Framinghammer Baltic Porter | Jack's Abby Brewing

Framinghammer Baltic PorterFraminghammer Baltic Porter
BA SCORE
4.15/5
747 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:
#1,609
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
747
pDev:
7.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
148
Trade:
7
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 747 |  Reviews: 101
Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jkolls
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of nyrblue2
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Bottle from Acton Wine and Spirits. Dark brown bordering on black with a decent sized tightly bubbled tan head that persists. Chocolate licorice and some faint burnt sugars coupled with some light earth and fruity aromas. Creamy smooth bready pilsner malt is somehow evident with all the darker malt flavors. Chocolate licorice and light fruity flavors offset with just a bit of earthy hops for balance. I've had many of the barrel treatments for this beer and loved them finally found this to try, its a stand up porter.

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

Photo of risendragon
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oberon
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 1/21/16.Pours nearly jet black except for some amber/brown highlights when held up to the light,a thick creamy deep beige head atop.Cocoa powder and coffee roast in the nose,the cocoa is large and in charge.Creamy and lightly carbonated feel just adds more good layers to this beer.The flavor profile is complex and multi layered,wood and char mixed with chocolate....even a bit of lightly smoked meat,the earthy finish makes it crazy drinkable for how big it is.I knew it would be good but this may be the best Baltic porter I have had,kick ass!

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Photo of smb71481
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled
Jet Black body with 2mm thick full on chocolate milkshake froth head
Smells like porridge mixed with cocoa and burned toast
Tastes like wood glue but bizarrely in a good way
Low carbon but easy drinking
Perplexing

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Photo of ScottyTheBeerGuy
3.01/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of digitalflood
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Philcassella
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Sk8sean86
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dusten2015
3.47/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Prager62
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I received a couple twelve ounce bottles in the latest round of NBS/BIF courtesy of BA cavedave. There is a batch code/date on the bottle reading #7 1814012116. Pouring this in my 13oz. stout/porter glass for the taste drive!

Look- It pours a dark oily brown leaving a generous and lively amount of mocha colored foam.

Smell- Bakers chocolate, dark roasted malt, molasses, black licorice and a hint of floral hops hiding in the back.

Taste- Chocolate malt, tobacco, molasses, some black licorice and wood. There are some floral notes that try to surface in the finish.

Feel- Oily and a bit on the effervescent side with a crisp dry finish.

Overall- A very flavorful example of the style. While dark, roasty and chocolatey, there is a slightly hoppy quality that reminds me of some Three Floyd's stouts/porters. Topless Wytch comes to mind and that's good company in my opinion. A very solid beer, I'm glad I have one more. I may cellar it a short while for comparison?

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Photo of Scottqc15
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

2016 Vintage
3 months from bottling date

Appearance- Pours a black color, opaque. Finger thick, medium tan colored head, frothy and thick. Lots of sticky alcohol legs, some spotty head lacing.

Aroma- Roasty malts, dry cocoa, smoky notes. Sweeter chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, creamy caramalized sugars, and dark fruits. Touch of earthy hops.

Taste- Roasty, smoky malts, slight char and cocoa. Rich caramel, brown sugar, milk chocolate sweetness. Earthy nuttiness, some hops on the finish.

Feel- Medium feel, silky smooth and creamy. Moderate carbonation.

Overall- Real nice balance of rich roastiness and smooth creamy flavors. Roasted malts, smoke, and cocoa are out front, but then comes a wonderful creaminess that refines and balances.

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Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of PatrickCT
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip.

a: black body. Opaque with ruby brown edges. 2 finger billowing dark beige head that settles quickly leaving a gentle lace.

s: A wonderfully balanced aroma of chocolate and coffee. There are hints of molasses and a slight earthiness backing up the coffee and chocolate. Delicate and pronounced at once.

t: The taste follows the nose...to a degree. The oatiness is pronounced, as is the molasses. Chocolate takes a backseat to the coffee. There is just enough spiciness on the finish to create a bit of excitement.

mf: The body is on the lighter side of heavy. Low carbonation. Overall, a good full mouthfeel.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Celtics76
3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Framinghammer Baltic Porter from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 747 ratings
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