Barrel-Aged Framinghammer | Jack's Abby Brewing

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Barrel-Aged FraminghammerBarrel-Aged Framinghammer

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Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

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.

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Photo of MCain04
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Got this on an East Coast trip with BostonRyan and brought back to Chicago. 500ml bottle, only $6!! Poured into a FFF Teku.

A: Dark dark brown, nice tan head of 2+ fingers, great retention and lacing

S: Bourbon-forward but not overwhilemingly so. Also some roasted malts, toffee, dark chocolate, and coffee.

T: Complex taste. Lots of vanilla and oak, barrel flavor is huge here. Milk chocolate but not too sweet. Bourbon is there too but blends nicely without overwhelming. Roasty malts are present. Finishes with almost no heat, remarkable that it is 10% ABV.

M: Smooth, creamy, low-medium carbonation, perfect for the style, coats the tongue, damn perfect.

O: Wow, definitely happy to have had a bottle of this. Killer stuff, world class for sure. First non-lager I've had from Jack's Abby but they nailed it on the head. Just a great, great beer. Treat to have, would love to have it again.

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Photo of jlindros
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

OK ok... I finally got around to reviewing this. So many people kept telling me to try this cause I'll want more before it runs out. So yes, I'm finally going to drink it, so back off man!

Pours a darker mocha colored almost 1 finger creamy thicker head that fade semi slowly with nice layered lacing and great legs, the top line of the head starts to melt with the legs, it looks really cool. The beer is pitch black, no light getting through that puppy.

Nose is great, reminds me a bit of Tennessee Tats, barrel right out front, a woody dusty shelf oak, with a bit of vanilla, and some definitive whisky but not necessarily bourbon. Under that is the myriad of malts, dark malts mostly, a light caramel and brown sugar sweetness, some nice cocoa and very dark bitter chocolate, a slight cookie dough thing also comes out and, with the dark chocolate and vanilla barrel, brings a great baking aroma. There also seems to be some creamy oats and very faint fresh roasted coffee. Just a touch of booze in the nose.

Taste is awesome! Candy in a glass, more like bourbon chocolate cookie in a glass! Starting again with barrel, light dusty wood shelf oak, with plenty of vanilla, and again the light whisky almost bourbony quality that is definitely there. The wood brings light wood esters and toasted oak. Then malts galore, plenty of chocolate cocoa, mostly bitter dark chocolate and baker's, as well as some caramel and brown sugar, caramelized brown sugar, and plenty of creamy but chewy oats. All together brings a big time dark chocolate oatmeal cookie kinda flavor and it's awesome. A faint estery booze comes through on the back end, and follows with some slightly earthy spicy hops, a fair bitterness too with mostly from the hops but a bit from dark malts. Sweetness is fair as well, not overly but enough to bring more of the cookie feel, and balance the booze and increasingly bitter hops. The finish is fairly bitter actually, an earthy slightly spicy hop character and slight dark malt roast like bitterness, with more super dark chocolate flavors lingering, a little vanilla barrel, and faint whisky, all lingering for a long time.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, creamy oats feel, decent carb, just a bit of estery booze.

Overall very nice, a great barrel aged stout that tastes like a dark chocolate oatmeal cookie with whisky infused. Great beer, very well done. Now I see why everyone was really pushing me to drink this, as I think I will add more to the cellar now before it's all gone. Now I REALLY can't wait for the vanilla and coffee versions!

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Photo of yottachem
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours deep brown (nearly opaque) with mousse-like khaki-colored head. Head remains for > 1 min then gradually collapses to a rocky ring at the edges of the glass. Ruby/mahogany colored highlights are observed at edges.

Aroma: Prominent wood, vanilla, ethanol aroma. Bourbon aroma is screaming out of the glass, but not overwhelming. Hints of brown sugar and light roast malts.

Flavor: Smooth, very very smooth. Rich, dark malt flavors (chocolate, especially) give rise to firm bitterness. Wave of "barrel" flavors follow: vanilla, tannin, holy bourbon. Malt flavor is smooth, not overly roasty. Hint of smoke in finish (may be from barrel). Barrel flavor lingers to lreave behind light, but noticeable, malt sweetness. Upon warming, bourbon flavor comes through much more strongly.

Mouthfeel: Holy baby jesus, this is smooth. Light carbonation with med-full mouthfeel. Almost creamy, but not quite nitro-like.

Overall: Not quite a beer you would drink after work everyday, but pretty damn close. Incredibly smooth for 10% ABV and not a single component overpowers another. Very well balanced, even with the prominent barrel characteristics.

