Barrel-Aged Framinghammer | 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.

Added by taez555 on 03-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,468
Reviews:
178
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
7.89%
 
 
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315
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312
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4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brew pours a dark black with almost purplish highlights, topped by a sizable dark tan head. Great retention and nice lacing.

Bourbon character is a bit strong on the aroma, but simultaneously thin, if that makes sense. Quite a bit of coconut and vanilla. Touch of chocolate from the malts in the background, and some banana from the yeast.

Flavor is much more balanced and representative of the base brew. If regular Framinghammer is a boozy chocolate banana smoothie, then this is a barrel aged chocolate banana smoothie. Quite a bit of roast, especially lingering on the aftertaste as a long, wet, bitter finish.

Thick, lively, full mouthfeel, albeit a touch thinner than regular Framinghammer, and carrying more heat. Very nice feel for the style, although the alcohol shows a little crudely for 10%. A sweet kiss of chocolate on the lips from the lingering finish.

Framinghammer is a fantastic Baltic Porter, deservedly mentioned alongside Founders Imperial Stout. The barrel treatment raises it to another level, and while not quite at BCBS level, I can find very little reason for complaint.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz. capped bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a luscious, 2 finger light mocha colored head with great retention. Beer is pitch black. Lacing is thick and layered with good cling. An outstanding looking beer.

Nose is chocolate, molasses and booze. Some light cocoa powder, roast and smoke too. Very mellow. Tickles the nose.

Opens chocolate, molasses, brown sugar and booze. Very sweet with some roast, liquorice and smoke in the middle. Sweet coca cola and more roasted malt at the finish. Boozy, sticky aftertaste. Solid.

Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Smooth and slightly hot in the mouth and goes down warm and rich. Finishes messy with a long, lingering, sticky aftertaste. Solid.

Honestly, I thought there'd be a bit more to this beer. Slightly disappointing but its fun to compare to the rest of the variants.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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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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Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
4.31 out of 5 based on 1,468 ratings.
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