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Vanilla Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing

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587 Ratings
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Ratings: 587
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 206
Gots: 133 | FT: 36
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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3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A liter bottle purchased direct from the brewery and then consumed the next day.

Pours opaque black with a small brown head. Smells aggressively of bourbon. Even as it warms, and even after several sips, no especial vanilla nodes are present.

Tastes a bit smoother and more complex. Bourbon starts things off, moving into a middle of burny chocolate, finishing on fiery porter barley.

It's good, yeah, but not quite what I was hoping for--the whiskey and alcohol nodes override everything else and the vanilla is barely noticeable. I'm going to let the other bottles age a while in the hopes that they mellow out.

mynie, Nov 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

runner72, Nov 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

LeeEvolved, Nov 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

braican, Nov 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Freehouse, Nov 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

luvtotri140, Nov 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

BostonPhilly, Nov 08, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +4.4%

Colosdog, Nov 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

dkw0063, Nov 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

mklisz, Nov 06, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ken_P, Nov 05, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev -4.8%

dangelop, Nov 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

2Xmd, Nov 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

devilfluff, Nov 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Los1324, Nov 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

srandycarter, Nov 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Nick_isthatstillcool, Nov 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Notes from 10/30/14

A - One finger of dense chocolate milk colored head. Deep black/brown body. Good lacing. Head dissipates rather quickly.

S - Same as the base Framinghammer, but with slightly more vanilla notes and zero booze. As it warms there's a hell of a lot more vanilla.

T - Wow. Tons of vanilla throughout. No booze at all. The deep chocolate ice cream flavors come through big in the finish. Very little bitterness or coffee notes. As it warms, more of the Framinghammer comes out and the vanilla takes a major role in the finish.

M - Silky. Low carbonation.

O - A lot more distinctive than the coffee variant and more bold than the all three variants.

AirBob, Nov 02, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -2.1%

Wowcoolman, Nov 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

linnymtu, Nov 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

TheOakKing, Nov 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

cannabispinoy, Oct 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

tjmackie, Oct 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

MikeCactusGordon, Oct 30, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev -4.8%

braingonewrong, Oct 30, 2014
Vanilla Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.