Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged With Vanilla Beans - Jack's Abby Brewing
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4.18/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
500ml bottle poured into snifter. Thanks to Pidzik12. Bottled March 2013. Reviewed from notes.
A: Pours a very dark brown, near black, with almost no head. A very thin short lived dark brown film faded quickly into a bubbly scum leaving faint spotty lace down the glass.
S: The nose is full of creamy vanilla mixed with smooth bourbon barrel notes and rich chocolate milkshake.
T: Follows the nose but with a bit more bourbon and a bit less vanilla. Vanilla up front with a touch of caramel and toffee following. The finish has some lightly bitter chocolate, and there’s a warming and spicy bourbon aftertaste. Tastes like a bourbon vanilla chocolate spice milkshake. Faint nuttiness, faint leather. Very delicious.
M: Full body, sticky smooth mouthfeel, thick and slick, with low fuzzy carbonation and a low alcohol burn.
O: Deliciously integrated, still has a decent bourbon bite to it though. Really good, especially for porter. Thanks again Paul!
Serving type: bottle
05-30-2014 03:16:15 | More by scottfrie
4.26/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Opened this up with some good buddies over a game of Settlers of Catan. A great past-time of ours. Glad to be back at it now that we've all graduated. Poured a few ounces from the bottle into a Voodoo Barrel Room tasting snifter.
A- Looks like an imperial stout. A small mocha head disappears into oblivion before 30 seconds have passed. Deep, dark color with a little light getting through on the edges. Not much lacing, but that is to be expected on a beer such as this.
S- Mostly getting chocolate with some roasted malt. Also, brown sugar. There is certainly some vanilla, though not the same as vanilla beans. More like tannins from the barrel. Understated bourbon adds to the mix. A delightful aroma, though it leaves me wanting for more vanilla. Still quite delicious.
T- Just about the same as the nose. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, brown sugar, faint bourbon and vanilla sweetness that balance out the other flavors wonderfully. Faint alcohol flavors are actually quite welcome here. Not harsh at all, but blend well with the overall smoothness of the beer. Excellent.
M- Great body on this beer. Medium-full with low carbonation. Velvety smooth with an enjoyable warmth from the alcohol. Coats the palate with great, rich flavors.
O- Great beer. As mentioned above, I only wish that it had delivered more vanilla flavors, as I think that would have taken this beer to the next level. Still, it's a phenomenal brew, and is right up there with the top BA imperial stouts/porters.
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2014 03:58:43 | More by jbwimer
4.35/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: pitch black maybe with a touch of brown on the very edges. a half finger of a tan head that when poured aggressively. fades to a small lacing. completely dark and opaque.
Smell: lots of vanilla, some bourbon, brown sugar, very small porter/stout notes peak through.
Taste: lots of vanilla up front. some bourbon and alcohol come in behind. some dark fruit and brown sugar. ends with a slight roasty and coffee/chocolate note.
Mouthfeel: heavy, sticky and some strong slightly astringent and warming alcohol.
Overall: great barrel aged beer. good vanilla character and lots of other flavors coming through. I think its just a notch below the regular barrel aged framinghammer but still great.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2014 02:01:41 | More by SportsandJorts
4.53/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.
Pours out a dark, glossy black, with a quarter inch head, and no lacing.
Smells like rich dark chocolate, dark roasted malt, and creamy vanilla
I could've thought this was a chocolate and vanilla variant, but it was just a vanilla one. Unbelievably smooth vanilla beans and chocolate, creamy and nice, with some chocolate, roasted malt, and a bit of oak. Very smooth, the smoothest variant that I tried tonight.
Medium bodied, slightly sticky. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel. Very low carbonation.
An amazing variant, great vanilla flavor.
Serving type: on-tap
05-17-2014 21:59:15 | More by GreesyFizeek
Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged With Vanilla Beans from Jack's Abby Brewing
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