One Eyed Jack (Black Jack Porter)
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

One Eyed Jack (Black Jack Porter)One Eyed Jack (Black Jack Porter)
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American Porter
Ranked #933
Ranked #33,572
3.72 | pDev: 11.29%
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Ohio, United States
One Eyed Jack (Black Jack Porter)One Eyed Jack (Black Jack Porter)
Notes: Formerly named "Black Jack Porter".
Reviews: 54 | Ratings: 133 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by PDXHops:
Photo of PDXHops
3.11/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle from Ryan011235, poured into a LaChouffe tulip. Fairly dark brown with an initial explosive tan head that quickly settles into a foamy finger or so, and then slowly into a skim over time. Several loosely formed rings of lacing are left behind.

The nose features burnt and roasted malts with bittersweet chocolate. Leans a little heavily toward the burnt end of things, a theme that carries over into the flavor profile. A touch of sweetness might smooth out the acridity of the burn malts. Campfire coffee with a moderate hop bite and surprising viscosity, but with a fair dose of carbonation to keep things moving along. The lack of sweetness doesn't really hurt drinkability, I tend to like my dry porters more roasty than sharp. Not bad, a middle-of-the-pack kinda porter.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of gford217
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Tifore for this bottle.

Pours deep chestnut brown, not quite black, with a small but thick tan head. Not much lacing.

Aroma is sweet with chocolate malts, roasted coffee and a bit of chalky bakers chocolate. Vanilla and dark fruits as well.

Taste is also sweet with lots of vanilla, caramel and chocolate malts. The toasted malts take a backseat to the sweetness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated with a roasty finish.

This is a sweet porter with lots of chocolate and and a subtle roasty character. Really drinkable and, overall, a seriously tasty porter.

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Photo of nrbw23
2.97/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a dark brown color with red highlights and a tan colored head. Head has ok retention and leaves some nice lacing.

S- Smell is pretty faint but still good. Roasted malts, coffee, darker fruits and chocolate.

T- Taste is really faint even weaker than the nose. Pretty disappointed how the label said robust and complex. The main flavour I'm picking up is stale coffee. A bit of sweetness but not a lot going on here.

M- Fairly light in body with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Not really impressed with this one. I'll be passing on this one.

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Photo of adamette
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

RN Black Jack Porter Poured from tap into a clean, clear glass at The Brew Kettle earlier tonight.

A Black, no light gets through. Thin light brown head. A good look and appropriate to the style.

S Dark malt, some chocolate. Later, after the pint sat for a few minutes, the sweet chocolate smell became a bit more prominent. That was nice.

T More dark malt than chocolate but a very nice tasting porter. I think that it is true to style in that it remains thin like a porter and does not become a stout.

M Full for sure. Big tastes, 6.0 ABV make this a big beer.

D Fair to good. This is a big beer but it maintains my interest enough to make it more drinkable than it might otherwise for being so big.

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Photo of Bung
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz. A pretty carbonated looking dark brown pour, off white head atop.

Aroma, malty caramel, chocolate. Small amont of toasted malt. Some cola like qualities.

Taste, some slightly earthy malt, cocoa, toffee. Pretty dry, some roast and cocoa finish. Didn't really get any cola here thankfully.

A lighter body, lively carbonation. Drinks quite easy, could work even on a warm day.
Nothing too big or complex, but solid.

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Photo of JDV
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle received in trade from Crizay. Thanks Chris!
Pours black with slight ruby edges and a lasting tan head. Smell is roasty with some coffee hints. Pretty nice nose overall. Taste is of medium richness of roasty bittersweetness. Balanced with a hint of alcohol and a lingering dark roasted flavor and somewhat of an odd bitterness at the end for me. Decent porter.

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Photo of Hojaminbag
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black Jack Porter has a very dark brown body with some ruby highlights thrown in around the edges where light comes through. The tan head is a bout a finger and a half tall and has pretty good retention and lacing.

