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Jack’s Abby Framinghammer Baltic Porter

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (11825) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Brown color with a red-brown glare coming through, average sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, brown malts, light to moderately milk chocolate, light roast, roasted malts, some bitter. Nice one! Quite like it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5275) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle @ joes. Black colour with a medium sized beige head. Smells chocolate, sweet, roasty, vanilla, nice. Not perfect but quite nice. Tastes sweet, malts, chocolate, roasty, vanilla. Quite nice. Medium to full body, soft carbo.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3671) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear dark ruby red, brown blackish beer with a big creamy beige head on top. Aroma is sweet and roasty, some chocolate and roasted coffee. Flavor is sweet, very malt forward, loads of chocolate, gets more caramel in the back of the palate. Really sweet, again loads of molasses in the aftertaste. Softly carbonated, greatly balanced. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
voyageurmike (203) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Sampler at the brewery. Opaque black full bodied and creamy. Very strong anise aroma and licorice flavor, big malty finish. Nice beer but with flavoring I would not expect with this style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Keg at CPK. Black with a small foamy brown head. Aroma is milky, pretty chocolatey with some vanilla and flowers. Body is medium, smooth, rounded. Taste is again chocolatey and lactic, creamy with some resinous flowery hops in the finish. Pretty nice stuff overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmargarucci (218) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with coffee colored foam. Aroma is filled with chocolate, toffee. Taste is balanced not too sweet. Dark chocolate, berries, cherries and Nutella notes. Finish has relatively strong coffee bitterness. Very enjoyable!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanoi (709) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle. Nose is milk chocolate, praline, hazelnut, brown sugars, plums, fruit cake, hints of cola. Taste is chocolate, licorice, plums, cherry and red berry, fruit cake, hint of cola, lots and lots of hazelnut, hint of wood with dark chocolate and vanilla with a touch of tobacco in the finish. Mouthfeel is rich. Baltic porter is a style I don’t have a good working knowledge of, but I enjoyed this a lot.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (6479) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Lots of milk chocolate and some caramelized malt. Some roast. Pours black with great carpet lacing and head. Finish mostly sweet with some bitterness. Tap at Lord hobo.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6869) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 25, 2015
Where and how: bottle 355ml, tasting
Aroma: strong. Clean yeast nose. Soft wrap, hint of with vanilla. Slight hint of chocolate, toasty sides.
Appearance :
Top: large tanned head, rings on glass walls.
Base: brown
Palate : medium full bodied, drinkable with long lasting finish.
Taste: coffee roast, too roasty feel for proper Baltic. Creamy backing makes it tad too soft as well. As in aroma, hints of vanilla. Alcohol well hidden adding gentle warmth.
other notes very nice imperial stout that wants to be Baltic.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
STRIX918 (9) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2015 does not count
Dark brown pour with small, short-lived beige head. Aroma is mild with sweet roasted malt and some coffee and cola. Taste is more complex and amplified. Starts off slightly sweet with dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and faint licorice. Finishes bitter with an ashy, tobacco aftertaste that was the only thing I didn’t like about this beer. Smooth medium mouthfeel with low carbonation and alcohol well hidden.


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