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Black Jack Porter - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Black Jack PorterBlack Jack Porter

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BA SCORE
84
good

965 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 965
Reviews: 459
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 34
Gots: 46 | 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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NjalThorgeirsson

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

05-07-2014 05:38:59 | More by NjalThorgeirsson
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-05-2014 19:40:59 | More by MikeWard
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-04-2014 16:27:11 | More by thatoneguymike
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billgulch

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

05-04-2014 00:52:40 | More by billgulch
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-02-2014 01:20:36 | More by MattXT
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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.1%

04-29-2014 16:05:06 | More by Belittle
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califunflyindog

New York

3.16/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had this on a trip to AZ. Was hoping for a a flavorful, slow drinking porter for a night under the stars, but was somewhat disappointed.

A: little to no head. fizzy. looked a bit too much like soda in a glass.

S: bread and nuts. A little bit of sweetness. Milk chocolate. Not too much here, but Im more worried about taste.

T: Not bad at all, but somewhat watery. Not very strong, and a bit too sweet. Think coffee with cream and sugar, as opposed to a black dark roast.

M: Drinks more like a dark lager. a little more carb than necessary, but not overpowering. Thin. Aftertaste becomes sweet before you can really taste any accents.

O: I can't say this is a bad beer, but it pales (literally) in comparison to many other porters. Decent for the price (paid ~11 for the 6 in a low tax state). Might be better with a light meal, and definitely one that can be consumed in high volume. Alcohol is certainly present. If you're looking for a full bodied, knock-your-socks-off, dark flavor, I wouldn't recommend. I would bring to a party, but it didn't satisfy my craving.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 06:05:50 | More by califunflyindog
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-26-2014 03:54:21 | More by Eaglefan344
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maniaczak

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

04-24-2014 03:51:45 | More by maniaczak
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Chelseaw30


4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-07-2014 20:31:40 | More by Chelseaw30
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Lightman

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-06-2014 22:11:04 | More by Lightman
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Matthew607

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-06-2014 04:39:16 | More by Matthew607
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drone

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

04-05-2014 22:57:31 | More by drone
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fredmugs

Indiana

3/5  rDev -19.1%

04-05-2014 22:54:25 | More by fredmugs
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cheesegasuki


4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-05-2014 22:04:19 | More by cheesegasuki
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Mistro

Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Black Jack has a nice dark complexion right out of the bottle. Smells of a dark roast of coffee with hints of cocoa present. Taste is nutty and filled with coffee, with the chocolate coming in late with a bitter hop finish. A good porter, remarkably easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 04:50:43 | More by Mistro
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-04-2014 21:29:45 | More by MarvinSnyder
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Zanico

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-03-2014 23:05:19 | More by Zanico
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pep

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-30-2014 01:40:22 | More by pep
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DripTorch

Florida

3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-29-2014 21:28:18 | More by DripTorch
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-29-2014 19:51:08 | More by Bandi
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metter98

New York

3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar but is clear very dark reddish brown when held up to a bright light. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that quickly died down, leaving wispy lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of roasted chocolate malts are present in the nose.
T: Compared to the smell, the taste seems to have stronger flavors of chocolate malts and less in the way of roasted malts. The hops lend a light amount of bitterness, which is most noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this porter to be very easy to drink. I would definitely consider this beer to be sessionable. The aromas and flavors from the chocolate malts are particularly inviting.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 19:40:37 | More by metter98
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Dilbert65

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-24-2014 22:53:36 | More by Dilbert65
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afsdan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-21-2014 04:39:43 | More by afsdan
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-18-2014 01:52:53 | More by DrunkinYogi
Black Jack Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 965 ratings.