Big Jamoke | Marshall Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
120 Ratings
Big JamokeBig Jamoke
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marshall Brewing Company
Oklahoma, United States
marshallbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Big Jamoke is an American Robust Porter named for the B-25 that Brewmaster Eric Marshall’s grandfather flew in WW II. A blend of five malts from Munich to Chocolate provide a deep mahogany color and aroma of toffee and roasted coffee. On the palate this beer is full-bodied with hints of bittersweet chocolate and toffee… while finishing smooth and dry from the addition of earthy hops.

Added by Beertracker on 12-22-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
120
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.96%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 120 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of OKCNittany
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of brentk56
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a pitch black color capped by a couple of inches of beige foam; the retention and lacing were decent but not spectacular

Smell: Black bread and chocolate; walnuts and a hint of dried dark fruit

Taste: Roasty charred black bread, up front, with chocolate flavors building into the middle; walnuts and raisins join, after the swallow, as do the earthy hops that keep the sweetness in check; well-balanced in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is a first class Porter; not quite Edmund Fitz, but very close

Thanks, BlueOkie, for the opportunity

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Photo of BigJamoke
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of TheMrFarnham
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of BrockLanders
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of freneticamnesic
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - poured very deep brown/red, very little carbonation. Looked quite flat.

S - Sweet hops, caramel and coffee. very pleasant

T - Coffee and roasted malt, strong smokey hops and dark chocolate, with a lingering espresso taste

M - thinner than i expected, very very little carbonation

O - Overall the taste and smell were very nice and well balanced. From a porter I expected a somewhat thicker mouthfeel, and maybe a bit more carbonation. But I would drink one again, gladly.

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Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a New Belgium globe.

The beer is as black as new tires with brown barely coming through on the edges. A mocha colored head recedes to a film with a thicker patch in the center. Webbed lacing coats the glass.

The beer first smells of burnt, roasted malts. Then roasted coffee notes come in, as well as a faint smokiness and some black licorice on the back end.

The taste starts with bitter roasted malts. Then a really dark rich coffee flavor kicks in. It has some Oreo cookie richness in it, dark chocolates. There's faint smokiness and bitter hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel is dry and lively.

Overall, really impressed with the coffee and bitter chocolate notes on this. A great porter to take your time with and enjoy.

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Photo of chaseabeer
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of BierGartenok
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of halfgermanhalfirish
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured the beer into a standard pint glass. After I drank it I came to the conclusion that a snifter would be a better choice of glassware to highlight this beer strong features.

A- poured ruby red and turns pretty much pitch black in the glass. There is very little head initially and it quickly disapeared. There is no carbonation and this translates to a very flat unappealing beer. Almost looks like a glass of dark red wine.

S- It smells substantially better than it looks. A pleasent dark chocolate aroma up front followed by rosted malts and coffee. Very pleasant.

T- Very intense flavors of dark chocolate and roasted malts with some dark fruit on the end. Very balance flavors and hardly any hint of the alchohal.

M- Very light almost watery feel. Simmilar to drinking a glass of win or juice.

O- I took one look at this beer and thought I would hate it but overall I enjoyed drinking this beer and would enjoy it again in a heartbeat. Dispite its unappealing appearance this beer taste really good and is very easy to drink. It would be an excellant entry level beer for someone new to stouts and porters. This beer reminds me of an ex girlfriend I once had. She is not sexy but knows how to satisfy.

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Photo of Listers
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of aaronc528
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of BeerHunter76
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of cfh64
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of amatuerbeerguy
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of KansasBeerLover
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of chocosushi
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Duvel Tulip
This was in 12oz bottles this year.

A ~ Pours black with a burgundy hue. Carb is extremely fine
Lacing is spotty & uniform, but doesn't stick around for too long.
Definitely looks the part of the porter.

S ~ Espresso beans/Dark Roast beans with Raisins & Dates close behind..Dark Bread with butter...vanilla ice cream...Touches of red grapes & wood chips/general earthiness.

T ~ Dates follow through with major bittersweet chocolate notes. Notes of caramel & coffee mid palette. On the finish is heavily toasted bread with touches of peppery hops.

M ~ Strappingly dry & medium bodied with a large amount of hops. Very roasty, but really not as sharp as most American Porters. Lacking in Astringency.

D ~ Well hopped & very balanced for the ABV. Marshall was very smart to put this classic in 12oz bottles. Enjoy it on many a fireside evening. Cheers to Marshall for killin' it.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Herf!

Pours black with mahogany edges. Big, fluffy khaki colored head. Roasted malt nose, with some chocolate, and light roasted coffee. There's a slight whiff of piny hops in the back. Big chocolate taste, with some light coffee roast notes, more roasted malts and a slight sweetness. Despite the big head, which seemed to allude to some carbonation issues, the feel was rather full, creamy and robust...quite wonderful on the palate. Overall, another solid, tasty Marshal offering!

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Photo of TippySelenoid
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

It's a chocolate brown hue with a tan head that leaves a nice ring of suds.

It's got a lot of chocolate in the nose. There is a good deal of malt aroma as well.

It's got a chocolate and burnt caramel flavor. This is not a sweet beer. There isn't much hop presence.

It's medium bodied with an adequate carbonation.

Overall, this beer is good. If you're ever in OK pick some up.

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Photo of ThirstyHerf
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Hopswagger
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes:

Dark color with slight carbonation little head, no retention.

Nose was heavy coffee, hints of steak sauce, wood and nuts.

Slightly bubbly taste with heavy coffee flavor, hints of wood and a toffee finish.

Overall good porter, maybe too heavy on the coffee but enjoyable none the less.

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Big Jamoke from Marshall Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 120 ratings.
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