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Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 7.45%
Wants: 66
Gots: 81 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 01-17-2012

Big, Bold, and Black. This unusual lager style has many similarities to Imperial Stouts. A lengthy conditioning period creates a silky smooth chocolatey mouth feel enhanced by the use of oats and brown sugar. Noticeable sweetness gets balanced by roasted malt and hop bitterness. At 10% alcohol by volume, this beer is sure to keep you warm on a cold winter night.

55 IBU
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Consumed 3/11/14

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.

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Pours a deep brown, settles in the glass black, leaves a dark tan head that has decent retention, leaves no lacing on the glass.

Smells hoppy and sweet, molasses, oat notes.

Tastes starts out with hops and brown sugar, sweet bitter combination blending into a robust bitter chocolate middle. The alcohol starts to make itself known in the middle, and the chocolate takes the finish, with a lasting bite to the aftertaste.

Full bodied, leaves a chewy thick residue in the mouth. Fairly smooth and creamy otherwise.

A good porter, almost a stout or imperial stout by taste and feel.

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Framinghammer Baltic Porter from Jack's Abby Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.