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

Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Bourbon Barrel AgedFraminghammer Baltic Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged

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BA SCORE
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677 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 677
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.01%


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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TWStandley

Massachusetts

4.74/5  rDev +8.5%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2014 16:02:53 | More by TWStandley
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

@ New World Tavern, Plymouth MA

Opaque tar black, one of those deep, deep black beers that after a few you can swear it sucks in the light around it. Only a thin skim of a head left by the time my beer got to the table it still put up several thin rings.

Dark roast malt and dark chocolate counterbalance the equally dark but sweeter burnt caramel and vanilla notes. Molasses cookies. Tastes like molasses cookies in a glass. The roast malt and chocolate again counterbalance the sweeter notes of vanilla and caramel but with added dried fig dark fruit which help distinguish this as a baltic porter. Big chewy body.

I've been raving about JA hoppy beers but hot damn this is good stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2013 12:01:22 | More by donkeyrunner
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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

4.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Notes from the Jack's Abby meet the brewers night at Armsby Abbey

Appearance- jet black with a dark brown foam around the edges that stuck around impressively considering the ABV

Smell- Very dark chocolate and bourbon forward. Some strong roasted coffee and sweet vanilla notes. I'm in love with the smell of this I can't get enough...

Taste- Deep roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Bourbon adds a certain light coconut and vanilla finish that compliment the bitter roast.

Mouthfeel- silky smooth with medium carbonation. Not syrupy heavy but a certain heft in the mouth was extremely satisfying

Overall- I genuinely love this beer. I'm so broke my girlfriend and I split a single appetizer while we were there but I couldn't help but buy a second glass of this. This beer seriously holds it's own, even against the heavy-hitting barrel aged stouts. I hope they make more

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2012 02:06:12 | More by Psychmusic
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes taken last night at Jack's Abby's One year anniversary.

Framinghammer Porter aged 6-weeks in Jim Beam Bourbon Barrels. Supposedly brewed in December and kegged about 3-4 months ago holding on to it for their 1-year anniversary.

Served in a Jack's Abby snifter.

A- Dark black with a slight translucent purplish hue around the edges, a little bit oily, pretty much no head when served, not too much in terms of lacing.

S- Dark fruits- grapes, plums, etc. balanced with dark chocolate, roasted malts, and some bourbon + oak in the background. Definitely more dark fruit then I was expecting.

T- Dark chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits- grapes, plums, a tiny bit of cherries (again definitely more then I was expecting- not a bad thing though), some light bourbon + oak. Complex yet everything was very well balanced.

M- Very smooth, a little bit of heat but not bad at all for 10% abv, goes down easily, not much carbonation, well-balanced.

O- This was a very good BA porter, however I'm not sure if it exactly lives up the hype it has been receiving. It was definitely very flavorful, complex, smooth, and well balanced. It definitely can stand up to other top-notch BA porters and is surprisingly good for a brewery that just celebrated their 1-year anniversary. I would definitely like to revisit this beer in December when they start bottling it. The beer definitely showed some nice well-balanced bourbon characteristics however it might have lost some of it's presence sitting in a keg for a few months, I'd be interested to try it fresh.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2012 13:58:27 | More by jaasen64
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RKing44

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Midnight black with a nice tan creamy head, great looking beer.

S: Strong scent of Bourbon and hints of chocolate and vanilla. Spent a good amount of time trying to deconstruct this beer.

T: Taste was amazing, let it warm up a little bit and it gets even better. Experienced wave after wave of chocolate, coffee and vanilla finishes. Near perfect mixture.

M: Silky smooth and travels easy.

O: I really enjoyed this beer. Jack's Abby is really cranking out great beers and this one is no exception. Tried a few premium Stouts and Porters last night (Year old GI's Bourbon County Coffee, Kate the Great, and a year old KBS! thanks wdarcy77) and this one was just as enjoyable. Try this beer, it's great.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2012 14:14:46 | More by RKing44
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hail_seitan

Massachusetts

4.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into a brandy snifter

A - Pours thick and syrupy. Body is as dark as a brown hue can get and completely opaque. A luxurious chestnut head foams on top.

