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Jack The Quaffer Porter - Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

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Jack The Quaffer Porter
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Ratings: 62
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-04-2003)
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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
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Texasfan549, Dec 09, 2012
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
Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +0.5%

mdfb79, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

beernads, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
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
Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +0.5%

WoodBrew, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of tpd975
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My favorite TBBC brew.

A: Pours a nice dark blackish brown with a nice solid khaki colored head. Good retention with nice chunks of lace.

S: Nice dark malt aromas with hints of coffee, chocolate, and a touch of smoke.

T: Tasty porter no doubt. Nice roast malt and coffee up front. Light smoke mixes with tones of chocolate. The finish is nicely hopped with a blast of bitter.

M: Medium in body, smooth, and drinkable.

D: I like to enjoy several pints of this one everytime I drop by TBBC.

tpd975, Jan 22, 2009
Photo of mhaugo
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

mhaugo, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of argock
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

argock, Jan 31, 2008
Photo of Mitchster
3.7/5  rDev -7%
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.

Mitchster, Mar 25, 2004
Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Tyrawlings, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of Redrover
3.98/5  rDev 0%
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!).

Redrover, Aug 06, 2009
Photo of KTCamm
4/5  rDev +0.5%

KTCamm, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of NJBeer265
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

NJBeer265, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of PorterLambic
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

PorterLambic, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Dave_Treat, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

TrickkyGangsta, Mar 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

jrohrbacher, May 11, 2012
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
Photo of JayS2629
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
Photo of doucmehu
4/5  rDev +0.5%

doucmehu, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Bartos
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Bartos, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of Basoos1
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Shaw
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this cask-conditioned porter as part of a large sampler at the Tampa Bay Brewing Co. I haven't had the regular tap version. But this porter is super smooth with an aroma of roasted malt that makes way to a great flavor of roasted malt without tannins or other harsh flavors. A deft hand must have been used when brewing this. The mouthfeel is glass-like, even slick. It is very good. Try this porter if you can.

Shaw, May 12, 2004
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Jack The Quaffer Porter from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
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