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:
#439
Reviews:
180
Ratings:
1,472
pDev:
7.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
316
Gots:
314
Trade:
45
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,472 |  Reviews: 180
Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Adamostella
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Photo of Roguer
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Photo of Damian74
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Petegrieco
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brew33
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of shirtless_mike
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of paresis
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of tbone1384
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mychalg9
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Prost76
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopley
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of ncaudle
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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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Photo of vonnegut21
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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