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:
1,468
Reviews:
178
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
7.89%
 
 
Wants:
315
Gots:
312
For Trade:
46
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Ratings: 1,468 |  Reviews: 178
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

Photo of cjohns73
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CTbrew32
3.77/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBonez477
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevem68
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice dark chocolate color. Aroma is roasted malts and bourbon. Flavor is mellow booze with a nice chocolate roasted malt. Has a nice body but a touch thin and overall really tasty.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, about a year old. Near black, thin tan head fades to a ring. Heavy bourbon and chocolate aroma. Taste wasn't bad but a little disappointing, a bit too heavy on the bourbon, too much bitter chocolate. Some wine and wood in the finish. Powerful flavors a little on the sharp side, not as balanced as I was expecting. Thin oily mouthfeel.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2016 version, pour is dark brown with a mocha head, leaves some nice lacing. nose is not overpowering but definite vanilla and caramel notes complimented by oak. taste is much the same, but with a more pronounced roasty character coming from the malts, as well as a light bitterness. getting a nice creamy chocolate note that blends perfectly with the other sweet flavors. touch of the barrel and a bit of spice on the finish, but very little booze. probably one of the least boozy bourbon aged beers ive had.

mouthfeel is right on point and overall this is a really tasty and drinkable baltic porter. definitely worth trying!

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice Porter/bourbon barrel taste. Got much better warmer, really opened up. Very good for the style.

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

Photo of cavedave
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a darkest brown with a finger of dark tan lather atop. Lather lasts long. Lace languishes lovingly. Beautiful.

Caramel, vanilla, and bourbon notes, lighter oaky fragrance, with even lighter yeasty tart, chocolate, and coffee joining the party in my nose. Not strong, but very seductive aroma.

Thankfully much more full flavored than the aroma suggested. Doubly thankfully all the flavors of the aroma are here in bright, clean, stronger presentation. To put this in scientific terms, this beer is fucking delicious. Some righteous herbal bitter comes to rescue the end of sip from being too sweet, and alcohol spice adds just the right touch to turn this into the most delicious Baltic Porter imaginable. Stupid delicious.

Med. carb., med. bodied, med. viscosity and killer finish. Pretty much just right to frame the flavors excellently.

A homerun from Jack's Abby. Barrel notes add a perfect touch to a base beer that is magnificent in its own right. Highest recommendation.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 BBA 500 ml bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a black color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Vanilla, bourbon, coconut, milk chocolate, roasted malts, warm booze, molasses, caramel, and toasted oats.

Taste: Super smooth flavor. The bourbon barrels flavors compliment the normal framinghammer characteristics. Enjoyable and delicious.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, light to medium bodied, warm bourbon alcohol, low to medium carbonation, and definitely a sipper.

Overall: Have to admit that this BBA Framinghammer is delicious. I look forward to the next variation of this beer.

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

Photo of adami212
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nyrblue2
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Bissel328
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cadaugherty
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scottqc15
3.87/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Philcassella
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
4.31 out of 5 based on 1,468 ratings.
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