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Baby Maker - Jack's Abby Brewing

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284 Ratings
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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 68
Gots: 79 | FT: 16
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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Mattys21

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-14-2013 00:38:37 | More by Mattys21
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

11-12-2013 22:59:12 | More by ubufan2112
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vonnegut21

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

11-11-2013 15:25:19 | More by vonnegut21
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zbodnar1

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-11-2013 02:17:41 | More by zbodnar1
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

11-11-2013 02:11:24 | More by williamjbauer
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

11-11-2013 02:10:19 | More by thegerm87
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aorloski

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-09-2013 20:36:12 | More by aorloski
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bcm75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

11-08-2013 02:44:59 | More by bcm75
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-07-2013 02:25:21 | More by Kmlund
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

11-07-2013 01:53:29 | More by Davepoolesque
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-06-2013 23:38:57 | More by BostonPhilly
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-04-2013 16:43:52 | More by Rekrule
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Gunboat82

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

11-03-2013 23:37:14 | More by Gunboat82
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

11-03-2013 03:02:42 | More by Gonzoillini
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +7.2%

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.

11-03-2013 01:47:14 | More by Dope
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Pahn

New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

500ml bottle into Captain Lawrence tulip.

Appearance: Free pour yields a big frothy white head that lasts awhile. Pours a crystal clear reddish yellow, and leaves sweeping lacing--much more than expected from a 14% ABV beer.

Smell: At first, just straightforward bourbon, oak, and thick Raisinets like malt. Opens up beautifully with time, with some booziness and perfectly integrated barrel and malt depth. As with the taste, this beer rewards taking your time with it.

Taste: My kind of beer. Deep pastry-like malt with a lot of vanilla oak. Sweet, but with the complexity to back it up. The alcohol heat serves as a further balancer and a flavor intensifier. Tastes like the beginning of maple, or bourbon soaked cookie dough.

Reminds me of Abacus, in that it's a superb blend of barrel and barleywine. Love it.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and great. Full side of medium bodied. Neither dry nor sticky. Stays great even hours into the bottle.

Overall: High expectations exceeded. Jack's Abby does everything right, and big BBA x-wine is no exception. I keep coming back to the Abacus comparison because, like that beer, I'm just completely in love with this.

11-02-2013 04:54:20 | More by Pahn
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garrisonp

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.3%

11-01-2013 01:04:48 | More by garrisonp
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.3%

10-29-2013 02:56:50 | More by ms11781
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-28-2013 02:16:49 | More by DelicateDelirium
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-28-2013 00:07:58 | More by Boston_Steve
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

10-28-2013 00:06:39 | More by DerekMorgan
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morningthief

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

10-26-2013 14:40:28 | More by morningthief
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lucas1801

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-25-2013 16:50:40 | More by lucas1801
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Pdrufo

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

10-25-2013 01:47:03 | More by Pdrufo
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teeeebs

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +19.6%

10-22-2013 04:12:37 | More by teeeebs
Baby Maker from Jack's Abby Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.