Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Framinghammer Baltic PorterFraminghammer Baltic Porter

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373 Ratings
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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 69
Gots: 50 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of WanderingFool
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Framinghammer pours near black into the glass. Ruby highlights tinge the edges and a moderate sized, creamy tan head sits on top. The foam fades quickly leaving a few spots of lace behind.

The aroma has nice notes of roast malt, chocolate, a little coffee, and some dark fruit which reminds me of cough medicine.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is creamy, slightly chewy, a little oily with medium carbonation. The flavor begins with roasted malt and chocolate. Other flavors of toffee, smoke, and nuts appear. It finishes a little tart with a cherry like flavor. Once gone the roast malt and tartness lingers on the palate.

Very tasty beer with additional flavors as it warms. The smooth, creamy body is wonderful.

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4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-Black in the glass with a two finger tan head that leaves some lacing.

S-Chocolate, roasted malt, oats, brown sugar, very slight coffee

T-Rather sweet, brown sugar, dark chocolate, oats, roasted malt and mild coffee.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbonated, velvety.

O-Received as an extra so unsure about the price, but a solid Baltic Porter and if it is like other Jack's Abby beers it would be worth the price.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a Beautiful tan two finger heady. Nice and frothy that rests just at the top of my tulip glass. Leaves great lacing as it settles down rather slowly. Smells lil roasted malts, maybe a little chocolate and coffee there. Something else I can't put my nose on. Some Sweetness. A lot of roastiness on the taste. Very creamy. Dark chocolate, as well. Thick enough to coat the mouth but not too much that it's a hard one to drink, very smooth. Incredible that this is 10%.I'm picking up a burnt marshmallow taste at the end. I don't think it's overly complex, but its a very flavorful beer and an easy to drink porter. Can't wait to try the barrel aged version!

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dar482
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a black color with a frothy off white head.

The beer has tons of roast, chocolate, coffee, spiciness, a bit boozy in the medium, but incredibly clean.

The beer is medium to thick.

This beer really drinks easily and hides it's ABV very dangerously. It could be a bit more robust on the flavors, but a good job at the style.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours practically like motor oil, thick and black with just a hint of coffee “browness” reflecting back at the eyes. It forms a beautiful, dark tan head of creamy, small bubbles that settle around a finger’s width above the glass. In body, the beer’s clarity is hard to discern, seeing as how it is totally opaque. The beer seems thick and viscous, but clear of any particles or cloudiness, but that is just going off of what I saw pour into my glass. On the nose, the beer smells magnificent. Dark roasted coffee with a thick nuance of dark fruits like brown sugar and raisins, plums, and just a touch of sweet cherries. Soft char, and a nuttiness also make their way into the nose, along with spicy licorice. Touches of caramel and toffee do blend in with the coffee as the beer swirls around the glass. On the tongue, the beer tastes initially sweet, but then dries out beautifully into gentle coffee bitters with touches of dark fruitiness, and even a light sense of spice. Acidity is light to nonexistent on the palate. Alcohol is just an afterthought at the end of the sip, providing a light heat and spice to the finish, which is very impressive given the beer’s 10% ABV. In flavor, the beer begins as sweet bread, but swiftly unfurls into light char, rich coffee, dark and bitter chocolate, and touches of molasses. Burnt raisins and brown sugar come to mind as the sip hits the mid-palate, along with a nice nuttiness that I also found in Jack’s Evil Brew, and even a touch of toffee on the finish. In the third quarter of the sip is a burst of spice blending a touch of cinnamon with licorice for a nice burst of flavor. The finish is strong but muddled. The flavoring is peculiarly light with coffee, and brings more spice, light alcoholic heat, and even a touch of cherry into play on the palate. There is even a bit of meaty flavoring on the end of the finish, almost like a Christmas Ham… The aftertaste is more expected with roasted malt, coffee, and char lingering on the tongue. I love this beer until the finish, and though it is not awful, the muddling has me confused. In the mouth, the beer feels full bodied and smooth. Velvety carbonation of an above average rate helps to coat the tongue in softness as the beer displays its chewy, yet smooth quality. The mouth is left wet all over with a lingering roast-bitter tingle and a slight warmth in the gullet. Overall, this is a great thick beer that is perfect for sipping in front of a fire. I wasn’t quite as fond of it as I was of its barrel-aged variant, mostly because of the oddness of the finish. The flavors are not awful by any stretch, but merely peculiar and out of place with what I was expecting. This is a good beer that gets even better after sitting down in a barrel.

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Framinghammer Baltic Porter from Jack's Abby Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.