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:
#1,669
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
755
pDev:
7.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
149
Trade:
7
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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 LoganMc
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

Photo of HanTran
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Needs a fast pour to get a two finger head, retains a nice skim coat that is medium tan over an opaque black body. Nose of raisins and dark chocolate with a floral hop note. Hits sweet with notes of licorice and chocolate and a slight sour note at the end. Hints of ripe fruit, tobacco and a spot on bitter bite. Creamy medium-bodied mouth really hits the whole pallet.

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Photo of Craven
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of -steve-
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Was in Massachusetts a month ago with high plans to visit Jack's Abbey but the weather turned on me. Sadly had to leave before I could visit. Did however, pick up a 12 oz. bottle at Premier in Buffalo.
Pours dark with a brown head. Chocolate and molasses on the nose. Roasted. A delicious creamy wash over the tongue ending in bitter, roasted notes. Chocolate sweetness and the faintest of licorice. Viscous on the tongue. Overall an excellent beer to be savored.

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Photo of StormAles
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of q33jeff
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

**
06/14/17
Bottle to snifter.

Look: dark black , small white head. Small bubbles,head has legs.
AROMA: chalky malt, medium roastiness. Small hint of cocoa.
TASTE: roasted malt, hints of sweetness, maybe brown sugar or molasses or chocolate.
FEEL: Creamy for a dry porter.

A nice porter, but the bourbon barrel aged and the mole versions really knock this up into a higher tier.

**

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Photo of TheEpeeist
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into an English pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown almost black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated nicely. A one finger white foamy head started and dissipated nicely. Messy lacing winds around the glass nicely. The smell takes in roasty dark, milk and baker’s chocolate notes inside of a light bready sticky flavor (lager yeast, I’m guessing). Smooth roasty chocolatey aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation runs light and refined. Dark chocolate shows a light bitterness in the harshness of how it hits my tongue. I’d say nice. Overall, really nice Baltic Porter, I’m glad I finally got to try this one. Well worth my time.

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Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breardon1776
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As far as Porters go...wow..this is a winner. Darker than a (enter something slick here)....
Definately a little sweet and malty.
A good one to sip slow....

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Photo of mmorris15
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drtth
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours out into a Snifter glass a deep dark brown and almost black color with 1/2" dark tan head that soon recedes to a ring of foam and a thin, patchy layer on the surface of the liquid. Sipping creates a sheet of foam that slides back down to the surface leaving behind scattered small patches of lacing. By midway through the beer there’s almost nothing left of the foam.

The aromas include lots of chocolate, along with some dark caramel and just a hint of dark roasted malt.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the chocolate and some sweetness upfront. Both are well backed up the dark caramel and roasted malt. There’s a hint of vanilla and some very light bitter character. The alcohol is well concealed here.

The mouthfeel is on the full side of medium bodied and silky smooth with very light carbonation. The finish begins as the chocolate, caramel and sweetness give way to an almost dry, roasted bitterness that moves to the back of the palate and slowly disappears.

Overall a very nice beer that I’ll be happy to have again in the future. The flavors are well integrated and none seems to really dominate the beer. But, given the ABV (10%), it is, for me, a one a night beer for sipping with a good book to read.

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Photo of Odysseyalien
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoxRationis
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter from tap at Beer Noggin, Bronxville, NY.
A: Near black, quarter inch mocha head, solid lacing
S: Dark roast malts, dark, unsweetened chocolate, black coffee, anise.
T: Dark roast malts, black coffee, pepper.
M: Full bodied, persistent effervescence.
O: Russian Imperial Stout like porter. Very nice.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a solid black with a finger of tan head which recedes relatively quickly leaving a cover over the beer with patchy lacing down the side.

S: Roasted malts, dark chocolate.

T: Roasted, smoked malts, dark chocolate, roasted coffee. Finishes somewhat dry. It has some bitterness.

F: Medium body, moderate carbonation. Quite smooth considering it tastes like an Imperial Stout.

O: I really digged this one and regret I bought only one bottle.

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Photo of cd34
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hephaestos
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | 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 755 ratings
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