Style: Spice Beer

ABV: 10.0 IBU: 45.0

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Jack's Abbey Craft Lagers Vanilla Barrel Aged Framminghammer

What the brewers say

“Aged in bourbon barrels with vanilla beans. The lengthy conditioning period in the barrels creates a silky smooth chocolaty mouth feel enhanced by the use of oats and brown sugar. Noticeable sweetness gets balanced by roasted malt and hops bitterness. Additional flavors include bourbon, vanilla, and oak.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Cocoa Puffs cereal. Maybe a hint of vanilla. Roasty and toasty. Some boozy alcohol with a touch of light vegetal.”

Flavor: “Big time vanilla in the flavor. Very sweet with moderate bitterness and boozy alcohol to balance. The body throughout is deceiving, given the high ABV. Finishes dry with a rounded, lingering, alcoholic warmth. Roast malt is light, reminiscent of a biscotti.”

Overall: “Crazy complex and a lot of fun to drink. This one is dangerous.”

What our editors thought



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