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Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Framinghammer Baltic PorterFraminghammer Baltic Porter

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330 Ratings
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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 7.21%
Wants: 64
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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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-05-2013 02:16:54 | More by In_Control_Mike
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-04-2013 20:55:24 | More by Gatch
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BarrelAgedBrian

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-04-2013 20:46:46 | More by BarrelAgedBrian
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emottram

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-04-2013 19:28:08 | More by emottram
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AshlandNacho

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-16-2013 14:43:29 | More by AshlandNacho
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jlindros

Massachusetts

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
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deanhead

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

04-11-2013 15:51:12 | More by deanhead
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vonnegut21

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-06-2013 18:57:02 | More by tenacioustomato
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WildMaverick1200

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.2%

03-03-2013 19:32:15 | More by WildMaverick1200
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nmarsceill

Massachusetts

4.9/5  rDev +17.8%

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.

02-28-2013 03:40:15 | More by nmarsceill
Framinghammer Baltic Porter from Jack's Abby Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.