Served chilled from a 16.9 oz bottled and poured into a snifter. Pours a deep black with absolutely no head. I tried several times but was unsuccessful in creating any bit of a head. Smell was of roasted malts, dark chocolate, and bourbon. Carbonation was light with a full body. Taste was sweet and malty, with barely any hints of hops. The consistency was smooth and somewhat thick, though not as full bodied as I had expected nor remembered. Aftertaste was roasty and bourbon-like, and I detected hints of sugar and perhaps some vanilla. Overall, I enjoyed this even more than I remembered, and am thrilled that I stored one away for the cellar. Next time I am in the Boston area and find this I will stock up.
To be able to look back at previous reviews is fun. I actually determined that this was the 5th time I have officially reviewed Framinghammer in any of its variations. Check out the old ones, as well as my scores.
Barrel-Aged Framinghammer May 25, 2014 97/100
Coffee Framinghammer June 15, 2014 97/100
Framinghammer July 25, 2014 95/100
Vanilla Framinghammer July 30, 2014 96/100
13 Month old Barrel Aged Framinghammer 98/100
Beer Advocate 95/100
$10/16.9 oz bottle