Black Jack Porter - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by kemoarps:
3.65/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a deep dark brown with a thing creamy head. Head retention and lacing are pretty good.
The nose is fresh and smoothe. Primarily composed of burnt malts with almost a hint of dark fruits hidden in the shadows. Smells crisp.
Following the nose (big ups Toucan Sam), it's a surprisingly crisp brew for a porter. The burnt malts aren't overly musty, and that light fruit undertone carries through. There's some cocoa but it's not particularly strong. Just a hint of spice in there as well.
Thinner than I expected, but certainly not watery, it's almost like a crisp summer take on a porter. Surprisingly drinkable and smoothe. I like it. It's not as good as some other porter's I've had and I still like their Milk Stout better, but this one has kind of grown on me.
Definitely give it a shot (even if just for the bottle art alone: I love the labels Left Hand puts out). Not one that necessarily warrants a fervent hunt for, but certainly worth drinking. Might be good for those who are not accustomed/who aren't super big into big dark beers (aka an intro porter to get a friend newly hooked??).
Serving type: bottle
03-25-2012 21:05:11 | More by kemoarps
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2.69/5 rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
A: Looks black - but there is light penetration that makes it look like a dark red or even purple. Forms a 1 1/2 finger frothy white head. There is nice lacing as the head subsides.
S: Nothing prominent on the nose.
T: Early there is not really much flavor. On the mid palate I am getting some roasted notes and bitter chocolate (very slight)
M: It is okay - not great. Decent body.
O: I usually only rate one beer a day and I was tempted to dump this one and sneak in one more tonight. It is really underwhelming. No real flavor or smell to make it worth continuing. It has a best by date of 7/14/14 (next month) so it still has some life in theory. I won't get this one again.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2014 01:59:27 | More by fscottkey
Black Jack Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 951 ratings.