunt in Ohio is doing big things with their recipes. Quite good.

Stinkypuss, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of AwYeh
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Undated 12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Dark brown, reddish-tinged body with a half-finger or so of fine off-white head. Just a bit of lacing.

S: Sweet chocolate flavors, a good amount of a cola type smell, plus light smoky, coffee, and musty tones compose this one. Pretty pleasant– maybe just a bit too sweet for me to fully appreciate it, but above average.

T: Bittersweet, roasted chocolate malts form a backbone here, with coffee and smoke complementing things nicely. Still tastes a bit like cola, with a light nuttiness and lingering bitterness coming in. It's

M: Fairly thin body with moderate carbonation. The finish is dry and lasting, even without a sticky, dense body.

O: Another solid offering from Brew Kettle; it's not the biggest or thickest porter but is still well worthy of respect.

AwYeh, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of danwho
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

danwho, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of rdunigan
3.25/5  rDev -11%

rdunigan, May 26, 2012
Photo of TruaxMJ
4/5  rDev +9.6%

TruaxMJ, May 20, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mine says it's 6.5% ABV. Picked this up at Vintage Estate for a reasonable $2.29

A - Huh not much head is kind of a downer. Even the mocha lace ring is just mildly fizzy. Color is a nice dark almost pitch black. Not the best presentation.

S - Ah it smells of good roasty malt with chalky yeast and a touch of coffee.

T - Not bad it does have some good dry porter aspects. The flavors are there and it does have a nice body with mild cocoa, touch of coffee and a burnt sugar like sweetness. Dry finish and a touch chalky.

M - Medium bodied despite of lack of carbonation.

Overall much better than most of the new beers I picked up from Vintage. Not a bad beer overall will seek others from this brewery.

DrDemento456, May 19, 2012
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
Photo of Bung
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
One Eyed Jack (Black Jack Porter) from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
83 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.