Abominable Ale - Fremont Brewing Company
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3.6/5 rDev -6.3%
Thanks Hucks for aging this for me!
Pours a dark brown with a sheet of tan foam and a spotty leftover of lace. Nose is lots of caramel, toffee, tawny character - surprised given the SRM here. I like the sweet nose on this one. Flavor is sharply dry with malts and hints of sweetness and a molasses character. The malts have oxidized slightly over the year and have developed a woody character. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a semi dry finish. Nice beer.
10-09-2012 04:32:35 | More by harrymel
3.68/5 rDev -4.2%
12 oz. can poured into a tulip glass
A: Very dark, not black, but a very dark brown mahogany. I definitely can't see through the beer. Tinges of ruby red around the edges of the glass.
S: I get lots of chocolate malt and orated barley on the nose. Maybe a tiny bit of black licorice, kind of reminiscent to the smell of a porter. Smells really nice to me.
T: The taste isn't similar to any "winter warmer" I've had (what really classifies this style anyways...?) I get lots of chocolate, just like the nose, and also lots of bitterness. I like how the bitterness of the hops plays off the chocolate malt to create a kind of coffee flavor.
M: Nothing but good to say about the mouthfeel. Super silky/creamy, moderate carbonation. Nice balance.
O: Overall I think this is a really nice take on what I feel like can be a very broad style. While this isn't my favorite winter beer it's certainly one that I look forward to every year. The profile for this beer says it's 7.5%, but the can that I'm looking at (2012 batch) says this winter monster clocks in at 8%, the alcohol is masked well. Abominable definitely gets more complex and enjoyable as it warms, don't pass this beer up if you see it.
11-18-2012 08:24:18 | More by bifrost17
Abominable Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.