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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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

JBPortland's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (1490) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
500ml bottle thanks to NHhophead! Pours dark oily brown-black with tiny thin tan head. Nose is rich baker’s chocolate, coffee, raisin, vanilla, subtle bourbon. Taste is bourbony fruit, dark chocolate covered raisins, vanilla extract. Finish is bitter roasty fruity bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, lasting vanilla. Very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroSpud (2061) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Sampled at the brewery. I seem to love all variations of Framinghammer and this is no exception. The vanilla comes through loud and clear and works really well to complement this already tasty porter. Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (5465) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Draft sample at the source. Dark brown with a beige head. Vanilla, chocolate, boozy, nutty. Sweet and boozy taste. Big body and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed at a tasting at Andrew’s house on August 18. 500 mL bottle. The pour is a medium to dark brown with a thin cream colored head that falls to a thin ring, no lace. This is a lot thinner than I would have ever suspected. The aroma is dark fruit up front, with a nice oak and a good booziness to it. The vanilla is light and one the back end. The vanilla picks up a little more in the flavor, but the roast, dark chocolate and dark fruits really don’t let it stand out too crazily. The bourbon is big on the back end. The mouth feel is thin and light. There is a softer carbonation, but it’s watery. The aftertaste is lingeringly oaky and slightly tainted with vanilla. This is interesting, but definitely not as good as I’d hoped.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2016
[ bottle ][ 1.5oz ][ @Tasting ][ $? ][ mini snifter ][ 05.01.16 ]
hazy sepia, thin cream ring. Softly lactic nose, watery at same time, odd plant bitterness a la celery. Front palate is roast and cookie dough, light vanilla barely across dusty roast mid. Watery sugar across the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (1365) - - JUN 7, 2016
Black pour, smaller head. Huge vanilla and bourbon aroma. Vanilla at the forefront in The taste, roasted malt, light coffee notes. Whiskey ties it all together. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (954) - - MAY 4, 2016
Draft. Smooth vanilla, caramel and marshmallow in the nose. The flavor adds a rich dark fruit character that combines with sugary bourbon and creamy vanilla, giving the impression of a boozy yogurt raisin. Lingering bitter cacao at the edges of the tongue. Clean lager finish and incredibly well-hidden ABV make the glass go down much more quickly than it should.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (3541) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2016
July 24, 2015. On tap at Lord Hobo.
Black with a small tan head. Aroma is rich milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, bourbon, light roasted notes. Taste is medium sweet with toffee, caramel, vanilla and bourbon with a light smooth bitter roasted finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
Great, rich yet very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1836) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle from the brewery shop. Poured into a snifter. A very dark, brownish black. Thick frothy tan head settles to a thin lace. Sweet roasty vanilla aromas and flavors. Very smooth. Alcohol is very well masked. Kinda sweet though. Dry bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westchesterco (1827) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Iphonephan (5610) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2016 From a bottle share at the DC gathering May 1, 2016. It is a clear dark Amber color with a slight head. The Aroma is toffee. The taste is vanillas with cream with barrel Oak Overtones. Nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2016
50cl bottle. Medium beige head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some Bourbon, vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, vanilla, some caramel, light Bourbon. Medium body, some stickiness.

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