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Jack The Quaffer Porter - Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

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

mhaugo, Feb 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

beernads, Feb 08, 2013
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

twizzbeatz, Jan 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

sirdrinkwell, Dec 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Texasfan549, Dec 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

KevieJames, Dec 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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

jrohrbacher, May 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Tyrawlings, Mar 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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

KTCamm, Feb 26, 2012
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
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

mcorwin, Dec 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

sendsilk, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

doucmehu, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Scoot1969, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

mmcnaughton, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of HotHands
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
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
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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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3.75/5  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 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
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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 nick76
3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

nick76, Apr 10, 2009
Jack The Quaffer Porter from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.