S - Wonderful. Bing cherries, molasses, dark chocolate, oak and vanilla.

T - Even better than the smell. The sweetness of the malt hits you upfront, ushering in waves of brown sugar, raisin, chocolate, and vanilla. The finish is full of oak and saccharine bourbon. Just bit of heat from the alcohol as it goes down, especially as the beer warms to room temperature. Supremely balanced.

M - Pleasantly thick, though not overtly chewy. The carbonation is kept in check to let the rest of the beer shine.

O - Probably my second favorite barrel-aged dark beer after KBS. The bourbon flavor is present, but by no means dominates the beer. Jack's Abby has really asserted itself as an East Coast brewing artist, and this beer clearly shows the lofty heights of their craft.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 22:48:01 | More by hail_seitan
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks SteveOldrati for the hookup. 500ml bottle poured into a tulip, the bree appears dark brown in color with a rich mocha head. Some lighter brown clarity and ruby hinted hues are seen when held to the light.

The aroma is strikingly nutty like peanuts. Was not expecting that...before the onset of charred grain, roast, earth and chocolate with some raw woodiness.

The taste includes coconut and vanilla before turning to some whiskey soaked woody aspect. More sips reveal caramel and boozy bourbon with slight citrus and earthiness.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Quite boozy but enjoyable too. Where did that nuttiness come from? Strange but enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 19:08:38 | More by stakem
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Black in color with a small tan head. The head dissipates almost immediately and cannot be revived, even with a swirl of the glass. The beer sticks to the side of the glass, a common feature I've noticed in many bourbon barrel aged beers. Great aroma, dominated by bourbon, with notes of vanilla, dark chocolate, and brown sugar. The taste follows suit. Full-bodied, yet surprisingly drinkable despite how boozy it is. The bourbon is up front and on your face, which is ok with me but should be noted regardless. I did get tired of this beer towards the end. Very smooth but really hurts from the lack of carbonation. Add those fizzy bubbles in and this is a winner. Without them, it's still tasty, but just falls a little flat.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 00:38:28 | More by Jacobob10
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alexbutler

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Very, very dark amber porter. Thick pour, with very little foam.

S - First thoughts were of nuttiness, creamy and woody smell in the background.

T - Rich and smooth with a thick sweetness that almost reminds me of ice cream. Very delicious.

M - Smooth all the way through.

O - Tasty porter right here, right up with my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 01:09:32 | More by alexbutler
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep black color, with a thin beige head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, bourbon, coffee, chocolate and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty roasted malt character that is quickly followed by sweet flavors of bourbon, coffee and chocolate. There’s some smokiness in the background but a lot less than the regular version. The hops presence is also weaker than the regular version but is still complementary enough to provide a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down dangerously easily, not too filling, strong kick, very good representation of style, typically I don’t get as excited by barrel-aging as most but this one beer where I noticed a huge improvement over the regular version.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 04:47:32 | More by TheManiacalOne
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks again to mjg0725 (been doing that a lot lately) for this bottle among many others. Slender 500ML bottle poured into a big ol' snifter.

The beer is tame with little carbonation, only a hard pour the last few ounces brings any rise off the surface, quickly subsiding. Very dark brown with zero light penetration (hehehe...I typed 'penetration'). Nose is similarly quiet with a dose of vanilla, light roast. Avid sniffing doesn't reveal much more.

Framinghammer - Bourbon Barrel Aged is a pondering beer. I feel like striking the Thinker pose after each sip: is this sublime or merely pretty good? Let us dissect the beer & chronicle its strengths & weaknesses, shall we? First, the barrel isn't the protagonist, but part of the supporting cast, lending more vanilla & back-o-the-throat heat than actual bourbon flavor, which is present but mild. Plucky roast & a pellet of chest-warming alcohol in the middle, along with lesser notes of chocolate. Finish is slightly numbing bourbon, strong tannins, sweet brown sugar. Really opens up as it warms, & it takes a good twenty plus minutes. Just like the Coffee, this is dangerously drinkable; I'd like a crazy straw, please. Large bore.

