Framinghammer Baltic Porter | Jack's Abby Brewing

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Framinghammer Baltic PorterFraminghammer Baltic Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
jacksabbybrewing.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

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

Added by Todd on 01-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,797
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
775
pDev:
7.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 775 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of dpgoblejr
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IronLover
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black in color with dark brown hues on the edges of the glass. Poured with a moderate, creamy, dark beige foam with medium retention. Dark malt, sweet dark chocolate and light roasted malt aromas with light earthy hop notes. Full bodied mouthfeel with medium light carbonation. Thick, creamy, silky smooth feel with emerging boozy warmth from the middle to the end. Sweet dark malt up front with roasted malt notes followed by medium hop bitterness. Grainy malt with light roasted notes on the back end followed by biting boozy heat. Finished semi-dryly with lingering earthy hop bitterness, dark malt and booziness. Great look and smooth feel. Bitterness through the middle balances the sweet maltiness very nicely. Booziness is pleasant and warming. Definitely a sipper.

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Photo of dextermcgurk
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Almighty1
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark chocolate malty goodness! Would never guess this is 10%. So smooth!

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can

Jet black in color, opaque. Thin tan colored head that fades after a bit. Aroma of bitter cocoa and a touch of coffee. Similar flavors, just a touch of sweetness. Thick, smooth full bodied. Very nice mouthfeel.

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Photo of DIM
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 12 ounce can. Light on the aromatics but this has everything I was looking for flavor-wise. Lots delicate flavors combine to form a satisfyingly robust beer.

I found clean, lightly roast chocolate, some dark fruits, and light smoke at a very clean finish.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can from January, 2018 so hope it is in good shape. Purchased at Yankee Liquors in Sturbridge on 4/6/18. It was in the cooler, which is good.

L: Nice 2F+ tan head with decent retention, leaving webby lacing and a cap and ring. Beer is dark black.

S: Mostly roasted malts and some chocolate. Quite nice. No real sense of the ABV, which is good.

T: I would say it is "almost fresh," so it held up pretty nicely. Basically lots of roasted malts, with chocolate and cocoa peeking out with some molasses-like sweetness, but balanced by the hops and ABV (barely noticeable). Probably a tiny bit better on tap, but only tiny. I approve.

F: Medium to full-bodied. Drinks well. A bit of carbonation helps that along. Solid construction and balance.

O: I really like this style, so a very good beer in it is going to get a good score from me.

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Photo of DBosco
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScaryEd
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a near pitch black color with 2 fingers of caramel head. The head has modest retention, leaving a solid ring of lacing before settling into a creamy film.

The aroma brings a tidal wave of dark roasted malts, as well as some dark fruits and a touch of caramel. The back end has some dark chocolate, bread, and a hint of floral hops. Nicely balanced and complex.

The flavor is a bit more straightforward, bringing notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts with a kiss of hops on the finish.

The feel is medium bodied with soft carbonation. Very creamy and smooth with a dry finish. Alcohol is present but only just.

Overall, a great Baltic Porter that's full of bold, roasted flavors and aromas. It comes exactly as advertised.

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Photo of gbiello
3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks very dark, just a touch of ruby redness around the thin part of the glass. Monster head on the pour. Slight floral nose, not getting much of coffee/choc/dark fruit mentioned in other reviews. Nice creamy mouth-feel. Bits of chocolate on the taste. Overall a good beer to find in the fridge at a cookout if I wanted something dark, but not sure I'd buy this one again.

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Photo of smithj4
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brewnme
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eluvah
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagoish
3.54/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of prisdefer
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of izraelc
3.18/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Black as night. About what you would expect from a Baltic porter. Nothing special. Chocolate and coffee are the dominant flavors. The 10% really gets you. Seems to be its only redeeming quality. After you finish the second one you forget why you didn't like it.

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Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ronl12
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pleasure
3.66/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of greatnorthern315
4.76/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Framinghammer Baltic Porter from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 775 ratings