1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Coffee Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing

Not Rated.
Coffee Barrel-Aged Framinghammer
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

449 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 449
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.62%
Wants: 159
Gots: 85 | FT: 24
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 449 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TimBeaulieu
5/5  rDev +15.5%

TimBeaulieu, May 15, 2014
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Cloaked_Phantom, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of oline73
5/5  rDev +15.5%

oline73, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of pfhanlon
5/5  rDev +15.5%

pfhanlon, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of velcrogrip
5/5  rDev +15.5%

velcrogrip, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of JReites
5/5  rDev +15.5%

JReites, May 27, 2013
Photo of mmmaaattt
5/5  rDev +15.5%

mmmaaattt, May 14, 2013
Photo of irv2424
5/5  rDev +15.5%

irv2424, May 08, 2013
Photo of TonyJ815
5/5  rDev +15.5%

TonyJ815, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of DonFrap
5/5  rDev +15.5%

DonFrap, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of ferrettman687
5/5  rDev +15.5%

ferrettman687, May 08, 2013
Photo of Pwbres
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Pwbres, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of MalKen
5/5  rDev +15.5%

MalKen, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of BarrelAgedBrian
5/5  rDev +15.5%

BarrelAgedBrian, May 06, 2013
Photo of vonnerbeer
5/5  rDev +15.5%

vonnerbeer, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of UT-Alex
5/5  rDev +15.5%

UT-Alex, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of MPPHISH
4.88/5  rDev +12.7%

MPPHISH, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Dope
4.8/5  rDev +10.9%

Bottled March 2013 but just released last week.

A: Pitch black pour with a large, dense medium brown head. Head fades away slowly and with great retention. Solid walls of lacing too.

S: Lots and lots of fresh roasted coffee. Mild char and some dark fruits mix in nicely. Mild bourbon hiding behind the coffee with some caramel, burnt sugar and a hint of oak.

T: Oh yeah, this is nice. Coffee is more subdued here and the bourbon stands out a little more. Wow. Wonderful coffee flavor, one of the best in a beer I've ever had. Silky dark chocolate joins it with hints of char. Caramel and burnt sugar sweeten it up and just a dash of dark fruits. Smooth throughout. A little vanilla kicks in in the middle. Coffee turns a little sharper in the finish with just a slight acrid edge and a brief booze hit from the bourbon. Lingering burnt sugar and oak in the finish. Masterful. I originally scored this a 4.75 but after finishing the bottle I upgraded to a 5. I just can't find any flaws, it was a dream to drink and I'm literally sad that the bottle is gone now. How can you ask for anything more?

M: Fairly heavy, silky smooth and decadent. Wonderful.

O: Wow, I thought the regular bourbon barrel version was amazing. This is somehow even better. Coffee is delicious and a wonderful additional layer of complexity. Yet, not overpowering like so many coffee beers. Despite being so fresh, flavors are very well integrated and complementary. Taste is smooth and mellow despite the strong flavors and goes down so easily. One of the best beers I've had in quite a while. I can't find any real flaws.

Dope, May 09, 2013
Photo of Phished880
4.79/5  rDev +10.6%

Phished880, Saturday at 01:30 AM
Photo of alaimoa
4.79/5  rDev +10.6%

Bottle from brewery that is barrel aged coffee but mysteriously doesn't say it on the bottle.
A: jet black fully opaque with half a glass of mocha head that has a lengthy staying power of about 3 minutes
S: bourbon toffee, brown sugar, roasted coffee beans. One of the most pleasant smelling BA coffee stouts
T: bourbon right out of the gate leading into a sweet coffee and molasses combo and some boozy heat in the finish
M: bit thin on the palate but can't complain too much because fairly smooth from start to finish

alaimoa, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of csustar001
4.76/5  rDev +9.9%

csustar001, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of JakerLou
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

JakerLou, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of StuporJew
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

StuporJew, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of rjm0715
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

rjm0715, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of jeff_mc33
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

jeff_mc33, Apr 06, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Coffee Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.