Framinghammer Baltic Porter | Jack's Abby Brewing

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Framinghammer Baltic PorterFraminghammer Baltic Porter
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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:
#1,690
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
762
pDev:
7.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 762 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of hozersr
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Umdrunner
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of CTHomer
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: opaque; very dark brown in color; 1+ finger medium brown head that receded slowly to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: deeply roasted grain with black coffee and bittersweet chocolate in the background;

T: follows the nose, but the roasted grain, black coffee, and bittersweet chocolate are equal; mild bitterness on the finish that increases to moderate in the long lasting aftertaste.

M; full bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: complex aromas and flavors; very enjoyable;

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Photo of SawDog505
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16 oz snifter bottled on 01/16/17. Pours a very dark brown, with a inch and change of fluffy tan head that leaves behind a few lines of lace.

Smell is dark chocolate, vanilla beans, roasty coffee grounds, molasses, leather, and a hint of booze.

Taste follows bitter dark chocolate, vanilla, back strap molasses, black strong coffee, leather, pipe tobacco, and some warming alcohol lingers in the finish.

Mouthfeel is bigger than medium at room temperature, silky smooth with moderate carbonation, dry and no complaints here, and a sipper that you need to slow down drinking and that is difficult to do.

Overall I really think this is a well rounded and not one dimensional Baltic Porter, that has so much going. Really well done JA!

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Photo of dfconnor
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ntanner83
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of riversider76
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours the darkest of browns with a nice tan head. Good retention, and a nice lace. Nose is of malted chocolate, and a hint of dark fruit. Body is fairly thick, and silky. Taste is all there. Hints of dark chocolate, and malts with just a hint of roasting. Nice burn from the 10% ABV. Excellent.

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

12oz bottle. Served in a snifter glass. Pours a dark cola brown body, light brown head with one finger's worth, good retention, no lacing. Smells of dark fruit, caramel, milk chocolate, minerals, brown sugar. Flavour is more dark fruit than milk chocolate, but a slight amount of roast, earth, light cocoa. Not particularly hoppy or bitter. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and silky, slight earthy bitterness on the finish, but overall a fairly sweet beer.

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Photo of mattmarka1
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve_Tkachuk
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Amguerra305
3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a touch watery dark brown that looks dark and opaque in the glass. Smell is toasty with a hint of coffee up front but the back end kind of just gets acrid. Taste follows the same progression of the smell with roastiness up front that finishes a tad acrid. Feel is light and a bit carbonated. Overall it is ok. Notes of greatness brought down by things going on that just don't work.

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Photo of mltobin
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of msteves99
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Artemis803
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kwjd
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Framinghammer Baltic Porter from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 762 ratings