Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Cocoa-Nut
Jack's Abby Brewing

Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Cocoa-NutBarrel-Aged Framinghammer - Cocoa-Nut
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Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Baltic Porter
Ranked #1
Ranked #631
4.38 | pDev: 7.76%
Apr 02, 2022
Feb 26, 2014
Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Cocoa-NutBarrel-Aged Framinghammer - Cocoa-Nut
Notes: Framinghammer with Coconut and Cocoa Nibs added and aged in bourbon barrels.
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Rated: 4.43 by Taenim from New Jersey

Apr 02, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Burg from New Hampshire

May 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Barrel Aged Framinghammer – Cocoa Nut from Jack’s Abby. Purchased 10/20/20 for $10.59 (Including tax) for 16.9 oz bottle ($ 0.627/oz) from Shangy’s in Emmaus, PA. Reviewed 12/10/20.
Undated. Below the left edge of the label etched into the glass in near-microscopic characters “80114E2122229”. On room temperature shelf at store and stored at home at 42 degrees. Served at 53.2 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 58.6 degrees.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Amber brown (SRM 18), clear.
Body – Black (SRM 40), opaque. When held to direct light, same.
Head – Large (Maximum four cm, aggressive center pour), fawn, high density, average retention, diminishing to a three to five mm jagged crown and a thin partial cap. Second pour produces a tight 1.1 cm head.
Lacing – Fair. Narrow bands of extremely tiny bubbles, connected by thin columns.
Aroma –4 – Strong cocoa, no malt no hops, no yeast. Lasts.
Flavor – 3 – Begins slightly sweet with weak chocolate and no roasted malt, no hops, no yeast. No bourbon or barrel flavor. No alcohol (10 % ABV, according to BA, NOT marked on container) taste or aroma, although a harsh oral and gastric burn does occur. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 3 – Thin, watery, lively carbonation bordering on fizzy.
Final impression and summation: 3, after deducting 0.25 points for no date and 0.25 point for no ABV – I shouldn’t need a secret coder ring to see how old and what ABV my drink is. Looks good, smells good. Could be made with vodka and powered chocolate. Seems a bit thin for a Baltic Porter. Overall, extremely disappointing, and VERY overpriced.
Dec 10, 2020
Rated: 4.11 by mdfb79 from New York

Nov 29, 2020
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A - Dark brown pour with caramel colored lacing that clings to the glass, nice legs to.

S - Roasted cocoa, chocolate malt, light bourbon, cherry, and delicate char.

T - Bourbon, oak, cherry, vanilla, roasted cocoa, light char and finishes balanced with a lingering roasted chocolate char and bourbon oak on the back side.

M - Thick, viscous, and silky. Warming in the back of the throat is minimal for a 10% barrel aged beer.

O - This is a pretty fantastic beer. Recommended. Dark brown pour with caramel colored lacing that clings to the glass, nice legs to.
Sep 08, 2020
Rated: 4.42 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Sep 07, 2020
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours opaque, dark brown in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is cocoa, fudge, and light coconut. Heavy bodied, sweet, slightly roasty with moderate carbonation. Solid--good for the style--but middle of the road of the Framinghammer variants that I have had. I want the coconut to pop more like other variants.
May 30, 2020
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Went down memory lane today uploading my notes for previous framinghammers had, now having this bottle feels right. Best baltic porter series out there? Coconut, chocolate, vanilla, and wood all accent the bourbon, licorice and a kiss of coffee. Taste mirrors this only the coconut steps it up, who knew licorice and coconut go great together, with earth, leather, and the chocolate is fudgy. Feel is the best of the series: warm booze, smooth malts, adjuncts percolate, and wood even shapes a little.
May 23, 2020
Rated: 4.37 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

May 17, 2020
Rated: 4.8 by jonfed from New York

May 02, 2020
Rated: 3.83 by Bandi from New York

Feb 03, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by smithj4 from New York

Feb 03, 2020
Rated: 4.05 by metter98 from New York

Feb 03, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by Rainintheface from Florida

Jan 30, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jan 25, 2020
Rated: 4.44 by wip998001 from Massachusetts

Jan 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
L -- Same as the other BBA Framinghammers, very deep brown body with two fingers of light tan head produced with moderate pour. Some retention and lacing
S -- Coconut, dark chocolate, dark roasty malts, ash, bourbon, oak, vanilla
T -- Mostly reminiscent of the regular BBA Framinghammer, with a slight milk chocolate/marshmallow kick. The coconut character is fairly light compared to what I've gotten to used to with Trillium's coconut-forward offerings but it is noticeable
F -- Medium+ mouthfeel, medium carb. Full bodied and drinkable

Dec 12, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Nov 16, 2019
Rated: 4 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Sep 30, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Phurley2 from Massachusetts

Jul 30, 2019
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
2018 batch, no specific date stamped on the bottle.

Viscous pour, dark brown in color. As the beer fills the glass, a nice half finger of tan head rises up, quickly descending back into the beer and leaving a small archipelago of popping foam islands floating on top.

Rich aromas of chocolate and vanilla sit atop a subtle yet potent backbone of dark roast coffee. Smooth, no lingering bitterness, and a strong emergence of bourbon and and oakey character.

A more prominent bitter, roasty character in the flavors, but there is a great balance of more of that slightly bitter baker’s chocolate, subtle malt, and a very clear coconut taste. Throughout you get a nice potent contrast of boozy bourbon and charred oak. Awesome balance.

Nice medium weight to the beer, with a carbonation that is just a tad high and sharp if I’m being picky. Silky smooth, warm, boozy, and sticky in the finish.
Dec 18, 2018
Rated: 4.46 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 27, 2018
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Rated by LiquidsandYou from New Hampshire

4.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Exceptional all around
Aug 17, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by PSU_Mike from Pennsylvania

Aug 05, 2018
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Rated by rkarimi from Colorado

4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Jul 06, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Juggerr from New York

Jul 04, 2018
Rated: 4.46 by TheCrowsEye from California

Apr 27, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by Stinger80OH from Ohio

Apr 22, 2018
Rated: 4.49 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Mar 23, 2018
Rated: 4.12 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Feb 14, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by arusso13 from Connecticut

Feb 01, 2018
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Reviewed by brureview from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tasted at the beer hall.
Served in a small Snifter. Deep chocolate brown. 1/2 finger head.

As the beer warms up, some coconut. The aroma is relatively weak for the series.
The body is light, with less bitterness than other barrel aged Framinghammers.
There is coconut and chocolate in the taste.

I tasted the first barrel aged Framinghammer before it was bottled. This is my least favorite.
I still enjoy the series. But this is a step down. Perhaps the brewery is trying to appeal to a larger beer drinking market. Probably. Not a geeks beer. Diasappointing.
Jan 28, 2018
Rated: 4.19 by crobinso from Colorado

Jan 14, 2018
Rated: 4.29 by nmann08 from Virginia

Oct 28, 2017
Rated: 4.36 by loganburgh from Michigan

Jun 15, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by Wayne17 from Texas

Jun 03, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by jcflorian from Connecticut

Feb 24, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Feb 24, 2017
Rated: 4.98 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Feb 06, 2017
Rated: 4.62 by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

Feb 03, 2017
Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Cocoa-Nut from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 498 ratings