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Black Jack Porter - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

951 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 951
Reviews: 458
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 34
Gots: 40 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Slight malt Sweetness with notes of dark chocolate, espresso and herbal hops.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-16-2001)
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BB1313

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on date noticeable. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a dark brown, with light getting through giving it some transparent brown ruby hues. Not much head lacing to speak of, but it's there. The aromas are nice with lots of milk chocolates and roasted malts. The flavors really do match the nose. More milk chocolate with a touch of vanilla and coffee. Mouthfeel is nice, light, smooth, nice carbonation. Pretty bold. The bitterness isn't over the top, making this easy to drink. It reminded me alot of an American porter, more than an English porter. Either way, nice.

Overall, this is a good porter.. definitely worth a shot, but it's just short of being something really special.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 16:36:47 | More by BB1313
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S: Nothing prominent on the nose.

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Black Jack Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 951 ratings.