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Jack The Quaffer Porter - Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

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Jack The Quaffer Porter
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89
very good

63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.56%
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 sirdrinkwell:
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

sirdrinkwell, Dec 31, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Sammy
3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Sammy, Feb 20, 2009
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

WoodBrew, Mar 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

PBelt71, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

KTCamm, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of PhillyStyle
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

PhillyStyle, Jul 10, 2008
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3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

aepb1, Mar 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of ncbrewerbun
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

ncbrewerbun, Feb 15, 2005
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

dasunder, Aug 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Tyrawlings, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of xgrafcorex
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

xgrafcorex, Dec 29, 2006
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3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

JayS2629, Jan 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

twizzbeatz, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of TheFightfan1
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

TheFightfan1, May 07, 2009
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4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

MillRat, Feb 03, 2008
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4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Ahhdball, Jun 01, 2005
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

sendsilk, Dec 14, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Dave_Treat, Apr 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

NJBeer265, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of Rifugium
2.93/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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).

Rifugium, Jan 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

jkd03c, Aug 22, 2013
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4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

GarthDanielson, Jun 11, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

HotHands, Jul 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

doucmehu, Nov 26, 2011
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Jack The Quaffer Porter from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.