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:
#1,473
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
73
pDev:
6.26%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of JMScowcroft
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakerLou
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.76/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Big bottle sent over from connecticutpoet. Poured into fishbowl tallgrass snifter.

Deep, rich, silky chocolate black color with a luxurious head of 2 fingers, very creamy, and completely destroying the glass.

Aromas of roasted malts, coffee beans, chocolate, biscotti, toffee, and graham cracker crust. Literally smells like a dessert coffee.

Flavor is a bit funny to me, I get quite a bit of nail polish and manure, with chocolate, coffee beans, honey malt, and metal/more antiseptic. It's very off, just not coming together for me.

Feel is creamy and slightly thin, but within the medium body profile, with some cutting alcohol heat, with a finish of alcohol dryness.

Overall, didn't quite deliver like I hoped it would. Maybe I got an off batch, but this was just kind of a mess. Looking at the other reviews, I definitely got a bad bottle. I don't get any of the specifics mentioned here on the reviews page.

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Photo of Phineasco
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The beer pours a dark brown with a medium off white head. It has medium low carbonation. The beer smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, graham crackers, vanilla, and raisins. It tastes cinnamon, nutmeg, graham crackers, vanilla, raisins, and bourbon. The feel is medium light. A great barrel aged porter from Jack’s Abbey, reminds me of Christmas.

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Photo of Abstractspirit
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ScottP
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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Framinghammer - Barrel-Aged - Graham Cracker from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 73 ratings