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Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

932 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 932
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.8%
Wants: 256
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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Scotchboy

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Awesome, awesome bottle sent by dope, split into Deschutes tulips with my brothers.

A: Nearly opaque black with caramel-colored highlights...a good amount of tan head caps the beer and leaves behind some lace...little bit of alcohol legs as well.

S: Subtle smoke and brown sugar, molasses, hints of oaky vanilla and bourbon and deep dark caramel...hints of leafy hop and dark fruitiness as well...

T: More cocoa and chocolate emerge on the palate to complement the aromas...bourbon and vanilla and oak...brown sugar, molasses, even some licorice...light hoppiness is apparent and the sweetness isn't overwhelming...more Baltic notes of smoke and malt, and the bourbon is moderate. Pretty balanced for a BA beer, with a coffee-like dry finish.

MF: Not quite full bodied or viscous, a solid medium body with a creamy mouthfeel that hides the 10% very well.

O: Its a good, good Baltic, one of my favorites. No reason not to try this if you can get it.

04-29-2013 14:59:00 | More by Scotchboy
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-31-2013 03:27:05 | More by DelicateDelirium
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smutty33

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-14-2014 19:33:54 | More by smutty33
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

01-09-2013 23:12:42 | More by rowingbrewer
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-16-2014 03:44:35 | More by ldhughes3
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

09-12-2013 02:02:20 | More by CityofBals
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jwps214

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.7%

06-09-2013 01:54:57 | More by jwps214
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VonZipper

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

09-08-2013 02:51:57 | More by VonZipper
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kevgod

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.7%

04-04-2013 00:42:16 | More by kevgod
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-08-2014 14:02:32 | More by brother_kenneth
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Bartos

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-05-2014 16:02:08 | More by Bartos
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IndyDad

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-16-2013 02:34:51 | More by IndyDad
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.39/5  rDev +0.7%

Bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead taster. Thanks BobZ.

Pour: Nearly pitch black, with a touch of deep brown mixed in. Nice finger os khaki, foamy head. Head recedes to a rim and leaves a little bit of lacing.

Smell: Big roasted malts, bourbon, and toasted oak up front. Almost a spicy coffee aspect. Lots of chocolate, toffee, dark fruits, and coffee throughout the nose.

Taste: Follows the nose with roasted coffee, bourbon, milk chocolate, and dark raisins. Sticky, but not overly sweet. The bourbon character provides a nice heat, but is very integrated into the chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruit flavors of the base beer. Finishes sticky with toffee, chocolate, and bourbon.

Mouthfeel: Lightly spicy, which is interesting and lends a level of complexity. Quite sticky, but as previously stated, never too sweet. Nice bourbon heat throughout.

Overall: This beer was even more impressive than the ABCS had before it. Delicious.

05-03-2013 19:23:05 | More by cfrances33
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.29/5  rDev -1.6%

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

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

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-21-2014 21:37:26 | More by ucsbmullet
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Chingringo

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-09-2014 20:45:20 | More by Chingringo
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-07-2013 02:44:49 | More by Massbmx
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-07-2013 22:39:37 | More by ChrisL24481
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thereal_adam

Texas

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-18-2014 02:06:38 | More by thereal_adam
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev -11.7%

$6.79 for a 16 oz bottle from Blanchard's in Boston. Thanks Maddog for the purchase!!

A: opaque, black, great dense creamy head that dissipated
S: rich, cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, wet leather, medium nose
T: very rich and full, deep roasted malt, great bourbon balance, only criticism was that it was way too hot
M: good malt and bourbon up front, very hot finish

05-12-2013 03:26:20 | More by wisrarebeer
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jtierney89

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +14.7%

it says barrel aged not bourbon barrell aged but who knows. jet black with a mocha head. sludgey looking consistency. Faint bourbon notes with lots of woodynotes, vanilla and oak, caramel, chocolate and coffee.

Wow! What the hell is this thing? It's damn delicious is what it is. Sweet bourbon notes up front with decadent chocolate malts runs into oaky barrel notes and finishes suprisngly bright and fruity. Huge thick body rolls over the tongue nicely. How did they get these deep bourbon barrel flavors to mesh with this bright fruity finish. One of the best beers i've ever had! 10%? Where? I think it may have to do with where they got the bourbon barrels from as the bourbon flavor is unlike anything i've ever had.

05-03-2013 15:42:31 | More by jtierney89
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-24-2014 18:50:03 | More by kbuzz
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wtkphoto

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-30-2014 19:19:29 | More by wtkphoto
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scotv

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-19-2013 01:09:31 | More by scotv
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zrab11

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

09-05-2013 16:03:26 | More by zrab11
Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 932 ratings.