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:
#436
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
1,474
pDev:
7.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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314
Gots:
311
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,474 |  Reviews: 181
Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mabermud
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Black body. Thin, light mocha head, with a skinny appearance. Slick lacing that eventually sticks.
Smell: Dominant roast aroma. Then comes easy coffee, laid back milk chocolate, and dabs of lactose.
Taste: Rich and complex taste that has the elements listed above. This has a surprising taste, not based on the smell. Everything is dialed up in my chomper. Nice and smooth flavors in my mouth. Nice and milk shakey.
Feel: Very short finish. Almost astringent. Up front the beer is thin and weak, but finishes full and creamy.

Overall - I think this beer needs some work on the peripheral aspects. The taste is on point, but the other areas are a bit off for me. Nonetheless, this is a great beer. I just wish it would have met my expectations.

P.S. Maybe it is the fact that this was aged in Jim Beam barrels. I like good whiskey.

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Photo of zekeman17
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Newport_beerguy
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emeyer
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CayseyW
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a really good Baltic porter, and several of the reviews are spot on. I do however think that it's really lacking the bourbon barrel aroma and flavor. While I do like this beer a lot, I think it falls short of the variants.

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Photo of cherche
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gaddabble
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

400th Review!!!

A: 4.5 - Very dark, but not motor oil black like a stout. Quite dark for a porter.

S: 4.75 - Sweet bourbon, slightly bitter chocolate, and oakiness dominate. Booziness is mild but apparent.

T: 4.75 - Follows nose. Sweet bourbon and bitter chocolate up front with oak lingering. I get a hint of roasted coconut and a touch of caramel. Definitely get some booze heat (which I love) but is not overwhelming (which I also love). Very well balanced. Barrel is definitely present but very balanced into the base beer. Can easily taste both the barrel and the base beer.

F: 4.25 - Medium. Again, porter-like (as expected) rather than stout like.

O: 4.75 - Exceptionally well-balanced and delicious. Does not necessarily stand out with a signature characteristic, but great beer all around.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wayne17
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of markgugs
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brendog9
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joeroma5
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BillRoth
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
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 -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.77/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

New impressions: a lot better out of a bottle in 2017. Lots of bourbon, nutty aromas, roastines. Still not a world-class brew, but decently tasty.

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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 -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aleckpa
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clay23
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Goatdavemac
3.67/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 1,474 ratings
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