Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Jack's Abby Brewing
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4.28/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Growler of 2012 Framinghammer picked up at the brewery this past Saturday
A-Pours a bold black, but doesn't appear viscous, actually has the closest thing to an effervescent quality ive seen in a stout since black ops. good, but i like a motor oil thick pour
S- Notes of intense dark cocoa with some roast on the back end and just a small note of some earthy hops on the back end.
T- Bitter cocoa dominates, with other notes of earthy hops, some dark fruit and a an alcohol warmth
M- Thicker than expected and the slighter increase of the carbonation than I'm accustomed to in a big dark beer actually helps.
O- this beer really delivers on the bitter dark chocolate fix, but is a tad one dimensional. Fortunately I'm very fond of bitter cocoa, this was pretty easy to put down in spite of the 10% abv.
Serving type: growler
07-23-2013 01:02:57 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
3.84/5 rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: on-tap
04-12-2013 13:17:14 | More by jlindros
Framinghammer Baltic Porter from Jack's Abby Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.