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

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world-class

884 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 884
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 7.78%
Wants: 253
Gots: 202 | FT: 38
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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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -42.8%

07-04-2013 04:54:16 | More by TonyTalon
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Damian

Massachusetts

2.88/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Drank from a 1 pint .9 fl. oz./.5 liters bottle
Served in a snifter
Thanks to my friend wdarcy77 for this bottle.

Inky jet black appearance. Slightly thin for the style. The liquid was capped by a tight, creamy, one-finger tall crop of caramel colored foam. The head quickly fell to a film of bubbles. Patchy streaks of lacing cascaded down the glass.

The nose was quite subtle. Roasted malts were most noticeable. Hints of vanilla. Touch of brown sugar sweetness. Crisp and smooth lager yeast notes. Not bad overall, but rather unremarkable. A bit of booziness came forth as the beer warmed. Distinct bourbon notes become noticeably stronger with time. The nose also turned a bit smoother and sweeter.

The flavor profile was rather astringent. Charred malts dominated. Notes of espresso. Slight malt and brown sugar-like sweetness. Touch of vanilla. Lots of harsh, generic booziness. Quite roasty, hoppy and bitter on the back end and the finish. Acrid, ashy notes and oily hop resins lingered on my palate long after each sip. Like the nose, the flavor profile smoothed out a bit as the beer warmed.

The mouthfeel was thinner bodied for the style with a moderate, larger bubbled carbonation. Disappointing for a beer of this magnitude.

I am usually impressed by Jack's Abby's beers, but this one was a big disappointment. The beer was thin in both flavor and texture and seemed quite rough around the edges. Perhaps some age would help round this out.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 01:59:33 | More by Damian
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jeff1973

California

3/5  rDev -31.4%

04-07-2013 04:32:10 | More by jeff1973
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EdwardFortyHands

Iowa

3/5  rDev -31.4%

07-09-2013 05:56:40 | More by EdwardFortyHands
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -31.4%

03-17-2014 14:29:47 | More by drummermattie02
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t0rin0

California

3/5  rDev -31.4%

10-17-2012 01:21:33 | More by t0rin0
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

03-24-2014 01:38:57 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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LaChupacabra

California

3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

04-27-2014 21:59:50 | More by LaChupacabra
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.36/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pretty much black. Dark browns at edges when held to direct light. Starts with a creamy khaki head that drops to a small cap and collar. Some sheets and splotches of lacing. Minimal carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Sweet roasted malt and a healthy dose of bourbon. Vanilla, caramel, and alcohol. Some dark cocoa and milk chocolate. Milky chocolate with a clean yeast profile. Some caramel malt. Bourbon blends well with the base porter.

Taste: Oh hey bourbon. Silky smooth caramel and toffee with a creamy vanilla for days. Slightly roasted malt with a healthy infusion of chocolate malt. Some cocoa and sweet milk chocolate. Solidly infused with bourbon to the point it masks some of the base flavors. Carries the typical clean yeast finish of a Jack's Abby beer. Warming turns it in to cocoa laced bourbon with a mild roast.

Mouthfeel: Smooth bordering on creamy with a medium body. Minimal carbonation. Clean minus the bourbon.

Overall: More like a velvet hammer.

decent but lacks the general JA I want to drink it all the times thing. Damn good for a barrel aged porter though.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 00:40:24 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.49/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a Duvel tulip. Thanks Drew!

A: Black with russet highlights and a finger of fine tan head. Good retention and spotty lace. Attractive.

S: Heady and roasty. Dark chocolate, char, light vanilla, and some sharp aromas that remind me of herbal hops. Weird, and not what I ws expecting, but not bad.

T : Anise, oak, char, baker's chocolate, and a profoundly bitter, astringent finish. Disappointing.

M: Lively, creamy medium body. A little on the thin side, but enjoyable.

O: Nowhere near as good as the base. Here's hiping the Coffee and Vanilla variants are better.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 01:01:23 | More by woosterbill
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farnold

New York

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

07-14-2014 21:03:32 | More by farnold
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

05-31-2014 16:02:58 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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BrentLinkin

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

03-13-2014 03:12:38 | More by BrentLinkin
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jbriggs7

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

07-09-2014 16:41:37 | More by jbriggs7
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Franch

New York

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

06-27-2013 04:58:12 | More by Franch
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BillDon

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

03-30-2014 11:44:43 | More by BillDon
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

02-20-2014 03:51:59 | More by facesnorth
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

05-24-2014 03:54:11 | More by browniewithnuts
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jw1978

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

01-18-2014 21:48:26 | More by jw1978
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

08-28-2013 17:25:55 | More by starrdogg
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

05-24-2013 23:57:03 | More by s1ckboy
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charrel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

04-18-2014 01:18:29 | More by charrel
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

06-25-2013 01:46:06 | More by thegerm87
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Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Jack's Abby Brewing
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