Big Black Jack (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter) | Oakshire Brewing

Big Black Jack (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter)Big Black Jack (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter)
BA SCORE
57.9%
Liked This Beer
3.72 w/ 76 ratings
Big Black Jack (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter)Big Black Jack (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oakshire Brewing
Oregon, United States
oakbrew.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jdense on 10-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,351
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
76
Liked:
44
Avg:
3.72/5
pDev:
9.95%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 23
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4.49/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.19/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

At Uber in Seattle

Pours dark with about a finger of off white head. Black. Some larger bubbles remain for the course of the beer. Nice lacing.

Smells strongly of pumpkin and spices. Not much from the porter comes out.

Taste was no surprise; rich and creamy pumpkin with a hint of smokiness and and chocolate. A bit of a bitter finish.

Palate was a reasonably carbonated, creamy, but a bit watery.

Overall, this is right up there with Dark’O’the’Moon, but not as full bodied. Very good take on it though, a great blend.

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Photo of Gobzilla
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very competent iteration of an overdone genre (pumpkin porter).

True, black-brown porter color; good, crispy-cappuccino head. Nice charred-malt nose, with hints of chocolate bitter-fruit. Flavor follows suit, though restrained qualities of pumpkin-pie, clove, and allspice creep in at the edges, solidifying the genre's promise without overdoing. It's also decidedly refreshing porter, a quality lost on so many overspiced and overstuffed October-identified dark beers.

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4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a bottle of Big Black Jack at a bottle shop, poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a black walnut color, opaque, with a chunky tan head, leaving a lot of creamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell mostly a roasted grain aroma, with charcoal and coffee notes.

Taste very robust. A coffee flavor up front, with a semi-sweet chocolate flavor with a hint of pumpkin on the finish. It all ends with a dry bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is very smooth, medium to full body, with a very slightly clowing character.

Overall a pretty good beer, especially ona cool gray day in the fall/Halloween season.

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4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque in the glass. Half finger brown head slowly dissipates to tha thin film and thick ring around the glass. Nice aroma of sweet toasted malt, light pumpkin, orange, hints of chocolate and pumpkin pie spices. Flavor follows with toasted, lightly charred malt, chocolate, grassy hops with only a suggestion of pumpkin and spices in the finish, which leaves a long, lingering charry malt and hop taste. Medium bodied, somewhat lighter than in looks or pours. A quite nice porter, bordering on toasty imperial stout territory. The pumpkin is fairly subdued. Probably not a beer to get for a pumpkin beer, but a very enjoyable flavorful and robust porter that has hints of pumpkin, setting it apart.

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3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black with thin tan frothy head with good retention; with an aggressive pour a nicer head appears. Pumpkin and chocolate with light roasted aroma. Pumpkin starts and ends it but in the middle is a nice all around roasty porter with motes of chocolate. Robust sharp feel to the beer with a light linger.

This is a nice and balanced pumpkin beer with a good clean flavor. Alcohol is subdued and blended well into the light sweetness. The pumpkin is not overpowering and gives it enough flavor to make it a little more interesting than your average imperial porter. A nice dark addition for a Halloween or any other fall evening.

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3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at Oakshire beer dinner at Wildwood, 10.21.11, paired with pumpkin tart, yummy, thanks Paul and Matt. Part of Oakshire Single Batch Series.

Dark brown almost black opaque body, thin ring of brown head around edge of glass, minimal lacing. Chocolate prevalent in the nose, re nibs, some pumpkin pie like spices, not a lot, nutmeg and cinnamon, which Paul made work by cutting back on the spices in the pumpkin tart, hard to pick out hops in the nose due to big chocolate presence. Taste is chocolate up front, some caramel which paired nicely with the sauce, a bit of dark brown sugar re molasses, once again hard to pick out the hops, pretty floral. Mouthfeel well on the full side of medium, decent effervescence, a bit sticky. A sipper to be sure, a really good dessert beer, contemplative, I need a cigar.

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3.84/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Big Black Jack (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter) from Oakshire Brewing
Beer rating: 57.9% out of 100 with 76 ratings
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