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Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Barrel-Aged Framinghammer
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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,023 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,023
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 273
Gots: 221 | FT: 41
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

strangebrew321, Jun 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

TX-Badger, Jun 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

NooseJustice, Jun 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

rowbow, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of Andrew041180
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Andrew041180, Jun 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

dkboston, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

Bobbydigi, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

my_knew_craft, Jun 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

stephensinner, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of More_betterness
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
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!

More_betterness, Jun 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

kvgomps, Jun 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Brdlist, Jun 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Skunkdrool, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

bccrosley, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.88/5  rDev -10.8%
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

brentk56, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

jroberts8811, Jun 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

mogburn1317, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

TheSevenDuffs, May 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Jeremy_H, May 31, 2014
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.

Vonerichs, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

smitty5245, May 30, 2014
Photo of gcamparone
3.83/5  rDev -12%
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.

gcamparone, May 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

NRo, May 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

earljones199, May 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Skwalk47, May 27, 2014
Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,023 ratings.