Baby Maker - Jack's Abby Brewing
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Reviews by Gatch:
4.65/5 rDev +11.2%
No date but I'm guessing this is a one-time release. Seems to be a beer that can't be defined. A new style or one that defies all styles and is just a beer with all kinds of crazy character.
A: Gorgeous. Deliberately poured this directly into the center of the glass because I knew it would be viscous stuff. Builds an impressive yet short, bubbly bright white head. What's left is some great lacing and some decent retention. Again...gorgeous!
S: Massive nose. Seriously. Wow. Wood, bourbon, barrel, caramelized sugar, booze, sweet sugary dried fruit, booze-soaked oak, more booze, and...ah...straight up bourbon barrel goodness!
T: "Complex" doesn't do it justice. It's way beyond complex. Lots of sweet, sugary booze but it only complements all the flavors. Wood, bourbon, caramelized sugar and butter, barrel, earth, roasted and lightly smoked malt, brown sugar, molasses...lots of "darker" flavors while being a relatively "lighter" beer. Has the smooth feel of a lager with the complex character of an ale that's been given the royal treatment. This is top-notch stuff!
M: Also way beyond smooth. So creamy. So damn delicious. But also pretty hot and boozy. Doesn't detract at all from the experience, though. Creamy, heavy body with minimal carbonation. Sweet, sugary finish but never cloying.
O: A seriously unique beer. Only gets better as it warms. Glad I was able to drink this. Such a well-crafted beer. But what else would you expect Jack's Abby? Superb sipper. Puts a smile on your face with each delicious gulp. I'd like to pick up another bottle, let it warm to room temperature, and sit on it alll night!
01-23-2014 02:27:39 | More by Gatch
More User Reviews:
4.09/5 rDev -2.2%
A: A hazy, light copper colored beer with an orange hue. It pours with a half a finer of creamy, light tan bubbles with good retention that leave a fine cover of lacing on the glass.
S: A rich, biscuit and bread malt moderate notes of toffee and treacle. A medium strong whisky barrel aroma that bring oak, bourbon and a light vanilla aroma to the nose. slight fruity aroma like oranges. A moderate floral alcohol aroma.
T: The flavor pretty well matches the nose with the initial sip tasting mostly of oak and progressing into rich layers of lighter malt flavors like toast, toffee, bread and treacle. The balance somewhat towards the sweeter side having a light hops bitterness, a some alcohol and mild, light colored fruit flavors against a medium malt sweetness. There is the bourbon and vanilla from the oak. The finish is medium with an aftertaste of malt, bourbon oak and alcohol.
M: A medium-full bodied beer with a light level of carbonation. A fairly substantial alcohol warmth going from the palate to the belly without being harsh.
O: An impressive lager with noticeable but smooth alcohol content. A sipping beer for certain but one that I'd love put a few bottles away to try in a few years.
12-29-2013 04:18:53 | More by MadScientist
4.63/5 rDev +10.8%
Poured from bottle into KBS goblet. Date of review is 8/13/14.
Appearance- Gives me a first impression of a peach mead. Honey is the color that pops in my mind. A beautiful white head was present for a few seconds, but it's gone now.
Smell- Smells an awful lot like a barleywine. I get strong flavors of fig, apricot and white cherries. Maybe just a hint of bourbon and vanilla, but the fruit steal the show.
Taste- WOW! It takes a lot to take my breath away from beer, but this is outstanding. Bourbon is the most forward ingredient and it's so super smooth. After the initial bourbon rush, I get tropical fruits. Pineapple, banana and mango. A hint of prunes and figs in the back.
Mouthfeel- This beer wants to be hot, but it's just too smooth. 14% ABV is not present and that's an amazing accomplishment. Hops are present, but not in the way of the other flavors at all.
Overall- I wanted to try this beer, but was not super pumped about it...man was I wrong. Fantastic in every way. I will be trading for this again.
08-13-2014 22:42:38 | More by frenchblood21
4.01/5 rDev -4.1%
Box showed up today with a few of these "babies" in it. Thanks Bill!
Pours a dark apricot with an inch of caramel head. Settles with some nice lacing.
Smell is a little one dimensional. Very malt heavy without much barrel presence.
Taste is better. There still a ton of malt flavor, but there's some oak, a little bourbon, and some sticky apricot, raisin on the back end.
Mouthfeel is smooth. Alcohol is present, and there's some burn going down.
Probably needs a little time. Maybe a little more barrel. First is possible, second probably not so much. Glad to have a couple more to settle down for a minute.
11-14-2013 02:00:10 | More by CruisaC
Baby Maker from Jack's Abby Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.