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Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing

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961 Ratings
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Ratings: 961
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 264
Gots: 209 | FT: 37
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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2.5/5  rDev -42.7%

TonyTalon, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Damian
2.88/5  rDev -33.9%

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.

Damian, May 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -31.2%

jeff1973, Apr 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -31.2%

EdwardFortyHands, Jul 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -31.2%

ChrisKayler, Aug 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -31.2%

drummermattie02, Mar 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -31.2%

t0rin0, Oct 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

Mikeluzzjr, Mar 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

LaChupacabra, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.36/5  rDev -22.9%

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.

Goblinmunkey7, Aug 27, 2013
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3.49/5  rDev -20%

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!

woosterbill, Feb 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

farnold, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

TheSevenDuffs, May 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

largadeer, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

BrentLinkin, Mar 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

jbriggs7, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

Franch, Jun 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

BillDon, Mar 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

facesnorth, Feb 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

browniewithnuts, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

jw1978, Jan 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

starrdogg, Aug 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

s1ckboy, May 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

charrel, Apr 18, 2014
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Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 961 ratings.