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Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,089 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,089
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.05%
Wants: 272
Gots: 238 | FT: 43
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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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

jjcote, Apr 20, 2013
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vonnerbeer, Jan 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Apathetiq, Apr 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

EvilAsh, Apr 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

DRBiser, Jul 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

mattycasey, Jul 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

mattparsons, May 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

SuperHop18, Jul 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Casey3236, Jul 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

comfortablynirm, Apr 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Draught2012, Mar 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Mullen2525, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of TWStandley
4.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed at Jack's Abby, poured into a snifter.

Appeared a dark brown, nearly black color with a light brown one finger head. The head was quite fluffy and appeared almost like a cross between nitro and regular.

Smell is fantastic. Definite chocolate presence and a bit of dark fruit. Slight roasts. Bourbon is present in the nose but not overpowering.

Taste is wonderfully balanced and complex. Drinks like a slightly aged BCBS though a bit more subtle on the bourbon and stronger on the chocolate/roasted flavors. Some burnt marshmallow and vanilla on the finish. Can definitely detect the booze in the taste but it melds in nicely. Very tasty.

Mouth-feel is silky smooth. Fantastic.

Another home-run by a brewery that is quickly becoming my favorite. Love this one. There are some nights where I want the barrel aged stout/porter flavors but not something quite as intense as a BCBS - this is where BA Framinghammer comes into play. AWESOME! Glad I have a few bottles in the cellar to see what some age does to these, though it will be tough to not drink them now!

TWStandley, Jan 23, 2014
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4.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled in March 2013. Purchased at Julio's (near Jack's Abby) on my way home from Boston.

Appearance: dark brown with a tan head

Smell: bourbon, vanilla, a bit of chocolate

Taste: a decent amount of bourbon heat as expected but not until after I was hit with the malty sweetness, dark chocolate, hints of oak and coconut, and some dark fruit.

Mouthfeel: pretty smooth, tame carbonation, slightly masked heat

Overall: top notch beer! wish I had bought a whole case!

Definitely lived up to all the growing hype

thirsty4beer, Apr 22, 2013
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4.74/5  rDev +9%
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.

AirBob, Jul 21, 2014
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4.74/5  rDev +9%

WantonFaun, Jul 23, 2014
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4.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Got this on an East Coast trip with BostonRyan and brought back to Chicago. 500ml bottle, only $6!! Poured into a FFF Teku.

A: Dark dark brown, nice tan head of 2+ fingers, great retention and lacing

S: Bourbon-forward but not overwhilemingly so. Also some roasted malts, toffee, dark chocolate, and coffee.

T: Complex taste. Lots of vanilla and oak, barrel flavor is huge here. Milk chocolate but not too sweet. Bourbon is there too but blends nicely without overwhelming. Roasty malts are present. Finishes with almost no heat, remarkable that it is 10% ABV.

M: Smooth, creamy, low-medium carbonation, perfect for the style, coats the tongue, damn perfect.

O: Wow, definitely happy to have had a bottle of this. Killer stuff, world class for sure. First non-lager I've had from Jack's Abby but they nailed it on the head. Just a great, great beer. Treat to have, would love to have it again.

MCain04, Apr 06, 2013
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4.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a dark brown black with a light brown head.

The aroma has dark berries, coffee, a bit of sweet vanilla, bourbon barrel character.

The beer follows of bourbon notes in the front, coffee, milk chocolate, hints of dark fruit . It finishes off of licorice and charred barrel character.

The mouthfeel is medium plus, but still quite silky smooth.

A great drinking beer that is really benefited by the barrels with a balanced complexity.

dar482, Mar 24, 2014
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4.71/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

tranquilocigars, Oct 12, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- black with a creamy khaki head

S- bourbon toffee and chocolate

T- More of the same from the nose, a sweet sweet blend of bourbon, bitter chocolate malt, and honey. A roasted black malt sits in your mouth after the finish.

M- I would have to say a nice medium body compared to other barrel aged porters and stouts.

O- love this beer. A nice balance of bourbon and creamy chocolate porter. Jack's Abby is the next big thing!

AdamF625, Mar 23, 2013
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4.7/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours like midnight. Deep mocha head, sensuous. Full-bodied lacing that drips down the glass.

S: Malted sweetness toffee and roasted chocolate. Spruce greens. Some licorice and dark fruit.

M: Full bodied, smooth, aged alcohol but not fiery. I get medium carbonation.

T: Roasted, semi-charred coffee, possibly from barrelling. Prunes and plums, molasses-toffee. Licorice+balsam fir, very green and light grassy bitterness.

orcrist_cleaver, Oct 22, 2014
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4.69/5  rDev +7.8%

Yellolab2010, Oct 05, 2014
Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 1,089 ratings.