Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - The Italiano
Jack's Abby Brewing

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Style:
Porter - Baltic
ABV:
10%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 18.49%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
32
From:
Jack's Abby Brewing
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  4
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: Bourbon barrel aged with star anise, espresso, and lemon zest.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 32 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by thebeers:
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the the brew pub. Black with a thin tan head. An anise-forward aroma. In addition to the anise, the taste has a strong almond flavor and some modest coffee. Tasted strongly of biscotti. Not sure what the barrel was, but no clear bourbon. Medium bodied. Not my favorite.

Dec 26, 2015
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dar482 from New York

4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer hits of huge anise, reminders of Sambuca put into a milky espresso, a bit of refreshing lemon, all while being surrounded by a familiar and smooth barrel aged stout. The flavors however are a bit aggressive and needing of an acquired taste.

Feb 12, 2016
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 05, 2016
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benzalman from California

1.43/5  rDev -62.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Overwhelmingly anise.

Mar 02, 2016
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 05, 2016
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parris from Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Jan 01, 2016
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rallyr32 from New York

3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Feb 14, 2016
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acurtis from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 18, 2016
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mklisz from New Hampshire

3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 04, 2016
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jkeefe1800 from Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 22, 2016
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Massbmx from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the brewery, smell is mostly anise with a little coffee, taste is more espresso with anise finish, didn't really notice the lemon zest much. Not a big anise fan but this was actually pretty good.

Dec 05, 2015
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Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

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

Dec 12, 2015
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jbaker67 from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Feb 08, 2016
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Dicers from Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 08, 2016
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rorjets from Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Feb 22, 2016
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Baab200 from New York

3.29/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Had this on tap at the brewery. This beer comes across straight anise in both smell and taste. I'm not a fan of anise at all and its reflected in how I rated this beer. I was hoping for more of a espresso to come through, but I just couldn't get past the anise taste.

Feb 15, 2016
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my_knew_craft from Massachusetts

3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 18, 2016
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scxcrunner from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 01, 2016
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bkwhoppa66 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 28, 2016
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JMFP from Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 09, 2016
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needMIbeer from Virginia

3.01/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Jan 31, 2016
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SveNss0N from Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Feb 18, 2016
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Masters from Massachusetts

3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dec 22, 2015
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brpendergast85 from District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dec 30, 2015
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

1.43/5  rDev -62.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

Dec 29, 2015
Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - The Italiano from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 32 ratings