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Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Framinghammer Baltic PorterFraminghammer Baltic Porter

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323 Ratings
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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 7.43%
Wants: 63
Gots: 48 | 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:
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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vonnegut21

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

04-01-2013 01:26:49 | More by vonnegut21
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

03-31-2013 19:18:12 | More by Kevincredible
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-31-2013 16:09:23 | More by CypherEnigma
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-31-2013 03:26:53 | More by DelicateDelirium
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IcemanCometh

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-30-2013 19:39:01 | More by IcemanCometh
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-30-2013 10:37:05 | More by splendidsplinter
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Mullen2525

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-29-2013 16:53:10 | More by Mullen2525
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-28-2013 23:05:46 | More by jbertsch
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mmmaaattt

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-25-2013 13:03:05 | More by mmmaaattt
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DarkLordPsycho

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-22-2013 04:12:44 | More by DarkLordPsycho
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grittly

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-18-2013 13:02:50 | More by grittly
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-18-2013 10:11:08 | More by Massbmx
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soze47

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-16-2013 14:01:39 | More by soze47
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip nonic. Pours a dark brown, almost black, with ruby highlights around the base when backlit. Head is a 1/2 in thickness, dense, creamy and tan-colored and embedded with tiny pinpricks. Head eventually dissipates into a soapy slick with some swaths of lacing present during the tasting. Nose expresses roasted malts, lager yeast and dark, slightly vinous fruits and cocoa. Taste follows nose; however, the fruit profile is not overly assertive and melds with the roasted malts and cocoa. There is also an earthy hops bittering and a bit of ethanol (more flavor than heat) at the back that leaves a slightly acrid aftertaste between quaffs. Mouthfeel is medium-light, with an even carbonation and some mild acidity attributable to the alcohol. Overall, a solid baltic porter with both complexity and balance. That said, I continue to be impressed by this young brewery's innovation and quality.

Serving type: growler

03-11-2013 15:41:45 | More by Jwale73
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-11-2013 00:04:56 | More by ryan1788a5
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Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Massachusetts

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nmarsceill

Massachusetts

4.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer from Jack's Abby. Being a local brewery I have probably had more beer from them than any other craft brewery. In fact I have 3 growlers and 2 bottle in my fridge right now and sadly none of them are this beer - but if they were I'd be drinking them instead - its that good.

I am a big fan of the malt flavor in beer, not an overwhelming amount but a nice strong sweet sense, especially when the beer brings a balanced bitter component with it. This beer hits the sweet spot in my taste buds for this balance. Even at 10% ABV I could drink this beer all night, I just might have to do it home.

I find the flavor to ring of mostly molasses with a bit of spice to it - I really can't tell you if that's a cinnamon or a clove or anything else but I think of this beer flavor as having hints of that fall spice motif but with a much stronger smokiness. It causes the sides of the back of my tongue to twinge a little, but the way a good hot sauce causes your mouth to burn just a little - you notice it but it does not dissuade your next sip.

Serving type: growler

02-28-2013 03:40:15 | More by nmarsceill
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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

02-27-2013 02:05:27 | More by koflaherty
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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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Massachusetts

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Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

10-19-2012 19:10:28 | More by stonermouse
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Framinghammer Baltic Porter from Jack's Abby Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.