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Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Barrel-Aged Framinghammer
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966 Ratings

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Ratings: 966
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 264
Gots: 209 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Phillyz, Jun 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

jbertsch, Jul 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

BarrytheBear, Apr 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Dreadnaught33, Aug 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

smutty33, May 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Danielr26, Mar 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

ldhughes3, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Scotchboy
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Scotchboy, Apr 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

rowingbrewer, Jan 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

jwps214, Jun 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

VonZipper, Sep 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Bartos, Mar 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

IndyDad, Jun 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Treyliff
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
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

Treyliff, Mar 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

kevgod, Apr 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

ChrisL24481, Apr 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

ucsbmullet, Jun 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Chingringo, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

HoppySeb, Aug 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Massbmx, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of cfrances33
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

cfrances33, May 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Norseman, Sep 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

wtkphoto, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

kbuzz, Jun 24, 2014
Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 966 ratings.