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Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

872 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 872
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.8%
Wants: 247
Gots: 204 | FT: 39
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The 2012 on tap/growlers were aged in Jim Beam barrels. The 2013 bottles were aged in Willet barrels. 2014 release was aged in Four Roses.

(Beer added by: taez555 on 03-30-2012)
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TimBeaulieu

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.7%

04-05-2014 23:36:03 | More by TimBeaulieu
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jose34

Iowa

5/5  rDev +14.7%

04-12-2014 19:56:59 | More by jose34
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RBM

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.7%

12-17-2013 20:33:45 | More by RBM
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holysmoke

New York

5/5  rDev +14.7%

12-15-2013 03:48:14 | More by holysmoke
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jtierney89

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

it says barrel aged not bourbon barrell aged but who knows. jet black with a mocha head. sludgey looking consistency. Faint bourbon notes with lots of woodynotes, vanilla and oak, caramel, chocolate and coffee.

Wow! What the hell is this thing? It's damn delicious is what it is. Sweet bourbon notes up front with decadent chocolate malts runs into oaky barrel notes and finishes suprisngly bright and fruity. Huge thick body rolls over the tongue nicely. How did they get these deep bourbon barrel flavors to mesh with this bright fruity finish. One of the best beers i've ever had! 10%? Where? I think it may have to do with where they got the bourbon barrels from as the bourbon flavor is unlike anything i've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 15:42:31 | More by jtierney89
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Phished880

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.7%

06-27-2014 17:02:46 | More by Phished880
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Lfty357

Florida

5/5  rDev +14.7%

05-05-2014 04:01:58 | More by Lfty357
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kevgod

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.7%

04-04-2013 00:42:16 | More by kevgod
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

5/5  rDev +14.7%

03-09-2014 12:12:36 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had a sample of this at the brewery and some out of a growler.

First sample was out of a tasting glass and the other out of a snifter.

Pours a black body with a nice tan head.

Smells like bourbon, chocolate, light coffee and toast.

Taste is boozy bourbon in the front carrying over to raisins and fruit cake to finish. Hops are there but subtle.

Full body and balanced with medium carbonation.

Maybe one of the best sipping beers I have ever had. This is where I think the rest in this style miss the boat with over the top representations of the style. Just a great sipping beer. Almost a reverse order in taste profile. Booze in front and not in the finish. Leaves you WANTING another sip, not BRAVING another sip.

Serving type: growler

03-31-2012 14:16:27 | More by jneiswender
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Ndek

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.7%

04-27-2014 23:02:24 | More by Ndek
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kob424

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.7%

05-04-2014 20:08:21 | More by kob424
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.7%

04-04-2013 01:18:57 | More by bostonryan
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.7%

04-06-2013 23:00:04 | More by AnitaBrewski
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velcrogrip

Florida

5/5  rDev +14.7%

04-21-2014 19:28:24 | More by velcrogrip
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JReites

Florida

5/5  rDev +14.7%

05-27-2013 00:26:55 | More by JReites
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mmmaaattt

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.7%

03-25-2013 13:03:52 | More by mmmaaattt
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KornWallace

New York

5/5  rDev +14.7%

03-22-2014 15:14:56 | More by KornWallace
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irv2424

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.7%

05-04-2013 20:45:49 | More by irv2424
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hlaus

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.7%

05-06-2013 16:16:13 | More by hlaus
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klink40

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.7%

04-09-2013 00:18:08 | More by klink40
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Gunboat82

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.7%

04-03-2013 01:05:02 | More by Gunboat82
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taez555

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a pitch black body with a small tan off/white head.

Nose is simply ambrosial. Waves of vanilla, oak, coconut, dark malts and bourbon.

Taste is full bodied, but not over the top thick. Immediately hits you with waves of bourbon, dark brown bread, vanilla, chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate milk, oak, some mild smoke, licorice, figs, raisins, green apples, coconut, alcohol soaked cherries, a nice dark fruit backbone, touches of espresso or coffee. Very milky actually, almost has a Bailey’s Irish Cream sort of flavor to it. Or… like you mix Bailey’s with coffee kind of taste. Actually you know what, it tastes like an Irish Car Bomb. Bailey’s and Guinness or something. It’s crazy. Touches of leather, very faint smoke, loads of vanilla. Sort of tastes like a rum soaked dark chocolate covered cherry. Extremely warming, even after a few sips. You can really taste the 10% ABV in this beer. Hops are present and give it a nice bitterness balance, but the boubon aging really takes a front seat here. The aging actually takes some of the edge of too. I had a growler back the week they first released it in January 2012, and it’s really mellowed nicely. The bourbon aging, like I’ve mentioned, just makes it perfect. Ends with a lingering bourbon, chocolate malt taste and mild bitterness that you just don’t want to go away.

This is it, this is the real thing. Seriously… OH MY GOD THIS BEER IS AMAZING!! I’ve been a fan of JA for months now and stop by the brewery whenever they have a new beer. I have become somewhat of a fan-boy, and really enjoyed the original Framinghammer, but this bourbon barrel aging just takes it to another level. I mean seriously, this beer can hold it’s own any day with the best bourbon stouts or porters out there. I’d go as far as to say this is actually BETTER than Founders KBS or Goose Islands Bourbon Stout. Wow. The bourbon aging was like the missing ingredient to perfect this beer. If they can get this in bottles I wouldn’t be surprised if it sits permanently near the top of the BA 100. Try this beer NOW!!

Serving type: growler

03-30-2012 20:54:26 | More by taez555
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Phil_H

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.7%

03-27-2014 00:49:16 | More by Phil_H
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ericlawton007

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +14.7%

03-08-2014 01:53:45 | More by ericlawton007
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Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Jack's Abby Brewing
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