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Jack The Quaffer Porter - Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

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Jack The Quaffer Porter
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BA SCORE
89
very good

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tampa Bay Brewing Co. visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-04-2003)
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Reviews by gonzo46and2:
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gonzo46and2

Florida

4.63/5  rDev +15.8%

Pours a nice deep black with some red or brown when struck by light. Nice medium thin body with an energetic carbonation forms a nice head.

Smell is great notes of coffee, chocolate, and more roasted grain notes. Not much hops going on here.

Taste is roasty and wonderful. Dry character and clean on the finish.

Mouthfeel is rounded out nicely but thin enough to be refreshing and easy to drink.

My favorite offering at the TBBC.

03-14-2009 03:39:18 | More by gonzo46and2
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -13%

Enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub. Jet black with whitish topping, lots of lace. Above average carbonation. Very well roasted, so how you like the roastiness is how you like the porter.Chocolate malting, northern and cascade hops.I do not know about coffee, and OK on quaffability.

02-20-2009 01:17:05 | More by Sammy
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

03-04-2013 03:09:41 | More by WoodBrew
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PBelt71

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

08-17-2013 04:17:58 | More by PBelt71
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

02-26-2012 18:49:42 | More by KTCamm
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

3.8/5  rDev -5%

Served in a pint glass. Menu stated it was 5.7% ABV:

The beer was a deep black with an off white, almost cream colored head that persisted for awhile before dissipating and leaving some nice lacing. There was not much of an aroma to the beer, very light malt with maybe a hint of the coffee and a little smoke. Very nice flavor, malt and coffee flavor, well done. Overall, the beer was rich, creamy, not much carbonation to it but it was very easy to drink. Maybe one of the best on tap.

07-10-2008 13:24:43 | More by PhillyStyle
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aepb1

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -13%

On tap at Tampa Bay Brewing Co. 2-17-11 Notes from phone

A- Black body with a creamy tan head

S- Brown sugar and some roasted malts as well

T- Molasses, more roasted malts. A pretty standard take on the porter

M- Full-bodied and smooth but a bit watery in the finish

D- A good example of the style but the mouthfeel makes it tough to give it a higher rating.

03-20-2011 00:41:19 | More by aepb1
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ncbrewerbun

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +5%

I had the sampler and this was the pick for the pint. Poured a nice brown and ruby red color with an off-white head. Good malt and roast aroma. The balance favored the malt, but there were enough hops to even things out nicely. The dark malts added a good body and mouthfeel to the beer.

A good solid and very easy drinking porter.

02-15-2005 14:19:57 | More by ncbrewerbun
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dasunder

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -25%

08-02-2012 21:46:17 | More by dasunder
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev 0%

03-12-2012 14:51:53 | More by Tyrawlings
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xgrafcorex

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +10.8%

had a pint of this stuff a few days ago with my family while visiting for the holidays, so i'm reviewing this from memory of that single pint. both of my brothers and i ordered a pint and we all thought it was great stuff.

it was very dark with a small ring of head. tasted like roasted malt with a bit of chocolate. can't honestly remember how the mouth feel was... had the beer a few days ago and was eating while drinking it. all in all, it was a very smooth and easy to drink porter. not my favorite porter, but it is certainly a very good one. definitely worth a try if you can get in there for at least a drink. i'll be ordering another one the next time i am there without a doubt.

12-29-2006 22:52:18 | More by xgrafcorex
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JayS2629

Alabama

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%

Dark brown, almost black with two finger tan head, nice retention, and sea foam lacing.

The aroma is balanced with roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate, dark sugars, molasis and brown sugar with vanilla hints and earthy notes.

The flavor is nicely balanced with coffee and chocolate notes, brown sugar and a nice bittering balance.

Prickly, medium bodied, and smooth. Slightly overcarbonated for the style.

Overall, very easy drinking, sessionable porter

01-02-2012 06:25:55 | More by JayS2629
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twizzbeatz

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-02-2013 03:16:01 | More by twizzbeatz
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +8.7%

I got this on-tap in Ybor. Poured black (but when held to light you can see it was a deep brown). Coffee colored lacing that slowly disapated to thin layer that stayed until the last sip.

