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%
 
 
Wants:
315
Gots:
310
For Trade:
47
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Ratings: 1,464 |  Reviews: 177
Photo of PJCarnell
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CreightonSM
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mig100
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of TheDoctor
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
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 -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RPM3334
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bishopdc0
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Amguerra305
3.88/5  rDev -10%
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 -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CTaleMan
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Celtics76
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deen
3.37/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I loved this beer in the past, but each year the quality has diminished. This year, after getting my first batch of bottles, I didn't even bother getting more (in past years I would search far and wide for more ... no longer). I fear the scaling up expansion has resulted in lesser quality. I hope they fix it. It was my favorite (rich & heavy) beer for a few years.

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Photo of msteves99
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thebeers
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Near black in color with two fingers of lasting tan head that eventually leaves some sloppy, bubbly lacing. Dry smelling aroma of bakers chocolate and sweet bourbon with cherry and vanilla notes. This continues to the taste with some nutty malt undertones. There's a nice alcohol burn on the backend, with a lingering woody character. Medium bodied with a lightly creamy, oily mouthfeel. I like this much better than the vanilla variant.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz. bottle dated 03/29/16

Pours black with a creamy dark tan foam head. Smells like rich boozy raisins, dark fruit, brown bread, toasted biscuity cracker, tobacco, smoky malt, dark roast coffee, chocolate, oats, some vanilla, bourbon, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dark honey, charred oak, sweet molasses, with mild earthy grassy pine. Tastes like rich dark fruits, some raisin, fig, plum, cherry, oats, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, dark honey, chocolate, roasted coffee, tobacco, charred oak, smoky burnt malt, toasted biscuity graham cracker, with mild herbal earthy grass and pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice bourbon barrel aged baltic porter.

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

Photo of thoglund
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Iski100
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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