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Coffee Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Coffee Barrel-Aged Framinghammer
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460 Ratings
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Ratings: 460
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.62%
Wants: 161
Gots: 90 | 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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Ratings: 460 | Reviews: 42 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

kjkinsey, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

ldhughes3, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of maximum12
3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

maximum12, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Chingringo
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Chingringo, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of JCam9981
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

JCam9981, Mar 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Thishops4u, Mar 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

J-Bonestradamus, Mar 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

coldmeat23, Mar 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

ygtbsm94, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

hilgart1, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

judkinst, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

anticipation23, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

RAKeeler, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Knapp85, Mar 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

MichPaul, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

kdivers, Mar 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Gushue3, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of jageraholic
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

jageraholic, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

CTJman, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

brother_kenneth, Mar 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

kevgod, Mar 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

SenorEsteban, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of Jwale73
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage. 500ml bottle served in a tulip at 49 degrees. Pours darker than cola with a frothy, two-inch, khaki-colored head. Some lacing, but weak legs. Incredible nose - roasted coffee, bourbon, vanilla and toffee notes. Taste follows nose, but is not as rich and bold as anticipated. That said, everything coalesces together nicely without one aspect being too assertive. There's also a thread of milk chocolate that also weaves its way into the flavor profile and finishes with a robust, roasted coffee character. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a pleasant, even carbonation; however, the overall representation comes off a bit thin. One of my favorite styles, and this beer really holds its own. Not only one of the better Baltic Porters out there, but also one of the better coffee-based beers as well.

Jwale73, Mar 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

berkshire413, Mar 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Flowsauthentic, Mar 05, 2014
Coffee Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.