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Vanilla 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:
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Added by Resuin on 05-02-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
881
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
6.96%
 
 
Wants:
238
Gots:
174
For Trade:
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4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Decent creamy dark head hits almost 1 finger and fades at a med pace, some lacing pitch black beer.

Nose has some vanilla but hard to get, compared to the original I get more vanilla bean rather than just vanilla barrel. Nice light dusty oak and vanilla barrel too, plenty of dark malts, cocoa and dark choc without the heavy burnt roast, although a hint of coffee, loads of chocolate in waves.Light booze, nice vanilla too comes out more as it warms.

Taste starts with nice vanilla, this time plenty of vanilla, both vanilla bean and vanilla barrel with light dusty oak. Plenty of chocolate too, dark choc, cocoa, chocolate and vanilla ice cream with a nice creamy feel. booze comes out more than the base, and more bitterness from some earthy hops and bitter dark choc, more dark chocolate than the base too. Nice long finish, tons of bitter dark chocolate and cocoa, hint if coffee even, light vanilla barrel and some vanilla bean, and more booze lingering.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, nice creamy feel, fairly thick, nice carb.

Overall quite nice, little boozy but great. Vanilla comes in nice with great vanilla bean and vanilla barrel, tons of choc and pretty tasty but hard to tell how much of an improvement over the original? THe more it warms the more vanilla I get too.

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Photo of FFreak
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the Bevie, price forgotten. Poured into a tulip glass.

A typical dark, dark brown/black, with a tiny bit of translucent red on the edge. A short, frothy dark mocha head appears and quickly dissipates, leaving no lace or ring of bubbles.

Aroma is straight up bourbon, with just a hint of vanilla and dark fruit.

Taste is also heavy on the bourbon, but not in a bad way. A nicely complex blend of dark flavors accompany the bourbon.

Mouth feel is excellent, not too viscous, easy to drink the entire bottle, very low carbonation.

Overall, a delicious barrel-aged Baltic porter.

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Photo of beantown_hopster
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

L - Same as all the Framinghammer series, jet black, milk chocolate head that dissipates to a ring around the glass.

S - Strong vanilla nose when opened, once poured the nose was somewhat boozy, more bourbon and the vanilla faded.

T - plug, fig, dates. the fruit really come forward on this one for me. the back end has that oaky/bourbon finish that makes the regular BBA Framinghammer such a hit for me. I'm not getting as much vanilla as say, a stone smoked porter w/ vanilla beans used to offer, its more subtle, on the back end with the bourbon.

MF - Rich, full, low carb. My favorite part of the series. So velvety and smooth. The finish is not as warm as the base is, likely due to smoothing out of the vanilla.

O - Hard to miss because the base is such a fabulous beer, but for me it fails to distinguish itself from that base enough. That being said it's wonderful. I may be too much of a dunce to pick up on the nuance.

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Photo of robroc
3.67/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one was a letdown. I paid about the same price for this 16.9 oz bottle as I do for a 4-pack of the base beer. I think the base beer tastes better. The bourbon barrel taste isn't very noticeable, and neither is the vanilla.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a chocolate color. Has a boozy aroma. Flavor is vanilla forward with a little booziness and nice chocolate note. Has a nice finish and overall delicious.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.2/5  rDev -2.6%

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

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.1/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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