Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing
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4.38/5 rDev +0.5%
Appearance: pours an almost black color but with a strong brown showing along the edges. two fingers plus of a tan head that fades at a decent rate leave behind just a bit of a lacing. great clarity through the corners but too dark to see through the bulk. a slightly visible viscosity, leaving a thin brown film behind.
Smell: opens up with strong notes a bourbon, oak and alcohol. next layer revels some dark roasted malts. struggling to get out are brown sugar and chocolate.
Taste: first I am hit with a strong, but not overpowering bourbon with a good alcohol kick. next up some oak, followed by sweet brown sugar and a bit of chocolate. this sweetness is quickly cut by roasted malts that hint at coffee. mixes with a bit more alcohol at the end.
Mouthfeel: heavy, drinks sweet but cut by bitter. leaves behind bitter and alcohol. warm
Overall: a wonderfully complex beer. one of the most balanced and well done straight bourbon stout/porters I have had in a while. lots of bold alcohol and bourbon but never overpowering or astringent.
04-22-2014 00:04:49 | More by SportsandJorts
4.85/5 rDev +11.2%
Poured from bottle into a brandy snifter
A - Pours thick and syrupy. Body is as dark as a brown hue can get and completely opaque. A luxurious chestnut head foams on top.
S - Wonderful. Bing cherries, molasses, dark chocolate, oak and vanilla.
T - Even better than the smell. The sweetness of the malt hits you upfront, ushering in waves of brown sugar, raisin, chocolate, and vanilla. The finish is full of oak and saccharine bourbon. Just bit of heat from the alcohol as it goes down, especially as the beer warms to room temperature. Supremely balanced.
M - Pleasantly thick, though not overtly chewy. The carbonation is kept in check to let the rest of the beer shine.
O - Probably my second favorite barrel-aged dark beer after KBS. The bourbon flavor is present, but by no means dominates the beer. Jack's Abby has really asserted itself as an East Coast brewing artist, and this beer clearly shows the lofty heights of their craft.
04-17-2014 22:48:01 | More by hail_seitan
3.94/5 rDev -9.6%
Thanks SteveOldrati for the hookup. 500ml bottle poured into a tulip, the bree appears dark brown in color with a rich mocha head. Some lighter brown clarity and ruby hinted hues are seen when held to the light.
The aroma is strikingly nutty like peanuts. Was not expecting that...before the onset of charred grain, roast, earth and chocolate with some raw woodiness.
The taste includes coconut and vanilla before turning to some whiskey soaked woody aspect. More sips reveal caramel and boozy bourbon with slight citrus and earthiness.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Quite boozy but enjoyable too. Where did that nuttiness come from? Strange but enjoyable.
04-17-2014 19:08:38 | More by stakem
Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 927 ratings.