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Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing

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world-class

1,160 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,160
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.05%
Wants: 292
Gots: 240 | FT: 45
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: taez555 on 03-30-2012

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.
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4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of DrJay
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Again, looks like Framinghammer - very dark with ruby highlights, tan/brown cap with lacing and good head retention. Slight booze and wood on top of the base beer, chocolate and malt for the most part, cocoa and roast. Nice flavour -- sweetness blends with the mild boozy alcohol and bitterness, chocolate and malt sit just underneath, a bit nutty, woody tannins follow through in the finish. Mild astringency, full bodied, moderate carbonation, not as creamy as the other Framinghammers I've had, but still quite smooth. Quite enjoyable and very drinkable for a barrel aged beer. I'd definitely pick this up again.

Photo of rlee1390
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a trade, big thanks.

A-Black one finger tan/beige head.

S-Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt and candied sugar.

T-Great balance, bourbon, oak, chocolate, vanilla and candied sugar.

M-Medium bodied, could use some more carbonation though.

O-Had a tad too much candied sugar as the beer warmed, which threw off the balance. Still a great beer.

Photo of GreenMind
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From half liter bottle into a teku.

Pours pitch black and produces a heavy, thick and foamy head. It's about four fingers thick and persistent. The head eventually dissipates into a half finger thick layer above the body and lace runs up the sides of the glass. Some carbonation is visible in the body, but it's extremely opaque and thus hard to see much.

Heavy aromas of oak, whisky and peat hit my nose. I smell more scotch than bourbon, but it still smells delicious. I eventually get some rye spice and notes of vanilla and chocolate, but the more aggressive aspects of the barrel-aging are most on display here. A few more moments of warming and the beers maltiness becomes more apparent. and with it caramel and sweetness.

All of the more potent bourbon traits extend to the tongue, with heavy oak, smokiness, vanilla and spicy rye all dominant. There's still a good element of sweet malt and dark chocolate to this beer, so the bourbon doesn't run away with the beer.

I have to say, this beer is boozy. It's not unpleasant or off-putting, but it is a force to reckon with. It still drinks smoothly, but you will feel a bit of heat crashing the creamy malt party.

In the end, this beer is damn good with a ton of flavors coming alive. It's a pleasure to drink.

Photo of Kendo
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the 500 ml bottle into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. On the pour the body looks dark chestnut brown, but in the glass it's black - incredibly midnight black, actually - with a small tannish head.

S: Bourbon and wood dominate; the bourbon was noted on the pour, and sticking your nose in the glass only makes it stronger. There's also some molasses noted on the nose as well.

T: Caramel malt, molasses and brown sugar sweetness is there up front; there's also some chocolate malt and dark chocolate, with a touch of roast or dark chocolate bitterness. Finishes with a modest taste of bourbon that doesn't overwhelm the overall package like you get with some bourbon barrel-aged beers. Heat is felt in belly but not really noted on the palate.

M: Medium-bodied in heft, smooth in feel, as carbonation is modest.

D: This is a solid beer.

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4.24/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,160 ratings.