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Black Jack Porter | Left Hand Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into a beer mug.

I have been eyeing this beer at my local liquor store for a few weeks now and decided to give it a go. I usually like my Porters so I was anxious to give this a try.

Pours very dark with little head. Smells of chocolate and caramel. Could sit and smell this beer all night, absolutely love it. The taste was as equally impressive. Caramel flavor with just minor bitterness. Very drinkable and found myself downing an entire 6 pack before I knew it. I'm looking forward to trying more from Left hand.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: Seems thin and flat with a minimal head. Color is a beautiful deep brown, almost black.
S: Rich coffee aroma with a hint of chocolate.
T: Malty coffee and some chocolate. The alcohol is obvious but not over powering.
M: Thin and watery.

I enjoyed this beer but was a little disappointed. Perhaps I was mentally comparing this to Left Hand Milk Stout, one of my favorites, and it falls short. Overall, a decent beer.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served around 50 degrees in an american pint glass.

A: Brown with a slight reddish hue. One finger light tan head that quickly dissipates. Clarity is a bit opaque.
S: Malty sweet aroma. Light grain and roast. Small amount of esters from an English yeast. After a few drinks I can notice a bit more roast and some chocolate notes coming forward.
T: Strong initial toffee and caramel flavors followed by darker toasted and roasted notes.
M: Initially feels a bit heavy but some bitterness and carbonation at the end cleaned most if that up. Body is medium as well as the carbonation. Flavor lingers just enough on the back of the palette not being cloying.
O: Good solid porter that I could have a few of.

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Black Jack Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 1,386 ratings
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