Baby Maker | Jack's Abby Brewing

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Baby MakerBaby Maker

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This "Lager Wine" aged for nine months in bourbon barrels previously used for Framinghammer.

Added by Resuin on 10-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Photo of JohnG190
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very deep amber with a thin quickly dissipating head. One word describes the nose - bourbon! Hints of vanilla and oak but it's the bourbon that dominates. Sweet on the palate, dominated by, you guessed it, bourbon! Notes of honey, toffee, and oak, but this is a bourbon bomb! The 15% ABV is well concealed. Medium bodied and nicely carbonated; finishes crisp and smooth, very much a sipper. Overall, this beer is unique. My only complaint is that it isn't quite balanced with the bourbon dominating the nose and the palate.

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased from the Hess in Bushnell's Basin, NY.

Pours out an almost clear, slightly murky copper color. Half inch head, no lacing. Looks a bit oily and sticky.

Smells include bourbon, oak, coffee, vanilla, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and a whole lot of alchohol.

Just a syrupy sweet booze bomb here in the taste. Don't get me wrong, it tastes good, but it's just too much of everything. The bourbon is very forward, and gets fatiguing quickly- it's hard to put down a whole bottle of this stuff. Incredibly sweet- lots of vanilla and brown sugar, and sticky sweet caramel. It tastes pretty good for about 6 oz, then gets just tiring. The alcohol is not hidden at all that well, which doesn't help.

Full bodied, sticky sweet mouthfeel, starts and finishes very sweet. A slow sipper for sure.

Good to get a taste of, but if you have a bottle, share it. It's so (too) strong.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: A hazy, light copper colored beer with an orange hue. It pours with a half a finer of creamy, light tan bubbles with good retention that leave a fine cover of lacing on the glass.

S: A rich, biscuit and bread malt moderate notes of toffee and treacle. A medium strong whisky barrel aroma that bring oak, bourbon and a light vanilla aroma to the nose. slight fruity aroma like oranges. A moderate floral alcohol aroma.

T: The flavor pretty well matches the nose with the initial sip tasting mostly of oak and progressing into rich layers of lighter malt flavors like toast, toffee, bread and treacle. The balance somewhat towards the sweeter side having a light hops bitterness, a some alcohol and mild, light colored fruit flavors against a medium malt sweetness. There is the bourbon and vanilla from the oak. The finish is medium with an aftertaste of malt, bourbon oak and alcohol.

M: A medium-full bodied beer with a light level of carbonation. A fairly substantial alcohol warmth going from the palate to the belly without being harsh.

O: An impressive lager with noticeable but smooth alcohol content. A sipping beer for certain but one that I'd love put a few bottles away to try in a few years.

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Baby Maker from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 350 ratings