Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing
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Ratings: 923 | Reviews: 126 | Display Reviews Only:
4.15/5 rDev -4.8%
A - Poured into a Jack's Abby snifter. The beer is quite dark, if not black. Around the edges where some light penetrates its a deep brown. Very little head, more like a ring around the glass. No lace to speak of. Not really much to look at.
S - This is getting good. Nice aromas of vanilla, alcohol, mild roastiness, and dark chocolate. I also made a note that I could smell the barrel. Distinct charred wood notes.
T - Follows the nose. Up front flavors included the vanilla and dark chocolate sweetness. There is a spike of alcohol flavor and heat on the finish.
M - Silky, but a little thin on the front end, but on the finish it somehow expands to really fill up my throat. It's a nice mix. A couple points off for a residual stickiness that I'm not a huge fan of.
O - I've had limited experience with bourbon barrel aging, so I liked that the bourbon characteristics didn't seem too overpowering. The alcohol, too, was a little bit more present than I would like. I much prefer the basic Framinghammer.
06-06-2014 12:09:54 | More by Andrew041180
4.31/5 rDev -1.1%
A: Midnight black, no light getting through this one. Half finger, light tan head subsides quickly to a thin ring around the rim of the glass. Small amount of lacing.
S: Vanilla and caramel barrel notes, followed by notes of milk chocolate. Dark fruit and a hint of bourbon booziness emerge as it warms. Very well rounded. Excited to get into this one.
T: More milk chocolate, nicely integrated bourbon sweetness, and dark cherry lead off the taste. Hints of oak, roasted malt, and acidic coffee follow. A tick of alcohol tingle. Not quite as impressive as the nose, but still fantastic.
M: Medium/full bodied, with a touch of crisp lager yeast texture. Long lingering slick mouthfeel.
O: Loved this. Cellared this one a little longer than my last bottle, and it payed off. Little to no boozines, and while not incredibly potent flavor-wise, extremely well balanced and easy drinking for the ABV. Nice work JA!
06-05-2014 04:50:29 | More by More_betterness
3.88/5 rDev -11%
Appearance: Pours black with a two inch mocha cap; nice retention and a few shards of lace are left behind
Smell: Chocolate and Bourbon, with vanilla and black cherry undertones
Taste: Chocolate, brown sugar and Bourbon, up front, with just a hint of black cherry developing in the middle; rather sweet, in the finish
Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy, with moderate carbonation
Overall: I was really expecting more from this beer not that I don't like it a lot; I just think it is a bit too sweet and, like the base beer, lacks some of the dark fruit; the Bourbon treatment is nicely understated
Thanks, cp45, for the opportunity
06-02-2014 00:51:56 | More by brentk56
4.14/5 rDev -5%
Black color with an average sandy colored head. The head dissipates quickly, leaving only a ring around the edges.
Chocolate, coffee, light black licorice, and a hefty vanilla/oak bourbon.
It's heavy in the bourbon notes, but still let's the chocolate and coffee pop. Molasses shows as well.
Lower carbonation and a tad thin. Boozy.
I'm a fan of this one. It really hits on the bourbon flavors. The only knock is that it could use more heft in the body.
05-30-2014 23:59:48 | More by Vonerichs
3.83/5 rDev -12.2%
Poured from a 16 oz bottle into a goblet. Purchased in Attleboro, MA. 2014 vintage.
A- Pours a deep brown body with a medium sized light brown head that reduces slowly.
S- Heavy whiskey, milk chocolate, coffee, lots of booze for a 10% beer.
T- Hmm.. the first sip was kind of bland, but as it warms it gets a little better. Slight sweet milk chocolate, heavy whiskey (kinda tastes like straight whiskey, like I a stout/straight whiskey blend), light coffee. The aftertaste is lacking.. not much there.
M- Kind of thin for a barrel aged stout with 10% abv. Low carbonation.
Was somewhat disappointed with BA Framinghammer. Lacked body, flavor, and complexity. The flavors didn't go well together. I'll re-rate if I get another bottle and it's better.
05-30-2014 01:09:24 | More by gcamparone
Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 923 ratings.