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Vanilla Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Ratings: 520
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 205
Gots: 117 | FT: 30
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Resuin on 05-02-2013)
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PEIhop, Tuesday at 01:12 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Pours black as night, pours a thin layer of frothy, brown head that quickly dissipates leaving a very thin layer of lacing. zero carbonation evident within the pitch black beer. Aroma is dominated by vanilla bean rich, sweet malt, Biscuit, and a hint of coffee beans.
Taste is vanilla upfront, followed by Biscuit, Molasses, and milk chocolate. Very, very smooth flavor. the 10 percent ABV is completely unnoticeable.
in the mouthfeel there is a subtle punch of carbonation, and then the beer hits you with it's full body and oily texture.
overall this beer is rich, warming and delicious. Perfect for a cold autumn night.

SteveB24, Monday at 12:57 AM
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4.52/5  rDev +4.4%

campfirebrew, Sunday at 09:41 PM
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4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured 500ml bottle into chalice. Bottled 6/6/14.

A- Dark brown body with a thin tan head that fades into a slim ring. Minimal spotty lacing on the glass.

S - Vanilla and a chocolate cola aroma from the porter. Notes of bourbon, wood, and plenty more vanilla grace the glass.

T - Starts out with a hefty bourbon flavor along with the Baltic porter base. Plenty of vanilla, soft chocolate truffle, hints of wood, brown sugar, caramel, with a touch of chocolate cola and molasses. The finish is more vanilla and porter notes.

M - Medium body with just enough carbonation to keep in lively on the palate. Smooth and creamy with a touch of heat.

O - A delicious Baltic porter that any vanilla lover should seek out. It would good, but I have a feeling that this would be best if consumed after aging 6-12 months. It would mellow it out just a bit more.

Ri0, Sunday at 04:32 PM
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4.59/5  rDev +6%

Yellolab2010, Sunday at 02:09 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

0.5 L bottle into pretty things globe...nice deep color - white rim/foam.
deep rich roasty chocolatey stout aromas with a noticeable vanilla sent.
Taste is perfect balance of vanilla and roasted chocolate. This beer is nearly perfect. Boozy as hell but drinkable as milk.
If you see it, pick it up...if you have it, drink it...if you want it, get it!
Amazing brew. (period)

DrinkSlurm, Saturday at 04:06 AM
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4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours almost black but not quite because as I look straight down into the glass I see hues of brown. Thin head of tan or chocolate colored foam that does not last but it does refresh when you swirl the glass. It clings to the glass and leaves alcohol legs to look at with spotty lace as you drink. Simply lovely.

Nose is decadent chocolate fudge and I was not expecting that. It has a lovely sweet scent of whiskey and a fragrant vanilla. Authentic brown sugar graces the nose and seems to be wafting around on the scent.. There is a touch of roast on the nose but it seems to be underneath a sweet bit of brown sugar and caramel. The brown sugar seems to waft around on the nose amiably. A light dry woody scent from the barrel uplifts this nose even further.

Mouthfeel is silken. medium and leaning towards full but only leaning. It is smooth from the use of oats and has a creaminess that is simply lush. In fact I think the creaminess lets you believe this beer is a touch thinner than it really is. There's a lovely chocolate and a sweet bit of whiskey. The vanilla is prominent but it's like a pretty flower that isn't doing anything out of the ordinary to capture your attention and yet it does. There's a hint of peat and a bit of bitterness from roast. The booze is just peeking out from the barrel behind a touch of airy wood and it's stronger than you might think. Once you start really drinking you notice it is married so perfectly with the chocolate that you can't notice it on it's own. A touch of earthiness finishes this one dry and with a nice contrast between the bitterness form the roast and all the sweetness of the brown sugar and chocolate.


utopiajane, Oct 12, 2014
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Vanilla Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.