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Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Framinghammer Baltic PorterFraminghammer Baltic Porter

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BA SCORE
93
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339 Ratings
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Ratings: 339
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 7.21%
Wants: 67
Gots: 52 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-17-2012)
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Photo of smcolw
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

smcolw, Dec 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

JKV96, Dec 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

AOShabaz, Dec 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Benesi88, Dec 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

mdube0378, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Rekrule, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

PEIhop, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

dcisco44, Dec 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

seakayak, Dec 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Horbar, Dec 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

ColdOneKev, Dec 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

JratBones, Dec 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

dbkdev, Dec 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Bjlps, Dec 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

kevgod, Dec 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

MattXT, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of scotorum
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 16.9 oz. bottle into a Samuel Smith English tulip pint.

a: Black with ruby tint at the bottom when seen through light. Two inch tall tan head receded slowly to thick surface foam and patterned lacing.

s: None from the glass, but the bottle mouth smells of dark malt.

t: Smoky malt with some hop bitterness resulting in a little initial puckering effect at the edges of the tongue. Mild smoky aftertaste becomes stronger as it warms. High ABV quite well covered.

m: Very sexy-smooth. Light to medium. Surprisingly lightweight mouthfeel for such a high ABV.

o: A special, tasty and easy-drinking porter that feels good just to swirl in your mouth. Would like to see this in sixpacks like Hoponius Union but that probably won't happen. I do appreciate the unique approach of European size bottles, but at nearly $5 a take-home pint this is not likely to be on many drinkers' list of regulars. Nonetheless, this could definitely spoil me for any other Baltic Porter.

scotorum, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

BigOldOaf, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

JakerLou, Dec 13, 2013
Framinghammer Baltic Porter from Jack's Abby Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.