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Coffee Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Coffee Barrel-Aged Framinghammer
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435 Ratings
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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.62%
Wants: 156
Gots: 82 | 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)
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev -12%

Appearance: Like the other Framinghammers, an impressive bubble show and appearance; dark brown with a couple of inches of tan foam

Smell: A rather odd aroma, certainly filled with coffee but also rather ashy

Taste: Milk coffee forward, with some chocolate and smoke building in the middle; some Bourbon influence, after the swallow, but the finish moves in a sweeter, brown sugar direction

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy, with moderate carbonation; a bit of a burn in the gullet from the ABV

Overall: To my surprise, the Vanilla Framinghammer was my favorite by a country mile; I had high hopes here but this one just is a bit too sharp in its contrasts for my palate

Thanks, mj0126, for the opportunity

06-07-2014 02:10:31 | More by brentk56
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jageraholic

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -9.9%

A: served into a snifter. Nive dark brown color. Lets some light through around the edges. Half inch of tanish head dissapates to a nice ring around the glass with a few bubble patterns floating in the middle. Lacing always drops back down to the ring. Doesnt stick.

S: gave it some time to warm up. Alcohol funneling to the nose. Roastiness and dark chocolate in the distance. When this was fresh out of the fridge it was very coffee forward, but it mellows out.

T: when cold, coffee forward with chocolate and roastiness in the background, but now that it warmed i like it better. Smooth coffee flavor with a good mix of chocolate and a little vanilla in the background. Alcohol and bitter chocolate in the aftertaste.

M: lighter on the tongue than i would have imagined. Roastiness and microbubbles tingle on the tongue a little. Coats the mouth nice. Very smooth. Great finish.

O: Great beer. Love the body on the beer. Strong flavors that might mellow out with some age. Alcohol on the nose is a bit much. Thankfully doesnt translate to the taste very much. Still think i like the original framinghammer the best.

03-08-2014 18:12:51 | More by jageraholic
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev -8.8%

Just finished a fantastic beer received from mjg0725, so I had to go for another to try to keep the winning streak alive. 500ML bottle split with my coffee-addicted wife.

The pour hits the right shade of black, with just a hint of Van Helsing around the edges. Nose is light. I'd have guessed this was just light roast if I hadn't seen the label, pretty subdued, to go along with flakes of sweet malt.

Coffee Framinghammer has some serious barista roots. Coffee kicks it up in there, but puts down the cappachine & back away to let the beer breathe. Great sweetness cuts into the roast (must be the shady sugar), aided by a trapdoor of chocolate, vanilla, & a surprising lilt of bitterness for a finale. Tastes...deep. Ridiculously rich. Couldn't be sucking this down faster if I had a near-fatal caffeine withdrawal headache coming on.

Didn't believe the Framinghammer hype. I have another variant & if that one is this good, I'll be a full-blown Believer. Excellent beer.

03-15-2014 02:55:35 | More by maximum12
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -7.9%

Looks like Framinghammer (no surprise) - dark with ruby highlights, fine tan/brown cap, lacing. Lots of coconut in the aroma, some roast and coffee, chocolate and malt, slight alcohol. Less coconut in the flavour, moderate bitterness with cocoa and malt, alcohol and chocolate, mild coffee and roast, balanced sweetness. Nice texture, creamy and smooth, moderate carbonation and full bodied, a little warmer than regular Framinghammer. Quite good, but the coconut in the aroma was turned up a little high in the balance.

03-02-2014 00:52:34 | More by DrJay
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DanGeo

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-19-2014 03:25:34 | More by DanGeo
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.6%

09-02-2014 01:53:58 | More by warnerry
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mctizzz

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-22-2014 21:38:34 | More by mctizzz
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-23-2014 01:32:13 | More by Cynic-ale
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doremite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-28-2014 02:47:48 | More by doremite
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roostor07

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.6%

05-01-2014 20:38:52 | More by roostor07
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Photekut

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -7.6%

06-29-2013 01:43:13 | More by Photekut
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jloomis

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-18-2014 00:56:26 | More by jloomis
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-07-2014 15:15:28 | More by Kegatron
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richj1970

Alabama

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-25-2014 21:54:00 | More by richj1970
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

Poured into a snifter

A- pours very dark brown, nearly opaque, with a small sudsy & bubbly light-tan head that reduces to bubbles around the rim, no lace with a few legs left behind

S- lots of sweet chocolaty notes up front with a compliment of toasted coconut. brown sugar, molasses, bourbon, oaky vanilla and a shot of hazelnut espresso

T- lightly roasty, brown sugar flavors mix with a licorice-like sweetness with notes of silky oats and oaky barrel juice, alcohol on the finish with lingers of coffee, bourbon and molasses

M- medium body with low carbonation produces a crisp mouthfeel with a smooth finish, light warmth on the linger, high drinkability for 10%

O- the aroma was more impressive than the taste, but overall very good. I didn’t pick up as much coffee as expected, rather more sweetness that bitterness

03-25-2014 01:36:32 | More by Treyliff
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rowbow

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

06-06-2014 17:11:24 | More by rowbow
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-30-2014 20:23:01 | More by TheSamKuehn
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-13-2014 07:24:28 | More by largadeer
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wesside89

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-27-2014 04:43:55 | More by wesside89
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1424IpA

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-02-2014 05:50:12 | More by 1424IpA
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-30-2014 17:37:38 | More by BGsWo22
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claspada

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-01-2014 23:38:30 | More by claspada
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-18-2014 12:43:16 | More by ThatsThatDude
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Dasein11

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-25-2014 15:03:35 | More by Dasein11
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-09-2014 19:35:22 | More by anticipation23
Coffee Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.