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Black Jack Porter - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,157 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,157
Reviews: 481
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 41
Gots: 121 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-16-2001

Slight malt Sweetness with notes of dark chocolate, espresso and herbal hops.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,157 | Reviews: 481 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of psweendogg
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Metalhatter
5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best porter I've ever had. Ever.

Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bit light for a porter, has some auburn notes, little to no head retention at all. Aroma is malty and sweet. Tastes very simple for a porter. Everything about this beer is a little bit thinner than what I was hoping for. Good carbonation. Overall not bad, but there are definitely a lot of better porters out there.

Photo of 10Crumra
3.14/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured the beer from a 12 oz bottle into a pub glass as suggested on the bottle. I also tried to match the bottle’s suggestion of a drinking temperature between 50 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

The beer poured a dark brown with a thin layer of slightly tan foam which quickly disappeared leaving only a slight ring of lace.

It had a caramel smell with hints of something I could not quite pin down, it was like a bitter coffee smell with a fruity twist.

I found the taste underwhelming. It wasn’t bad per se but I though it lacked any strong flavors. It was slightly bitter. I would describe the taste as slightly creamy and roasty with occasional hints of chocolate. I was disappointed that the caramel smell didn’t come through in the tasting.

The beer had a light to medium feel with minimal carbonation. I found it to be surprisingly watery.

Overall I found the beer to be somewhat disappointing. It did not have any particularly bad qualities but it did not give me much of a reason to come back for more. I would drink it again but I won’t be actively searching for it.

Photo of HurrahBeer
4.39/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jasonkyeager
2.61/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.75

Everything about the approach of this beer is great. When it hits your mouth it seems just okay. Would buy again but only if 3rd or 4th on the shelf.

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Italiano86
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevChiTown
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Solid beer, to me it's more like a thin stout tho. Very enjoyable coffee & malt sweetness

Photo of HiWire
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of okcommuter
3.47/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Neil_Pfeifer
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lianne_Weaver
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davideo
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mackbekeza
4.93/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite Porters

Photo of Seaj11
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nikigava
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qcghost
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alpha309
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
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
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HooRy9er
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Resuin
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%

Black Jack Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,157 ratings.