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:
1,464
Reviews:
177
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
7.89%
 
 
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315
Gots:
310
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47
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Photo of Wayne17
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blisscent
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of markgugs
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brendog9
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joeroma5
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BillRoth
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of richloma
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.38/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I had Barrel-Aged Framinghammer alongside with some of its variants when Jack's Abby first hit distribution in Philadelphia in early 2015.

This beer is not very bourbon-forward. Smooth, feels crushable. Medium body, good chewy carbonation.
Mellow taste, raisin, dark fruits that remind of a Belgian quad. Sweetness, nutty aromas. Marshmallow at the end. The appearance is hefty, with a good-size coffee-colored head and lasting lacing.
Overall, it is enjoyable enough and drinkableā€¦ but for a well-praised 10% barrel-aged Baltic Porterā€¦ blah. So not impressed.

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Photo of Beervana
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aleckpa
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clay23
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Goatdavemac
3.67/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Williaar
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of apasternak
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CRJMellor
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of garuda
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephens101
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A pour down the middle of a teku results in a dense tan head that is topped by a colony of small bubbles. Black with crimson hues to the light.

Has a superbly complex aroma with milk chocolate, molasses, caramel, marshmallow and a little cherry. Notes of fusel alcohol drifting out along with earthy hops and even hickory.

Creamy with a sharp alcohol edge that's quickly ameliorated by a wave of milk chocolate and caramel. A little hickory woodiness in the background.

Medium to heavy and opens up big and airy despite its weight.

Don't let the delicate, refined delivery of this brew scare you away, because when it's time to kick in heads this ones at the front of the pack, firm and ready for business.

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Blind review of aged brew. 4.28.17

The froth on this one is thick and bubbly. Brew color is shiny black. Aroma consists of milk chocolate, caramel, prune, and gum for good measure. Taste is involved and involving with a molasses sweetness (not cloying), black grape, faint chocolate, pine and a distant woodiness. Smooth in body and medium to heavy in weight. Has a soft and lingering fusel heat.

Ages very well.

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Photo of esktime
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - The beer poured black with a little collection of bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell - The nose was lightly bourbony, not much more.

Taste - My initial impression was a light bourbon impression. Later, black licorice and mild chocolate notes made themselves known. The licorice makes the greatest impression in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - The profile lingers because of the thickness of the stout. It is appropriate for the style.

Overall - For a highly regarded beer, I wanted the taste profile to be a lot more potent.

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Photo of bmh_the_legend
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OneEye78
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 500 ml bottle into a snifter. Look was black brown with a bit of opacity on the edges. Smell had notes of vanilla, roast coffee, and a hint of licorice. Taste starts with some vanilla, milk chocolate, and I get some cherry and raisin flavor on the finish. As it warms I get a lot more brown sugar and oak. Very thin in the mouth for a 10% beer, with a low but sufficient amount of carbonation. Overall this is a nice beer with some good barrel character, but it didn't blow me away.

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Photo of newbeeraday
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
4.31 out of 5 based on 1,464 ratings.
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