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Baby Maker - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
93
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210 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.23%


Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  14.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This "Lager Wine" aged for nine months in bourbon barrels previously used for Framinghammer.

(Beer added by: Resuin on 10-17-2013)
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

No date but this is quite fresh. Released at the brewery a couple weeks ago, tops.

A: Pours a deep, dark ruby red. Tall, frothy tan head. Head retention is quite good and there is some thick walls of lacing left behind as well.

S: Oh yeah. Big, big bourbon and malt notes. Chock full of vanilla, caramel, raisins, oak and toffee. Stinging alcohol.

T: More of the same. Not nearly as bourbon heavy as the aroma but it's still very present. Toffee, caramel and lots of oaky vanilla initially. Sugary raisins , brown sugar and even honey in the middle. Loaded with vanilla everywhere. Get hints of chocolate here and there, maybe remnants of the framinghammer? Lots of oak in the finish, leading to a surprisingly mildly dry aftertaste. Can practically taste wood pulp mixed with vanilla and sugar as it lingers between each sip. A little honey in the aftertaste too.

M: Heavy but the bourbon cuts it. Honestly not nearly as heavy as you'd expect.

O: Bottle states this one is a sipper, but at the same time this is one of the easiest drinking 14% beers around. There is some sharp alcohol spiciness but honestly it doesn't detract. If anything it helps cut the sweetness of this big malt-heavy brew. The bourbon further helps to cut it down a bit. Overall it is a great balance of flavors, lots of complexity and just tastes and smells wonderful. On top of that, it's very unique, perhaps the very first "lager wine" out there? Not often you get a unique beer that's actually good (hello, DFH). Having said that, this is 95% a bourbon-barrel barleywine. I doubt I could tell the difference if I did a blind taste test. Either way, it's great.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 01:47:14 | More by Dope
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S-Super sweet with a pleasant dose of bourbon oak.

T-Flavor is more complex. The oak is my favorite aspect of the flavor. It's got a bunch of sweet corn starch sugar, caramel and fermented pale fruit.

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Baby Maker from Jack's Abby Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.