Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing

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1,139 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,139
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.05%
Wants: 278
Gots: 244 | FT: 45
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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Photo of Damian
2.88/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Drank from a 1 pint .9 fl. oz./.5 liters bottle
Served in a snifter
Thanks to my friend wdarcy77 for this bottle.

Inky jet black appearance. Slightly thin for the style. The liquid was capped by a tight, creamy, one-finger tall crop of caramel colored foam. The head quickly fell to a film of bubbles. Patchy streaks of lacing cascaded down the glass.

The nose was quite subtle. Roasted malts were most noticeable. Hints of vanilla. Touch of brown sugar sweetness. Crisp and smooth lager yeast notes. Not bad overall, but rather unremarkable. A bit of booziness came forth as the beer warmed. Distinct bourbon notes become noticeably stronger with time. The nose also turned a bit smoother and sweeter.

The flavor profile was rather astringent. Charred malts dominated. Notes of espresso. Slight malt and brown sugar-like sweetness. Touch of vanilla. Lots of harsh, generic booziness. Quite roasty, hoppy and bitter on the back end and the finish. Acrid, ashy notes and oily hop resins lingered on my palate long after each sip. Like the nose, the flavor profile smoothed out a bit as the beer warmed.

The mouthfeel was thinner bodied for the style with a moderate, larger bubbled carbonation. Disappointing for a beer of this magnitude.

I am usually impressed by Jack's Abby's beers, but this one was a big disappointment. The beer was thin in both flavor and texture and seemed quite rough around the edges. Perhaps some age would help round this out.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.89/5  rDev -10.6%
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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3/5  rDev -31%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Vonerichs
4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,139 ratings.