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

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BA SCORE
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283 Ratings
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.5%
Wants: 157
Gots: 82 | FT: 29
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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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-27-2013 03:20:33 | More by marine1975
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Florida

5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-27-2013 01:57:21 | More by JReites
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-26-2013 18:49:05 | More by jampics2
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CarolinaKevin

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

05-26-2013 17:03:23 | More by CarolinaKevin
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CharlatanSin

Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to tehzachatak for hooking me up with a bottle! Poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a dark, robust brown with a big and persistent tan head which leaves lots of lacing. Gorgeous.

S: Amazing. Fresh dark coffee first and foremost, followed by dark chocolate. A bit of charred brown sugar and a little bourbon.

T/M: Coffee again dominates, and it's excellent -- glad I didn't age this one. Roasty but not bitter. Malty chocolate is powerful, too. A little woody and vanilla bourbon flavor that's more pronounced as it warms. Some dark fruit comes out as it warms, too, which actually doesn't compliment the coffee all that well. A little booze burn. Mouthfeel is close to perfect. Silken, slick and very thick.

O: One of the best coffee aromas/flavors I've ever had in a beer, but it seems like a slight mismatch with the base beer (though the base beer is outstanding, don't get me wrong). I rank it a little behind Bourbon County Coffee overall. But still excellent.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 13:18:34 | More by CharlatanSin
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mre0683

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8%

05-23-2013 00:47:42 | More by mre0683
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lucas1801

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-22-2013 10:16:37 | More by lucas1801
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BobZ

Massachusetts

4.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz Bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Like the standard BA Framinghammer. Again, rich, dark, brown with a frothy tan head that actually hangs around for a bit.

Smell: The coffee is forward with the bourbon lurking just underneath, again chocolate.

Taste: Rich coffee which actually takes some of the heat out of the standard BA Framinghammer, all on a very good way. The roast and mocha flavors really balance this beer well. Strong, strong mocha all with the vanilla and oak from the barrel. Again, as it warms the mocha flavor intensifies.

Mouthfeel: Excellent body, and very, very, smooth.

Overall: I really like the BA Framinghammer but I liked this offering even more. Incredible coffee porter!

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 01:07:07 | More by BobZ
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nesarebad

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8%

05-17-2013 20:39:08 | More by nesarebad
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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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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Mattys21

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8%

05-09-2013 10:55:57 | More by Mattys21
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Bottled March 2013 but just released last week.

A: Pitch black pour with a large, dense medium brown head. Head fades away slowly and with great retention. Solid walls of lacing too.

S: Lots and lots of fresh roasted coffee. Mild char and some dark fruits mix in nicely. Mild bourbon hiding behind the coffee with some caramel, burnt sugar and a hint of oak.

T: Oh yeah, this is nice. Coffee is more subdued here and the bourbon stands out a little more. Wow. Wonderful coffee flavor, one of the best in a beer I've ever had. Silky dark chocolate joins it with hints of char. Caramel and burnt sugar sweeten it up and just a dash of dark fruits. Smooth throughout. A little vanilla kicks in in the middle. Coffee turns a little sharper in the finish with just a slight acrid edge and a brief booze hit from the bourbon. Lingering burnt sugar and oak in the finish. Masterful. I originally scored this a 4.75 but after finishing the bottle I upgraded to a 5. I just can't find any flaws, it was a dream to drink and I'm literally sad that the bottle is gone now. How can you ask for anything more?

M: Fairly heavy, silky smooth and decadent. Wonderful.

O: Wow, I thought the regular bourbon barrel version was amazing. This is somehow even better. Coffee is delicious and a wonderful additional layer of complexity. Yet, not overpowering like so many coffee beers. Despite being so fresh, flavors are very well integrated and complementary. Taste is smooth and mellow despite the strong flavors and goes down so easily. One of the best beers I've had in quite a while. I can't find any real flaws.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 03:41:17 | More by Dope
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

05-08-2013 21:55:39 | More by Mbrown44
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irv2424

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Gunboat82

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8%

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-08-2013 00:31:34 | More by ferrettman687
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

05-07-2013 23:35:18 | More by Gatch
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a deep dark black brown hue with a nice quarter inch mocha head that fades to leave a thin wispy blanket and light lacing.

S - Gaaah! Aromas just explode. Coffee to the Max, rich freshly roasted and ground coffee. So so deliciously smelling. Lots of dark chocolate notes, faint Bourbon, soft malts. Super balanced.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with very nice dark chocolate, sweet malts, caramel, bitter roast, nice ground coffee. Just incredible. Like the vanilla though there is a fair amount of booze.

M - Mouthfeel is good, nice and smooth but relatively boozy..

O - Overall this was a solid beer, but as good as some of the notes are I still prefer the base beer to these.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 21:05:06 | More by rudzud
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Rhode Island

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a midnight black with a full mocha head, looks fantastic

S- This is the best part of the beer for me. Everything comes together for full, well rounded notes of vanilla, cold-pressed coffee and dark chocolate. Reminds of a vanilla mocha, fantastic

T- The taste is not quite as well rounded as the nose; the coffee becomes dominant along with some heat. I love coffee so this isn't too big of a deal and I treat the alcohol presence as just a reminder to sip! I could see this deterring others though from giving high ratings.

M- For some reason just did not come across the same as regular barrel aged framinghammer, seemed a touch lighter, but not in a serious detrimental manner

O- There is some heat still, so setting this aside for maybe 6 months may be ideal to ease that and if you don't like coffee- dominant brews, that could help as well. As a coffee fan, I think it is great now, but will likely try to keep one or two for a bit just to see how it ages. Fantastic brew and look forward to the next batch

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 17:52:50 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
Framinghammer Baltic Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged With Barismo Coffee from Jack's Abby Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.