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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

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -26.6%
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).

Serving type: on-tap

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

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -24.8%

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

02-08-2013 10:51:43 | More by beernads
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2009 01:17:05 | More by Sammy
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aepb1

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2011 00:41:19 | More by aepb1
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nick76

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The aroma is right to style with toasted malt, coffee, and a hint of chocolate. The appearance is dark brown with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is right for the style. Overall a nice porter. I would recommend this to anyone.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2009 04:29:47 | More by nick76
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sirdrinkwell

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

12-31-2012 04:57:39 | More by sirdrinkwell
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glf60

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

04-06-2014 23:40:24 | More by glf60
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DuffDaddy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-01-2013 13:35:16 | More by DuffDaddy
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Eskay

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

08-11-2013 15:22:03 | More by Eskay
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Mitchster

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Made with British 2-row pale, Crystal, Carapils, Chocolate and Black Patent malts. Willamette and Cascade hops.
Clear, dark mahogany with a light-tan head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, smoke, vanilla, muskmelon-very nice. Taste is pretty good..fruity and similar to Bell's in some ways, husken with a light chalk note, mildly sweet hint of alcohol that becomes more pronounced as it warms. Finish is roasted, sharp, burnt, and lightly astringent with dry, roasted husk character. Mouthfeel is unusally acidic owing to the Cascade hops and medium bodied. An overall good porter.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2004 00:10:24 | More by Mitchster
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twizzbeatz

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -6%

01-02-2014 20:13:51 | More by CDCNAM
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brbrocc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6%

11-02-2013 17:57:19 | More by brbrocc
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown with garnet throughout. A good-sized, off-white head with decent retention thatcleaves some lace behind.
Smellier roasted malt, hops and caramel.
Taste is roasted malt, toasty, hops, caramel, vanilla and coffee.
Medium bodied with a medium effervescence forward, smooth finish. Slightly dry. Good stuff and quite quaffable if you will pardon the pun.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2011 04:20:49 | More by PorterLambic
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Bburns87

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6%

02-16-2014 02:45:46 | More by Bburns87
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a clear pint glass

A: Thick ruby-brown with thin tan head and minimal retention and lacing not unlike most porters

S: Plenty of toasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and mild licorice smells

T: Deep toasted malt flavor with pleasant sweet chocolate and coffee contributions. Mild hops bitterness to smooth out the sweetness. Minimal acrid character which I liked and helps the drinkability.

M: Smooth and creamy with nice carbonation and pleasant sweet toasted malt and chocolate aftertaste.

D: Sweet without feeling or tasting syrupy, the low acridity lends this to be a sessionable porter.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2008 05:49:41 | More by argock
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JayS2629

Alabama

3.95/5  rDev -1%
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

Serving type: on-tap

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

Florida

3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap poured into a 4 oz. tasting glass.

A: Deep browinsh black with a wet sand colored head that retained well and left strong lace.

A: A little light here, but I did get some nice coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. I think if I were to drink this out of a regular pint the aroma would have come off better.

T: Again chocolate and coffee. The roadted malts really shine. There is a subtle earthy hop presence toward the finish, that tries to balance the beer.

M&D: This is one of the more smooth Porters I have had, low carbonation and medium body. Excelent drinkability due to the 5.7% ABV and the smoothness. Overall, IMO, the third best beer at TBBC. A must have. Skal.

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2008 01:13:36 | More by Gtreid
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Redrover

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!).

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2009 15:47:06 | More by Redrover
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HopDerek

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark red/brown color with a thin tan head and spotty lacing. Smells of roasted nuts, chocolate, dark fruit, and smoke. A good chocolate beginning with some coffee notes and a good hop bitter finish. Medium in body with good carbonation, smooth. Easy to drink, one of the best beers from TBBC.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2008 23:06:50 | More by HopDerek
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-04-2013 03:09:41 | More by WoodBrew
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Jack The Quaffer Porter from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
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