Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Marshall Brewing Company Big Jamoke Porter

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Marshall Brewing Company Big Jamoke Porter. Here’s another beer I picked up from Whiskey Business (here) a Fine Wine, Spirits & Craft Beer shop on my not so recent trip to Tulsa, OK.

From the Marshall Brewing Company website: “Big Jamoke is an American Robust Porter named for the B-25 that Brewmaster Eric Marshall’s grandfather flew in WW II. A blend of five malts from Munich to Chocolate provide a deep mahogany color and aroma of toffee and roasted coffee. On the palate this beer is full-bodied with hints of bittersweet chocolate and toffee… while finishing smooth and dry from the addition of earthy hops. Suggested pairings: Brie or other earthy cheese, ham, barbeque, smoked meats, and any bittersweet chocolate dessert such as espresso flavored lava cake. ABV – 6.8%. IBU – 55.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance:  Pours a very dark brown with a thin cocoa brown head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Roasted and smoky malts, coffee, toffee, chocolate and a touch of fruit sweetness.
Taste: Chocolate, roasted and smoky malts, caramel, coffee, toffee, earthy hops and a hint of dark fruit sweetness.
Overall: Balanced and smooth, Marshall Brewing Company Big Jamoke Porter is probably my favorite of the Marshall Brewing Company beers I brought home from Tulsa.  At 6.8% ABV the alcohol is hardly detectable which makes this one good and dangerous. 


Mark Harvey
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