There is a huge variety of choice when it comes to American craft beers - especially out in the state of Colorado. I tend to like drinking darker, maltier ales - especially porters and stouts - and within a week of arriving there, a friend recommended I try Left Hand Brewing Company’s Black Jack Porter. Based out of Longmont, Left Hand Brewing Company is one of the better established brewing companies in Colorado, and its genesis and fresh creativity makes its beers stand out from the crowd. Being a big fan of darker, heavier beers, Black Jack Porter appealed to me instantly, and having finally gotten a chance to sample it, I have heartily recommended it to friends and acquaintances. It is a heavier, darker beer, and its maltiness is instantly detectable from the aromas given off from the first pour. While porter is known for being close to Guinness-y, stout-like kind of ale, Black Jack Porter doesn’t drown out its accents and flavor by being heavy and difficult to drink. It is certainly light for a darker ale. There are hints of espresso and chocolate in a pleasant, malty combination that keeps you coming back for more. Very drinkable!