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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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Ratings: 59 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
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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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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

12-09-2012 01:59:52 | More by Texasfan549
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KevieJames

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

12-07-2012 14:25:26 | More by KevieJames
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dasunder

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -24.8%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-11-2012 02:17:12 | More by jrohrbacher
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

03-07-2012 19:30:06 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

12-19-2011 04:34:34 | More by mcorwin
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sendsilk

Florida

5/5  rDev +25.3%

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-26-2011 19:27:29 | More by doucmehu
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Scoot1969

Michigan

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-19-2011 04:58:06 | More by Scoot1969
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-19-2011 04:56:22 | More by mmcnaughton
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HotHands

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2011 03:14:09 | More by GarthDanielson
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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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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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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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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2009 12:52:37 | More by TheFightfan1
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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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gonzo46and2

Florida

4.63/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2009 03:39:18 | More by gonzo46and2
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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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tpd975

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2009 20:21:22 | More by tpd975
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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
Jack The Quaffer Porter from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.