The aroma has lots of coffee, some chocolate and some roasted malts. Just a hint of hops.

The strongest flavor in Black Jack Porter is probably the coffee, but by no means is it overwhelming. Along with it comes a bit of chocolate and some black malt. Maybe a hint of toffee or molasses also. Roasted malt is also pretty prevalent, and it almost brings a little bit of a smokey flavor. The finish has a low to moderate hop bite, supplying notes of grapefruit and citrus as well as a bitter bite to it. Lingering flavors of dark fruit come through in the finish also, but they are faint and illusory.

Good body for a porter, pretty full with cream carbonation.

This is a good porter. It makes me want to try more of the Brew Kettle beers that are on the darker side.

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Photo of palmdalethriller
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A good example of the style, but not outstanding. Roasted barley and chocolate fill the nose and the tongue. The taste is sweeter than I expected, with little noticeable hop presence except in the aftertaste. This fits with the style of course, but a little more bitterness to balance the beer could have been an improvement.

The body could have been beefed up a bit for a creamier mouthfeel, but the lightness did make it incredibly drinkable.

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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Clydesdale
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark brown with deep reddish notes. A decent amount of light shines through. The light brown head is decently sized, with a foamy and frothy texture. Retention is solid, and some respectable lacing sticks to the glass.

S: Firm notes of dark malt in the nose. Dark chocolate aromas are plentiful, with lesser roasted coffee presence also available. A mild underlying sweetness adds some depth with a light vanilla character. A light leafy hop note.

T: Moderately robust dark/roasted malt flavor up front. I get much more cocoa/dark chocolate flavor than coffee, although both are present. Some mild sweetness pops up mid-sip. I do still get a light lactic creaminess/vanilla flavor into the finish. A mild hop bite is nothing out of the ordinary.

M: Full-bodied. Smooth and creamy, with light carbonation. Light dryness in the finish.

D: A quality porter from the Brew Kettle. I'm digging the chocolaty flavor with a light coffee-and-cream vibe. Drinkability is good but never outstanding. Not enthralling, but well crafted.

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Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew is a dark brown with some clarity coming through at the edges and some lighter brown highlights. A tight head forms with good retention and lacing.
The aroma is roasted malts with perhaps a mix of some other malts and just a touch of hops. Light smoky, shocolate and coffee notes all come through with a touch of wood.
Mostly roasted malts in the flavor as well, with the same coffee, chocolate and smoky notes coming through with light touches of hops and wood. While this isn't a massive, in-your-face superbeast, there's no astringency that comes through here or the charred woods, making this a solid all-around beer.
The mouthfeel is nicely creamy, a good smoothness coming through to fill the mouth. While it's no monstrous stout, the body is pretty full and there's enough malty robustness to please.
This is a very good porter and well worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of angelmonster
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pitch black body with a khaki, 1/4 inch head. Beer is completely opaque. Head retention and lacing were good.

First aromas are of tons of smoked and burnt caramel malts. Oak flavors are also present, hops are very faint. There is a weird copper scent that lingers and alcohol isn't apparent.

Dominent flavor at first is definitely smoke, reminiscent of a smoked porter or rauchbier. There is also a touch of caramel sweetness with end notes of slight bitterness. For 6.5 abv, alcohol is pretty subtle. Only blemish on taste is a weird copper aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and smooth as you would hope for the style. Head added some thickness to the beer. Carbonation was pretty lively.

Overall this was a pretty solid beer. Nothing mind blowing but good in all aspects. Wouldn't seek out this beer but glad I tried it

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One Eyed Jack (Black Jack Porter)
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Style: American Porter
ABV: 6.60 %

LOOK: Dark brown, opaque and pretty much black color. Light brown mocha creme head forms and leaves lace down the pint.

SMELL: Roasted malts, smoke, chocolates and black coffee aromas. Smells like how a porter/stout should smell.

