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Baby Maker - Jack's Abby Brewing

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303 Ratings
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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 69
Gots: 80 | FT: 18
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 beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Ratings: 303 | Reviews: 37 | Display Reviews Only:
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2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

djrn2, Feb 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Thorpe429, Nov 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

acurtis, Feb 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

nmann08, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of metter98
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

metter98, May 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Texasfan549, Dec 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

kjkinsey, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

ygtbsm94, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Knapp85, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Oct 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

largadeer, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

JAHMUR, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Slatetank, May 27, 2014
Photo of jlindros
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

jlindros, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

mendvicdog, Jan 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

oriolesfan4, Mar 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

InspectorBob, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

drewone, Feb 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

duceswild, Jan 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

BARFLYB, Jan 21, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +5.3%

Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Bourbon nose and flavor is bourbon, very smooth sweet dark fruit, hints of the high ABV. Decent barleywine. Pricey at $14.99 for a 500ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

jdhilt, Sep 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Gonzoillini, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

mdaschaf, Mar 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

rab53, Feb 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Kelp, Nov 28, 2013
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Baby Maker from Jack's Abby Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.