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Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Coffee | Jack's Abby Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Big, bold, black and barrel aged. A length conditioning period in bourbon barrels creates a silky smooth chocolatey mouth feel enhanced by the use of oats and brown sugar. Noticeable sweetness gets balanced by roasted malt and hop bitterness. Additional flavors include bourbon, vanilla, and oak.

55 IBU

Added by Auror on 05-06-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
848
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
22.27%
 
 
Wants:
192
Gots:
175
For Trade:
33
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Reviews by alaimoa:
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4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Bottle from brewery that is barrel aged coffee but mysteriously doesn't say it on the bottle.
A: jet black fully opaque with half a glass of mocha head that has a lengthy staying power of about 3 minutes
S: bourbon toffee, brown sugar, roasted coffee beans. One of the most pleasant smelling BA coffee stouts
T: bourbon right out of the gate leading into a sweet coffee and molasses combo and some boozy heat in the finish
M: bit thin on the palate but can't complain too much because fairly smooth from start to finish

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Photo of Stevedore
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into an unlabeled snifter 6/2/2014.

A- Pours a dark cola brown body with a surprisingly thick two finger mocha head with a good retention time; eventually slipping into a medium collar with some staying power. Not much lacing.

S- Roast malt, tons of milk chocolate, black coffee, cocoa. Very good, a bit light on the coffee but I'm enjoying the surprisingly strong milk chocolate aspect; it even smells a bit spiced up with vanilla or something similar.

F- Chocolate ice cream with vanilla in the background (not even sure where this is coming from), black coffee bitterness, cocoa, milk chocolate, roast malt, even slightly nutty. This is a delicious brew that has a lot going on, though the coffee seems to take a big backseat to the base beer's chocolate notes.

M- Medium bodied, smooth and silky. Good carbonation. It's definitely a hefty sipper with a slight alcohol burn and a bitter black coffee finish.

O- Outstanding baltic porter. It was surprising that it tasted more like chocolate ice cream than it did coffee, which acted in more of a supporting manner. So, it didn't meet initial expectations (since you know, everyone likes to dump tons of coffee in their porters/stouts) but it exceeded overall expectations in that it is a very tasty beer. I'd love to explore more of the offerings in the Framinghammer series.

Edit: apparently this is barrel-aged according to the fine BA who sent this to me. It's now much less surprising that there was an oaky vanilla flavour along with the sweet chocolate ice cream aspects and subtle heat (presumably from the whiskey).

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

Good stuff, just not as great as I thought it would be. I figured it would be more smooth, being a lager, but it is good nonetheless.

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Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Coffee from Jack's Abby Brewing
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