Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - PB&J
Jack's Abby Brewing

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Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Baltic Porter
4.14 | pDev: 9.9%
Jul 12, 2020
Mar 11, 2014
Framinghammer Baltic Porter aged in bourbon barrel with peanut butter and raspberries.
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
My next brewery horizontal will CANsist of a curious admixture of bottles & CANs, the latter in support of The CANQuest (tm) while it all serves to reduce the ever-shrinking backlog here at Chez Woody. 5/7.

From the Bottle (!): "PB&J Time"; "Raspberries & Peanuts"; "PB&J Aged in Bourbon Barrels Framinghammer"; "IBUs 45//OG 23 Plato"; "Unfiltered / Unpasteurized"; "1 Pint .9 fl. oz./.5 Liters of Lager".

This last is interesting since a Porter is usually/generally an Ale, vice a Lager. That said, I am all for Lagering! The best type of Hefeweizen, IMHO, is one that has been fermented under Lager, vice Ale, conditions. Doing so causes my beloved clove esters to become forward, surpassing my less-appreciated banana esters. Let us hope that Lagering brings that level of success to this beer!

I am taking this portion of the horizontal VERY slowly, one beer per day, so as to both savor each one & to ensure that I will be capable of going to work at some point. Night shift has been a real eye-opener! Zzz.

I prised off the cap with a long-disused bottle opener & started a slow, gentle C-Line pour into the awaiting glass. It evinced a pseudo-cascade that formed a finger of fizzy, foamy, rolling, roiling deep-tan/light-brown head that quickly faded to wisps. Color was Very Dark Brown to Black/Opaque (SRM = > 34, < 44) with cola highlights at the edges. Nose did not smell of bourbon ... at all. Instead, it smelled strongly of raspberries & dark chocolate! 8=O I generally eschew sweets in my advancing age, but chocolate-covered fresh fruits are a real treat. I will eat everything from strawberries & raspberries to bananas and enjoy them. This was very evocative of just such a treat. Mmm. Even if it didn't seem very bourbon-Bbl. aged on the nose. J/S. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, much less solid than either the base beer or the base bourbon iterations, but more in line with a Lager. The taste remained chocolaty & raspberry-fruity, but I was still not getting much in the way of bourbon, although its alcohol was unmasked & creating a real burn with each sip. I got the peanut flavor very strongly on the finish & once I tasted it for the first time, each subsequent sip incorporated peanuts with the chocolate & raspberry flavors as noted previously. Conspicuously absent, however, was any sign of bourbon. Oh well, I was not really big on its flavor anyway so it all worked out. Finish was dry, mainly due to its alcohol burn. Phew! YMMV.
Jul 12, 2020
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.89/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pours opaque, jet black in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is peanut butter, grape jelly, Syrah grape, char, and vanilla. Heavy bodied, low carbonation, sweet and roasty. Delicious. I have had a lot of beer but nothing like this. I will need to get this again.
May 09, 2020
Rated: 4.03 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Dec 26, 2019
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Reviewed by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Served in a teku glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Thin brown tinted black body with medium bubbles on the body creating a thick tan head rising almost two finger's off the body.

Smell: Deep whiskey aroma with a fruitful scent that sticks to your nose.

Taste: Sweet berries doused with whiskey and light American coffee. The peanut butter is subtle and you kinda have to look for it.

Mouth: Dessert like finish, a touch sweet in the end with soft carbonation and ultra sticky body.

Overall: good brew. I wouldn't have two in a row but would definitely buy again. First one of the night and more to follow, just no reviews for now. Salud!
Nov 23, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Oct 12, 2019
Rated: 4 by Thorfinn960 from Ohio

Jul 31, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 27, 2018
Rated: 4.11 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Nov 08, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by durlta from Iowa

Oct 06, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by shelby415 from Oregon

Sep 22, 2018
Rated: 3.74 by tobelerone from New Jersey

Aug 19, 2018
Rated: 3.62 by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

Jun 09, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by Stinger80OH from Ohio

May 22, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by EatonHops from Massachusetts

Apr 22, 2018
Rated: 3.87 by mikeinportc from New York

Mar 18, 2018
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Reviewed by strohme2 from Michigan

3.67/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottled 3/13/207. 16.9oz bottled poured into tulip. Just about black pour, no light comes thru. Almost a finger of cappuccino colored head.

Trying to let it warm up a bit but I do get a pb&j essence. Light peanuts, not pb, but bigger raspberries. Some crusty bread too? Probably my subconscious picturing a pb&j sandwich

Taste leaves a lot to be desired. Peanuts, chocolate and vanilla and an overpowering amount of tart raspberries. I don’t get a whole lot of bourbon or booze for that matter.

The body needs to be bigger, the carbonation to be less as well. This beer is a bit of a disappointment to me, I’ve hyped myself up for it. Maybe it’s bigger and better fresh. I received in a BIF around October, at this point it’s 10 months old. I’d be willing to give it another go with a fresher bottle.
Jan 15, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Dec 28, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

Dec 18, 2017
Rated: 3.77 by Yanzo from Massachusetts

Nov 17, 2017
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
500 ml bottle, dated 3/13/17, poured into a tulip

A- Black with a two finger mocha head.

S- Chocolate, some mildly tart raspberries, bourbon, roasted peanuts.

T- Chocolate, roasted malts, raspberries, roasted peanuts, some bourbon.

M- Smooth, medium to full body.

O- Love the raspberries in this, they are nicely balanced with the porter. Definitely something I would pick up again given the chance!
Nov 11, 2017
Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - PB&J from Jack's Abby Brewing
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