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Coffee Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Ratings: 532
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.62%
Wants: 162
Gots: 110 | FT: 28
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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Reviews by pmarlowe:
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4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 batch. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a very dark brown color with a half finger of light, foamy tan colored head. Good retention, with a thick, large-bubbled collar of head with some streaks and dots of lacing.

S: Rich, dark roasty coffee up front. Delicious. A touch of dark chocolate bar, vanilla, cinnamon, and graham cracker.

T: Coffee is again up front, along with the melted dark chocolate, cinnamon, finishing mostly dry and a touch on the watery side. A little bit of an alcohol bite, esp. as it warms.

M: Medium-light body and carbonation.

O: In both the taste and aroma, the coffee is the dominant flavor. Everything else takes a back seat, which means this isn’t as balanced or complex as it could be. This is more like a delicious coffee porter sans the barrel aging.

pmarlowe, Feb 24, 2014
More User Reviews:
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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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Coffee Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
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