Baby Maker - Jack's Abby Brewing
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4.18/5 rDev 0%
A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high light beige head that died down, leaving a short head covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of toffee, toasted oak and vanilla are present in the nose along with hints of caramel.
T: The taste very much follows the smell, except that each of the flavors are stronger in nature.
M: It feels full-bodied, very smooth and a little clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The alcohol lends some warming and no stickiness is noticeable.
O: You can tell this beer is very strong from all of the malty sweetness, although it is quite difficult to perceive any flavors of alcohol in the taste. While it isn't that difficult to drink, it is a nice beer to sip and savor next to a fire on a cold winter night. The smell and taste are very similar to a barleywine, but the mouthfeel definitely resembles that of a lager and doesn't have any stickiness.
05-31-2014 03:27:40 | More by metter98
4.44/5 rDev +6.2%
I had this bottle at Capital City Gastropub served chilled-poured in a snifter.
The color is deep golden with amber highlight and hazed with thick white head w/ ultrafine bead and good lace stickage. The smell is very rich with totally sweet malty nuance and light sherry-like hint with malt presence and floral alcohol inviting and has a smell of brown sugar -type molasses hint with fruity and vanilla accents. The feel is excellent- light texture considering the strength - sweet and spiced elements with toasted strong and moderate carbonation backs up the malt with no real alcohol heat-very malt heavy with sweet yet slightly dry finish.
The taste is great -strong malt with mild sweet entry and light fruity tinge of yeast with raisin and golden pear-llike accent some mild golden raisin vinous elemnents and mild floral alcohol in the back with light plum an ddate with wet walnut type sweet nutty taste -and lasting alcohol flavor as it finishes. This is an overall world class beer an interesting strong bock in the teens ..the only thing that holds it back is how smooth it is you don't realize it is in the double digits til it is mostly gone.
05-27-2014 18:39:25 | More by Slatetank
4.23/5 rDev +1.2%
Split with rudzud and threelions,
Small fizzy barely head, crystal clear tan almost toasty brown.
Nose big aged candy malts, caramel, toffee like, done perfumey alcohol, little fig and candied apricot like fruity aromas. Little vanilla barrel, lots of maple, little ethanol.
Taste big sweet candy, toffee and caramel, syrupy thick like maple syrup, candy etc. Tons of vanilla barrel, maple vanilla cream barrel. Then booze, perfumey alcohol and tingly booze. Little nutty note, fruity candied stone fruit, etc. Sticky syrupy finish, lots of alcohol, perfumey alcohol, sweet syrupy candy, etc.
Mouth is a bit heavier bod, syrupy, lots of hot booze, decent but lighter carb.
Overall ok, interesting nice beer but quite boozy.
08-11-2014 02:26:47 | More by jlindros
4.21/5 rDev +0.7%
Clear burnt orange/coppery colour with a short beige cap. Some soapy bubbles stuck around and the head left a few spots of lacing on the glass as it receded. Sweet, toffee aroma with vanilla and oak, a bit boozy but nicely balanced. Nice flavour too. Mild up front with notes of sweet malts and a hint of bitterness, then --- oak and vanilla and booze, oh my! Big finish with lingering bitterness and toffee/caramel sweetness, along with woody astringency and alcohol warmth. Heavy, almost sticky, body with low carbonation. This is a big beer, perfect for sipping. I may lay a couple of these away for the winter months.
07-27-2014 01:28:55 | More by DrJay
Baby Maker from Jack's Abby Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.