In a nutshell: A dark and decadent Baltic Porter aged in bourbon barrels from Jack's Abby Brewery near Boston, USA.
The lowdown: Ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and orange peel are the things that stand out here. The lengthy conditioning period in the barrels creates a silky smooth chocolatey mouthfeel enhanced by the use of oats and brown sugar. The noticeable sweetness gets balanced by roasted malt and hop bitterness. Additional flavours include bourbon, vanilla, and oak.
Style - Other Specialities ABV 12.0% - Very Strong
Founded in 2011 by three brothers, Jack, Eric, and Sam Hendler, Jacks Abby has, in short order, become a mainstay of the craft brewing scene in New England, the wider USA and more recently in th UK. Theyve got quite the story to tell, and more in the making. Since opening, their brewery has tripled in size and is continuing to grow. With their most recent addition being their experimental and barrel-aging tap room.