Verdict: gotta go with this being an excellent beer. Not sure if its the artistry or the lager yeast or what, but these Jack's Abby beers are lapping drinkable. Not a bad defining characteristic to have if you're a brewery. Looking forward to the other two Jacks' beers in the fridge!

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 02:14:24 | More by maximum12
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tberry1693

Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite beer to date! This is just how I like my stouts and porters. This beer was mostly chocolaty up front with hints of dark fruit. You could taste the oak barrels throughout. The aftertaste was an incredibly pleasant coconut flavor that left me wanting more. It was mildly carbonated and had a very creamy mouth feel, but not to the point of being too thick. This is a must try!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 17:51:27 | More by tberry1693
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage aged in Willet barrels, poured into a snifter

A- pours dark brown, nearly black with a small fizzy light-tan head that reduces quickly, leaving nothing behind

S- lots of bourbon on the nose with big notes of vanilla, chocolate & caramel, charred oak, licorice. Pretty bourbon forward overall with chocolate mixed in

T- roasted chocolaty malt base mixes with big vanilla flavors and toasted oak, molasses, & caramel malt. Big bourbon hit near the finish with more chocolate

M- medium-viscous body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy, slightly chewy mouthfeel and a warming finish

O- really liked the bourbon/vanilla notes, drinks pretty easy for 10%, I enjoyed this much more than the coffee version

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 03:46:41 | More by Treyliff
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Dark brown hazelnut in color, transparent on edges. No head to speak of. Silent

S- Malt base, oak and some sour smell (had the word and lost it)

T- Ya, a baltic porter that has a bit of bourbon barrel aged characteristic to it. Malt, barrel and vanilla at the end for me.

M- Pretty standard as far as thin or thick; again I can't think of words right now. Feels like it has been sitting out for 5 days in the fridge with the lack of carb. That doesn't really bother me though.

O- I well done BA Baltic. I like that I got to taste a well done version of this

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 00:45:27 | More by gueuzedreg
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SweetChicken

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Heard about this from a friend. Bought a single bottle and poured it to a tulip.

A - It poured to a nice dark-brown/black color. The head was on the thin side, pretty bubbly, but a nice creamy khaki color.

S - I was very impressed. It really made me want to dig in. Bold sweet vanilla at the front, chocolate in the middle, and a sweet, mild boozy bourbon finish.

T - The taste was a great follow and match to the smell. Great caramel malt base, notes of dark fruit, high % cocoa dark chocolate, and a nice lazy boozed end.

M - almost perfect for a porter.

O - Can't wait to get a six pack and age this for 6 months and try again. This beer is a must try.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 00:36:49 | More by SweetChicken
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dar482

New York

4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 02:22:17 | More by dar482
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Kendo

New York

4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 03:18:20 | More by Kendo
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into glass stein

Deep black, pours a taupe foam lid. Settles to a layer of taupe

Aroma of sweet malt, bourbon, brown sugar, tobacco, deep rich figs. Smells great.

Incredibly smooth, sweet on the front of the tongue. Bourbon, caramel, sweet malts. Feel the alcohol on the back of the tongue, still smooth and not a sharp bite. Gentle carbonation but a full mouthfeel because of the alcohol. At 10% abv! this is a one beer at a time! not a session beer.

Great beer, silky smooth, rich, flavorful , enjoyable and repeatable.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 02:32:24 | More by WunderLlama
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

i love jack abby, and its beers like this that make them one of the most unique breweries in the country. taking lager to new heights, this is special, and in some ways i like it better than the vanilla edition. it still has a ton of vanilla to it, just naturally and from the barrel, there really is not much need for additional vanilla. matte black brown in color, thick, but still holding on to a pretty solid off white head, almost grey really. the nose is rich in vanilla notes and dark barley, with earthy mineral density, but very little of the bitterness we normally associate with dark brews like this. the oak from the barrel is there, and the sweetness of the bourbon penetrates the beer a bit too. bakers chocolate and lager yeast are there too, but much more in flavor than smell. vanilla and chocolate up front, but the only real sugar in this appears to be from the bourbon. musty woodiness is picked up on by the lager yeast in the finish, giving this beer a very unique character that is both rich and complex, yet also sort of light and drinkable, certainly for what it is. lots of body through, and a longer finish than i remember on most lagers, but still rather clean for its size. the flavors here are just perfectly proportioned, not too much of anything, still grain first, but peppered in are all kinds of little twists, making this a bottle to be shared and considered carefully. very very well done, i am very keen to try the other incarnations of this now. this has to be the best american made baltic porter out there. if it isnt, enlighten me, but i would be surprised!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 20:21:19 | More by StonedTrippin
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle purchased as a single from Adams Hometown Market, Monson, MA.

