Jack The Quaffer Porter | Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-04-2003

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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.

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Photo of gonzo46and2
4.62/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice deep black with some red or brown when struck by light. Nice medium thin body with an energetic carbonation forms a nice head.

Smell is great notes of coffee, chocolate, and more roasted grain notes. Not much hops going on here.

Taste is roasty and wonderful. Dry character and clean on the finish.

Mouthfeel is rounded out nicely but thin enough to be refreshing and easy to drink.

My favorite offering at the TBBC.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of tpd975
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My favorite TBBC brew.

A: Pours a nice dark blackish brown with a nice solid khaki colored head. Good retention with nice chunks of lace.

S: Nice dark malt aromas with hints of coffee, chocolate, and a touch of smoke.

T: Tasty porter no doubt. Nice roast malt and coffee up front. Light smoke mixes with tones of chocolate. The finish is nicely hopped with a blast of bitter.

M: Medium in body, smooth, and drinkable.

D: I like to enjoy several pints of this one everytime I drop by TBBC.

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Photo of mhaugo
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Shaw
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this cask-conditioned porter as part of a large sampler at the Tampa Bay Brewing Co. I haven't had the regular tap version. But this porter is super smooth with an aroma of roasted malt that makes way to a great flavor of roasted malt without tannins or other harsh flavors. A deft hand must have been used when brewing this. The mouthfeel is glass-like, even slick. It is very good. Try this porter if you can.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the Tampa Bay Brewing Co brewery in Ybor City. The beer was served in a pint glass, and it pours a dark, deep brown/black color with ruby highlights and a thin film of head. Roasted coffee and light molasses aromas, with a slight overall roasting character. The flavors are dark roasted coffee with slight smoking and toasting. The beer has nutty sweet undertones, and a slight bittering that balances everything very well. Smooth and mid-bodied, with a dry-roasted aftertaste. The finish is a little dry, but aromatic of roasted coffee grounds and sweet dark chocolate. Good lacing on the glass. Tasty beer!

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Photo of HotHands
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub.

A - pours a jet black with an off-white head.

S - roasted malts, coffee, and brown sugar.

T - A great combination of roasty flavors, with dark coffee, some nuttiness, molasses, and anise. The level of sweetness is balanced by the hops. One of the better porters I've had.

M - fairly prickly carbonation. Body is not too heavy, which is nice.

Overall - one of the best porters I've had, and probably in my top five. Well done.

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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.

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Photo of delta490
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- a deep, deep brown, with only a hint of light getting through when held to the light. Also sports a nice big creamy tan head

S- nice roasted malt aroma (mostly coffee) with some notes of alcohol sweetness

T- the same big roast notes from the aroma, but better defined. Distinct coffee and hints of chocolate.

M- nice and smooth.

O- a really, really good porter

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Jack The Quaffer Porter from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
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