Black Jack Porter | Left Hand Brewing Company

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Black Jack PorterBlack Jack Porter

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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3.47/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle that is about 1.5yrs old

This is one of those "had this in the back of the fridge for too long" beers

The body sits a dark brown with mahogany highlights when held up to the glass. A tan colored cap rises and falls quickly. Little to no lacing with a thin collar around the edges.

The nose is of caramel, butterscotch, mild roast, vanilla, coffee grounds, and milk chocolate. Well-rounded profile.

Smooth milk chocolate with butterscotch, caramel, and vanilla up top. Mild roast and coffee through the middle with some cherries. The finish is some sweet butterscotch mixed with bitter chocolate.

Smooth and lush in spots, but overall, a little thin. Some lingering roast.

A pretty smooth porter overall with a mild flavor profile. The 1.5yrs seem to have mellowed this out quite a bit.

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3.16/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pitch black, with a touch of fizzy head and a light layer of lace left on the top of the brew and glass

S - Mild grains, but not much going on in the nose. Nothing

T - Dark chocolate notes, but not sweet. Maybe a touch of coffee/espresso.

M - Full bodied, highly carbonated. Mouthfeel is probably the best thing this brew has going on

O - A dissapointing brew. Not much going on here.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a deep brown colored brew with a small tan head that fades very fast leaving very little lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of roasted malt with strong roasted coffee smells and some dark chocolate. A light sweetness is present as well. It is mainly vanilla and caramel in nature and nicely balances out some of the roasted smells.

Taste – The taste begins with strong tastes of roasted malt and some coffee. The chocolate detected in the nose then start coming to the tongue mixed with some of the lighter sweet flavors of vanilla and caramel. As the taste advances however notes of smoke start working their way to the taste. Toward the end a light bitter hop flavor joins the profile bringing a nice blend of hop, roast and light sweetness to the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather average with a carbonation level that is a bit below average. The mix of the two are rather appropriate for the style and make of a smooth tasting brew.

Overall – A fairly easy drinking and balanced porter. Good for a go.

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Black Jack Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 1,374 ratings.
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