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Photo of cbutova
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Awesome to see a local Bourbon Barrel aged Porter. I'm excited to see how Jacks Abby pulls this off. 2013 vintage.

A- Poured into a 12oz snifter with a pitch black body. A light mocha colored head forms to about a finger in size with a creamy texture. Cap retention is nice and a frothy ring stays atop the beer. A small ring deposits an impressive amount of lace all around the glass.

S- Chocolate, whiskey and oak forward. I would say the whiskey is at a medium level for such beers, balanced in there nicely. Some dark fruits, caramel, vanilla and roast grains as well.

T- A good interplay between the Bourbon barrels and the roast malt profile. The barrels lend a nice rounded out oak, whiskey, vanilla and spicy pepper flavor. Beyond that there is cocoa, raisin, caramel, fig and other dark fruit hints supporting the barrel notes nicely. The oak sticks out nicely here, at a high level but not harsh like oak sometimes gets.

MF- Very creamy and silky thick body. Foams up nicely on the palate with some agitation and the carbonation is at a lower level which works very nicely. Some alcohol warming in the finish.

Very flavorful and smooth for a 10% Porter aged on Bourbon. Impressed once again by Jack's Abby, that is getting redundant.

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Photo of davey101
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

March, 2013 vintage. 500ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a dark brown body thats bordering on black. Lets a little bit of light through but very little. Three fingers of super dense and creamy mocha foam upon pouring. Settles into thick edging. Sticky lacing with some solid retention.

S - Loads of sweet and rich milk chocolate up front give way to some light anise and roasted malts. Finishes with subtle but smooth vanilla and bourbon. A bit of alcohol heat.

T - Follows the nose with a predominately chocolaty flavor with light anise and roasted malts. Bourbon is again pretty modest here with some light vanilla, oak, and butterscotch. Alcohol is pretty noticeable but very pleasant.

M - Probably the best part of this beer. Not sure what kind of voodoo magic these guys pull, but the beer is rich and creamy...but at the same time its light and highly drinkable. Really fantastic.

O - This is a very delicious beer. I know Baltic porters tend to warp the line between ales and lagers, but I adore anything that Jack's Abby does and this is no exception. The fact that they are experimenting with barrels now is just too awesome. Plus the $6 price tag is super reasonable.

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Photo of Poorpatz
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Just opened the bottle poured into my Hill Farmstead stemmed glass. Nice brownish head about one finger thick, from a pour down the middle of the glass. Color is very dark black no light shining through this beer. On the nose picking up a lot of chocolate (which I like on my Baltics) maybe some of the bourbon but not much. Head stays strong as it slowly recedes down the sides of the glass. First sip and there is the bourbon, not overpowering but definitely asserting itself. Wow nice flavors as the beer coats your tongue with dark porter flavors the bourbon comes in at the back of your tongue. Mouthfeel is a good silky coating of the tongue. I really like this beer Jack's Abby knocked it out of the park for me on this a very drinkable right now barrel aged beer.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep brown with a head, that upon a vigorous pour, builds and billows. Nice tan thick foam appearance that dissipates to nothing.

Nice nose of dark roasted malt, some booze, some fruit, and cherry/bourbon note. Vanilla, some wood round this out.

Charred malt flavor, with dark roast coffee, some woody vanilla, bitter chocolate, alcohol, and mild cherry in the background. Bitterness rises but is wonderfully balanced within the malt. A hint of booze that lets you know this brew is no joke. Finishes with malt and coffee and alcohol.

Fuller bodied, slight alcohol burn.

Very good beer. Complex, drinkable (for 10%), and well balanced, a very good effort by this brewer.

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Photo of nquigley16
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle (Bottled "March 2013") into a snifter.

Very dark dark brown, not quite as pitch black as I expected. Little hints of brown and dark red when held up to the light, but very dark all the same. Pours with a tiny head, which dissipates in less than a minute and leaves little to no lacing. What existed of the head when it was there was a roasted tan color, somewhere around the color of crystal 60L.

The nose starts with a very prominent but balanced and inviting aroma of alcohol, bourbon vanilla and oak. All proportioned at a very nice ratio, they all mesh extremely nicely. The barrel aging doesn't take over like in some BA beers, but it has a great presence.

The taste is amazing. As is the rest of the beer. It starts very simple, malty, chocolate and vanilla flavors, sweet, and then moves to a alcoholic, whiskey strong middle, and ends sweet again with the vanilla and oak coming through in an amazing harmony.

