Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Jack's Abby Brewing
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4/5 rDev -3.8%
Thanks to Oneinchaway for sharing this one at jmgrub's tasting.
Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and slight smoke aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and smoke flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty with a nice smoke presence.
01-06-2014 06:51:13 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.91/5 rDev -6%
Appearance: Pours a fudge brown color with auburn highlights; the impressive mocha head bubbles up into a three-fingered head leaving plenty of lacing dots
Smell: Chocolate-dominant with hints of caramel and coffee
Taste: Chocolate and mocha, up front, with just a hint of vanilla; in the middle, there is also a hint of leafy hop flavor if you are really paying attention; the aftertaste brings on more of the same but also introduces a vague smoky element
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied and creamy, with moderate carbonation
Overall: This is a beer I have been looking forward to tasting and, while I very much enjoyed it, I marked the scores down as I didn't pick up the dark fruit element I look for in the top examples of the style
Thanks, cp45, for the opportunity
06-01-2014 22:44:57 | More by brentk56
4.15/5 rDev -0.2%
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a deep black color, with a large beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and a touch of hops.
T: The taste starts out with a strong smokiness followed by bitter-sweet flavors of coffee and chocolate. There’s a hearty roasted malt character as you would expect. The hops presence is strong for the style but not over-powering and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly smoky and slightly bready.
M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.
O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, this is a nice big porter worth drinking for a long time.
03-30-2014 05:23:35 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.84/5 rDev -7.7%
Tap at Westender
Light fizzy head, dark molasses brown beer with hints of molasses light coming through.
Nose is porter like, hint of cocoa, dark caramel, hint of earthy grassy hops, cocoa dust.
Taste brings more dark malts but not crazy dark, some caramel and molasses like syrupy sweetness, a faint bready biscuit malt, light powdered cocoa, lighter feeling with a crisp lager still somehow coming through. Light earthy grassy hops I'm there too. It also brings faint touches of a metallic flavor and a bit of yeasty bready flavor. Finish is a but more bitter with earthy hops, little sticky but crisp lager profile, faint cocoa and caramel.
Mouth is med to lighter bodied, plenty of nice fluffy carb.
Overall nice but doesn't seem as high quality as most of the Jack's Abby beers, esp since I had the barrel aged version of this and it was phenomenal. Maybe this is a bad batch, or my taste buds are off. Malts are nice but a bit syrupy, nice crisp lager coming through, decent hops to balance, but a couple slight flaws I think.
04-12-2013 13:17:14 | More by jlindros
3.96/5 rDev -4.8%
Impressive, frothy beige head. Leaves lots of chunky and webby lace on the glass. Dark, dark brown color where light only comes through on the very edges of the glass.
Chalky, dark cocoa aroma.
Starts with chocolate malt flavor. The malted aspects of the darker, more coffee-like malts show up in the swallow. Relatively thin body; high carbonation. Long aftertaste of dark cherry and the aforementioned mocha. I don't notice the alcohol despite the level of it.
12-24-2013 22:39:57 | More by smcolw
4.54/5 rDev +9.1%
16.9oz bottle purchased as a single from Adams Hometown Market, Monson, MA.
Poured into a DFH snifter, formed a 1/2" medium brown head over the opaque dark brown/black brew. Head lasts like a champ, with thick coating lace that clings to the glass like crazy. Aroma is roasty dark grains with a undercurrent of alcohol.
Taste is sweet darkness to start, lactic sweet through the middle, and a roasty touch of acrid bitterness through the close, with alcohol coming on strong. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth, and drinkability is scary easy. Wow. Makes me wonder how the FH variants I have waiting can possibly be any better.
03-01-2014 01:43:17 | More by ppoitras
4.19/5 rDev +0.7%
Very dark, but there's a faint, clear, ruby hue to the beer when held up to bright light. Tan/brown cap of fine bubbles, lots of lacing, good head retention. Chocolatey aroma, light burnt/smoke character, cocoa and malted milk. Moderate bitterness with just a bit of alcohol. Notes of chocolate, caramel, malt, slight nut and fruit character, bittersweet finish. Creamy and smooth, mild warmth, full bodied with medium carbonation, slight dryness. Really good and super easy to drink for the abv. I'm looking forward to trying some of the other variants.
03-02-2014 00:18:32 | More by DrJay
Framinghammer Baltic Porter from Jack's Abby Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.