Barrel-Aged Framinghammer | Jack's Abby Brewing

Barrel-Aged FraminghammerBarrel-Aged Framinghammer
BA SCORE
4.33/5
1,472 Ratings
Barrel-Aged FraminghammerBarrel-Aged Framinghammer
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.

Added by taez555 on 03-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#437
Reviews:
180
Ratings:
1,472
pDev:
7.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
316
Gots:
314
Trade:
45
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3/5  rDev -30.7%

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

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4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 50 cL bottle into a teku glass. This was bottled in March 2013 so it is quite young (about a month as of this review).

Appearance: Pours a deep brown/black color and leaves a finger or two of nice, medium-brown/tan head. Good looking imperial stout.

Smell: Chocolate malts, light coffee, dark fruits like plum, raisins and figs. Very subtle - I'm not picking up a whole lot here from this one.

Taste: This is where this one shines: Chocolate, coffee, light bourbon, vanilla figs, malts, plum. Finishes really smooth.

Mouth-feel: Extraordinarily smooth, medium to heavy bodied, light carbonation. Alcohol is hidden masterfully.

Overall: This is a killer beer. Supremely well balanced with its shades of chocolate, coffee and bourbon and really delicious. Definitely glad I came across this one. I love a chocolate-forward porter and this is definitely a great example of one.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.28/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a trade, big thanks.

A-Black one finger tan/beige head.

S-Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt and candied sugar.

T-Great balance, bourbon, oak, chocolate, vanilla and candied sugar.

M-Medium bodied, could use some more carbonation though.

O-Had a tad too much candied sugar as the beer warmed, which threw off the balance. Still a great beer.

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4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

New impressions: a lot better out of a bottle in 2017. Lots of bourbon, nutty aromas, roastines. Still not a world-class brew, but decently tasty.

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I had Barrel-Aged Framinghammer alongside with some of its variants when Jack's Abby first hit distribution in Philadelphia in early 2015.

This beer is not very bourbon-forward. Smooth, feels crushable. Medium body, good chewy carbonation.
Mellow taste, raisin, dark fruits that remind of a Belgian quad. Sweetness, nutty aromas. Marshmallow at the end. The appearance is hefty, with a good-size coffee-colored head and lasting lacing.
Overall, it is enjoyable enough and drinkable… but for a well-praised 10% barrel-aged Baltic Porter… blah. So not impressed.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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

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4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 1,472 ratings
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