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

Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Cocoa-NutBarrel-Aged Framinghammer - Cocoa-Nut
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Style:
Porter - Baltic
Ranked #1
ABV:
10%
Score:
97
Ranked #447
Avg:
4.4 | pDev: 7.73%
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
496
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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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Reviews by brureview:
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brureview from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.1%
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
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

About one year old. 500ml bottle served in a snifter 4/19/2015.

A- Darker brown body, almost black. Quite opaque. One finger white head that fades away quickly, no retention or lacing.

S- I would let this beer warm up before serving. Chilled, it gives off a slightly metallic aroma that only hints at what is beneath. When it gets warmer, you can smell a fair amount of coconut and a bit of acidic coffee. Slightly metallic, but it is outpaced by the milk chocolate, mild vanilla, bourbon and the coconut of the remainder of the beer.

F- Milk chocolate, bourbon, hint of vanilla, plenty of coffee and a fair amount of coconut. The coconut is definitely complementary here to the base beer and coffee. The barrel is present just enough to remind you that it is there but without overwhelming anything else. Drinking solid at one year.

M- Medium bodied, smooth with good carbonation. Not difficult to drink, but certainly a sipper.

O- Very solid offering from Jacks Abby. Not too hot, plenty of coffee and just enough coconut although I wish it had a bit more of it.

Apr 21, 2015
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark brown almost black, similar to the rest of these variants. Small quarter inch head, recedes quickly to an oily film. A little bit of lacing.

Smells like rich chocolate fudge, vanilla, and oak. No coconut aromas.

The coconut comes through a little better in the taste, but the the "cocoa" part of the "cocoa-nut" comes through a little better. A little bit of roasted malt, very mild toasted coconut, and tons of rich, dark chocolate, very fudgey.

Medium bodied, creamy and smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation.

The 3rd best Framinghammer variant of the night, probably.

May 17, 2014
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The American Craft Beer Fest Yesterday.
Big coconut and chocolate amalgamation with hints of barrel, this was tasty!

May 31, 2015
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jlindros from Massachusetts

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

Picked this up at the brewery last year, shared with rudzud. 2014

Light fizzy creamy like seeker darker small head, pretty much pitch black nice legs.

Nose nice dark chocolate, fudgey, decent but mild coconut, toasted marshmallow, little caramel thing, mild toasted vanilla barrel, mild nutty note in the background.

Taste brings tons of sweet mild chocolate, super creamy lush milk chocolate, cocoa, a mild coconut milk, nice toasted marshmallow, some vanilla like barrel and little baking spices, and hint of bourbon, hint toasted oak, mild bitterness, toasted coconut starts to really come through as it goes. Finish nice bitterness, little sticky sweetness, lingering milk chocolate and creamy cocoa, mild coconut, mild barrel, etc lingering.

Mouth is med bod but super creamy lush milky, decent carb, mild sticky.

Overall quite nice, so lush creamy milky, nice coconut and marshmallow, tasty and enjoyable even after the age.

Aug 28, 2015
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried after PB&J variant, I think I love coconuts just as much or more than said sandwich.

A-Pours pretty like of of the Framinghammer variants. Dark, full and enticing. When agitated, the head grows to a respectable pillow if light tan foam. Lacing is a constellation of tan dots.

S-Impressive coconut aroma. There are also cocoa nibs added to this beer and I do get a bitter cocoa aroma. To me, the cocoanut and cocoa nibs are fairly balanced in the nose. Also, I dare not neglect the base beer which is ripe with oak, coffee and roast.

T-The flavor is unsurprisingly spectacular. I actually think this is the least harsh of the Barrel Aged Framinghammer varients I have tried. Sweet, fleshy coconut. Intense cocoa nib. Oak, residual chocolate, roast and noticeable vanilla.

M-I found this beer to be softer than its cousins. Booze hidden better. Lacks soft of the hedonistic values of its kin. Still feels sexy, though.

O-Hard to judge which one of these Framinghammer's I like the most. They are all so close together because the base beer never becomes overshadowed.

Aug 08, 2014
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rudzud from Massachusetts

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

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this 2014 vintage.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a super dark brown almost black with a fat mocha head that leaves thin wisps and thick halo.

S - Aromas of light coconut and chocolate, good bourbon barrel notes. Toasted marshmallows, light barrel nuttiness, vanilla, oak. Really aromatic.

T - Taste is loads of milk chocolate, toasted marshmallows, nice coconut, good barrel notes, lots of natural vanilla, nice bourbon as well. The chocolate is really fudgy with some nice coconut milk too. Good bourbon, pleasant with the alcohol hidden nicely.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy, smooth, alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall this beer was really delicious, great marshmallow notes, the coconut is nice too. Milk chocolate too, man I wish I had this fresh.

Serving type: bottle

Aug 26, 2015
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DRBiser from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Mar 16, 2014
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-Rick from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Dark brown, almost black with a nice tan head
S: lots of chocolate, hints of coconut and vanilla
T: Like the nose, dominated with sweet chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla
F: creamy and oily, the 10% is hidden very well.
O: by far the best of the Framinghammer series. Great beer!

Sep 25, 2015
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fureousangel from California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 11, 2015
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ChicagolandBeerGuy from Illinois

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

Jan 21, 2015
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ImperialStout from California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Dec 14, 2014
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1KEVIN1 from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oct 17, 2015
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emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 23, 2015
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toothirsty from New Mexico

4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Apr 18, 2015
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smithj4 from New York

4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 03, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +3%
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
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josephwa from Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +8%

Aug 24, 2014
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bmeGT from Georgia

3.98/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Jun 28, 2016
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Resuin from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Feb 26, 2014
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drummerdwzp from Connecticut

4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

May 27, 2016
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Axnjxn from North Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jan 02, 2015
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Jacob_Young from New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jun 22, 2015
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Ri0 from Wisconsin

4.61/5  rDev +4.8%

poured pint bottle into a chalice.

A - Dark cola coloring with a 2 finger khaki head and good retention. Lacing is small and spotty.

S - The scent is enticing, like a coconut infused bourbon. Good amounts of cocoa and caramel, with some vanilla and a touch deep roasted malt.

T - This is so delicious! The coconut really shines and blends wonderfully with the coca notes. There are nice waves of sweet caramel, followed by some vanilla, marshmallow, and just a touch of bourbon. What an amazing blend of flavors!

M - I think that this is my first beer that has coconut added and it is awesome. Highly recommend trying this beer at least once.

Aug 31, 2014
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CharlesK from Pennsylvania

4.98/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Feb 06, 2017
Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Cocoa-Nut from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 496 ratings