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Coffee Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing

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494 Ratings
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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.62%
Wants: 163
Gots: 97 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

jjdc, 40 minutes ago
Photo of Wayne17
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%

Wayne17, Yesterday at 05:11 AM
Photo of WunderLlama
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, Yesterday at 03:31 AM
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

krl2112, Yesterday at 01:08 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

MenardMa, Yesterday at 01:06 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Whimpers, Thursday at 09:04 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Matt_Ortiz, Wednesday at 06:52 PM
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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%

SenatorSpaceman, Oct 18, 2014
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2/5  rDev -53.8%

Filabee, Oct 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Rimbimhoot, Oct 16, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -5.3%

TechBrew, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

smartassboiler, Oct 15, 2014
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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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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

MNBeerGeek, Oct 14, 2014
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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
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4.56/5  rDev +5.3%

Nuggetz, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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

firstlighthiker, Oct 13, 2014
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Coffee Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.