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

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BA SCORE
4.33/5
Outstanding
1,499 Ratings
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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.

Plato 23°
IBU 45

Unfiltered / Unpasteurized

Added by taez555 on 03-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#461
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
1,499
pDev:
7.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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314
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Ratings: 1,499 |  Reviews: 190
Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bissel328
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cadaugherty
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scottqc15
3.87/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Philcassella
4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pierre_Pressure
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pitch black with a thick mocha colored head which leaves behind a thick ring and nice lacing.
S: Cocoa, vanilla, malt, slight notes of bourbon.
T: Definite booziness here. A bit of sweetness that is almost honey like at times. There is a touch of bitterness present on the back end. There is definitely some room to improve here by getting the barrel aging to compliment the base more seemlessly and there are times when I would find this to be a touch too sweet, but overall its solid.
F: Thinner than I was expecting. Low carbonation. Pretty smooth drink though.
O: I can see myself getting this again soon. This is a hard hitting bourbon barrel aged beer that can be had at a decent price which is a huge plus. Give this a slightly thicker feel and integrate the barrel a touch better and this would be tough to beat; make no mistake though, these are minor nit-picking points on what is a very good beer. One last piece of advice: do not drink this from the bottle. This is a beautiful beer with a nice head and lacing that had remained from top to bottom for almost the entire glass.

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Photo of A-Sox
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tvonhein
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ericdavidmorris
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Justin82
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding BA porter. Silky smooth and delicious. Looks beautiful with a black body and a creamy brown head. Aroma...almost feel like I'm incapable of picking up the aroma of porters. I get glass bottle. Taste is fudge, baker's chocolate, roasted malt, charred wood, light smoke and sweet figs. Bourbon character mellows to perfection at room temp. Silky with a nice, thick mouthfeel.

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Photo of Dirtinabottle
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PSanger
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jheimbigner
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Nice
Very good imperial porter

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

Photo of Bgevans1
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Delicious!

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Photo of JustineBourget
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OrangeMen
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2016 vintage
~ 4 months from bottling date

Appearance- Pours a black color, brownish hues when swirled, opaque. Half finger thick, creamy light khaki colored head. Tons of head lacing on glass along with some alcohol legs.

Aroma- Dry oakiness, bourbon, spice, vanilla, roasted malt and cocoa. Creamy milk chocolates, caramalized sugars, almonds, and dark fruits.

Taste- Sweet creaminess, chocolates, vanilla, bourbon, candied sugars, nutty sweetness. Mild roasted malt, earthy coffee, cocoa, smokiness, dry oak and barrel char on the finish.

Feel- Medium bodied, very creamy and silky smooth, drying finish. Moderate to lower carbonation.

Overall- Barrel characteristics are nice and forward, while still allowing the complexity of the base beer to come through. Nice and creamy feel, and has a more pronounced sweetness than the base beer offers. Really enjoyable version.

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Photo of CharlesK
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mara69
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nucleosynthesis
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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