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Jack’s Abby Vanilla Bean Barrel Aged Framinghammer Baltic Porter

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RATINGS: 104   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3989) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Black pour from 16oz (I think?) bottle at Lakehouse. Tan head. Vanilla bourbon flavor. Fig and grapes. Good shit

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1748) - Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Black pour, small of white to espresso head. Nice vanilla and roast on the nose, with some background booze as expected. Flavor follows with just the right balance of roast and vanilla. Really enjoyed this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3291) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle at home with my dad. Pour is deep brown with a big tan head and and sticky lacing. Fresh vanilla beans, graham crackers, roasted malt, caramelly, bourbon notes, some coconut, raisins, and oak in the aroma. Taste is dark cocoa, vanilla beans, caramel, some coffee, bourbon, lactose, milk chocolate, marshmallows, and raisins with a rich finish. Full mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Nice Baltic porter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (533) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Great example of what a solid barrel and flavored beer can be. Aroma had the light notes of vanilla and sugar. The mouth is rich thick and heavy. Color is deep black. Tap

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2140) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9898) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (4663) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3566) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bennetporter (313) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (722) - 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.


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