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Jack’s Abby Vanilla Bean Barrel Aged Framinghammer Baltic Porter



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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Big, bold, black and aged in bourbon barrels with ... vanilla beans. The lengthy barrel conditioning period 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.

OG 23.5 Plato / IBUs 55 / 10% ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2055) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Pours the part, mild vanilla nose. Taste continues but subdued. Mild chocolate, and roasted malt. Medium silky body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9793) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle shared by Joes & Judyvv @ "Zunt Om Nog Langer Te Bewaren" tasting (ZONLTB). Opaque dark brown color, small off-white head. Aroma is malts, dark chocolate, vanilla. Taste malts, dark chocolate, vanilla, decently bitter with a nice sweet touch from the bourbon, liquor, light roast. Not super lovely but pretty interesting. Vanilla lovers will dig this though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (4598) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle @ SONLTB tasting. Dark brown to black colour with a small beige head. Smells quite sweet, chocolate, cocoa, vanilla. Tastes vanilla, roasty, sweet, lovely, coffee, deep, nice. Full body, soft carbo, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3498) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Brown-black body, thin tan head, spotty lacing. Nose has some sharpie, vanilla bean, light roast, oak, and bittersweet chocolate. Medium bodied, moderate sweetness, lingering finish, smooth carbonation throughout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bennetporter (262) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2015
Pours a black from a bottle with a toffee-colored head, minimal lacing. Aroma is of vanilla, oaky, burnt toffee, flavor is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla. Lots of alcohol burn, almost off-putting, but very similar to bourbon overall. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (719) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2015
.5 liter into a glass. Pours a thick syrupy black, muddled in brown tar and molasses. Lacing is creamy tan and all over, head is average and encompassing. Aroma of vanilla coffee bean, bourbon cascades, chocolate bar, dark malts, raisins, hoppy lingerings. Taste of dry vanilla coffee, dark choco, bourbon vessels, vanilla shake, oak trodden wood, and fun spastic brown sugar cubes. Abv is in and out the whole time, gliding smooth then knocking one down. A deep, hearty and solid brew, good for soul searching, sharing, or moderate ingestion. Memorable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Berard (429) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours nearly black with light creme colored head. Mouthfeel is a bit light for the style. Mild bourbon heat and vanilla. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1123) - California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
500ml bottle pours a dark brown color without much head. Low carbonation. Nice vanilla flavor, but noticeably harsh alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (804) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle - Thinner black pour with mocha head and little retention. Typical metallic porter nose with a hint of vanilla. Taste follows the nose. Thinner on the palate with a semi dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (1055) - , Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2014
rate #993; bottle from phatdog1. held this back; loved the regular version (4.4 rate) but rated this much lower which is odd, thought I would enjoy more with the vanilla. not sure if it is me or ?? but bourbon in aroma and taste ruined this for me - just overpowered everything...

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