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Coffee Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Ratings: 500
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.62%
Wants: 162
Gots: 98 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

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
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

devilfluff, Today at 01:13 AM
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4.95/5  rDev +14.3%

tkdchampxi, Yesterday at 11:04 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

EricTKole, Tuesday at 06:19 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

seanwhite, Monday at 02:53 AM
Photo of Florida9
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very dark shade of brown. Not quite black in color. Still a bit translucent around the edges. Forms a smallish darker tan colored head that fades away fairly quickly leaving just a trace around the edge. Minimal lacing. Aroma is wonderfully potent: coffee, espresso, dark fruits, dark chocolate, and alcohol. Taste is also pleasant, but falls off a little. Again, there is coffee and dark chocolate along with a moderately sweet dark fruits and a rich maltiness. But the flavor seems somewhat thin, presumably from the alcohol. On the heavier side of medium. Lower carbonation. Mild bitterness. Overall, a very nice beer. Complex yet drinkable. A great complement to a chocolate-centric desert.

Florida9, Monday at 01:50 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

JasonHaviland, Sunday at 09:38 PM
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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

jjdc, Sunday at 02:31 AM
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4.2/5  rDev -3%

Wayne17, Saturday at 05:11 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

500ml bottle poured into a snifter

Pours a deep dark chocolate brown with thick one finger taupe foam head . quickly settles into a thin taupe layer of bubbles. No lacings

Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, raisins, coffee, roast malt and oak

Taste of coffee and chocolate on the tip of the tongue. Alcohol on the back of the tongue but not overbearing. Black coffee finish.

Velvety smooth, low carbonation. Sip and savor.

Another excellent baltic porter from jácks abby. I'll definitely buy more and store in my beer fridge. I suggest you do the same.

WunderLlama, Oct 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

djbrown13, Oct 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

krl2112, Oct 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Whimpers, Oct 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Matt_Ortiz, Oct 22, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

campfirebrew, Oct 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

SteveB24, Oct 19, 2014
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4.77/5  rDev +10.2%

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2/5  rDev -53.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.1/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

BAsbill, Oct 15, 2014
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, Oct 15, 2014
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Coffee Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
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