Beer Review 52 // Black Jack by Left Hand Brewing

Welcome back after Christmas folks. Hope you all had a fun, treat filled day with lots of beer! Now now back to the reviewing and gearing up for New Years Eve. This time I'm going back to Left Hand Brewing for another one of their dark beers. Having enjoyed the Milk Stout I'm hoping this beer will rise to the occassion.

Details

Name: Black Jack
Style: Porter
Brewery: Left Hand Brewing
Country: USA, Colorado
Price: Unknown
ABV: 6.8%

Commercial Fluff: "A traditional London style beer, our Black Jack Porter highlights chocolate malt and Kent Goldings hops. Its slight initial sweetness quickly yields to the distinctive roastiness of the chocolate malt. The Kent Goldings hops perfectly balance the malt, making it very smooth, with a surprisingly clean finish."

Own Opinion

Label: What's not to like it's a Squid!
Sight: Pours a dark, dark brown with a mocha head, pretty standard looking stout.
Aroma: Malty, slight hints of chocolate.
Taste: Smooth chocolate, hints of roasted coffee. Pretty easy drinking.

Would I buy it again? Unsurprisingly yes, I like porters and stouts and this one sits right up there with the good ones. Does it beat their Milk Stout, well no, the milk stout will always win out. But what this beer does achieve is being one that I could comfortably drink two or three off in a night at the pub. Now just to locate some more of their beers and see what else they have to offer.

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