Good mouthfeel, nothing to rage about, but it does not take away from the quality of this beer. Not very thick, with pretty medium carbonation levels. I am imagining how smooth and out of this world this beer would be nitro-carbed though.

Overall an amazing beer. The best bourbon barrel aged RIS/Baltic Porter I've ever had. No I haven't had the pleasure of trying some of the more famous hyped BA beers, but I would be extremely surprised if they were much better than this.

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Photo of stonermouse
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Finally, Framinghammer is bottled. A BA version. Even better. I have come to love this brewery, and thus will attempt to review this beer as objectively as possible.

The pour is quite pretty. The body is the color of a cup of coffee, while the brew foams up nicely with a multi-hued brown head that forms at the pour and never goes away. Very impressive.

The aroma is a bit muted for some reason- perhaps it's me. I wish I detected a bit more booze and heat from the smell. As it is, it smells a bit like a mild English Brown spiked with a shot of Jack- malty yet slightly sweet.

On the flavor front, this beer kicks serious ass. Like many Jack's Abby beers, they are Lagers almost in name only. This drinks like a barrel-aged porter should, just slightly thinned out. The flavor is very big and complex. It's mildly coffee-forward, with a good shot of brown sugar and vanilla sweetness. So delicious. The barrel adds just a touch of bourbon, and the wood sharpens the flavor a bit.

Mouthfeel is just slightly thin for the big flavors, but it's also clean. Surprisingly, the finish has a bitterness to it that clings. I expected a sweet finish.

I really tried to be objective here. Jack's Abby just keeps hitting home runs. This brew can easily stand with the best of the barrel aged porters and stouts.

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Photo of rudzud
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a few of these at Julio's. The bottles of this beer were actually aged in High West barrels.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a deep, dark brown nearly black hue with a nice one finger dark mocha head that fades to leave a thin, thin blanket and light lacing.. Good puffy halo too.

S - Guess on tap it translates more "oomph" but yeah. So there is nice chocolate notes along with solid Jim Beam notes. Some coffee in the background along with faint hints of vanilla. As it warms from the cellar the aromas pop more. Initial reaction though is its not earth shattering like some others have made it out to be.

T - MMmmmm...that's more like it. Dark chocolate erupts on the pallet with nice roasted malts. There is a spattering of dark fruits tucked away under the initial chocolate....not quite cherry or plum, just generic dark fruit flavour. That is smashed down even more by the bourbon that while not overpowering definitely makes its presence known. That bourbon lends the nice coconut notes that come from bourbon barrel aging. Some light vanilla too towards the end. The finish starts off chocolatey but ends with well, a mouthful of good, rich High West bourbon.

M - Mouthfeel is quite nice for the style. I'd like a hair thicker/chewier, however, considering this is a lager..uhhhh yeah. So its relatively silky smooth with a small prickly of carbonation. Initially one thinks this is slammable. Nope. That bourbon and 10% hits one like a 2x4 if its drank too fast. Yeah, goes down crazy easy.

O - Overall, this is a damn good bourbon aged porter. Glad I have a few more as this is crazy drinkable. Yeah, need to buy more.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours very close to black. Slight light penetration. Nice, thin head. Softer lacing. Looks bold.

S-Sturdy bourbon notes. A lick of leather and burnt chocolate. Dare I say a hint of my beloved coconut!? Smells great.

T-The flavor is amazing. The bourbon comes in bright, warming waves and crescendos. Definitely some coconut husk. Milky chocolate. Bitter roasted coffee grounds. Excellent.

M-Booze hidden too well. Ultra creamy with massaging bubbles.

O/D-Another stunner by Jack's Abby. One of the better brews I have had recently. One of their top beers easily. Epic and for under $5 dollars. I need more, many more.

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Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Like most it seems, I'm incredibly impressed with this beer. This is my second bottle and I've had it on tap a few times at the brewery, side by side with the regular framinghammer.

A- A viscous dark pour with a thick mocha head that disappears to the rim of the glass. Completely black, looks awesome

S- The only part that doesn't really pop to me, but is still solid nonetheless. A creamy roasted malt nose with a light sweetness. I say light sweetness because its not an overpowering bourbon note.

T- A rush of wonderful bittersweet chocolate and roasted malt goodness; touch of dark roast espresso followed by a rush of oaky vanilla that never allows the malt to become too bitter. Fantastic

M- I can't say enough about this aspect of the beer. Full, luscious without being overbearing.

