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
Ratings:
740
Reviews:
99
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
7.18%
 
 
Wants:
77
Gots:
145
For Trade:
7
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Ratings: 740 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of breardon1776
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
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 -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drtth
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
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 +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoxRationis
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +2.6%
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 -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hephaestos
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasatch
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to thebeers for this brew.

12 oz. Bottle
Bottled On: 011617

Poured into a goblet a very nice dark brown color, very nice carbonation, with a nice small/quick tan head, which does leave a medium size island. The nose is malty, roasty, chocolate/toffee. The taste is really nice malty, roasty, with some nice chocolate/toffee notes. Full Body, ABV hidden very well, a nice little sipper, nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Glad to have a chance to try it. Thanks Arthur!

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Photo of Bogdawg
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grue_soda
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.56/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I don't remember who gave this to me as an extra, but thank you, rarely score a Baltic porter these days. Pours black, brown head, 1/3" deep. Aroma was more roasty than dark fruit, which is nice.

Wow what a mixture of tastes, chocolate, dry, bitter, toffee, fig, prune, day old roasted coffee. Mouth feel contributes smooth oats, dark fruit, minor sweetness, even honey. Hides the alcohol really well. This is a really good brewery, I've enjoyed everything I've had from them. Couldn't really discern the specific lager yeast impact though, so much RIS similarities taste profile was obscuring that stuff. Could do without the notes of licorice though.

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Photo of Holderness
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L -- 1000 lumens passed through the glass reveal an excessively dark ruby red that is bordering on black. Big light tan head produced by moderate pour, with good retention and minimal lacing.
S -- Smoky malts, biscuit, coffee, faint fruity esters.
T -- Robust dark chocolate, roasted barley malts, and dark roast coffee, backed up by a sugary sweetness. Not particularly nuanced, but enjoyable nevertheless
F -- The light body gives this away as a baltic porter. Very drinkable for 10% ABV, with no harsh booze notes. Finish is a little sour/astringent.
O -- My first time trying this style, and I have to say I like it more than most bottom-fermented porters. The sweetness gives it the character of a RIS, but with a cleaner mouthfeel

81/100

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Photo of Iski100
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierman9
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Stopped into the Grill Next Door (Haverhill MA) today with my lovely wife for lunch. We each had 2 rounds of this nice brew, at $6.00 for a 16oz shaker pint pour. Nice price for a full pint of 10% ABV bier....

Poured a deep, dense, opaque brown, with only some real color showing through at the edges when backlit. Head was initially about 1/4" of tan foam, but it rapidly receded to a very thin layer of bubbles, with most clinging to the edges. Had some lace here and there, but not a lot. Nose had some mild roasty notes, with some choco also coming forth. Body was a decent medium, with not much to rough things up on the tongue.

Flavor? Nice roasty coffee and choco malts start off. Had some caramel mixed in with a bit of molasses. Dark choco and earthyness are quite solid here. Not too bitter at all, but the floral hops make for a nice finishing touch. An über-solid bier! Prosit!

4.15/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1901

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Photo of erlenmeyer
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 57md
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown to black color with over a finger of beige head. The nose is mildly roasty with the tingling sensation of a decent dose of hops. The flavor is only mildly roasty but there are interesting sweet notes that poke through. The body is hearty and the mouthfeel is substantial.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle dated 01/24/17

Pours dark maroon black with a dense creamy tan foam head. Smells very roasty with big chocolate notes, some coffee, apples, pear, dark dried fruit, mildly smoky dark roasted malts, burnt toast, dark molasses, charred brown sugar, toffee, caramel, creamy vanilla, some spice, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes real dark and roasty with big chocolate notes, coffee, mildly smoky dark roasted malts, apples, pear, dark dried fruit, some burnt toast, dark molasses, charred brown sugar, toffee, caramel, creamy vanilla, spice, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, crisp, creamy and smooth with moderate carbonation. Overall a really nice Baltic porter.

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Photo of Klister
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GFD400
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Silky smooth, nice porter, 10% well hidden.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tekstr1der
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Darkest brown in color with a ring of tan foam. Baker's chocolate , roast, and a faint sugar sweetness. Flavor is similar but better - so very balanced with delicious chocolate and roast malt dominating but never dry or acidic. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel and very smooth finish. Well done.

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Framinghammer Baltic Porter from Jack's Abby Brewing
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