Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - S'mores
Jack's Abby Brewing

Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - S'moresBarrel-Aged Framinghammer - S'mores
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Style:
Baltic Porter
Ranked #33
ABV:
12%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,379
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 4.68%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
32
From:
Jack's Abby Brewing
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Rotating
Wants
  0
Gots
  0
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - S'moresBarrel-Aged Framinghammer - S'mores
Notes:
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 32
Photo of gopens44
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice big head, nice bit of lacing as well. Black opaque body. Nose has a bit of cinnamon sorta spice, maybe it leans towards Mexican chocolate? Either way, it morphs into graham cracker. Little bit of alcohol heat as well. When I first poured it there was an undeniable apple barrel schnapps thing happening but it faded ad it warmed up. Taste is mostly that graham crackers thing until a little chocolate comes in, just before the heat dominates. Overall, thicker than not and a little sticky sweet on exit.

 515 characters

Photo of q33jeff
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

**
04/15/19

bottle to goblet.

LOOK: dark black color, thick look, creamy beige head with excellent retention.
AROMA: started as a weak mix of guinness and graham cracker, but now that it is warming I am getting some chocolate, brown sugar and light hint of booze.
TASTE: chocolate, cinnamon, graham cracker, roasted barley, light hint of booze again late in the taste.

FEEL: Medium thick and creamy. Smooth.

Started off a bit weak, but warming is the key (as with actual S'mores).

**

 499 characters

Photo of jlindros
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark thick mocha colored head that retains for a while, good lacing and long legs, jet black beer

Nose wow there's a lot going on, like toasted marshmallow interestingly, with a milk chocolate and dark chocolate combo, lots of raw vanilla, creamy lactose, a mild roasty note and some biscuity malt, caramel notes with some baking spices including cinnamon and graham cracker, faint hint of barrel and bourbon but barely, still quite nice

Taste again loads of flavors, toasted marshmallow and somehow toasted coconut maybe from the barrel, big marshmallow with lactose sugar notes, mild milk chocolate and a little cocoa, lots of vanilla both raw and barrel addition, a little vanilla fudge, malts also bring a little biscuity graham cracker and hint of roast, almost no bourbon but decent barrel characters including baking spices and light cinnamon, little bitterness, drier finish, hint of alcohol lingering everything and a bit more bitterness

Mouth is fuller bod, creamy rich with nice fluffy carb, almost no alcohol warmth

Overall pretty nice, the bourbon is almost non-existant, but there are barrel characters, and otherwise a very well done beer.

 1,166 characters

Photo of Act25
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Yikes, how many of these can you do? How could you ever drink more than 5 oz as I am against Cigar City's Americano and a Delirium.
a) The best looking of the 3 because it retains a head as well as lace over its black body.
s) Abundant vanilla, caramel, graham cracker.
t) All the s'mores but laid over chocolate, cocoa, sugar, mollasses. Lots of medicine, bourbon, brandy, wood, incense.
f) full bodied, kissy, wet kiss, slick and sticky on the lips.
o) better as she warms (like your sweetie. But cannot drink more than a taste.

 533 characters

Photo of smanson56
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is another great one in the BA Framinghammer series to me.
This beer pours a dark brown color with a thin creamy dark tan head which disappears quickly.
The nose is totally about smores lots of sweetness from the marshmallow with hints of chocolate and graham crackers in the back. There is also the wonder bourbon lurking further back .
The taste well is more to the chocolate and bourbon with the sweetness and the graham crackers following behind. I really like the way all this blends together.
The mouthfeel is well that of a great baltic porter a little thinner than I would like in a beer with many things going for it.
Overall this is one of my favorite Framinghammers lots of great flavors from the adjuncts and still a great bourbon taste in the end.

 770 characters

Photo of cbutova
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Classy 500ml bottle into a snifter with a deep, tar black body and a luscious brown cocoa cap. The head rises quickly to about two inches high with a very thick and creamy consistency. Fantastic head retention and a ton of thick lacing with blankets and webs down the glass.

S- The last variant I had was the Graham Cracker version and that fresh backed graham cracker note is right up front alongside the barrel which gives off vanilla bean, subdued balanced whiskey and oaky hints. You can't really argue with the S'mores descriptor as you get the graham cracker, you get the dark and milk chocolate, the marshmallow comes into play with that toasted sugar dynamic to complete the classic trifecta. Barrel, desserts and dark roasted barley.

T- If it wasn't the star of the aroma the S'mores dynamic is even stronger and more accurate on the palate. The marshmallow and graham cracker notes are right up front with the chocolate coming next. On the taste buds the cocoa comes of as fairly dark with some cocoa powder hints in there as well as a touch of the sweeter milk varietals. Bringing everything together are the grains and the barrel. Bitter roast barley, chocolate malts, toasted nuts, whiskey barrel vanilla notes, peppery Bourbon, cola, licorice and booze hints.

MF- The Framinghammer body is always one of the best but here it is brought down just a notch as it seems like there is more residual booze than normal and that cuts into the usually decadent and creamy body. The texture is still creamy and smooth just not as chewy and thick as usual. A moderately high level of carbonation and a very warm finish from the alcohol.

Who wouldn't like s'more Framinghammer BA variants... So far all of the ones I have come across are either great or world class and this one is the former. The s'more flavor profile is on point and represents the dessert very well but in the end the Bourbon barrel is rather boozy and starts to clash with the graham mallow flavors with extended sipping.

 2,001 characters

Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - black body with ruby red edges and two fingers of light brown head

S - So much hot cocoa and marshmallow. Roasted notes and bourbon with char from the barrel

T - I'll be damned it this isn't a s'more in a glass. Cocoa powder for days with intense vanilla. Some cheery, dark fruits, char, tobacco, and oak

F- Could be thicker, but gets it done

O - Stellar dessert beer. Will grab more at the store.

 405 characters

Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - S'mores from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 32 ratings