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Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged With Barismo Coffee - Jack's Abby Brewing

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292 Ratings
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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.27%
Wants: 155
Gots: 84 | 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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UCLABrewN84

California

4.19/5  rDev -4.8%

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, coffee bean, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, coffee, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice mix of coffee and bourbon aspects all around.

04-28-2014 18:41:53 | More by UCLABrewN84
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-03-2014 19:59:39 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

06-08-2014 12:50:39 | More by acurtis
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zestar

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-17-2013 08:23:26 | More by zestar
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

03-24-2014 02:36:49 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

04-27-2014 18:51:07 | More by spycow
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

01-13-2014 07:24:28 | More by largadeer
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

02-24-2014 05:02:37 | More by SocalKicks
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.31/5  rDev -2%

Thanks again to Ryan for sharing this one. Served in a snifter.

A - Looks the same as the others more or less.

S - Coffee, vanilla, coconut, roasted malts, marshmallow, and oddly enough there's more bourbon here compared to the other versions. Coffee is well-integrated, and doesn't overwhelm like the vanilla does.

T - The taste has lots of roast, with some coffee, but more in the way of espresso bitterness, smoke, and charred oak. Reminds me a lot of the regular version, as the coffee integrates well with the pre-existing flavor profile.

M - Similar feel to the other variants, although the coffee and vanilla versions were a bit more tannic than the regular versions, presumably from the adjuncts. Still quite smooth in texture, with light residual stickiness and no obvious alcohol.

D - Good stuff, although I think this may be my least favorite of the three variants. Still, it's a delicious beer that I'd happily drink again at any opportunity in the future. Perhaps a bit more coffee would bump this up to world-class.

06-26-2013 00:17:27 | More by MasterSki
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%

Split with rudzud.

Decent creamy dark head hits almost 1 finger and fades at a med pace, some lacing pitch black beer.

Nose wow, ridiculous coffee, it's like fresh ground espresso bean, nice roast, fresh coffee, no booze, plenty more dark choc, nice vanilla oak barrel, all the base beer with loads of coffee in top.

Taste is nice but a bit boozy, again base beer with lots of coffee, but the booze kicks in quite a bit, lots of bitterness too, tons of fresh coffee grinds but almost like chewy on coffee grinds with roast and bitter coffee, but not burnt. Plenty more dark choc, bitter dark choc, light creamy choc, just a bit of barrel that gets drowned by coffee. Finish is long bitter coffee, earthy coffee grinds, light roasted flavors from the coffee, more bitter dark choc lingering.

Mouth is same as the other beers.

Overall great nose but that same crazy coffee grinds overpowers the flavors and gets a bit too bitter, booze is a bit strong, and the coffee drowns the other flavors too much, but I'm still nitpicking at a great beer.

05-17-2013 07:05:46 | More by jlindros
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oline73

Maryland

5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-19-2013 03:15:24 | More by oline73
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mdfb79

New York

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%

From 06/02/13 notes. Got to try this side by side with the normal BA and BA Vanilla versions. All 2013 vintage, 0.5L bottles, poured into taster glasses.

a - Pours a deep mahogany brown, almost black color, with one inch of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident. All 3 variations look exactly the same, pretty nice.

s - Smells of great fresh coffee, coffee grings, milk chocolate, roasted malts, sweet bourbon, caramel malts, oak, and toasted malts. While the normal version has a little coffee to it, this one has a ton in the nose, very fresh and up front. Love it, better than the normal BA version.

t - Tastes of fresh coffee, espresso, milk chocolate, vanilla, cream, cocoa, roasted malts, bourbon, coffee grinds, oak, coffee, and toasted malts. Again, like the normal BA version but less chocolate and a lot more awesome coffee.

m - Medium to full body and low carbonation. Smooth and creamy, with no real heat. Very easy to drink for 10% ABV.

o - Overall I really liked this one; I liked it more than the normal BA version, though not as much as the vanilla one. Tons of fresh coffe in both the nose and taste, a great coffee porter that continues to improve on a great beer. Would highly recommend checking out.

06-03-2013 14:45:04 | More by mdfb79
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-20-2013 18:09:20 | More by mendvicdog
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev -6.6%

Good, thick head that settles slowly, leaving many chunky spots. Deep dark brown where no light shines through.

Strong dark cocoa aroma with a bit of chalkiness. A touch alcohol as well.

Very rich body and flavor. Complicated malts of chocolate and some black patent, giving a definitive coffee flavor. Lots of alcohol warmth. This is particularly notable in the aftertaste. Light on the carbonation.

03-01-2014 03:51:54 | More by smcolw
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

04-22-2014 06:46:31 | More by MarkyMOD
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-26-2013 22:20:24 | More by imperialking
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-19-2013 06:10:20 | More by oriolesfan4
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

07-09-2014 12:33:25 | More by yourefragile
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev -2%

I brought the whole 2012 set to our monthly tasting.

A - Pours pitch black with a nice one finger tall tan head, slowly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small streaks of lace down the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of strong coffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak, coconut, chocolate and smokey dark malt. The coffee is quite strong while still being balanced with the other aromas, very nice work.

T - Starts off with the strong fresh brewed coffee slowly being joined by some mild sweetness, - mainly the chocolate and vanilla - toasted coconut, smoked malt and warming woody bourbon. Finish is pretty roasty with some mild sweetness, lingering long after the finish. Not as well balanced as the nose but still really nice.

M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, roasty feel with some nice sweetness to even it all out. A bit of tannins and very light booze dry the palate at the end of each sip.

O - This was probably my favorite of the three, just barely beating out the vanilla. The coffee really accentuated the base flavors and yet it remained easy to consume. Glad I could try this one and share it with everyone.

10-28-2013 04:29:58 | More by orangesol
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duceswild

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-23-2013 13:36:13 | More by duceswild
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-23-2013 01:06:04 | More by Gonzoillini
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rab53

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +8%

09-28-2013 07:02:30 | More by rab53
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +8%

02-17-2014 06:47:56 | More by Kelp
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billab914

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-14-2014 00:38:14 | More by billab914
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8%

05-18-2014 23:29:37 | More by PEIhop
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Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged With Barismo Coffee from Jack's Abby Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.