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Coffee Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing

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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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Ratings: 494 | Reviews: 47 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Treyliff, Mar 25, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

1 pt .09 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel Tulip style glass. Liquid comes out a fairly dark brown color with lighter brown and reddish highlights. Beige to tan colored head head with small and medium sized bubbles, sticks around a little bit but fades awy after a little while; leaves a little bit of a ring around the edge with a couple of the larger bubbles sticking around. A little bit of lacing, not a ton, but a little bit. Good looking beer.

Smell is pretty straight forward and good. Fresh medium roasted coffee beans and grinds. There's also some milk chocolate but less lactose (like a Nesquick or Yoohoo), some oakey vanilla, and sweet bourbon. Little bit of heat tickles your nose.

Taste is a step up, everything except the heat is a little stronger than the nose. Coffee still very present, almost like a slightly stronger roasted medium blend or an espresso shot added to a cup of coffee. Same semi-sweet chocolate/coco/mocha flavors as mentioned above as well. Burned sugar and charred butterscotch and brown sugar. Vanilla not quite as strong in the smell, but slightly present. More like bourbon smoked wood so there's some slightly outdoorsy/earthy flavors. Not quite as hot as I would have anticipated, everything meshes really nicely.

Mouthfeel is good, full bodied but not too heavy. Light to moderate carbonation level that leaves it fairly refreshing, especially for a barrel aged beer. Pretty smooth with a warm but not too hot bite at the end. The 10% is very well hidden, this is an incredibly drinkable beer. Designed to be a sipper, but if you're not careful, this is going to go really quickly. Another nice job by Jack's Abby. They know what they're doing on all aspects.

AndyAvalanche, Mar 18, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16.9oz bottle purchased as a single from Adams Hometown Market, Monson, MA.

Poured into a DFH snifter, formed a 1/2" dark brown head over the opaque dark brown/black brew. Frothy head fizzes away ever so slowly, with chunky slow-falling lace. Aroma is roasty dark grains with coffee and fruitiness.

Taste is dark maltiness to start, a touch of dark fruits in the middle, and coffee and alcohol to the close. Slight numbing after swallow. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth, and drinkability is easy. Comes together nicely.

ppoitras, Mar 18, 2014
Coffee Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.