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Jack’s Abby Framinghammer Baltic Porter



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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
Tasting at Matt’s
Black color with large beige head. The aroma is very nice, it has bread and biscuits too; mild roasted malts, cocoa. The body is medium strong, it’s fairly roasty for a Baltic Porter, but the work with the malts is very appreciated, with beautiful chocolate, cocoa and bread notes; warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6692) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
500mL bottle, pours a deep dark brown / black with a small beige head. Nose of cocoa, a touch of coffee and a touch of roasted malt. Flavour is very well-balanced, with notes of moderate roasted malt, unsweetened cocoa powder, a touch of coffee and a warming effect that finishes. Very dry, without any residual sweetness, but with quite a pronounced warming effect. Dryer than usual for the style. Very nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3542) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
500 ml. bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is the same. Very well made. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8571) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle shared by Bobby. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of vanilla, roasted oats, cocoa, roast chocolate and coffee. Medium body. Crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3561) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Chocolate, roasted aromas. Flavors are roasted dry malts, dark tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3107) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Pours black with a huge mocha head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has nice roastiness with chocolate, mild ash, and a touch of anise...almost root beery in a way. Flavor follows suit...slightly sweet and then turning to roasty bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is roasty with hints of anise and dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9054) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks to LKS, 12/05/14. Black with a moderate tan swirl. Nose is bitter roast, dark chocolate fudge, coffee grinds, light booze. Taste comprises burnt toffee, spice, dark chocolate, light roast. Medium bodied +, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid BalticPorter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11299) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle shared in London - picked up at the brewery. Pours clear brown with a frothy, beige head. The nose has a bit of milk chocolate, dark bread, light dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor, more milk chocolate, light burnt wood, subtle earth, raisins. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Moderately sweet to finish, some toasty earth, decent roast, cocoa. Very nice. Well balanced, quite drinkable,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7052) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 Bottle, thanks to Leighton. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is earthy, roasted malt, milky cocoa, treacle, mild acidity, milky candy and brown sugar. The taste is sweet, tangy, earthy, warming alcohol, toffee, toasty, treacle, cola and brown sugar with a dry, sweetish finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Solid baltic porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4520) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2014
I liked this much more than the Vanilla version. This is drier. Same thick palate, this time with a noticeable flavor and aroma of roasted malt and some sugar. Good.

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