Abominable Ale - Fremont Brewing Company
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4.47/5 rDev +16.4%
Thanks to urbancaver on this wonderful spring afternoon.
A-clear amber with nice carbonation and tan head retention
S-malty and sweet
T-very sweet, mellow carmel taste. Very smooth malt character.
M-mediun bodied and so smooth
D-very drinkable if the head wasn't so prevelant!
02-18-2011 18:55:15 | More by brew3crew
4.43/5 rDev +15.4%
We strolled into this little warehouse late in the day, the boss man ready to run out the door. He stopped and happily poured some tasters. 3rd in the lineup was this splendid winter ale colored mahogany, smelling of roast, hints of smoke and chocolate and coffee. The hops are pronounced but soft, friendly hops.
He followed that with a limited tasting of a bourbon barre aged version which was, perhaps, the best beer I have tasted in the City of Seattle. Stop in, say hello. You will not regret the decision.
01-13-2010 01:48:55 | More by olympuszymurgus
British Columbia (Canada)
4.25/5 rDev +10.7%
Thanks to my in-laws for this bottle stuffed in my stocking for Christmas 2012! Had this once before (actually 3 times!) after the 2012 Resolution Run on new year's day in Magnuson Park, Seattle, but this is the full review 1/8/2013
Appearance. Pours a deep dark brown with only a little redish light coming through and capped with a half finger of khaki head.
Smell. Dark malts, caramel and some sweet chocolate. Yum.
Taste. Dark and maybe a bit smokey malts, some bitter dark chocolate and just a touch of dried dark fruits without the sweetness. Quite dry and the alcohol is VERY well hidden ...that much I remember from the last time I had this. I also remember feeling better after that race than any other I've ran.
Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, below medium smooth carbonation.
Overall. A very nice beer, especially for a winter warmer. I remember a little spice the last time I had it, but not getting much this time ...not that that's a bad thing.
01-02-2012 02:22:10 | More by Rutager
4.11/5 rDev +7%
Deep reddish mahogany color with an attractive cap of foam and lots of lacing in the wine tumbler. A light body. Warm and rich malty flavor. Tastes like there is some spice in the mix, but the ingredients list insists on just barley and four hop varieties. In any case, it's an intriguing smooth flavor more enjoyable than the common winter clove bomb.
IBUs are rated at 47, but this brew is just pleasantly spicy with a modestly bitter aftertaste. Some sweetness lingers and kisses the lips with every sip. So much dark roasted flavor. Flavor of Mexican cocoa, and I would swear there is a touch of cinnamon.
One of my favorite winter brews this year for sure. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Wine World and Spirits in north Seattle.
04-06-2014 23:44:31 | More by mactrail
4.1/5 rDev +6.8%
12 ounce can poured into a DFH signature glass. Winter beer in August
A: dark cola looking with a creamy head
S: Carmel, chocolate, faint booze, toffee
T: starts with the toffee and Carmel, finishes with s lot of bitter chocolate, some hop bitterness in there too
M: extremely creamy! Not too the point of chewy, but it's like a glass of whole milk with Hershey syrup
The bitter chocolate makes this beer so good! It has a good complexity and its a unique experience
08-11-2013 01:08:51 | More by Shumania
4.08/5 rDev +6.3%
I am not quite sure what "winter warmer" is supposed to taste like since beers labeled as winter warmers all tasted very different to me, but this one certainly tastes like a chocolate stout with a bit of a hop bite towards the end. ANYWAY
A: Black with 2 finger head. Lots of lacing.
S: Smells like an oatmeal stout. roasty, coffee, chocolate, malt.
T: Tastes definitely like a stout. It's not one of those hoppy stouts. Roasty malt, chocolate notes, brown sugar, and in the middle, there is some strong sweetness accompanied by hops. Slightly bitter finish, but again, not a hoppy stout (like Victory storm king).
M: Smooth. Like an oatmeal stout. Not much alcohol heat detected.
O: It's quite good. Its big brother Bourbon Abominable is in a different class on its own, but I can see why this beer would make a great base beer for bourbon aging.
11-04-2012 03:30:23 | More by sukwonee
Abominable Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.