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Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Barrel-Aged Framinghammer
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BA SCORE
97
world-class

924 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 924
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.8%
Wants: 253
Gots: 204 | FT: 37
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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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-14-2013 17:14:00 | More by Retail1LO
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-14-2013 02:52:46 | More by jjheinrichs
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blt2646

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-13-2013 22:13:03 | More by blt2646
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Saltee

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-12-2013 14:36:32 | More by Saltee
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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-11-2013 22:57:51 | More by kscaldef
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LincolnHawk

Djibouti

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-11-2013 16:12:56 | More by LincolnHawk
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afksports

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-10-2013 19:06:36 | More by afksports
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-09-2013 22:51:24 | More by DonFrap
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EdwardFortyHands

Iowa

3/5  rDev -31.2%

07-09-2013 05:56:40 | More by EdwardFortyHands
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

07-08-2013 23:28:58 | More by Casey3236
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Crafty99

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-07-2013 17:38:12 | More by Crafty99
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POTABLE83

New York

3.75/5  rDev -14%

07-07-2013 02:39:00 | More by POTABLE83
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seeswo

Ohio

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-05-2013 12:29:14 | More by seeswo
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-04-2013 15:26:18 | More by beergorrilla
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -42.7%

07-04-2013 04:54:16 | More by TonyTalon
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

07-04-2013 02:33:41 | More by Jeffrey2310
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-04-2013 01:31:10 | More by jayhunter357
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-03-2013 22:43:13 | More by Zaphog
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Pete27lax

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-03-2013 15:29:04 | More by Pete27lax
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Agnazub

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -14%

07-03-2013 00:40:24 | More by Agnazub
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twizzard

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-02-2013 17:43:48 | More by twizzard
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rpstevens

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-30-2013 04:06:49 | More by rpstevens
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

06-27-2013 17:56:23 | More by rjp217
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Franch

New York

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

06-27-2013 04:58:12 | More by Franch
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DmouthCaliBrewz

New Hampshire

4.56/5  rDev +4.6%

Poured into a Dartmouth College snifter. Lest the old traditions fail...

A: Pours a murky and deep brown, almost black in the middle, with a slight ring of deep brown around the edges. Delicious looking fluffy tan head rises 2 fingers instantly and recedes to about a 2cm with heavy lacing. This looks like it'll be good boys...

S: Have a cold, so everything is a little muted, but bourbon and vanilla on the nose, with some booze revealing itself at the end of a deep whiff. mmm

T: At first there is nothing. A microsecond of calm before the storm. All you can percieve is the mouthfeel. Then, almost immediately it hits you. The front is a Big bold blast of bourbon, and a huge sticky-sweet vanilla wall of flavor. Soon, caramel, toffee, and other sweet candy-like flavors begin to develop as it warms on the tongue, overpowering, but not dominating, a beautiful toffee-biscuit like malt character. Right when I attempt to discern some of the subtleties of the malt backbone, a warming boozy heat comes on and leaves me unable to pick out anymore flavors until the next sip. It finishes just how it started--bourbon and vanilla, maybe a touch of oak, but this time with the alcohol on the finish.

M: Absolutely superb is the only way I can describe this. Perfect carbonation, sticky, and chewy, but not overly so. Done just right. Really amazing what these guys do with lagers.

O: This is absolutely a world class brew. I approached this beer expecting it to be good, but also expecting to have to make exceptions for a thin body and slightly lacking in complexity due to the nature of the yeast used. But boy was I wrong. I have never had a lager like this. Yes, it is barrel aged, but I did not think the flavors that I am used to in my imperial stouts and barleywines would be able to be so well executed in a lager. You can tell it is a lager, as the flavors are more subtle and take a few seconds to hit your tongue, but it just adds another element to this incredible beer. By far, one of the smoothest, most drinkable, BBA beers I have had, but not lacking in depth or complexity by any measure.

Thanks Huddyball, for the opportunity to try this gem!

06-27-2013 01:42:39 | More by DmouthCaliBrewz
Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 924 ratings.