Smell is all roasted malt's,a second inhale gave the smokiness,very feint aroma's of bitter chocolate and coffee.

Taste is pretty much the same as the smell only it get's stronger with every sip, The roasted maltiness kick's you right in the chomps until you crave more.

Mouth is silky smooth with a full body a great carbonation,didn't go flat like alot of darker brews have.

Drink is good but it is a little heavy to have a session going but easily drinkable for the occassion.

05-07-2009 12:52:37 | More by TheFightfan1
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MillRat

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +8.3%

This is one hell of fine porter. I'll elaborate, but that's all you really need to know. A very dark brown which effectivelyt blots out the Florida sun. A persistent cocoa-colored head which yields a chocolately, slightly nutty aroma with a little smoke to boot. The flavor starts out with a quick malty sweetness that is quickly balanced by the chocolately-dark flavors and a finely-tuned hop bitterness, and a bit of piney (Simcoe?) hop flavor. Quite complex and interesting. This is a very sessionable beer, not overwhelming yet enough different flavors woven together to keep your attention pint after pint.

02-03-2008 22:37:20 | More by MillRat
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Ahhdball

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%

Dark brown to black with a decent beige top. Stringy lace and a gentle froth left a good resin on the sides.
Nice aromas of baking cocoa, burnt nuts and just a hint of smoke. I could be wrong but I thought I smelled some vague pine and oak tones.
Flavor is rich, full and came with good strong coffee notes. Roasted nuts satisfied as a small splash of the bitter hops came in on a last bid for taste.
Not as slick as I suspected with my first glance but it wasn't dissappointing.
A very good porter, slightly sweet and a great finish. I'd love to have this again.

06-01-2005 04:35:55 | More by Ahhdball
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sendsilk

Florida

5/5  rDev +25%

12-14-2011 23:44:59 | More by sendsilk
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

04-18-2014 00:37:48 | More by Dave_Treat
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

06-04-2014 16:03:45 | More by NJBeer265
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -26.8%

First had: on tap at the brewpub in Tampa

Dark brown-black pour, with a small khaki-colored head; moderate retention and lacing. Roasty aroma, dark malts and coffee. No surprises here. Taste of dark roasty malts, cocoa powder, mild earthy hop notes. Medium body. Pretty basic, sub-homebrewy, and a bit bland overall. Sample-worthy, but nothing more (sums up about all TBBC beers).

01-05-2013 02:38:46 | More by Rifugium
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jkd03c

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

08-22-2013 18:27:07 | More by jkd03c
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +5.5%

Poured on-tap at the Tampa Bay Brewing Co brewery in Ybor City. The beer was served in a pint glass, and it pours a dark, deep brown/black color with ruby highlights and a thin film of head. Roasted coffee and light molasses aromas, with a slight overall roasting character. The flavors are dark roasted coffee with slight smoking and toasting. The beer has nutty sweet undertones, and a slight bittering that balances everything very well. Smooth and mid-bodied, with a dry-roasted aftertaste. The finish is a little dry, but aromatic of roasted coffee grounds and sweet dark chocolate. Good lacing on the glass. Tasty beer!

06-11-2011 03:14:09 | More by GarthDanielson
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HotHands

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +5.5%

On-tap at the brewpub.

A - pours a jet black with an off-white head.

S - roasted malts, coffee, and brown sugar.

T - A great combination of roasty flavors, with dark coffee, some nuttiness, molasses, and anise. The level of sweetness is balanced by the hops. One of the better porters I've had.

M - fairly prickly carbonation. Body is not too heavy, which is nice.

Overall - one of the best porters I've had, and probably in my top five. Well done.

07-11-2011 01:03:03 | More by HotHands
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev 0%

11-26-2011 19:27:29 | More by doucmehu
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Redrover

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%

As with most beers at this nice brewpub, the beer was served in a standard pint glass. It is almost an opaque brown with light tan head. Good lacing.

Nose of brown sugar, and roasted grains.

The taste is of heavily roasted almost smoky grains, molasses and something earthy. The flavors melded together well.

The mouth starts fine but thins a bit in the end. A nice porter that went well with my meatloaf (made with beef & pork and wrapped in bacon!).

08-06-2009 15:47:06 | More by Redrover
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Jack The Quaffer Porter from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
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