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Framinghammer Baltic Porter | Jack's Abby Brewing

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Framinghammer Baltic PorterFraminghammer Baltic Porter
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4.15/5
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749 Ratings
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:
#1,638
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
749
pDev:
7.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
149
Trade:
7
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 749 |  Reviews: 102
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

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

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
3.52/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Service: Bottle


A:
Pours cola brown out the bottle but is opaque jet black in the glass with three fingers of hearty khaki head that drops to an ok film. OK retention; a little lacing. (4)

S:
Roasty nuts, mocha, and toasted wood with some berry sweetness underneath. (4.25)

T:
Slightly sweet with some red fruits, creamy coffee with some light woody toasted flavors, baker's chocolate with some mineral water in the finish. (4.25)

M:
Smooth and velvety soft, medium+ body with light carbonation unified in all the ways it could be with a lightly charred finish. (4.5)

O:
Excellent!
This is a very well-made beer. It looks great, smells great, tastes great and feels great. The beer is very 'together,' with a nice balance of roasted bitterness, roasted sweetness and yeasty fruitiness. All is seamlessly blended and very well-balanced. Clean, hearty and drinkable.
Would definitely have it again if I came across it. (4.5)

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

$ 11.05/4 pack, tax included. $ 0.188/oz at Max Wines & Spirits, Danbury, CT
Undated bottle at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter, allowed to warm to 50 degrees. I’d have allowed it to warm more, but I was thirstyyyyy.
Aroma – Roasted malt
Head large (Maximum seven cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy, diminishing to a three mm frothy ring and partial frothy layer, with some residual foam lacing as the head recedes
Lacing excellent – wide irregular bands of frothy bubbles, mostly tiny but with some small and medium present
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor – mostly roasted malt with a hint of chocolate; no obvious hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, almost creamy, soft carbonation

A very nice Baltic Porter, slightly on the watery side, lacking the flavor complexity of many others. Hop flavor is absent, true of many other Baltic Porters. This one is so easy drinking that it is almost sessionable, until the 10% alcohol slaps you behind the ear with a sock filled with buckshot. Think I’ll have another.

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 3.75, Overall 4.5

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

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

Photo of Lucular
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopsputin
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: motor oil black, not allowing any light to penetrate. it has a 1/2 finger tan, solid head that seems to be sticking around a lot longer than i would have thought for a 10%abv beer

s: chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, earthy wood, leather, fig, dates, rich caramel malts. this beer smells sticky, if that can make any sense

t: the tastes are subtle at first, but then rush at you once your tongue becomes acclimated. tons of roasted toasted malts and a mixture of milk and dark chocolate upfront. behind that is a really nice woody note with some sweet dark cherry notes. molasses, brown sugar, and a real nice leather flavor all follow. there is a slight sweet fig presence in here as well, but only very faint towards the end. finishes with a hint of bitterness from the roast malts, and with a small alcohol tinge.

m: mouthfeel is heavy, and carbonation is on par with the style. definitely a sipper

o: over time, i've come to realize that i love Baltic Porters, and this is no exception. its subtle at first, but then hits you with a real nice complexity of flavors that is layered in a most enjoyable fashion. take your time with this one, sipping and appreciating. nice representation of the style, and an overall real nice drinker. definitely pickup

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Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AgentMunky
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into an Ommegang tasting glass. Last beer on Baltic Street.
4.25/4/4.25/4.5/4
Dark brown. Opaque. Slight brown head.
Smells sweet and roasty. Chocolate.
Big and sticky and loaded with molasses, the dominant flavor. Plenty of licorice as well.
A nice sort of Imperial Stout, but I'll always be yearning for Alice in my Baltic porters.

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Photo of brbrocc
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Framinghammer Baltic Porter from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 749 ratings
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