katseb (10) - Norfolk, Alabama, USA - APR 2, 2016
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!! mkgrenwel (619) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Black pour, obviously. No highlights at all. Creamy tan head. Not a ton of aroma. Light nutty and sweet. Sweet and smooth up front. Strong roasts dryness in the back. Alcohol warming is serious at times. Cocoa and a slight vinious note in the back. Absolutely smooth as silk. Intense yet delicate. Impressive. anthony850 (470) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Great tasting porter smooth with hint of chocolate and oatmeal.
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tekstr1der (481) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate, roasted malts and coffee.
Opaque black beer with a medium/large head.
Starts with malts, caramel and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and coffee.
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. The amount of roasted malts is insane, this is simply an Imperial Stout. We had a sweet one and an almost smoked one, together creating a perfect balance (once again).
Darkest brown in color with a ring of tan foam. Baker’s chocolate , roast, and a faint sugar sweetness. Flavor is similar but better - so very balanced with delicious chocolate and roast malt dominating but never dry or acidic. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel and very smooth finish. Well done.
ChadPolenz (1800) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2015
It make sense that Jack’s Abby – a brewery that only makes lagers – would be adept at making a Baltic Porter (which, despite the name, is traditionally a lager rather than an ale). This beer is definitely to-spec in every way and on top of all that it’s delectable and fun to drink. What more could you ask for?
Hanoi (947) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2015
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. There was no freshness date and it cost $4.95 ($0.41 per ounce).
Appearance: Essentially opaque inky black with blood red highlights. Pours to a large, dark tan, frothy head which retains and laces extremely well.
Smell: Dark grape and dark malt with a general lager scent. Nose is actually rather mild and is probably the beer’s weakest feature.
Taste: There’s a difference between porters and stouts and there’s a difference between Baltic and regular imperial porters – this beer is a good example of that. Sweet to be sure, but not too sweet. There’s a strong sensation of dark malt, but it’s not dark chocolate, coffee or burnt toast. A smooth, milky sweetness derived from the use of oats in the brew. Brown sugar is used as well (as an adjunct I’m assuming), though I think I can taste it in the aftertaste. A quick, distinct, dry hop bite at the apex of the swig offers a nice balance and contrast, though I would not describe this as being a hoppy brew per se.
Drinkability: I was a little worried that this beer was going to be a challenge to drink consider it’s pretty strong at 10% ABV. However, I knew it was going to be a breeze after the first sip. The mouthfeel is extremely comfortable with smooth texture and finish to match. There is no heat from the booze; nor does it feel like a beastly brew in any way. I’d pair Jack’s Abby Framinghammer with dessert or enjoy it as a nightcap year-round.
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.
Jow (3896) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle at home. Black pour with fine beige head. Nose is cocoa and some licorice. Tastes of milk chocolate, roasted malt, bitter espresso, some herbal notes, light licorice. Hides alcohol well. Nice creamy yet bitter palate. I’ve had several variants glad to have the OG. sarauckelman (529) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Utterly black with no head. Lovely chocolate aroma. Rich and smooth flavor of coffee-candy with a rich roasted undertone and hints of cocoa. Silky smooth mouthfeel. SrSilliGose (3330) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
Tap. Real nice potent cocoa. Dark chocolate. Touch of fig. Clean. Pleasant roast. Real nice.