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:
#2,572
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
49
pDev:
6.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of trevorpost
3.81/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rudzud
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
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%
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 -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
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 -10.6%
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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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer poured black with a small tan head. There was a bit of lace.
Aroma: booze, graham cracker, chocolate, and coffee.
The taste improved slightly on the aroma. Bourbon, graham cracker to begin with, then sweet chocolate and coffee.
Medium-bodied, easy-drinking.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small foamy head, and a little bit of lacing.

I don't get a ton of barrel on the nose, but the aroma is still great. There's a nice nutty aroma, with lots of chocolate, roasted malt, and of course- graham crackers.

The nutty aroma carries over, and is surprising and pleasant- sort of a walnut and almond taste, with a sweet graham flavor, and lots of melted milk chocolate flavors. There's just a hint of bourbon, but no oak or oak-derived flavors that I can discern. This is one of the best tasting Framinghammer variants I've had in a while now.

This creamy and chewy, but not super thick, with a good level of carbonation.

I really enjoyed this- it's just a super pleasant, enjoyable, and tasty beer all around.

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Photo of SpaethJam
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

[IMG] This stuff is exactly what I was hoping for. Bourbon, chocolate, coffee, and gram cracker in the nose, with a pitch black pour, with a brownish 2 plus finger head, with a ton of thin lace and excellent retention. The taste follows gram cracker, almonds, dark chocolate, roasty coffee, and some Smokey bourbon but not over the top, but the booze is present. Big creamy, moderately carbonated, definetly dry, and a sipper but goes down pretty quick because it is very tasty. Well done with this one.

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Photo of kdivers
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Iski100
4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of von_kaiser
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ER527
3.38/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap that leaves decent lacing

S: Roasted malt, graham cracker, bourbon, oak, and vanilla all in the mix. On the sweeter side

T: Starts off with a mix of roasted malt, graham cracker, bourbon, and oak. Picks up some vanilla along with way. Moderately sweet. Finishes with lingering bourbon, graham cracker, and roasted malt

M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Decently thick

O: Another killer in the BA Framinghammer series. Packs quite a kick and definitely borders on s'mores territory

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Photo of JLK7299
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrc1093
3.97/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Big notes of graham cracker, creamy vanilla, and charred bourbon barrel highlight a bold nose. The mouth continues these trends, albeit in a more muted fashion tempered by a malty bitterness, as well as some cloyingly sweet elements here and there. Overall, a solid and creative take on a dessert porter, if not one which takes takes full advantage of its barrel-aged billing.

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Photo of LeftHanded666
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikexw
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jlindros
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark mocha 1 finger creamy head that fades at a med pace, a little lacing, pitch black beer

Nose is really interesting, a lot going on, lots of dark chocolate, fudge, tons of caramel, cocoa dust, plenty of graham cracker like aromas, very nutty, a touch of cinnamon like spice aroma, toffee, nougat and marshmallow, mild bourbon and vanilla barrel

Taste brings lots of the same, plenty of milk chocolate, a ton of coconut surprisingly, graham cracker notes especially on the back end, a little bourbon and vanilla barrel but more coconut and some baking spices, a touch of cinnamon and other spices, nutty, loads of caramel and toffee, fudgey with more nougat as well, a little spicy hop and touch of bitter roasted malt, drier but sticky finish, bit of warming alcohol, lingering spicy hop, fudge, bourbon and barrel notes

Mouth is fuller bod, thick creamy a bit lush, nice creamy carb, a bit of warming booze mostly late

Overall a pretty nice beer, wish the bourbon was a bit more, but nice barrel notes and graham cracker notes surprisingly, although I doubt they will age well.

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Photo of Celtics76
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sulty
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AirBob
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Framinghammer - Barrel-Aged - Graham Cracker from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 49 ratings