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Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Barrel-Aged Framinghammer
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97
world-class

931 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 931
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.8%
Wants: 255
Gots: 206 | 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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Gunch52

Texas

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-11-2014 22:45:24 | More by Gunch52
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EvoJoe

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-11-2014 18:09:59 | More by EvoJoe
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22Blue

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-11-2014 11:23:41 | More by 22Blue
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JNewbs

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-10-2014 19:03:51 | More by JNewbs
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-09-2014 11:40:52 | More by tectactoe
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-08-2014 20:59:02 | More by mrebeka
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-08-2014 17:55:12 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-08-2014 04:29:21 | More by SadMachine
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strangebrew321

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-07-2014 06:33:43 | More by strangebrew321
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TX-Badger

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-07-2014 02:35:23 | More by TX-Badger
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NooseJustice

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-07-2014 02:21:43 | More by NooseJustice
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rowbow

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-06-2014 17:11:44 | More by rowbow
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

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
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dkboston

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-06-2014 01:15:48 | More by dkboston
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Bobbydigi

Kansas

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-06-2014 00:15:18 | More by Bobbydigi
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my_knew_craft

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-05-2014 23:21:28 | More by my_knew_craft
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stephensinner

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-05-2014 13:10:15 | More by stephensinner
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More_betterness

California

4.31/5  rDev -1.1%

2013 vintage

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
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-05-2014 02:00:36 | More by kvgomps
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Brdlist

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-04-2014 14:49:17 | More by Brdlist
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Skunkdrool

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-03-2014 17:27:04 | More by Skunkdrool
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bccrosley

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-02-2014 16:08:43 | More by bccrosley
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brentk56

North Carolina

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
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jroberts8811

Missouri

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-01-2014 23:39:55 | More by jroberts8811
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mogburn1317

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-01-2014 17:44:05 | More by mogburn1317
Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 931 ratings.