Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Jack's Abby Brewing
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Reviews by angrybabboon:
3.59/5 rDev -13.7%
Appearance: Deep, dark brown with some clarity around the edges - pours with a small, light brown head - fades to a few wisps of a cap, retains a nice collar, leaves some spots of lacing
Smell: Dark chocolate, caramel, and some burnt sugar - roasty malts, with a big dark chocolate component - dark chocolate, chocolate malts, touch of something like burnt cocoa - some lighter caramel aromas, molasses, and sugar - alcohol is unfortunately rather detectable in the nose
Taste: Roasty dark chocolate and some booze - a range of chocolate, including some semisweet chocolate, dark chocolate, and baker's chocolate - very roasty - some hints of dark fruits -some sweetness from caramel and molasses flavors, with some lighter malt and yeasty flavors that serve as a reminder that this is a lager - lots of booze throughout, which is hard to overlook
Mouthfeel: On the heavy side of medium, mostly smooth, kind of syrupy with some residual alcohol
Overall: Much framing, very hammer
The barrel-aged version of this was rather memorable, and the base beer is unsurprisingly tasty. But I can see why there are many variations to this. It has some unexplained levels of booze that work quite well with other flavors (bourbon, for example). This is worth a try, but if I had to choose, I'd stick with one of the variants.
03-11-2014 06:18:46 | More by angrybabboon
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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.