Bourbon Barrel-Aged Framinghammer
Jack's Abby Brewing

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Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Baltic Porter
Ranked #2
Ranked #957
4.33 | pDev: 7.62%
Nov 22, 2023
Mar 30, 2012
The 2012 on tap/growlers were aged in Jim Beam barrels. The 2013 bottles were aged in Willet barrels. 2014 release was aged in Four Roses.
Plato 23°
IBU 45
Unfiltered / Unpasteurized
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
%00 ml bottle poured into a nonic pint glass.

Dark brown and clear with a 2 finger light brown head. Foam recedes to a 1/4" cap in a coupe of minutes. Chocolatey malt nose to open followed with bourbon barrel aromas with a sweet impression. Roast and chocolate malt flavor, as with the nose, followed by bourbon barrel character. Medium-light sweetness is cut by a mildly bitter roasted finish that has hints of woody/earthy hops. Some alcohol flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation, after a straight-in pour, for a mostly soft feel. Finishes clean with surprisingly little warmth for 12% ABV. Great flavor. Enjoyable sipper. Very good bottle of beer!
Nov 22, 2023
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Undated bottle; drank 7/27/23 @ Gloria Trillo's.

Black/brown appearance.

HUGE dark tan head; strong, frothy lacing remained.

Dark chocolate, medium roast coffee bean & rich vanilla notes in the nose. Smells great!

Creamy, medium thick mouthfeel.

Dark chocolate & rich vanilla flavors up front; medium roast coffee bean & mild charred barrel notes on the finish.

An easy-to-drink BBA Baltic Porter? Yep, they did it. A stunner.
Aug 05, 2023
Rated: 3.8 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

May 08, 2023
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Reviewed by DanO1066 from Maryland

4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Draught 10oz snifter at The Brass Tap here in Baltimore: Belatedly getting around to reviewing this beer. Dark reddish-brown body topped with a finger's worth of a creamy-looking head which eventually settles into a significant ring, partial whispy cap, and some lacing at each sip; vanilla nose; vanilla & oak over roasted malt taste; creamy-smooth body with late whiff of alcohol; there should be MORE barrel-aged porters if they're like this one
Mar 05, 2023
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Rated by bubseymour from Maryland

4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Outstanding Imperial barrel aged Porter. Pretty flawless.
Mar 01, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Feb 27, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Feb 27, 2023
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Reviewed by SpaceCamp from Virginia

4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a opaque, jet black brew that forms a small coffee- or caramel-colored head that dissipates quickly leaving minimal retention and zero lacing. Aromas are faint overall - some coffee, bourbon barrels, maybe a hint of chocolate and malt. The flavors are much more robust. Bourbon barrel is dominant, followed by char, roasted malts, coffee, and a hint of burnt sugar and/or molasses. It has some serious heat (mostly bourbon barrel) but there is also some sweetness that lingers towards the end. The mouthfeel is pretty light, with some modest carbonation. A little thin compared to other porters but the ABV is deceivingly big. A very good imperial porter and certainly worth the price.
Feb 17, 2023
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Nice looking beer, highlighted by a robust, thick coffee ice cream colored head that had excellent retention and left behind excellent lacing. Aroma is a really nice blend of barrel, chocolate and light roast. Taste is heavy on the barrel and heat, maybe a little bit too much for my liking, but I am enjoying some nice char on the finish. Feel is excellent. Full and creamy.

Overall, enjoyable beer.
Feb 12, 2023
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Hoppin' in Greenville SC.
Pours with a very good tan head over clear, dark brown body.
Exceptional mouthfeel, especially considering the ABV. It's full and near creamy smooth. BBA is dominant with in a well balanced, lightly sweet mix with dark roasted grains.
Feb 05, 2023
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Reviewed by DarkPassport

4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: On draft into a tulip glass with 2mm of tan head on top of pitch black.

Aroma and Taste: Malty. Bitter cacao with prunes and black licorice.

Feel: Light, with moderate carbonation.
Jan 29, 2023
Rated: 4.71 by Hallertau from Wisconsin

Jan 26, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Jan 05, 2023
Rated: 4.22 by Manfrombelmonty from Massachusetts

Dec 29, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Dec 18, 2022
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A super smooth beer with barrel-aged sweetness and with some minor burnt bitterness. Medium body, slight viscous, smooth and slightly coating a semi-dry finish.
Nov 27, 2022
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours with a lightly tanned head that has a modest volume which is mirrors in its medium leaning thin collar. Lacing doesn't hold, but provides a visual across the glass each sip. Nose is a lightly fruity coffee with the whiskey barrel providing some toasted wood and whiskey bite.

Flavors start with a dark brown sugar to molasses earthy sweetness quickly backed and cut by a whiskey spice and some dark fruit tang. The flavors hold nicely to the finish, without a whole lot of evolution, though the roasted malt seems more prevalent later in each sip. The beer has an easier-than-ABV-indicates feel to it, so the Baltic porter base doesn't feel weighed down much by the barreling.
Nov 20, 2022
Rated: 4.17 by not2quick from Missouri

Oct 13, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Jul 02, 2022
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