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

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365 Ratings
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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 7.78%
Wants: 198
Gots: 101 | FT: 32
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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3/5  rDev -31.4%

06-25-2013 05:53:51 | More by VAbdoyan
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3/5  rDev -31.4%

05-23-2014 23:20:40 | More by Nichols33
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New York

3/5  rDev -31.4%

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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

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CraftFan5

New York

3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

06-25-2014 13:19:50 | More by CraftFan5
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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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Jslay013

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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vissai

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

06-24-2013 17:04:50 | More by vissai
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Sean9689

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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Photekut

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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DangleBerries

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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California

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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into a Duvel tulip. Thanks Brian!

A: Black body under an inch of creamy tan head. Great retention and lacing. Gorgeous.

S: Rich vanilla, bourbon-soaked oak, lively spice, and faint dark fruit. Terrific.

T: Hmm. Vanilla starts things off well enough, but harshly astringent roasted malts combine with booze on the rough finish. The aftertaste is a little better with some dark chocolate and whiskey, but overall it's a bit of a chore to drink.

M: Creamy, soft, and substantial. Great.

O: The vanilla is a big help, but still can't entirely compensate for the rough edges of the regular BA version.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 01:27:23 | More by woosterbill
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.94/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black but no real head. Thin collar. Nothing else.

Smell - Roasty malts, but it isn't really strong. No real barrel, but vanilla comes through.

Taste - Much more barrel. Vanilla. Bourbon. Roasted malt. Some bright flavors come through. Clean finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Maybe too thin.

Overall - Better flavor than any other aspect. Tastes good, but it would probably be better as an ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 02:19:41 | More by Alieniloquium
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Damian

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drank from a 1 pint .9 fl. oz./.5 liters bottle purchased at Julio's Liquors, Westboro, MA
March 2013 vintage
Served in a snifter

A tight, foamy, mocha colored head topped the deep brown/black liquid. The crown faded rather quickly to a thick ring of froth. Sheets of lacing initially coated the glass with every sip. Later, the lacing dissipated to some spotty drips.

Roasted malts and a crisp, smooth, lager-like yeasty quality came through in the aroma. Sweet, chocolatey notes, which reminded me a lot of Hershey's Chocolate Syrup, appeared as well. Not a super complex nose, but pleasant. With time, the vanilla came out in full force. Incredibly fresh and intense, like whole vanilla beans. Some brown sugar sweetness was also noticeable.

The flavor profile unfortunately lacked the intensity and the smoothness of the aroma. Lots of deep, dark, roasted malts up front. Hefty amount of char. Some astringent woodiness in the center. Touch of brown sugar-like sweetness. Subtle vanilla notes appeared on the back end and in the finish. Hints of bourbon. A bit of alcohol heat was detectible but, at 10% ABV, it was quite well buried. As the beer continued to warm, the vanilla flavor became more apparent.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied for the style. Creamy, smooth and slick but slightly thin for the style. The liquid contained a moderate amount of carbonation.

After tasting and reviewing all four variants of Jack's Abby's Framinghammer Baltic Porter, it seemed that this beer fell somewhere in the middle of the pack. While it lacked the charred, astringency of Framinghammer and the booziness of Bourbon Barrel Aged Framinghammer, the vanilla did not "wow" me like the coffee flavor did in the Barismo Coffee version.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 02:02:44 | More by Damian
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DanGeo

Michigan

4/5  rDev -8.5%

07-21-2014 02:07:46 | More by DanGeo
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Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged With Vanilla Beans from Jack's Abby Brewing
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