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

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One Eyed Jack (Black Jack Porter)One Eyed Jack (Black Jack Porter)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Ohio, United States
thebrewkettle.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly named "Black Jack Porter".

Added by JDV on 03-24-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
133
Reviews:
54
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 133 |  Reviews: 54
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of WesM63
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of schoolboy
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a pretty good porter, with a lot going on, all in a mild way. It's not as hoppy, as the style would dictate, but OK for a porter. It's also somewhat thick and malty as it should be.

This stuff is dark dark brown and nearly opaque. It has nice bubbles and lace.

The aroma is a bit watery. The taste is about where it should be, but not something that makes me want to declare this my favorite of the style (far from it). It is one of my least favorite Brew Kettle beverages.

Not recommended.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
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 Stinkypuss
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
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 +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mine says it's 6.5% ABV. Picked this up at Vintage Estate for a reasonable $2.29

A - Huh not much head is kind of a downer. Even the mocha lace ring is just mildly fizzy. Color is a nice dark almost pitch black. Not the best presentation.

S - Ah it smells of good roasty malt with chalky yeast and a touch of coffee.

T - Not bad it does have some good dry porter aspects. The flavors are there and it does have a nice body with mild cocoa, touch of coffee and a burnt sugar like sweetness. Dry finish and a touch chalky.

M - Medium bodied despite of lack of carbonation.

Overall much better than most of the new beers I picked up from Vintage. Not a bad beer overall will seek others from this brewery.

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3.27/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 4/24/12

Pours a medium brown and settles dark, though held to the light the beer shines with a pretty deep purple and ruby hue. One finger cap of smooth, tan colored foam drops quickly to a thin layer.

Chocolate plays a big part of the aroma; somewhat sweet and a little burnt. Roasted coffee notes round it out giving the nose balance. Vanilla overtones and a hint of earthy hops. There are some tangy fruit notions on the second pour.

One Eyed Jack has a snappy combo of hops and carbonation right off the rip. However, the hops taper off to a roasted coffee bitterness that stays throughout. Chocolate isn't as prominent as in the aroma. On the whole, this beer smells better than it tastes.

Aside from the aforementioned assertive carbonation, the over all feel tends toward the smooth, with the medium-full body having an inky feel. The carbonation needs a time out.

Overall impression - Not bad, but it's not in the tier of some of the better porters out there.

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Photo of Bung
3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
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 Hoptometrist
3.22/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass

A- Poured a very dark brown with a frothy head that dissipated quickly. No lace

S- Some sweet dark fruits, cocoa powder, roasted barley, and big mineral aroma

T- Strong Dr. Pepper/cola like taste, some dark fruits, and roasted barley. Definitely a sweeter porter, not really much roastiness to speak of.

M- Pretty fizzy mouthfeel, light bodied for a porter

O- There are a lot of great porters available in NE Ohio so I don't think I will pick this one up again. Tastes very much like a flat Dr. Pepper and drinks like pop too.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a small 1 finger dense tan head with good retention that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some slight spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, biscuit, roasted nut, cola, and herbal hops. Nice and well balanced standard porter aromas. Taste of caramel, chocolate, toffee, roasted malt, biscuit, roasted nut, coffee, and herbal hops. Light bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and roasted nut on the finish for a bit. Nicely balanced and blended flavor profile. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. Very easy to drink; with hardly any alcohol warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice and very enjoyable porter. Nice robust flavors and good balance.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of BB1313
3.29/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours jet black with a little light getting through. There's not much head to speak of, even with a hard pour; not much lacing or retention. Nice aromas, tons of dark roasted chocolate and some black coffee. There's a nice touch of smoke as well. Flavors are dominated by roasted malts and bitter chocolate. More coffee/expresso notes. There's not too much sweetness going on. Mouthfeel is interesting. It has alot of carbonation going on and is pretty thin, but still remains smooth. Finishes pretty dry. Alcohol goes unnoticed even at 6.5% abv, which is technically high for your traditional porter, but not in general. Not bad..

This is your typical average porter. I really like the coffee notes. Nice and enjoyable, but I personally feel there are better examples, especially locally. This is still worth a shot if you come across it.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of BeerBuckeye
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a mahogany/brown. Small, 1 finger tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a bit of lacing along the sides.

S - Roasted malt, a tinge of coffee and dark chocolate.

T - Pretty full taste present. Definitely a lot of roasted coffee, dark malts, and just a bit of chocolate. Blended well.

M - Very smooth, decent carbonation. A tad thin.

Overall - I thought this was a pretty solid porter. I've had better, I've had worse. This is definitely on the good side. It was a little light in my opinion but still very good. Even tasty on an 80-degree day here in Ohio.

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Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of wvsabbath
4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - BLacksih tan/brown, nice creamy 1 inch head and lots of lacing.

Smell - Malts, nut, chocolate, coffee, mollasses, smoke, dark fruit like rasin and plum. Amazing aromoa, soon as i cracked the bottle it hit me!

Taste - Dark roasted malts and nice smoked coffee make up the main flavor. Not overly sweet or to coffee flavored, very balanced. Some chocolate balanced out the bitterness. Has a nice smoked porter flavor much like stones porter.

Mouthfeel - Its very nice and tasty on the tounge. Smoke and malts cover and coat mouth very nicely. Chocolate and coffee hits palette and adds a nice sweet finish. Aftertaste is coffee and malty.

Overall - I really enjoyed this porter. I would love to have this side by side with stone to see which on i like better. Not going to overtake alaskian smoked porter but id for sure try this one out if your a fan of any smoked porters.

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Photo of akorsak
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A bomber from somewhere in the Buckeye state.

A: A dark beer, cola brown with mild ruby highlights. Another head that doesn't amount to much, both on the initial pour and in the aftermath -- just a thin white band that just a bit of darker color to it.

S: Rather stout-like, dark roasted with a palpable sweetness. Chocolate, cocoa, mild spices and even a bit of vanilla come through, with the chocolate repeatedly standing out with its smooth sweetness.

T: Roasted with a lingering 'old' flavor that adds a depth. Chocolate joins the darker malts, adding sweetness. Mild vanilla flavors join the chocolate, just a little spicy against the dark backdrop. The old flavors, just a little off, add a pleasant twist near the finish. Sweet fruits follow, soft before being folded back into the porter's chocolate finish. The porter sports a rather dry finish.

M: Chocolate takes a starring role in this porter, pushing aside most of the other darker flavors. A mild spice profile adds diversionary relief.

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Photo of biglite351
2.33/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Light through the center of the glass with a near white thick creamy head.

S - Strong malts smell, some dark chocolate hidden in ther with a touch of dark fruit

T - old watered down coffee with malts and a hint of chocolate. Not actuallt bad, but certainly not good.

M - Thin with a mild coating. Slight tingle on sides of tongue.

O - No reason to buy this again.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

One Eyed Jack (Black Jack Porter) from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
3.69 out of 5 based on 133 ratings.
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