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

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Added by Resuin on 05-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
893
Reviews:
107
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
6.96%
 
 
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242
Gots:
172
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

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3/5  rDev -30.4%

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3/5  rDev -30.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of CraftFan5
3.36/5  rDev -22%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Josbor11
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

More of a cheap vanilla extract flavor than true vanilla

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Photo of Raziel313
3.51/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.58/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.59/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.63/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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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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3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle into snifter

Pours a bit thin with a tall fluffy white head
Smells of barrel, but not a lot of vanilla coming through
Taste is the same - hot and boozy even at room temp - tastes like the barrels had a solid few bottles of bourbon left in the bottom
Lighter bodied but solid

Overall just an okay barrel aged beer - nothing special, and no vanilla to be found...

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3.71/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from the cooler at the brew pub and drank the same day. Mahogany black with two thick fingers of very bubbly, cola-colored head that's amazingly quick to dissipate into nothingness. Nutty aroma of rich dark malts with a touch of bourbon behind. Nutty porter flavors with a good dose of bourbon, heavy natural vanilla and some alcohol burn. Bitter hop aftertaste. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Fairly still. Honestly, sort of a weird mix here. The sum seems less than the individual parts, IMO. I was disappointed by the zero head retention and lacing; the nuttiness and hops in the porter, to me, didn't meld well with the bourbon or vanilla; and, while I appreciated the natural vanilla flavors, rather than artificial ones in many vanilla beers these days, it started to seem pretty heavy-handed as the bottle went on. Despite the high rDev here, I think I'm actually being generous in my rating.

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Vanilla Barrel-Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby Brewing
4.31 out of 5 based on 893 ratings.
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