Black Jack Porter | Left Hand Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
lefthandbrewing.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Slight malt Sweetness with notes of dark chocolate, espresso and herbal hops.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,749
Reviews:
526
Ratings:
1,408
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
248
Trade:
0
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Photo of kkazemi
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Martin194
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Almost opaque, very deep red, with a white head.

Smell: Sweetness, coffee, some herbal notes

Taste: Bittersweet, coffee and dark chocolate with some earthy, planty notes. The aftertaste has that somewhat acidic taste of strong, French pressed coffee.

Feel: Light body, normal carbonation, creamy mouthfeel followed by a crisp refreshing feel.

Overall: Nice refreshing porter!

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Photo of jimpyle48
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gnilwod
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Beergium. In Teku glass. Playing Avernum 3. Really good example of a porter, with a smooth palate and chocolately flavors. Really drinkable

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Photo of DigitGrowler
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of entenduintransit
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robebo44
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreyGooseStout
2.9/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle with a best by date of 5/29/18; into a pub glass.
Appearance- a dark cola brown with plenty of streams of bubbles that hold a thin beige head. Lacing is beautiful!
Smell- a very sweet and enticing combo of milk and dark chocolate!
Taste - there’s a very nice bitter flavor profile from the chocolate, a bit of coffee and a touch of hops!
Feel - medium body, good carbonated mouthfeel and very easy to drink, even at almost 7%!
Overall - this is a terrific porter that is underrated in my opinion. I rarely drink porters, so I realize I haven’t come across some of the best, however, this is wonderful in almost every category!

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rostie
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PseudoLin
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsputin
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: deep deep dark brown color, almost to the point of black but not quite there. when holding up to a light, i can see the light through it. head is tan, and nothing more than a film

s: milk chocolate, roasted malt, some cola, a hint of brown sugar. Vanilla in the nose to close out. Nice smelling beer

t: roasted malt and cola up front. chocolate powder and a little smokey flavor behind that. a little touch of bitterness from the roast hit the sides of the tongue, and some sweet malts finish off the flavor. something a touch off-putting towards the end....like an odd bitterness and drop in flavor that comes out of nowhere. almost like chewing on wood or something

m: lower-medium mouthfeel with high carbonation

o: an ok beer, but it could be more. i think if the roast malt flavors in here were just a bit deeper, it would push it higher for me. and the after taste could be better as well. appearance could be a bit darker also. not the worst beer in the world, i just think it has more potential

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Photo of sansho
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yancey82
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KingTen144
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Turbo
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrauTotenkinder
3.17/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours dark brown. Smells lightly of cocoa and coffee. Thin feel. Taste sweet with abrupt finish. Decent porter.

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Photo of ThaneMcC
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown with over 2fb of light tan, foamy head.
Smells of roasted malts, cocoa, leather.
Taste is sweet malts forward, a little leather and roasted malts with a hint of smoke and then a fairly abrupt transition to earthy, hoppy bitterness and clean finish.
Body is a little thin, with scant effervescence - not astringent, but pleasant and easily quaffable.

Overall, a pretty good porter - smell is definitely superior to its taste - but not bad overall - I wouldn't turn this down at a party or bar - but wouldn't go out of my way to find it.

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Photo of DaveCash
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of samEBC
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Black Jack Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 1,408 ratings