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

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97
world-class

881 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 881
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 7.78%
Wants: 252
Gots: 203 | FT: 38
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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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep black color, with a thin beige head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, bourbon, coffee, chocolate and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty roasted malt character that is quickly followed by sweet flavors of bourbon, coffee and chocolate. There’s some smokiness in the background but a lot less than the regular version. The hops presence is also weaker than the regular version but is still complementary enough to provide a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down dangerously easily, not too filling, strong kick, very good representation of style, typically I don’t get as excited by barrel-aging as most but this one beer where I noticed a huge improvement over the regular version.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 04:47:32 | More by TheManiacalOne
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks again to mjg0725 (been doing that a lot lately) for this bottle among many others. Slender 500ML bottle poured into a big ol' snifter.

The beer is tame with little carbonation, only a hard pour the last few ounces brings any rise off the surface, quickly subsiding. Very dark brown with zero light penetration (hehehe...I typed 'penetration'). Nose is similarly quiet with a dose of vanilla, light roast. Avid sniffing doesn't reveal much more.

Framinghammer - Bourbon Barrel Aged is a pondering beer. I feel like striking the Thinker pose after each sip: is this sublime or merely pretty good? Let us dissect the beer & chronicle its strengths & weaknesses, shall we? First, the barrel isn't the protagonist, but part of the supporting cast, lending more vanilla & back-o-the-throat heat than actual bourbon flavor, which is present but mild. Plucky roast & a pellet of chest-warming alcohol in the middle, along with lesser notes of chocolate. Finish is slightly numbing bourbon, strong tannins, sweet brown sugar. Really opens up as it warms, & it takes a good twenty plus minutes. Just like the Coffee, this is dangerously drinkable; I'd like a crazy straw, please. Large bore.

Verdict: gotta go with this being an excellent beer. Not sure if its the artistry or the lager yeast or what, but these Jack's Abby beers are lapping drinkable. Not a bad defining characteristic to have if you're a brewery. Looking forward to the other two Jacks' beers in the fridge!

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 02:14:24 | More by maximum12
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

04-01-2014 21:36:37 | More by comfortablynirm
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guido19

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -8.5%

04-01-2014 14:24:40 | More by guido19
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tberry1693

Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite beer to date! This is just how I like my stouts and porters. This beer was mostly chocolaty up front with hints of dark fruit. You could taste the oak barrels throughout. The aftertaste was an incredibly pleasant coconut flavor that left me wanting more. It was mildly carbonated and had a very creamy mouth feel, but not to the point of being too thick. This is a must try!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 17:51:27 | More by tberry1693
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-31-2014 14:06:45 | More by BMart
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wtkphoto

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3%

03-30-2014 19:19:29 | More by wtkphoto
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BillDon

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

03-30-2014 11:44:43 | More by BillDon
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 03:46:41 | More by Treyliff
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FriZZak_s

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

03-30-2014 01:31:02 | More by FriZZak_s
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Drbking

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

03-29-2014 19:46:15 | More by Drbking
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SkiBum22

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3%

03-29-2014 05:16:48 | More by SkiBum22
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Phil_H

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.4%

03-27-2014 00:49:16 | More by Phil_H
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Dark brown hazelnut in color, transparent on edges. No head to speak of. Silent

S- Malt base, oak and some sour smell (had the word and lost it)

T- Ya, a baltic porter that has a bit of bourbon barrel aged characteristic to it. Malt, barrel and vanilla at the end for me.

M- Pretty standard as far as thin or thick; again I can't think of words right now. Feels like it has been sitting out for 5 days in the fridge with the lack of carb. That doesn't really bother me though.

O- I well done BA Baltic. I like that I got to taste a well done version of this

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 00:45:27 | More by gueuzedreg
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HugeBulge

New York

4/5  rDev -8.5%

03-26-2014 12:38:44 | More by HugeBulge
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Mikeynas

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3%

03-26-2014 02:02:42 | More by Mikeynas
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-25-2014 19:47:05 | More by Kegatron
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-25-2014 02:30:57 | More by tobelerone
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YeastInception

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3%

03-25-2014 01:11:37 | More by YeastInception
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SweetChicken

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Heard about this from a friend. Bought a single bottle and poured it to a tulip.

A - It poured to a nice dark-brown/black color. The head was on the thin side, pretty bubbly, but a nice creamy khaki color.

S - I was very impressed. It really made me want to dig in. Bold sweet vanilla at the front, chocolate in the middle, and a sweet, mild boozy bourbon finish.

T - The taste was a great follow and match to the smell. Great caramel malt base, notes of dark fruit, high % cocoa dark chocolate, and a nice lazy boozed end.

M - almost perfect for a porter.

O - Can't wait to get a six pack and age this for 6 months and try again. This beer is a must try.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 00:36:49 | More by SweetChicken
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ncelauro

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3%

03-24-2014 21:58:59 | More by ncelauro
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jayneo74

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3%

03-24-2014 15:26:07 | More by jayneo74
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dar482

New York

4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a dark brown black with a light brown head.

The aroma has dark berries, coffee, a bit of sweet vanilla, bourbon barrel character.

The beer follows of bourbon notes in the front, coffee, milk chocolate, hints of dark fruit . It finishes off of licorice and charred barrel character.

The mouthfeel is medium plus, but still quite silky smooth.

A great drinking beer that is really benefited by the barrels with a balanced complexity.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 02:22:17 | More by dar482
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

03-24-2014 01:38:57 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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chet4

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

03-24-2014 00:09:05 | More by chet4
Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Jack's Abby Brewing
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