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

Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - CoffeeBarrel-Aged Framinghammer - Coffee
BA SCORE
4.31/5
876 Ratings
Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - CoffeeBarrel-Aged Framinghammer - Coffee
BEER INFO

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

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
Ranking:
#569
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
876
pDev:
7.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
190
Gots:
174
Trade:
32
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Ratings: 876 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of kylehay2004
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, coffee bean, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, coffee, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice mix of coffee and bourbon aspects all around.

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

my brother has really been coming through with the goods lately, so thanks man for pulling this one off. its as good as all the others, again blows me away that its a lager, and although the coffee is light on the aroma, its taste and contribution to the mouthfeel are very prominent. matte black beer, heady and thick, inviting like a guinness really, lighter head, but similar vibe. the nose is mild on the coffee, way more barrel and lager yeast here, vanilla is as prominent as it was in the vanilla edition, not sure how they got all that from the barrel, but they did. in the flavor, the coffee is darkly roasted, earthy, and bitter enough without being harsh. its smooth and full bodied, and the booze is invisible. i definitely feel it after half a bottle though! stunning in its depth, awesome in its slick richness and dry finish, like no other in the feel. the coffee does add a little acidity, but its mild and actually helpful here. the barrel is more pronounced in the nose than the taste, but it definitely adds that sweet oak to an otherwise dry finish. expertly made, this is one of the best series in beer right now!

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of brentk56
3.82/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Like the other Framinghammers, an impressive bubble show and appearance; dark brown with a couple of inches of tan foam

Smell: A rather odd aroma, certainly filled with coffee but also rather ashy

Taste: Milk coffee forward, with some chocolate and smoke building in the middle; some Bourbon influence, after the swallow, but the finish moves in a sweeter, brown sugar direction

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy, with moderate carbonation; a bit of a burn in the gullet from the ABV

Overall: To my surprise, the Vanilla Framinghammer was my favorite by a country mile; I had high hopes here but this one just is a bit too sharp in its contrasts for my palate

Thanks, mj0126, for the opportunity

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Photo of oline73
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of jlindros
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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4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep black color, with a short beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains rich black coffee, roasted malts, some chocolate and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong and bitter-sweet black coffee flavor followed by a hearty roasted malt character as you would expect. There are some background flavors of chocolate and dark fruit. The hops presence is milder than other versions but brings a good balance. The after-taste is bitter-sweet.

M: Crisp, smooth and viscous, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, this is a very good big coffee porter worth drinking for a long time.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Coffee from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 876 ratings
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