Baby Maker - Jack's Abby Brewing
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Reviews by jaasen64:
4.21/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
500ml bottle picked up at the brewery today, poured into a old TreeHouse goblet.
A- Pours a darker copper golden appearance with lots of small carbonation bubbles slowly rising to the top of the glass, forms a thin white head when poured that has decent retention and coats the glass in thin lacing.
S- Fairly malty, sweet honey, plums, brown sugar, a bit of bubble gum, bourbon. Fairly aromatic, not too boozey, well balanced.
T- Plums, honey, bourbon, raspberries, brown sugar, vanilla, some light spices, finishes fairly malty with more dark fruits and bourbon coming out, booziness comes out a bit on the back-end but not bad for 14%, lingering aftertaste of dark fruits. First off this is very sweet but the sweetness is balanced with a nice presence of dark fruits, a lot more then what I was expecting- I think aging in the Framinghammer barrels added a nice quality. Overall the beer was very well balanced and fairly complex.
M- Medium bodied, maybe just a hint of syrupiness but more of a nice creaminess, fitting carbonation, very smooth for the whopping 14% abv, almost no burn.
O- This beer was better then I was expecting, admittedly I wasn't sure what to expect from a barrel-aged 14% "lager-wine" golden lager- not something you drink every day. Sure this beer is sweet and boozey as to be expected, but it had a nice balance of dark fruits (way more then I was expecting), bourbon, etc. that masked the high abv nicely. If you're into big, complex beers this is definitely worth checking out.
Serving type: bottle
10-20-2013 00:33:30 | More by jaasen64
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4.28/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks one more time to mjg0725 for this bottle, the last glass standing from our trade. Svelte 500ML bottle split with my wife (you wonder why? No, not that, we're done with babies, knock violently on wood).
The pour is going fine until the last few ounces, when a glop of sediment flows off the lip of the bottle & hits the surface of the beer with an (almost) audible 'plop.' Result is a dark orange beer that one cannot see through, though most of the solids seem to have sunk quickly. Minimal carbonation. Nose has more toffee flavor than toffee. Actually, that's all I get, but hey, I like toffee.
Baby Maker does, indeed, make me want to strip off my clothes. Actually, I want to do that most of the time, er, the beer certainly packs a wallop of alcohol. The toffee roar is mixed liberally with candied oranges. Mid-palate is the brain-punch: strong bourbon, gorgeous vanilla, hair-numbing alcohol. Honey & sugary sweetness wrap up the package. If there's a weakness, it's a touch flat & heavy, but hey, I could drink a couple of these. And probably live.
Unique, tasty, aggressive. What's not to like? This kicks ass. Excellent beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2014 03:16:38 | More by maximum12
Baby Maker from Jack's Abby Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.