Black Jack Porter | Left Hand Brewing Company

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3.73/5
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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:
#27,357
Reviews:
525
Ratings:
1,403
pDev:
11.26%
Bros Score:
3.73
 
 
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57
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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

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deereless
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Branlott42
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chossboss
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmay9753
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark but still lite enough to see through.
Thin cream colored head poured into frozen tulip glass.
Smell was fantastic really expected good things from this brew.
Taste was lacking however. Had a decent start some good toffee and dark chocolate but faded quickly leaving a slightly hoppy old funk flavor that finished off slick with little to no aftertaste.
Feel was no heavier than any generic budweiser-ish american lager.

Overall look and smell sure outweigh the taste and left me wishing for a little bit more if something.

Note: unsure of age of beer reviewed. Had to clean dust off bottles when i got home so unsure how long it had been setting on shelf.

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Black Jack Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 1,403 ratings