Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Jack's Abby Brewing
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Reviews by stonermouse:
4.63/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Finally, Framinghammer is bottled. A BA version. Even better. I have come to love this brewery, and thus will attempt to review this beer as objectively as possible.
The pour is quite pretty. The body is the color of a cup of coffee, while the brew foams up nicely with a multi-hued brown head that forms at the pour and never goes away. Very impressive.
The aroma is a bit muted for some reason- perhaps it's me. I wish I detected a bit more booze and heat from the smell. As it is, it smells a bit like a mild English Brown spiked with a shot of Jack- malty yet slightly sweet.
On the flavor front, this beer kicks serious ass. Like many Jack's Abby beers, they are Lagers almost in name only. This drinks like a barrel-aged porter should, just slightly thinned out. The flavor is very big and complex. It's mildly coffee-forward, with a good shot of brown sugar and vanilla sweetness. So delicious. The barrel adds just a touch of bourbon, and the wood sharpens the flavor a bit.
Mouthfeel is just slightly thin for the big flavors, but it's also clean. Surprisingly, the finish has a bitterness to it that clings. I expected a sweet finish.
I really tried to be objective here. Jack's Abby just keeps hitting home runs. This brew can easily stand with the best of the barrel aged porters and stouts.
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2013 02:12:42 | More by stonermouse
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4.74/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Notes from 7/13/14 - Consumed from a snifter
A: 1/2 inch of dark khaki-colored head which quickly dissipates. Body is the color of flat cola.
S: Bourbon, vanilla, caramel/brulee, rich chocolate
T: Bourbon, molasses, vanilla, chocolate coffee ice cream. Slightly boozy. As it warms there's more bourbon and caramel sweetness.
M: A little thin on the front but turns syrupy on the back. Slight numbness from the booze.
O : Sweet and sippable. I enjoyed it less as it warmed, but delicious nevertheless.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 19:09:16 | More by AirBob
Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Jack's Abby Brewing
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