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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (845) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2016 Tap into a snifter showing pitch black with a finger and a half of latte colored foam. The nose shows notes of steel tank and lightly roasted malts. The palate is light bodied and well carbonated. Flavors of light coffee and roasted malts with light hoppy bitterness that matures into a light latte like bitterness. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3613) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is roasted malt, oats, dark chocolate, liquorice, coffee, cocoa, touch of raisins. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet with a roasty bitter finish. Body is medium to full. Very rich Porter, potent roasty chocolate coffee and liquorice aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quick3Beers (981) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2016
Pours a dark as a moonless night black from a bottle. Not much of an aroma, just kind of a general roasted sweetness. Flavor is a slightly chocolately, with faint finishes of licorice and dark cherry. Well balanced bitterness and sweetness, hits both sufficiently and well. Very good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
katseb (8) - Norfolk, Alabama, USA - APR 2, 2016 does not count
Partial to this brewery as I was born in Framingham so Framinghammer was a fun find. Not many porters to my liking, but this one is delicious! Pretty in the glass, head lovely goes great with Beethoven’s 9th. Look forward to trying it at the brewpub which I Love!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4331) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, stophoest and slightly silty. Flavor is quite bitter, roasted and somewhat dry. Full bodied and with a very nice balance. Nice brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (2061) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Multiple tastings from bottle and on draft. Noticed that I have never rated this one though it has become a favorite since Jack’s Abby came to town. This is one of the best Baltic Porters out there and I love the different twists they come up with. A great brew from a great brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (3861) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Talk about the cart before the horse, I had the bourbon barrel-ed version years ago, so glad to finally try this gem. This was poured into an English pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown almost black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated nicely. A one finger white foamy head started and dissipated nicely. Messy lacing winds around the glass nicely. The smell takes in roasty dark, milk and baker’s chocolate notes inside of a light bready sticky flavor (lager yeast, I’m guessing). Smooth roasty chocolatey aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation runs light and refined. Dark chocolate shows a light bitterness in the harshness of how it hits my tongue. I’d say nice. Overall, really nice Baltic Porter, I’m glad I finally got to try this one. Well worth my time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (3609) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with lasting light brown head. Aroma has roasty malts, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee and liquorice. Taste is really chocolaty, both dark bitter and sweet milk chocolate. Roasted malts, coffee. Finish is dry liquorice and roasty dry. Really well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (3454) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2016
500ml from Eric TEUSINK. A little off flavor. Cardboard kind of taste. Maybe that’s a lager yeast. Pretty smooth and light otherwise though. A little more barrel as it warms a little.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunevdj (3963) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours an opaque black with a tiny beige head. Quite sweet with a mellow dryness. Aromas of burnt caramel with notes of dried fruits and hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Tiny hints of alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Long bitter finish with some sweetness.

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