One Eyed Jack (Black Jack Porter) - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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3.1/5 rDev -15.1%
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.
10-11-2012 23:03:41 | More by PDXHops
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
3.73/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
07-07-2012 00:39:15 | More by schoolboy
3.35/5 rDev -8.2%
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.
07-04-2012 16:00:12 | More by hosehead83
3.85/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
07-01-2012 16:17:18 | More by Stinkypuss
3.5/5 rDev -4.1%
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.
06-23-2012 23:25:44 | More by AwYeh
3.93/5 rDev +7.7%
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.
05-19-2012 02:39:57 | More by DrDemento456
3.25/5 rDev -11%
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.
05-16-2012 01:44:10 | More by Ryan011235
3.35/5 rDev -8.2%
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.
04-29-2012 02:27:57 | More by Bung
3.18/5 rDev -12.9%
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.
04-24-2012 02:03:30 | More by Hoptometrist
3.9/5 rDev +6.8%
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a small 1 finger dense tan head with good retention that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some slight spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, biscuit, roasted nut, cola, and herbal hops. Nice and well balanced standard porter aromas. Taste of caramel, chocolate, toffee, roasted malt, biscuit, roasted nut, coffee, and herbal hops. Light bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and roasted nut on the finish for a bit. Nicely balanced and blended flavor profile. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. Very easy to drink; with hardly any alcohol warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice and very enjoyable porter. Nice robust flavors and good balance.
04-18-2012 03:35:43 | More by superspak
One Eyed Jack (Black Jack Porter) from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
83 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.