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Vanilla Barrel-Aged Framinghammer | Jack's Abby Brewing

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4.33/5
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897 Ratings
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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

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Added by Resuin on 05-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#480
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
897
pDev:
6.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 897 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of IBUBrew
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16.9 oz. Bottle

Poured into a Trillium glass a pretty nice dark brown color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice small tan head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with lots of chocolate/toffee, big vanilla, bourbon, slight licorice. The taste is pretty nice, malty, pretty nice chocolate/toffee, nice touch of vanilla, nice touch of bourbon, some licorice. Full Body, ABV hidden pretty nicely, a nice complex brew, definitely a sipper. Overall, kinda surprised me, pretty tasty.

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

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

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkyyNapalm
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of dertyd
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours out a dark black with a reddish/brown tint to it with a finger of cola head, looks very nice in the glass... The aroma is of dark molasses, soy sauce, whisky and vanilla..... The taste is really nice so much whiskey barrel, roasted oak, vannillia, bitter chocolate with a creamy mouth fill.... this beer is so smooth for 10% it dangerous

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Photo of Duffman79
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasting notes from a while ago - had it on tap at the brewery. Served a bit too cold so I let warm for a few minutes. Aroma was muted at first but the roasted malt, vanilla extract and some booze surfaced. Taste is smoked/roasted malt, vanilla extract, dark fruit. Vanilla seemed to take center stage a step opposed to playing a supporting role. Mouthfeel is thick and leaves a nice sweet coating that isn't cloying. Bigger fan of the coffee and "plain" BBA versions but this is still an outstanding Baltic porter.

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Photo of nuggetlover
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L- dark, opaque, cola like
S- bourbon is present, not too heavy. slight vanilla.
T- Awesome. Vanilla upfront, bourbon on the finish.
F- Smooth, surprisingly so for 10%.
0- I wish I had a case of these!

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Photo of N1Nkasi
4.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TBonez477
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep cola black body with 3 fingers of tan head. Nice retention and lace.

S - Soft, smooth and well integrated. Milk chocolate, marshmallows, caramel, and bread crust.

T - Dark toast, burnt caramel, roasted marshmallows, and soft oak.

M - Smooth, medium frame.

O - One of the beer BA Framinghamers yet

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4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chefduff2
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smutty33
3.94/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Roy1586
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GabrielEVH
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Totally opaque, black appearance. Very small amount of head that quickly dissipates to a light layer of small bubbles. Vanilla is HUUUUGE in this beer (both on the nose and flavor). I love the Framinghammers and this is a nice take on them. The vanilla is almost so big it overwhelms the chocolate notes from it. Still, this is a very pleasant evening beer to slowly enjoy. I couldn't detect any alcohol flavor and I'm usually sensitive to it in other big beers. Well done, JA!

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Photo of cjohns73
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Vanilla Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 897 ratings
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