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
Ranking:
#441
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
1,475
pDev:
7.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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314
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Photo of Morey
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From half liter bottle into a teku.

Pours pitch black and produces a heavy, thick and foamy head. It's about four fingers thick and persistent. The head eventually dissipates into a half finger thick layer above the body and lace runs up the sides of the glass. Some carbonation is visible in the body, but it's extremely opaque and thus hard to see much.

Heavy aromas of oak, whisky and peat hit my nose. I smell more scotch than bourbon, but it still smells delicious. I eventually get some rye spice and notes of vanilla and chocolate, but the more aggressive aspects of the barrel-aging are most on display here. A few more moments of warming and the beers maltiness becomes more apparent. and with it caramel and sweetness.

All of the more potent bourbon traits extend to the tongue, with heavy oak, smokiness, vanilla and spicy rye all dominant. There's still a good element of sweet malt and dark chocolate to this beer, so the bourbon doesn't run away with the beer.

I have to say, this beer is boozy. It's not unpleasant or off-putting, but it is a force to reckon with. It still drinks smoothly, but you will feel a bit of heat crashing the creamy malt party.

In the end, this beer is damn good with a ton of flavors coming alive. It's a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of WanderingFool
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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Photo of Flounder57
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 BBA 500 ml bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a black color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Vanilla, bourbon, coconut, milk chocolate, roasted malts, warm booze, molasses, caramel, and toasted oats.

Taste: Super smooth flavor. The bourbon barrels flavors compliment the normal framinghammer characteristics. Enjoyable and delicious.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, light to medium bodied, warm bourbon alcohol, low to medium carbonation, and definitely a sipper.

Overall: Have to admit that this BBA Framinghammer is delicious. I look forward to the next variation of this beer.

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Photo of Florida9
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Appears black in the glass. Forms a modest light tan colored head that doesn't stick around for very long, quickly reducing to little more than a spotty surface coating and a bubbly ring around the edge.

S: Aroma is dominated by chocolate notes - a blend of dark and milk chocolates. Sweet. Lesser notes of roasted malts and coffee. Boozy bourbony alcohol on the back end.

T: Taste is rather sweet. Starts off with bourbon. Boozy vanilla and chocolate. Then some oak. More sweetness: Molasses and brown sugar. Turns tannic on the back end. Finishes with pour bourbon.

M: Medium to full bodied, but I get the feeling that this one is a bit thin. Mild bitterness. Lower carbonation. Very smooth. Boozy.

O: This is a very bourbon-foward beer. I'd like to say how much you like this beer will depend on how much you like bourbon, but I don't really think that is the case. Bourbon isn't sweet, but this beer is quite sweet. Bourbon isn't chocolatey, but this beer is. In the end, its a good beer, but not at all mind-blowing.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Photo of ScaryEd
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%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.52/5  rDev -18.7%
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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4.56/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 1,475 ratings
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