Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Jack's Abby Brewing
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Reviews by Pinknuggets:
4.44/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle (2013) to Rock Art pint glass
A: Dark brown coffee colored with basically no head, but a thick light brown lining around the top of the glass. It is dark but not completely opaque especially when under brighter light. Seems pretty standard good but nothing really stands out.
S: The bourbon flavor is strong upfront though there are hints of alcohol that are present with that smell. There are hints of chocolate in there but they are not strong the same can be said about the malt in the porter backbone but both these scents are very much in the background.
T: At first there only seems to a standard porter with a lager influence, but then the bourbon hits you with waves of bourbon chocolate flavor that heavy things up and bring it to another level. The presence of oats is definitely noticeable to balance out the power of the chocolate and the bourbon which it is very effective in doing along with the oak from the barrel that mixes in to help with this. The bourbon does last into the finish but there is a decent roasted malt backbone to make sure the bourbon is not overpowering
M: Upfront this beer is surprisingly porteresque it is light in feel and the lagered nature of the beer is clearly noticeable. However, after the initial impression it becomes much heavier with an almost thick syrupy feel as there is also very little carbonation though that does seem to add to its drinkability, as it is very smooth (the barrel aging and brown sugar definitely has added to this) and is above average considering how heavy it is abv wise and it is not an imperial stout.
O: Though I was not that impressed with the smell and look of this beer the taste and feel are really something special. This beer manages to maintain a solid porter base that is noticeably lagered more so then others but perhaps thats just because I know it is a Jack's Abby brew. That being said the chocolate flavors that are enhanced with the bourbon barrel aging really add to this beer that is drinkable and noticeable of its 10% abv. Within the style this definitely the best barrel aged porter I have tasted its up there with some quality BA stouts in terms of taste and feel so as with pretty much every Jack's Abby beer I recommend this.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2013 02:14:27 | More by Pinknuggets
More User Reviews:
4.45/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottle poured into glass stein
Deep black, pours a taupe foam lid. Settles to a layer of taupe
Aroma of sweet malt, bourbon, brown sugar, tobacco, deep rich figs. Smells great.
Incredibly smooth, sweet on the front of the tongue. Bourbon, caramel, sweet malts. Feel the alcohol on the back of the tongue, still smooth and not a sharp bite. Gentle carbonation but a full mouthfeel because of the alcohol. At 10% abv! this is a one beer at a time! not a session beer.
Great beer, silky smooth, rich, flavorful , enjoyable and repeatable.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 02:32:24 | More by WunderLlama
Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Jack's Abby Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 581 ratings.