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:
#437
Reviews:
180
Ratings:
1,472
pDev:
7.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
316
Gots:
314
Trade:
45
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,472 |  Reviews: 180
Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from 4/2014 and won by me in auction. Assume proper care was kept. Poured into teku glass.

L: 1F minimal head with no lacing and only a thin off-white ring. Beer is a perfect black.

S: Bourbon barrel is up front, but not overwhelmingly so. Cocoa, caramel, vanilla, and finally roasted malts come next. No hint of alcohol. Quite nice.

T: Follows nose to a large extent. Bourbon barrel up front, cocoa, caramel, vanilla next and as is usual the cocoa and vanilla qualities carry through the finish. Roasted and maybe slightly burnt malts on the finish and there is a little bit of bitterness and maybe even a touch of the Four Roses that was in the barrel. Very little hint of alcohol. Quite solid and tasty.

F: Definitely retains the quality of a porter as it is on the light side of medium with some carbonation extant, so you do get a bit of drying. Very solid construction and balance is quite good. No idea what this was like newly bottled, but flavors do seem to have rounded and mellowed nicely.

O: Excellent barrel-aged porter. Since I will be in the area in April, I will check to see if this years vintage is available and see what I can cellar.

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Photo of DBosco
3.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sulty
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bieniek30
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phurley2
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of CreightonSM
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mig100
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Service: Bottle
Bottled: Spring (?) 2016


A:
Pours pitch black with a creamy khaki head that sticks around pretty well, eventually dropping to a ring. Okay retention; sheets of random lacing. (4.25)

S:
Caramelized sugar and whiskey astringency, some cinnamon-like spiciness, baker's cocoa, blackberry. (4.25)

T:
Rich sweet malt layers with smooth vanilla flavor from the barrel. Smooth layers of sugars, maple, oak, candied bourbon, vanilla, and mocha. (4.5)

M:
Smooth and a little slick, gentle carbonation, smooth finish. (4.25)

O:
This is a smooth, together, tasty fucking beer.
It is lovely in the glass with lacy lacing. The flavors and aromas are perfectly melded together, balanced, inviting and generally good. Roast sugar, roast malt, no burnt astringency, no heat, vanilla barrel character. Mmmm. Well-hidden alcohol, nice mellow bourbon barrel presence. As with all their beers, everything is just as it should be, restrained and well-balanced.
I would definitely have this one again. (4.25)

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

Photo of Zonian1
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RPM3334
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bishopdc0
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Amguerra305
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a watery dark brown but sits black and opaque in the glass. Smell is not as barrel forward as I would like. Definitely smells better than the regular with hints of bourbon and a balanced sweet and roasty nose. You get notes of caramel and slight hint of vanilla. The tastes is sweet on the front end with a bitter roasted finish that is smoothed out by bourbon notes from the barrel. The feel is light with a good amount of carbonation. Overall it is ok but nothing world class as it needs more barrel and a more balanced presentation.

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Photo of k47k
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Celtics76
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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