Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Jack's Abby Brewing
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Reviews by Dope:
4.28/5 rDev +2.9%
12.13.13 bottling date (2 months old).
A: Pours a very dark brown. Tall, dense, chocolate-brown head. Substantial fluffy lacing and good head retention as well.
S: Dark fruits with lots of char. Burnt pretzels (I've been getting this a lot with roasted malt lately, sue me). Some caramel and brown sugar sweetness to round it out.
T: Dark fruits and char (burnt pretzels again, lulz) up front. Dark, toasted bread in the middle. Chocolate throughout but prominent in the finish as a dark, semi-sweet cocoa. Not bitter, just not sweet milk chocolate either. More toast and pretzels in the aftertaste with just a hint of caramel. No sign of alcohol.
M: Somewhat heavy, very smooth and easy drinking.
O: Ahhh, a baltic porter like no other. As of this moment, Jack's Abbey brews 4 out of my top 4 baltic porters (this and the 3 barrel aged variants). Talk about domination of a category. Only thing that comes close is maybe Smuttynose Baltic Porter? Anyway, great example of the style. It's not a big stout like some, it's a proper baltic porter. Nice fruitiness, nice toasted/roasted malt, super drinkability (one of the easiest drinking 10% brews ever). Just a great brew, only made better by the barrel aging of the variants.
02-18-2014 06:05:25 | More by Dope
More User Reviews:
4.16/5 rDev 0%
Thanks to kmurray8621 for this one.
A - Black with brown edges, dark khaki head.
S - Baker's chocolate, coffee, roast, booze, toffee, mixed nuts.
T - Milk chocolate, toffee, coffee, alcohol heat.
M - Silky, medium full body. soft but pretty viscous heat from the booze in the finish.
O - Smooth beer, very solid Baltic Porter, not extraordinarily complex, but very robust in the flavors and characters it does express.
01-17-2014 05:06:06 | More by hoptualBrew
4.18/5 rDev +0.5%
Had on tap at the otherside- pours a thick black with a one finger cappuccino head. Decent retention and nice creamy lacing.
Smell is unimpressive- a little chocolatey dark malt, a little booze and a little lager yeast.
Taste is big- pretty sweet, a little roasty, nice round and full malt profile, and a little bit of yeast.
Mouthfeel is nice as well- medium to full bodied with a little carbonation. Definitely a nice Baltic porter- get it if you see it and live darker beer.
04-11-2012 01:38:53 | More by Hopdaemon39
Framinghammer Baltic Porter from Jack's Abby Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.