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Vanilla Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing

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630 Ratings
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Ratings: 630
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.37%
Wants: 214
Gots: 130 | FT: 32
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Resuin on 05-02-2013

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Photo of Anaxagoris
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerforLunch
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PretzelCity
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jvillefan
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fearfactory
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paresis
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of judkinst
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ace1117
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of diamondlie
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HOMEPL8
4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of darcange
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer was black in appearance with bubbles along the sides of the glass.

Smell - Ironically, chocolate is the dominant scent.

Taste - Vanilla begins the taste with notes of black licorice in the background. Strangely, there is a hint of root beer in the taste. The taste stays fairly constant in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - The vanilla creates the impression of smoothness. Carbonation is low.

Overall - In a horizontal testing, Vanilla won 66% of the vote as best framinghammer.

Photo of Raziel313
3.51/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moneynoobject
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fredmugs
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of _RL_
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brianmandell
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 6/6/14. Dark brown almost black pour with no head.

Smells of sweet molasses, chocolate, vanilla, oak, booze.

Flavors of sweet chocolate fudge, vanilla and oak. The barrel aging leaves a bit of astringent bitterness.

Thick, silky mouthfeel with some prickly carbonation; very nice.

Overall, a very good beer with luxurious mouthfeel and some great sweet dessert flavors.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldCrustacean79
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whitenads
3.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treyliff
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into an oversize wine glass

A- pours a dark, nearly opaque black color with a small fizzy khaki colored head that disappears rather quickly, leaving a few alcohol legs behind

S- toasted marshmallow mixed with milk chocolate bar & toasted coconut up front, spicy rye-like whisky notes with a hint of oak barrel, dried vanilla bean mixes with fresh whipping cream, caramel malt & burnt brown sugar, very nice

T- lots of malty dark fruit notes initially, with notes of fig, prune & even black cherry. Spicy whisky notes kick in with underlying tones of charred oak & toasted coconut. Chocolate malt sweetness mixes with brown sugar & caramel. The vanilla kicks in near the finish, although pretty subtle. A bit of booze as it closes with more whisky linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a warming, slightly sweet finish

O- a nice sipping beer that showcases the barrel aging. The vanilla is there, but not as prominent than it is in the aroma.

Photo of SHCC
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cgskippy
3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Vanilla Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 630 ratings.