Framinghammer - Barrel-Aged - Graham Cracker | Jack's Abby Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Coorsy on 06-08-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,198
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
67
pDev:
6.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of emptyglassagain
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thoglund
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CHickman
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black color with 1 finger tan foamy head that faded slowly and left minimal spotty lacing, with most of the lacing sliding back down into the brew.

Smells graham crackers, toffee, syrup, brown sugar, roasted grains, cocoa, a nutty candy bar and bourbon. It comes off as sweet and malty at first, but more complexities come out and it does actually emulate a graham cracker.

Tastes has the sweetness of coconut, vanilla and zesty citrus mixed in with the graham cracker, toffee, syrup, molasses, brown sugar, roasted grains, cocoa, a nutty candy bar and bourbon. Bitter dark chocolate and hints of almond cookies wrap up the flavor profile, with trailing oaky and bourbon notes. That is an impressive porter that hides the ABV and goes down easier than it should, like a dessert beer.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a near pitch black color with a finger of creamy tan head. The head hangs around for a while, leaving a ring of lacing before settling into a film.

The aroma brings notes of graham crackers, coconut, fudge and bourbon with subtle notes of oak and vanilla on the back end.

The flavor has graham crackers, chocolate fudge, and light cinnamon, followed by marshmallows, coconut, almonds and roasted malts. Finishes with a wave of bourbon and vanilla.

The feel is medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Fluffy and creamy and exceptionally smooth. Alcohol is present but only just.

Overall, a fantastic Baltic porter that's incredibly sweet but absolutely delicious. It's a dessert in a glass.

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfhhead25
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rkarimi
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

7-6

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Photo of Spluger
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of darktronica
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Interesting variant of the vaunted Framinghammer series, but not as true to the Graham Cracker as I might have preferred. At least, it's not as intensely grahamed as I I suspect it could have been. Perhaps that's a limitation of the base recipe, but while i do get the concept coming through, there is still a lot of porter overriding the additives and adjuncts. I'll never turn down any Framinghammer variant and am glad I have another bottle of this one, but it's not one I'll age for years in anticipation.

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Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bandi
3.77/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a short tan head that left wispy lacing on the surface.
S: Light aromas of graham crackers and bourbon are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of graham crackers and chocolate malts along with notes of bourbon and lactose.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: In some aspects, this beer tastes like liquid s'mores and has lots of graham cracker flavors to pair with chocolate and bourbon. It manages to hide its alcohol very well and is very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrDarcy
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbarletto
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
3.81/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rudzud
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Picked a bottle of this up at Julio's back in April.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice dark black hue with a good one finger mocha head that faded slowly to leave light, light lacing with some quite solid lacing.

S - Aromas of big graham crackers up front, little doughy like raw graham dough. Very nice cinnamon notes, little vanilla too. Fudgy chocolate, very little marshmallow. Almost smore like, just minus the sweetness. Super inviting, however, the only bourbon here is from the oaky vanilla.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. More of that big potent graham notes, huge vanilla barrel going on, light cinnamon. Really solid fudge notes, little creamy marshmallow. This is just huge, huge graham cracker and vanilla bomb. The bourbon really only shows up as the vanilla here, but it is certainly potent and offers a nice balance to the graham notes.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, creamy, thick, no discernible alcohol whatsoever. Really, really nice.

O - Overall this was an excellent Baltic Porter. This actually, I believe, is my favourite BA Framinghammer variant to date. The graham and vanilla barrel notes are exquisite. Really, REALLY well crafted!

Serving Type: Bottle

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Photo of connecticutpoet
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Two finger head on a clear dark brown body.

Aroma – Light roasted malt and graham crackers.

Taste – Roasted malt, a little coffee, definite graham crackers, hints of booze and oak.

Mouthfeel – A little thick, enough to support the flavors.

Overall – Very well done and the barrel aging complemented without taking over.

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Photo of rjp217
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Whoa nelly - A 12% ABV porter. No date, but seems like it was released this spring. 500 mL bottle into Belgian ale glass and allowed to warm for a while.

L: Initial 2+ finger light tan head but it worked itself down to a thin cap and ring with very minimal lacing. Beer is dark brown or black.

S: Mmmmm graham crackers. Very nice. Vanilla, coffee, roasted malts. Excellent.

T: Still lots of graham cracker with coffee, roasted malts, and vanilla. A very slightly bitter finish to counter the graham cracker taste.

F: Medium bodied, pretty light for the style and ABV, light carbonation. Good construction and balance, Quite drinkable, not much alcohol warming at all.

O: Really good variant.

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Photo of maximum12
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to quirk6 for this 500ML bottle, which I was looking forward to more than any other that arrived in that great box. Graham crackers, bourbon barrel, beer? Sign me up. Now.

The pour is black, with little in the way of visible carbonation. Nose is light, spare chocolate, sweetness, touch of vanilla. Looking for more aggressiveness in the taste. Here we go.

Framinghammer – Graham Cracker Barrel Aged is just the kind of Framinghammer weirdness I’ve come to expect. And enjoy. Hell if I don’t taste that graham cracker, though it wouldn’t be identifiable with being identified on the label. Bourbon is light but persistent, oak, chocolate, lager yeast, spike of alcohol, sprig of vanilla on the finish. Crisp as befits it’s heritage. 500ML might be considered a single serving in some quarters.

Nicely unique, nice execution, nice series. Very good beer on its merits, excellent beer if I include the Space Oddity aspect.

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Framinghammer - Barrel-Aged - Graham Cracker from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 67 ratings