Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Bourbon | Jack's Abby Brewing

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Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - BourbonBarrel-Aged Framinghammer - Bourbon

Brewed by:
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.

Plato 23°
IBU 45

Unfiltered / Unpasteurized

Added by taez555 on 03-30-2012

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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

1768th Review on BA
Bottle to 20oz Nonic

Thanks to Jlindros and Rudzud

App- Out of the bottle, this poured like a stout to me. Jet black with a fluffy brown head that was about 2 fingers and took a while to recede. Was nice to see a thicker pouring porter as well. Nice cling down the glass.

Smell- This was a chocolate bar in a glass. The porter changed into something really nice in the aromatics with the addition of the barrel. More alive and awake without being overly roasted and malty forward.

Taste- I really enjoyed this porter. The barrel was subtle but really created a different flavor to a normally, little bitter and roasty style. Smoother, vanilla, chocolate and sweet. The flavors were balanced and a little bit sweet, but not cloying either.

Mouth- A good full medium body with a solid medium bubbly carbonation. The residual flavors were chocolate and vanilla. A good bit of vanilla and remains as well.

Drink- A very good barrel aged porter. I enjoyed the flavors. Jacks Abby does it again.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.55/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
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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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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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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3.7/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Writing a short review as this was based on an 8 oz taster.

A bit disappointed with this one. It had a deep, almost black color with a decent head. The aroma was nice. The bourbon was present and so was the oak.

The taste just felt flat to me. Not flat in terms of carbonation but it just didn't pop like I expected it to. The bourbon and vanilla flavors were far more subdued than I expected and the oak was nowhere to be found. It basically tasted like a boozy porter.

Absolutely want to try this again as I love Jack's Abby, but first impression leaves a lot to be desired. The other iterations of this beer are much better, in my humble opinion.

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

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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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

Bourbon Barrel Aged Framinghammer pours black into the glass with a moderate, creamy tan head on top. The foam dissolves slowly leaving a coating of lace on the glass.

The rich aroma has notes of oak, vanilla and chocolate. Some ripe fruit and medicinal alcohol is also present.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is smooth and creamy. Feels velvety on the palate. The flavor has a beautiful blend of oak, vanilla, chocolate, ripe fruit (cherry or strawberry?), nuts and toffee. It finishes with alcohol and a little burn. The oak dominates the flavor, but as the beer warms the other taste come through.

This is a very tasty beer with a great mouth feel. The oak and bourbon dominate, but they mellow out with each sip.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Bourbon from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 1,499 ratings