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Coffee Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.62%
Wants: 163
Gots: 96 | FT: 26
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Big, bold, black and barrel aged. A length conditioning period in bourbon barrels creates a silky smooth chocolatey mouth feel enhanced by the use of oats and brown sugar. Noticeable sweetness gets balanced by roasted malt and hop bitterness. Additional flavors include bourbon, vanilla, and oak.

55 IBU

(Beer added by: Auror on 05-06-2013)
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Photo of Stevedore
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into an unlabeled snifter 6/2/2014.

A- Pours a dark cola brown body with a surprisingly thick two finger mocha head with a good retention time; eventually slipping into a medium collar with some staying power. Not much lacing.

S- Roast malt, tons of milk chocolate, black coffee, cocoa. Very good, a bit light on the coffee but I'm enjoying the surprisingly strong milk chocolate aspect; it even smells a bit spiced up with vanilla or something similar.

F- Chocolate ice cream with vanilla in the background (not even sure where this is coming from), black coffee bitterness, cocoa, milk chocolate, roast malt, even slightly nutty. This is a delicious brew that has a lot going on, though the coffee seems to take a big backseat to the base beer's chocolate notes.

M- Medium bodied, smooth and silky. Good carbonation. It's definitely a hefty sipper with a slight alcohol burn and a bitter black coffee finish.

O- Outstanding baltic porter. It was surprising that it tasted more like chocolate ice cream than it did coffee, which acted in more of a supporting manner. So, it didn't meet initial expectations (since you know, everyone likes to dump tons of coffee in their porters/stouts) but it exceeded overall expectations in that it is a very tasty beer. I'd love to explore more of the offerings in the Framinghammer series.

Edit: apparently this is barrel-aged according to the fine BA who sent this to me. It's now much less surprising that there was an oaky vanilla flavour along with the sweet chocolate ice cream aspects and subtle heat (presumably from the whiskey).

Stevedore, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of SteveB24
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

SteveB24, Yesterday at 02:41 AM
Photo of Filabee
2/5  rDev -53.8%

Filabee, Friday at 12:32 PM
Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Rimbimhoot, Thursday at 05:17 AM
Photo of TechBrew
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%

TechBrew, Wednesday at 08:34 PM
Photo of BAsbill
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

BAsbill, Wednesday at 03:32 AM
Photo of Chico1985
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have had this a few times now. Thanks, as usual, to Cam.

Just about black pour with a beige head. Scent is pretty nice with strong bourbon barrel, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, spicy oak. Taste is even more of a bourbon bomb, lots of flavorful bourbon spice and oak barrel, coffee is a little more subtle here but it is nice and of quality as well. Chocolate, some roasted malt, nutty and bready malts, vanilla also prevalent. Maintains the porter feel, not very hefty or thick by any means. Somewhat hot with alcohol with medium-low carbonation.

Good coffee. Good porter. Lots of good bourbon. A little harsh.

Chico1985, Wednesday at 12:56 AM
Photo of MNBeerGeek
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

MNBeerGeek, Tuesday at 04:16 PM
Photo of Shaggy9356
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Shaggy9356, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of dar482
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%

The beer comes in a dark black color with tinges of brown in the light.

The aroma offers dark chocolate, woody and earthy notes, oak, a bit of molasses, roasted malt.

On the flavor, there's a dark chocolate in the front, then onto some milk chocolate. There's a strong oak flavor in the middle that balances out the beer. Then onto a touch of bourbon, vanilla, molasses, and roasted malt and a medium roasted coffee on the back.

The coffee does not really shine through on this compared to the base, but still a fine fine brew.

dar482, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of Nuggetz
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%

Nuggetz, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of Hendry
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Hendry, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of firstlighthiker
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%

firstlighthiker, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of AirBob
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

A - Two fingers of bubbly light brown head which quickly dissipates. Thick, black body. Great lacing.

S - Sweet booze. Dark choclate. Some mild roasted coffee bean. Rich chocolate ice cream. A little more bourbon as it warms.

T - Milk chocolate shifts to mocha. Then some lightly roasted coffee and a little bourbon. Coffee ground bitterness in the finish. More coffee and way more booze as it warms.

M - Slick and heavy, but not too cloying A little sticky in the finish. Definitely a sipper. A little numbing as it warms.

O - Another great variant. Harshest of the variants that I've tried. Gets super boozy as it warms.

AirBob, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of utopiajane
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out lush and lovely with a thick head of tan foam that lasts long enough for 10% and leaves a cluster of bubbles on top and some lace. Black.

Nose is a bit of chocolate and some coffee. I was expecting a lot more coffee from the nose. Scents of the bourbon barrel and a some earthiness from malt. A bit of brown sugar. Touch of brown bread.

This one is a bit thicker int he mouthfeel than the vanilla. It is full. It has a nice soft chocolatey flavor that is enhanced by coffee and bourbon. Breaddy and with some cold coffee to come forward. Silky and a bit of creaminess lend this beer a long lasting palate with not too much bitterness. A flourish of alcohol dryness and bitterness from roast in the finish. This one is not as sweet as the vanilla after all and that gives it a more unique character as you drink. . Warming in the swallow and that is the first hint of alcohol.

utopiajane, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

fthegiants, Oct 11, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +0.7%

dangelop, Oct 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

MasterPenguins, Oct 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

deonreds, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

mrcotter, Oct 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Hootie159, Oct 03, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

costanzo_mike, Oct 03, 2014
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Coffee Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.