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Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,130 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,130
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.05%
Wants: 278
Gots: 244 | FT: 48
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Inky black pour. Tan head moves from one finger to nothing in a short time, but that's to be expected in a bigger barrel aged beer like this. Lacing is sparse and spotty.

S: Brown sugar, brown molasses, caramel, chocolate chews, cocoa powder, bakers chocolate. Dried fig and dried apple. Slight prick of alcohol. Undercurrent of wood speaks up more as the beer warms. A bit nutty. Subtle bourbon.

T: Dried fig and apple. A touch leathery. Fudge, black cocoa powder, chocolate truffles. Brown sugar and molasses. Spike of alcohol and peppery bourbon flexes just enough muscle. Charred wood. Drying finish really pulls back and leaves a heated bourbon impression lingering on the palate.

M: Heftier medium body. Rich, silky, a bit slick. Very creamy. Very little carbonation. warming. A luxurious mouthfeel.

O: This is a bourbon drinker's beer through and through. It may come off a bit strongly to those who don't normally partake. Not the most complex beer of its kind, but there's a lot to like about it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Like most it seems, I'm incredibly impressed with this beer. This is my second bottle and I've had it on tap a few times at the brewery, side by side with the regular framinghammer.

A- A viscous dark pour with a thick mocha head that disappears to the rim of the glass. Completely black, looks awesome

S- The only part that doesn't really pop to me, but is still solid nonetheless. A creamy roasted malt nose with a light sweetness. I say light sweetness because its not an overpowering bourbon note.

T- A rush of wonderful bittersweet chocolate and roasted malt goodness; touch of dark roast espresso followed by a rush of oaky vanilla that never allows the malt to become too bitter. Fantastic

M- I can't say enough about this aspect of the beer. Full, luscious without being overbearing.

O- Well, my first 5 given out for any field of the beer, this beer is very close to being perfect. I can't imagine how aging will improve this, so I will probably drink more of my stash sooner rather than later. For $6 per .5L, this beer can't be beat price wise.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pretty much black. Dark browns at edges when held to direct light. Starts with a creamy khaki head that drops to a small cap and collar. Some sheets and splotches of lacing. Minimal carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Sweet roasted malt and a healthy dose of bourbon. Vanilla, caramel, and alcohol. Some dark cocoa and milk chocolate. Milky chocolate with a clean yeast profile. Some caramel malt. Bourbon blends well with the base porter.

Taste: Oh hey bourbon. Silky smooth caramel and toffee with a creamy vanilla for days. Slightly roasted malt with a healthy infusion of chocolate malt. Some cocoa and sweet milk chocolate. Solidly infused with bourbon to the point it masks some of the base flavors. Carries the typical clean yeast finish of a Jack's Abby beer. Warming turns it in to cocoa laced bourbon with a mild roast.

Mouthfeel: Smooth bordering on creamy with a medium body. Minimal carbonation. Clean minus the bourbon.

Overall: More like a velvet hammer.

decent but lacks the general JA I want to drink it all the times thing. Damn good for a barrel aged porter though.

Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 1,130 ratings.