Black Jack Porter | Left Hand Brewing Company

Black Jack PorterBlack Jack Porter
BA SCORE
58.5%
Liked This Beer
3.73 w/ 1,382 ratings
Black Jack PorterBlack Jack Porter
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:
#23,513
Reviews:
522
Ratings:
1,382
Liked:
808
Avg:
3.73/5
pDev:
11.26%
Alströms:
3.73
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
246
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,382 |  Reviews: 522
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5/5  rDev +34%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Don't be fooled by the BA score of 84. This is literally a perfect porter. The first time I had it, it blew me away. The second time I had it I got it on tap at a bar and it was even better. Smooth and chocolatey with a roasted coffee aroma, it was nearly too beautiful to drink. As the beer warmed up the flavours became even more pronounced. This beer is beyond a score of 84, I'm not exactly a 'beer expert' but I know that everyone I know who has had this porter has raved about it. Go out and give it a try.

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5/5  rDev +34%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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5/5  rDev +34%

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent Beer, had a great feeling of drinking coffee, with a bit of chocolate, would have again in the near future, and is another example of the ways that left hand brewing is starting to make a name for themselves.

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5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best porter I've ever had. Ever.

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5/5  rDev +34%

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5/5  rDev +34%

Photo of Mackbekeza
4.93/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite Porters

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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4.72/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I can't believe this beer got such a low average. I put this beer very close to the Left Hand Milk Stout, if not better.

Poured this from the bottle into a mug.

It didn't look too dark pouring nor thick, and had no head....all gigs....but it's no pale ale!

It smelled like a typical Porter, no funky sweetness or aromas.

It tasted great...Smooth, somewhat hoppy with a nice roast, and a touch of sweetness.

Mouthfeel was smooth, with light to moderate carbonation.

I was surprised by this beer. It tastes better than its name suggest, which told me it might be a bit bitter being a black jack. It is incredibly smooth and rich.

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4.7/5  rDev +26%

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4.67/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Left Hand Brewing Company - Black Jack Porter

A - Poured into a Westmalle Trappist goblet, the color is very dark which is what one expects from a porter. Light head with thin even lacing, this leaves a nice oily film on your glass.

T - light coffee taste with dark fruits. Very very pleasant

M - Just a bit of a sting on the tongue and palate.

D - Tops for drinkabilty, very smooth and light, I could drink this all night.

S - Fruity smell with hints of coffee. Extremely pleasing.

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4.67/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown-ish ruby red color w nice tan head. Light hop aroma and light chocolate aroma (sweet). Coffee-ish and chocolatey tones with a light roastiness. Nice balance of all flavors. Medium bodied but leaning towards full. Great drinkability.

per L.H.B.Co. website:
Malts: 2-Row, Crystal, Chocolate & Munich
Hops: East Kent Goldings
Original gravity: 16 Plato ( 1.067 )
IBU's: 26
ABV: 6.40%

Awards:
2000 Gold Medal, Brown Porter G.A.B.F.
1995 Gold Medal, Robust Porter G.A.B.F.
1994 Bronze Medal, Traditional Porter G.A.B.F.

Note: this beer was #39 in Stuart Kallen's "The 50 Greatest Beers in the World"

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4.67/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer departs a nice brown color with a ruby hue. The head is a finger that falls to ring the beer. The nose is all about chocolate. Damn it smells nice. The flavor is also a huge blast of chocolate that sticks with me way through the finish. The feel is thick and creamy. The drinkability is really good as well. I like this beer. For my friend Don...This is just a good beer.

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4.65/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another good brew by Left hand brewing company. Nice dark color with a decent tan head. Smells fresh. Taste okay, it is smooth but could be a bit smoother. A bit tarty. Mouthful I would say the same think. One could drink this beer often, but I wouldn't go more than 4 or it will lose its luster.

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4.62/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Part of a Left Hand mixed twelve pack. I'd only had their Milk Stout before. This one pours a cola brown with a finger of off-white head. The dark malts give creamed coffee and, surprisingly, licorice notes. Good.

Light sweetness over mild roast flavors. Very well-balanced. Cream transitions to coffee, finishes with toast. Classic porter with a few extras, and a pleasant surprise. Really, a bit better than the Milk Stout.

Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and very mild carbonation. Nearly perfect porter.

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4.59/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Black Jack Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 58.5% out of 100 with 1,382 ratings
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