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Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Jack's Abby Brewing

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97
world-class

873 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 873
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.8%
Wants: 247
Gots: 205 | FT: 39
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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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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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!

Serving type: bottle

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

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

Serving type: bottle

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
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

05-31-2014 16:02:58 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Jeremy_H

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

05-31-2014 01:56:10 | More by Jeremy_H
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev -5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 23:59:48 | More by Vonerichs
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smitty5245

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-30-2014 15:24:48 | More by smitty5245
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

3.83/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz bottle into a goblet. Purchased in Attleboro, MA. 2014 vintage.

A- Pours a deep brown body with a medium sized light brown head that reduces slowly.

S- Heavy whiskey, milk chocolate, coffee, lots of booze for a 10% beer.

T- Hmm.. the first sip was kind of bland, but as it warms it gets a little better. Slight sweet milk chocolate, heavy whiskey (kinda tastes like straight whiskey, like I a stout/straight whiskey blend), light coffee. The aftertaste is lacking.. not much there.

M- Kind of thin for a barrel aged stout with 10% abv. Low carbonation.

Was somewhat disappointed with BA Framinghammer. Lacked body, flavor, and complexity. The flavors didn't go well together. I'll re-rate if I get another bottle and it's better.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 01:09:24 | More by gcamparone
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NRo

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-29-2014 18:17:47 | More by NRo
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earljones199

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-28-2014 20:15:09 | More by earljones199
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Skwalk47

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-27-2014 18:26:28 | More by Skwalk47
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backbaybrewer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-27-2014 17:56:14 | More by backbaybrewer
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1Sundown2C

New York

4/5  rDev -8.3%

05-27-2014 15:59:33 | More by 1Sundown2C
Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Jack's Abby Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 873 ratings.