Jack The Quaffer Porter | Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Very Good
74 Ratings

Brewed by:
Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
Florida, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-04-2003

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by sirdrinkwell:
Photo of sirdrinkwell
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.38/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Jack the Quaffer Porter on tap at the brewpub.
Pours dark brown with a generous, frothy head. Good lacing,
Smell: smokey, dark roasted grains.
FL: very dark roast with burnt toast and some smoke. Mild-moderate bitterness. Hints of coffee and bitter chocolate.
O: over-roasted

 278 characters

Photo of Sammy
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub. Jet black with whitish topping, lots of lace. Above average carbonation. Very well roasted, so how you like the roastiness is how you like the porter.Chocolate malting, northern and cascade hops.I do not know about coffee, and OK on quaffability.

 277 characters

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of PBelt71
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of KTCamm
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass. Menu stated it was 5.7% ABV:

The beer was a deep black with an off white, almost cream colored head that persisted for awhile before dissipating and leaving some nice lacing. There was not much of an aroma to the beer, very light malt with maybe a hint of the coffee and a little smoke. Very nice flavor, malt and coffee flavor, well done. Overall, the beer was rich, creamy, not much carbonation to it but it was very easy to drink. Maybe one of the best on tap.

 488 characters

Photo of aepb1
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Tampa Bay Brewing Co. 2-17-11 Notes from phone

A- Black body with a creamy tan head

S- Brown sugar and some roasted malts as well

T- Molasses, more roasted malts. A pretty standard take on the porter

M- Full-bodied and smooth but a bit watery in the finish

D- A good example of the style but the mouthfeel makes it tough to give it a higher rating.

 363 characters

Photo of Basoos1
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
4.65/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

At the brewpub on tap. Lots of smooth chocolate and caramel malts. Nice color, great on the palate. Smooth mad warming.

119 characters

Photo of ncbrewerbun
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had the sampler and this was the pick for the pint. Poured a nice brown and ruby red color with an off-white head. Good malt and roast aroma. The balance favored the malt, but there were enough hops to even things out nicely. The dark malts added a good body and mouthfeel to the beer.

A good solid and very easy drinking porter.

 334 characters

Photo of dasunder
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of xgrafcorex
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

had a pint of this stuff a few days ago with my family while visiting for the holidays, so i'm reviewing this from memory of that single pint. both of my brothers and i ordered a pint and we all thought it was great stuff.

it was very dark with a small ring of head. tasted like roasted malt with a bit of chocolate. can't honestly remember how the mouth feel was... had the beer a few days ago and was eating while drinking it. all in all, it was a very smooth and easy to drink porter. not my favorite porter, but it is certainly a very good one. definitely worth a try if you can get in there for at least a drink. i'll be ordering another one the next time i am there without a doubt.

 692 characters

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JayS2629
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown, almost black with two finger tan head, nice retention, and sea foam lacing.

The aroma is balanced with roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate, dark sugars, molasis and brown sugar with vanilla hints and earthy notes.

The flavor is nicely balanced with coffee and chocolate notes, brown sugar and a nice bittering balance.

Prickly, medium bodied, and smooth. Slightly overcarbonated for the style.

Overall, very easy drinking, sessionable porter

 462 characters

Photo of twizzbeatz
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I got this on-tap in Ybor. Poured black (but when held to light you can see it was a deep brown). Coffee colored lacing that slowly disapated to thin layer that stayed until the last sip.

Smell is all roasted malt's,a second inhale gave the smokiness,very feint aroma's of bitter chocolate and coffee.

Taste is pretty much the same as the smell only it get's stronger with every sip, The roasted maltiness kick's you right in the chomps until you crave more.

Mouth is silky smooth with a full body a great carbonation,didn't go flat like alot of darker brews have.

Drink is good but it is a little heavy to have a session going but easily drinkable for the occassion.

 671 characters

Photo of MillRat
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one hell of fine porter. I'll elaborate, but that's all you really need to know. A very dark brown which effectivelyt blots out the Florida sun. A persistent cocoa-colored head which yields a chocolately, slightly nutty aroma with a little smoke to boot. The flavor starts out with a quick malty sweetness that is quickly balanced by the chocolately-dark flavors and a finely-tuned hop bitterness, and a bit of piney (Simcoe?) hop flavor. Quite complex and interesting. This is a very sessionable beer, not overwhelming yet enough different flavors woven together to keep your attention pint after pint.

 611 characters

Photo of Ahhdball
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown to black with a decent beige top. Stringy lace and a gentle froth left a good resin on the sides.
Nice aromas of baking cocoa, burnt nuts and just a hint of smoke. I could be wrong but I thought I smelled some vague pine and oak tones.
Flavor is rich, full and came with good strong coffee notes. Roasted nuts satisfied as a small splash of the bitter hops came in on a last bid for taste.
Not as slick as I suspected with my first glance but it wasn't dissappointing.
A very good porter, slightly sweet and a great finish. I'd love to have this again.

 567 characters

Photo of sendsilk
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of NJBeer265
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Rifugium
2.91/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at the brewpub in Tampa

Dark brown-black pour, with a small khaki-colored head; moderate retention and lacing. Roasty aroma, dark malts and coffee. No surprises here. Taste of dark roasty malts, cocoa powder, mild earthy hop notes. Medium body. Pretty basic, sub-homebrewy, and a bit bland overall. Sample-worthy, but nothing more (sums up about all TBBC beers).

 381 characters

Photo of jkd03c
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Jack The Quaffer Porter from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 74 ratings