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

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Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - CoffeeBarrel-Aged Framinghammer - Coffee

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

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

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4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split with rudzud.

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

Nose wow, ridiculous coffee, it's like fresh ground espresso bean, nice roast, fresh coffee, no booze, plenty more dark choc, nice vanilla oak barrel, all the base beer with loads of coffee in top.

Taste is nice but a bit boozy, again base beer with lots of coffee, but the booze kicks in quite a bit, lots of bitterness too, tons of fresh coffee grinds but almost like chewy on coffee grinds with roast and bitter coffee, but not burnt. Plenty more dark choc, bitter dark choc, light creamy choc, just a bit of barrel that gets drowned by coffee. Finish is long bitter coffee, earthy coffee grinds, light roasted flavors from the coffee, more bitter dark choc lingering.

Mouth is same as the other beers.

Overall great nose but that same crazy coffee grinds overpowers the flavors and gets a bit too bitter, booze is a bit strong, and the coffee drowns the other flavors too much, but I'm still nitpicking at a great beer.

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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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