Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Jack's Abby Brewing
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4.78/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to Draught2012 for picking up this growler for me. I was out of town as the beer was released. We got a preview of this beer last weekend at a tasting hosted by the folks at Jack’s Abbey. It was delicious and I’ve been looking forward to sitting with a glass.
A thin but evident finger plus of tan head forms and remains for a short visit. Very dark brown in color with just a glint of light shining through at the edge. Not much in the way of lace expected. A very glossy finish on the beer.
Aroma is fantastic. Bourbon, a hint of the toasted coconut to be tasted later and a sweet but dark chocolate. Some oak notes and a hint towards vanilla. But not straight vanilla. Perhaps more like vanilla bean, if that makes any sense.
It’s pretty cool to have a special beer like this brewed about 8 miles from my house. The melding of the dark chocolate, toasted coconut, bourbon and dark roasted malt is just fantastic. A wonderful chocolate sauce laced with the toasted coconut/bourbon is the aftertaste.. The 10% abv is so well hidden it’s a bit scary. You’ll have a nice glow on before you realize it. As it warms you get some more coffee notes combining with the chocolate. Fairly complex here.
Velvety smooth mouthfeel, carbonation just brings this to life, but stays out of the way. Silky, silky.
A special beer, that’s for sure. I can only wonder what the future holds for this one. Who knows where this beer and it’s following can go. I’ll get more if it’s available. It’s really quite awesome.
Serving type: growler
04-03-2012 00:34:59 | More by Reagan1984
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