TASTE: Robust is the key word, with loads of black patent malt, coffee, milk chocolates, raisin, prune, and light charcoal flavors. Firmly malty, with a small bitterness. The robustness of this brew adds to the bitterness, and a well balanced brew is achieved.

FEEL: Medium bodied, a bit on the light side, thin, but not watery. Carbonation level is good at a medium/high level.

OVERALL: Another tasty brew from the Brewkettle. Solid porter that can stand up to some of the better examples of the style. The small brewpub/restaraunt in Ohio is doing big things with their recipes. Quite good.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Brew Kettle One Eyed Jack Robust Porter has a thin, tan head (which becomes thick, when the bottom of the bottle, with the sediment, is swished and poured in), a very dark brown, almost black appearance, and substantial lacing left behind. The aroma is mild, but one can pick up a slight bit of roasted malt and some sourness. The taste is of medium-roasted barley malt, chocolate, coffee, brown bread crust, and a touch of bitterness, as well. Mouthfeel is medium and slick. One Eyed Jack finishes wet, refreshing, mild, and easy going. Overall, this is a very good beer.


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Photo of Thorpe429
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At tap at the Brew Kettle.

Pours a dark brown color with a light tan head and a bit of lacing. The nose has a good roast character and a fairly-strong coffee presence. Really quite nice; a good in-between beer after going back and forth between all of their hoppy offerings. The taste has mostly coffee and roast as well, though the roast is quite a bit more prevalent and brings it a bit out of balance. The body is medium with a dry finish. Pretty solid and enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of hosehead83
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark brown/black in color, with ruby highlights. Moderate head of tan foam.
Aroma-Faint chocolate and coffee
Taste-Dark roast coffee, chocolate. A bit thin-bodied but decent flavor overall. A nice match for a cheeseburger or a pulled pork sandwich.

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Photo of jampics2
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a snifter.

Looks great in the glass. Dark black with some caramel and red touches. White head lingers and leaves some nice lace.

Smell is outstanding. Roasted malt is the rule of the day. Chocolate and coffee, a touch of smoke, nuttiness, and some sweetness. It's almost like the mixture of the roast and caramel sweetness has made some sort of breakfast smell. Coffee, cream, bacon, and maybe even maple syrup. Amazing.

Taste is also great. Coffee and chocolate from the roast. Caramel malt as well. Sweet sugar and cream with the coffee. Some hops and lingering bitterness. Roast overwhelms a touch, otherwise, this would be among the best in the genre.

Mouthfeel is nice for a porter but lacks just a touch of finesse. A touch watery. I love the finish of Founders Porter and Great Lakes Ed Fitz, they have just a touch more substantial viscosity. Finish has lingering bitterness from the roast and hops. This is outstanding, well worth the $3.99 cost. Fans of coffee, porters, and stouts will love this. Another knockout from the Brew Kettle.

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Photo of Beejay
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Dark brown with ruby hues as it is held to the light. a lovely soft tan head nestled on top. Plenty of carbonation crawled it's way up the side when I poured.

S: Syrupy with hints of roasted malt and molasses. Very nice.

T: Malty and roasty. There is a bit of a sweetness to this that works alongside a bit of a sour note. Something I am not particularly found of in porters. Though still good overall.

M: Fairly thin body, with quite high carbonation.

D: Good overall, but not something I would buy a lot of.

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

Received this in the Black Booty BIF from drgonzo. Thanks Paul!

Poured into a Le Cheval Blanc pint glass.

Pours a deep ruby with a light tan head that drops after a few minutes to barely a wisp. Not much lacing.

Aromas of dusty roasted grain, coffee, and chalk. Some cocoa powder hints and anise.

Flavor of light anise, cocoa, mocha java, with a nice roasty bitter finish that is slow to fade. A little carbonic acid bite.

Mouthfeel is medium, with a prickle of carbonation. Roasted grainy dryness.

Overall drinkability is good. Makes for a decent sessionable beer.

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Photo of zimm421
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

One Eyed Jack (Black Jack Porter) from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 133 ratings