O- Well, my first 5 given out for any field of the beer, this beer is very close to being perfect. I can't imagine how aging will improve this, so I will probably drink more of my stash sooner rather than later. For $6 per .5L, this beer can't be beat price wise.

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Photo of AdamF625
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- black with a creamy khaki head

S- bourbon toffee and chocolate

T- More of the same from the nose, a sweet sweet blend of bourbon, bitter chocolate malt, and honey. A roasted black malt sits in your mouth after the finish.

M- I would have to say a nice medium body compared to other barrel aged porters and stouts.

O- love this beer. A nice balance of bourbon and creamy chocolate porter. Jack's Abby is the next big thing!

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Photo of Psychmusic
4.89/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Notes from the Jack's Abby meet the brewers night at Armsby Abbey

Appearance- jet black with a dark brown foam around the edges that stuck around impressively considering the ABV

Smell- Very dark chocolate and bourbon forward. Some strong roasted coffee and sweet vanilla notes. I'm in love with the smell of this I can't get enough...

Taste- Deep roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Bourbon adds a certain light coconut and vanilla finish that compliment the bitter roast.

Mouthfeel- silky smooth with medium carbonation. Not syrupy heavy but a certain heft in the mouth was extremely satisfying

Overall- I genuinely love this beer. I'm so broke my girlfriend and I split a single appetizer while we were there but I couldn't help but buy a second glass of this. This beer seriously holds it's own, even against the heavy-hitting barrel aged stouts. I hope they make more

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Photo of womencantsail
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The pour is black in color with minimal head formation. Starts off with some bourbon notes (wood, vanilla, etc.), followed by lots of roasted malt and dark chocolate. A light fruitiness in the background. The palate also features the bourbon nicely along with some notes of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Fairly simple and straight forward, but really nice.

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Photo of jaasen64
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes taken last night at Jack's Abby's One year anniversary.

Framinghammer Porter aged 6-weeks in Jim Beam Bourbon Barrels. Supposedly brewed in December and kegged about 3-4 months ago holding on to it for their 1-year anniversary.

Served in a Jack's Abby snifter.

A- Dark black with a slight translucent purplish hue around the edges, a little bit oily, pretty much no head when served, not too much in terms of lacing.

S- Dark fruits- grapes, plums, etc. balanced with dark chocolate, roasted malts, and some bourbon + oak in the background. Definitely more dark fruit then I was expecting.

T- Dark chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits- grapes, plums, a tiny bit of cherries (again definitely more then I was expecting- not a bad thing though), some light bourbon + oak. Complex yet everything was very well balanced.

M- Very smooth, a little bit of heat but not bad at all for 10% abv, goes down easily, not much carbonation, well-balanced.

O- This was a very good BA porter, however I'm not sure if it exactly lives up the hype it has been receiving. It was definitely very flavorful, complex, smooth, and well balanced. It definitely can stand up to other top-notch BA porters and is surprisingly good for a brewery that just celebrated their 1-year anniversary. I would definitely like to revisit this beer in December when they start bottling it. The beer definitely showed some nice well-balanced bourbon characteristics however it might have lost some of it's presence sitting in a keg for a few months, I'd be interested to try it fresh.

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Photo of tendermorsel
4.88/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow this was an amazing beer. I actually was able to score 2 growlers of this so I actualy had multiple glasses.

Nice tight espresso like head. Dark as night.

Lot's of whiskey notes especially compared to the non BA version.

Extremely drinkable. Tasted like it was 5-6 ABV not 13 % ABV. So smooth too. A lot of times some of these extreme dark beers are thick and overmalted. Not this one.

An absolute home run. I am convinced that if this was more avaialable it would be the next uber hyped American beer. I have been told they are gonna do this one again. I hope they do. Please bottle it too! I am very curious how this one would age.

Awesome stuff. World class.

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Photo of RKing44
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Midnight black with a nice tan creamy head, great looking beer.

S: Strong scent of Bourbon and hints of chocolate and vanilla. Spent a good amount of time trying to deconstruct this beer.

T: Taste was amazing, let it warm up a little bit and it gets even better. Experienced wave after wave of chocolate, coffee and vanilla finishes. Near perfect mixture.

M: Silky smooth and travels easy.

O: I really enjoyed this beer. Jack's Abby is really cranking out great beers and this one is no exception. Tried a few premium Stouts and Porters last night (Year old GI's Bourbon County Coffee, Kate the Great, and a year old KBS! thanks wdarcy77) and this one was just as enjoyable. Try this beer, it's great.

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Photo of EgadBananas
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

HUGE thanks to JM03 for hooking this up!

