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Jack’s Abby Vanilla Bean Barrel Aged Framinghammer Baltic Porter

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (634) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle. A smoother, less boozy version of barrel framinghammer. Creamy mouthfeel with a bitter finish. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1567) - - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle. Pretty much identical to the normal barrel aged Framinghammer but with some light vanilla bean notes in the aftertaste. The vanilla takes a little edge off the booziness of the base. Still very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamstome (946) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Black pour, brown head. Huge aroma of chocolate and oak. Flavor is amazing chocolate, oak, brown sugar, and huge intense vanilla sweet finish. Amazing beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2948) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle, brown pour, tan head, nose and taste are both coffee but the vanilla smooths it out

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marheb (2249) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
Comme le reste de la série, un corps visqueux et svelte mais riche en saveur. Vanille puissante, dominante et fraiche qui n’a d’égal que le volet chocolaté. L’alcool goûte mais la chaleur n’y est pas. Fantastique version.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8682) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 6, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 500mL ][ Ernesto987 ][ Bonus ][ Mini Globe ][ 10.4.14 ]
>> Clear deep cola brown pour, tan foam. Big barrel nose, fumey bourbon, soy, cherry cola, flash of mushroom. Taste is rich bourbon, brown sugar, warming alcohol, flash of mushroom. Palate is fairly bitter, earth, soil, black tea. Rich, barrel forward. Quite nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (11263) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle @ GT’s Cat Cabana. Thanks, GT. Black pour with a small khaki head. Really nice combination of vanilla, cocoa, and nice roasted aroma. Slight nuttiness, a bit of coffee, burnt sugar, and dark chocolate. The flavor has a nice mix of chocolate, vanilla, and sugar cookie. A lot of roast and coffee, too. Slight roasty bitterness.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WanderinCelt87 (181) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Pour from a bottle is a nice black with a tan colored head aroma is a little boozy but has notes of a smooth vanilla. Taste is a malty with hints of vanilla and coffee. Leaves a dry after taste with a little licorice taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6249) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Lighter roasted malts, a solid hit of vanilla, and not too much sweetness. There’s a great balance between the roasted notes and the vanilla sweetness that provides great drinkability, like when you add just the perfect amount of cream to your coffee. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5618) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
(500ml bottle) medium brown, soapy tan bubbles. Nose of vanilla, chocolate malt, maple, french toast, toasty, oak. Taste is rich, vanilla, toasty, french toast, caramel, burnt sugar. Medium thick body, chocolaty linger.


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