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Coffee Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Coffee Barrel-Aged Framinghammer
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452 Ratings
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Ratings: 452
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.62%
Wants: 158
Gots: 87 | 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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Photo of orangesol
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

orangesol, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -7.6%

drewone, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of duceswild
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

duceswild, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Gonzoillini, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of ppoitras
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
Photo of rab53
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

rab53, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of billab914
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

billab914, May 14, 2014
Photo of Kelp
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Kelp, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of DrJay
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

DrJay, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of PEIhop
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

PEIhop, May 19, 2014
Photo of ShanePB
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

ShanePB, May 04, 2014
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 7.30.13

A - Pours a blackish with a 1/2 inch dark tan head with good retention.

S - A touch of bourbon barrel, pretty mild.

T - Bourbon, chocolate, lots of coffee.

D - Good carbonation with a heavier body.

O - Lots of barrel and coffee. Exceptional.

HuskyinPDX, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

johnnnniee, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

iL0VEbeer, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of tobelerone
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

tobelerone, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black, but not inky. Medium khaki head.

Smell - A ton of coffee. A little bit of green to it. Sharp. Less barrel. Some bourbon though. Booze.

Taste - Nice bourbon. Coffee blends better. Dark chocolate, vanilla. Less of that nuttiness and oakiness.

Mouthfeel - Nice body. Chewy, but boozy.

Overall - I enjoyed this just as much as the barrel aged without coffee. The coffee is almost too strong, but well blended.

Alieniloquium, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

drummermattie02, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of Rhettroactive
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Rhettroactive, May 14, 2014
Photo of chippo33
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

chippo33, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

TheSevenDuffs, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Cynic-ale, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev -7.6%

claspada, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of bsuedekum
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

bsuedekum, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Duff27
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Duff27, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Axnjxn, May 02, 2014
Coffee Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 452 ratings.