Black Jack Porter - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,114 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,114
Reviews: 473
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 40
Gots: 100 | FT: 0
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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3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jzlyo
3.39/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent as a session but relatively thin in body.

Photo of TheBeerGulper
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.7/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.12/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of chris657
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Sampled last night on 12/2/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a snifter glass.

Pours a very dark mahogany brown with ruby highlights in color, very close to black. Has a thin beige head with some spotty lacing seen when sipped. The aroma is of dark roasted malts, cocoa, and a hint of vanilla. More going on with the taste with a hint of black coffee and even a wee bit of black licorice in the mix. A tasty Porter that isn't over done at all. Medium+-bodied with perfect carbonation. Really liked this one!

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Immortale25
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter. Bottleneck says Best By 04/05/15.

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a 1/4 inch light tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves small specs behind on the glass.

S- Cocoa, mild vanilla and a tinge of booze.

T- Flavor is balanced between bitter and sweet with the dark roasted malt creating some milk chocolate notes along with the aforementioned vanilla.

M- Slick with medium-low carbonation and a fullish body.

O- A straightforward porter that leans more toward the chocolaty side but isn't very sweet.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.92/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.56/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.85/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of Kris450
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

This was HEAVY. A meal on its own. I love and have had many porters, but this one seemed denser than normal. Rich chocolate and Carmel notes. I will say, the label had me slightly confused. The "J" kind of looks like an 'S", and I'm genuinely uncomfortable drinking something called "Black Sack." Ami alone in this?!

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Black Jack Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,114 ratings.