Framinghammer - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | 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): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by taez555 on 03-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#455
Reviews:
191
Ratings:
1,507
pDev:
7.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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315
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Photo of QuentinDishaw
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of durlta
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bdiiorio
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DIM
3.74/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The impact on a wonderful beer from the bourbon barrels is minimal, but detrimental. The bourbon and vanilla tilt the balance of the base beer too far to the sweet side. The delicate balance and subtle nuances are all but lost and what takes their place isn't an improvement. Enjoyable enough, but not one to revisit.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of JOSHRINARD
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bobstockwell
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duncian
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaPan
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tony210
3.91/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours an extremely dark brown, you can get a foamy head with an aggressive pour if desired; minimal lacing. Not much to the nose; roasted malts, dark roast coffee, molasses, bittersweet chocolate, light barrel aroma. Smells a little yeasty. Rich and creamy, lots of dark malt, dark chocolate, brown sugar, sweet but not cloying, light roast coffee finish that lingers nicely. Nice amount of carbonation that gives the beer a creamy mouthfeel. ABV is well hidden. Overall this is a nice beer, not an aggressive amount of bourbon barrel presence, making it a smooth, elegant example of the style.

2/6/18
500ml bottle, purchased 1/3/18, so I think it is very fresh
4 rating

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Photo of smcolw
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brown color. Small to nonexistent head. No lace.

Sweet aroma of higher alcohol brews, like a doppelbock or barley wine. Yet, there's no alcohol warmth to the nose.

The flavor mimics the smell with dark chocolates and cherries added. I also finally get some alcohol warmth in the swallow. The body is rich and the carbonation low. Definitely a sipping beer. The finish leaves almost a Kailua effect with coffee and warmth.

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Photo of broadway848
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SiepJones
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jzeilinger
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to SawDog505 for this beer!

A - Very dark brown pour that's very thick and bubbly, creamy off-white colored head.

S - Cream, milk, and light smoke.

T - Toffee, bourbon, char, oak, and smokiness.

M - Medium body with a very dry finish.

O - A very good Baltic Porter!

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richj1970
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 500 ml bottle

A: Pitch black with one finger light tan head lasting for a short time and leaving some light lacing.

S: Bourbon, cocoa powder, molasses, and rich roasted malts

T: Rich dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, and molasses.

M: Medium to full body with average carbonation. Finish is slightly sweet and dry.

O: Superior BA porter. Another great beer from Jack’s Abbey.

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Photo of MJSFS
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle, served in a willi becher glass. Pours a dark black body, slight cola hue when held up to the light but otherwise opaque black; one finger offwhite head, good retention and no lacing. Smell is rich cocoa powder, dark chocolate, light bourbon, touch of smoke, milk chocolate and chocolate chip cookie batter. Flavour is a rich combination of chocolate chip, cocoa, light espresso, touch of smoky bourbon as well as a touch of dark fruit and licorice. Complex, rich and lacks for no depth. Mouthfeel is medium fuller bodied, good carbonation, creamy and rich, smooth and light earthy finish.

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bierman9
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

After yet another very busy work day today I opted to splurge on a 16.9l bottle for $9.75. Digging in while laxing out in The 'Zebo.

Poured most into a small tulip. It is dense and opaque, an oily dark brown brew with a very thin ring of beige foam at the edges. Lacing is quite sparse. Smell has some decent choco and caramel with some subtle bourbon aromas. Body is a good medium all-around, and the prickle is light

Taste has a healthy amount of dark chocolate and cocoa. Has a smidge of vanilla plus some brown sugar action, with some bourbon notes lurking in the background. Flavors run the gamut from sweetish brown sugar to dryish, roasty, bitter cocoa. I was expecting some more "wow here, but this is still quite solid. Prosit!!

Reviews by Bierman9:
4.15/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1943

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Photo of Phineasco
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pitch black, with thin tan head.
Smell: Fudge, brownie battery, cinnamon, and chocolate.
Taste: Fudge, brownie batter, and chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Thick and chewy.
Overall: A great Baltic porter from Jack's Abbey. My only complaint is there isn't enough barrel.

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Framinghammer - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 1,507 ratings