Poured into a DFH snifter, formed a 1/4" dark brown head over the opaque dark brown/black brew. Head that is present quicly skims and recedes to the rim, with leggy lacing. Aroma is roasty dark grains with ample alcohol.

Taste is sweet darkness to start, lactic and dark fruits in the middle, a peek of coconut, and then smooths out with some alcohol warmth to the close. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth, and drinkability is easy. Nice nuances here, but liked the base brew better.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 03:17:56 | More by ppoitras
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DrJay

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 02:24:53 | More by DrJay
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alaimoa

Connecticut

4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 poured admittedly a bit too cold but I think will warm nicely and I look forward to buying more
A: jet black silky mocha head not much lingering leg
S: heavy bourbon up front, bitter chocolate, spent coffe grinds
T: initially bourbon and dark choc bitterness. Warming into a nice depth getting some dark boozy fruit in the mix with no booze burn lingering... impressive at 10%
M: not as thick as some bb stouts with a nice silkiness

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 23:45:12 | More by alaimoa
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unclejazz

New York

4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared a bottle with my lady and in hindsight I have a hint of regret for sharing. This beer looks good, dark brown with mahogany edges, tan had that recedes after a minute or so, solid legs as one would expect from a 10% beer. Aroma of black malt, anise, toffee, and pit fruit. Taste has bourbon out front with a solid anise and a bit of blackberry. Rich mouthfeel with a sweetness that is not cloying and little to no bitterness. Very good beer, but a bit pricy at $8. Would like to see this some day in 4 packs.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 03:18:02 | More by unclejazz
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours one shade lighter than black. Dark brown edges let some light through. One finger saddle tan head that dissipates to a thin ring around the edge of glass.

Aroma is of vanilla, milk chocolate, faint roast, bourbon sweetness, and artificial maple syrup. Aroma is smooth and mellow, expected giving this is lagered.

The taste brings a much stronger bourbon presence. The flavors are smooth but the bourbon heat is there to remind you where it rested for a good portion of its life. More milk chocolate, maple sweetener, thinned out creamed coffee, and a shy peatiness. Bourbon is sharp but doesn't quite overpower. Very nice.

Mouthfeel silky and the beer glides through the palate. Medium body, creamy, and slightly lower than optimal carbonation.

Overall a real treat. Hides the ABV truly well. Reminiscent of some other lower abv barrel aged beers such as Velvet Merkin. The oats and brown sugar are what make this feel more like a light stout than a Baltic Porter. Creamy, rich, and smooth! Paired with bourbon barrel aged maple syrup drizzled bacon. Fantastic food/beer combo.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 02:39:17 | More by MarcWP
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mechamifune

North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours not quite a pitch black. A bit of a brownish tinge to everything. Nice lacing.

Smell is pleasant chocolate and roasted noted, but ultimately a bit muted. Still nice enough though.

Taste is a little chocolaty upfront, followed by somewhat subtle bourbon and then a bit of residual sweetness. A very pleasant finish and nothing really abrasive about this beer at all. Hard to believe it is 10%

Mouthfeel is really interesting. Not "full" in the way a lot of BBA imperial stouts are, but still super super smooth (it's a baltic porter right? so I guess that makes sense). Somehow manages to feel light on the palate but still maintains a really nice sense of body. I really nice example of a brewery making the most of the style.

Overall this is a very enjoyable beer to drink. The bourbon element is pleasant but ultimately a little underwhelming. The mouthfeel is great, and a nice differentiation from the BBAIS genre. As a whole this beer might not be mindblowing, but it is a nice change of pace in the BBA world and shows a great deal of craftsmanship.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 19:13:04 | More by mechamifune
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Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Jack's Abby Brewing
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