Pours black as night. Some carbonation was lost in transit it appears as it poured with a minimal dark tan head.

Aroma was a wonderful pleasant bourbon, oak and vanilla, with a little fruitiness, chocolate and roast.

On the taste you are hit with a big chocolate sweetness. A slight bit of dark fruits, and a complimentary bourbon and oak. Finishes with a vanilla sweetness. Nothings overwhelming and all balances out wonderfully.

Body was full to the max. Carb was little to none, but the silky body was fine without it.

This is a beautiful beer and I'm honored to have had the chance to try it!

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Draught2012 for picking up this growler for me. I was out of town as the beer was released. We got a preview of this beer last weekend at a tasting hosted by the folks at Jack’s Abbey. It was delicious and I’ve been looking forward to sitting with a glass.

A thin but evident finger plus of tan head forms and remains for a short visit. Very dark brown in color with just a glint of light shining through at the edge. Not much in the way of lace expected. A very glossy finish on the beer.

Aroma is fantastic. Bourbon, a hint of the toasted coconut to be tasted later and a sweet but dark chocolate. Some oak notes and a hint towards vanilla. But not straight vanilla. Perhaps more like vanilla bean, if that makes any sense.

It’s pretty cool to have a special beer like this brewed about 8 miles from my house. The melding of the dark chocolate, toasted coconut, bourbon and dark roasted malt is just fantastic. A wonderful chocolate sauce laced with the toasted coconut/bourbon is the aftertaste.. The 10% abv is so well hidden it’s a bit scary. You’ll have a nice glow on before you realize it. As it warms you get some more coffee notes combining with the chocolate. Fairly complex here.

Velvety smooth mouthfeel, carbonation just brings this to life, but stays out of the way. Silky, silky.

A special beer, that’s for sure. I can only wonder what the future holds for this one. Who knows where this beer and it’s following can go. I’ll get more if it’s available. It’s really quite awesome.

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Photo of jneiswender
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had a sample of this at the brewery and some out of a growler.

First sample was out of a tasting glass and the other out of a snifter.

Pours a black body with a nice tan head.

Smells like bourbon, chocolate, light coffee and toast.

Taste is boozy bourbon in the front carrying over to raisins and fruit cake to finish. Hops are there but subtle.

Full body and balanced with medium carbonation.

Maybe one of the best sipping beers I have ever had. This is where I think the rest in this style miss the boat with over the top representations of the style. Just a great sipping beer. Almost a reverse order in taste profile. Booze in front and not in the finish. Leaves you WANTING another sip, not BRAVING another sip.

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Photo of taez555
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a pitch black body with a small tan off/white head.

Nose is simply ambrosial. Waves of vanilla, oak, coconut, dark malts and bourbon.

Taste is full bodied, but not over the top thick. Immediately hits you with waves of bourbon, dark brown bread, vanilla, chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate milk, oak, some mild smoke, licorice, figs, raisins, green apples, coconut, alcohol soaked cherries, a nice dark fruit backbone, touches of espresso or coffee. Very milky actually, almost has a Bailey’s Irish Cream sort of flavor to it. Or… like you mix Bailey’s with coffee kind of taste. Actually you know what, it tastes like an Irish Car Bomb. Bailey’s and Guinness or something. It’s crazy. Touches of leather, very faint smoke, loads of vanilla. Sort of tastes like a rum soaked dark chocolate covered cherry. Extremely warming, even after a few sips. You can really taste the 10% ABV in this beer. Hops are present and give it a nice bitterness balance, but the boubon aging really takes a front seat here. The aging actually takes some of the edge of too. I had a growler back the week they first released it in January 2012, and it’s really mellowed nicely. The bourbon aging, like I’ve mentioned, just makes it perfect. Ends with a lingering bourbon, chocolate malt taste and mild bitterness that you just don’t want to go away.

This is it, this is the real thing. Seriously… OH MY GOD THIS BEER IS AMAZING!! I’ve been a fan of JA for months now and stop by the brewery whenever they have a new beer. I have become somewhat of a fan-boy, and really enjoyed the original Framinghammer, but this bourbon barrel aging just takes it to another level. I mean seriously, this beer can hold it’s own any day with the best bourbon stouts or porters out there. I’d go as far as to say this is actually BETTER than Founders KBS or Goose Islands Bourbon Stout. Wow. The bourbon aging was like the missing ingredient to perfect this beer. If they can get this in bottles I wouldn’t be surprised if it sits permanently near the top of the BA 100. Try this beer NOW!!

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Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
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