Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale - Fremont Brewing Company
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4.75/5 rDev +7.2%
2012 bottle, poured into a tulip.
I've been sitting on this bottle for more than a year, and oh my, is it worth the wait.
It pours very dark, with a very slight reddish tone. Almost no head and no lacing to speak of.
Aroma is bourbon and vanilla. Taste is more complex than that, with a bite to the beer. I don't find it sweet. It's like a mild barleywine. The alcohol is noticeable, but not the main reason for sipping ... the flavor has such power that you want to take it quite slowly, to savor all the goodness. And then of course there is the bourbon flavor, which always is a terrific complement to a beer, in my opinion.
One of my favorite barrel-aged beers, and a great example of Fremont's exceptional brewing skill.
08-30-2014 00:16:02 | More by VashonGuy
4.5/5 rDev +1.6%
Dark and opaque mohagany. Mostly brown with the reddish hue showing up around the edges. Slight and brief sandy colored head.
Strong woodsy smell, like fresh cut oak, even a little cedar. Vanilla and coffee. Tobacco.
This is a 2013 vintage and still came strong with the big burn of booze. Oak, vanilla, butterscotch, coffee, leather.
Full and smooth mouthfeel with a boozy finish. Slightly dry on the back end.
A fantastic beer. Listed as an old ale but tastes like a top notch barreled barleywine.
08-22-2014 01:15:06 | More by Vonerichs
3.95/5 rDev -10.8%
22oz bottle of the 2012 vintage thanks to a trading buddy. Dark borwn color, short head. Smells pretty nice, bourbon, booze, wood. Flavor is pretty good too, heavily bourbon influenced, boozy, oak, vanilla, not bad at all. If I had to guess blindfolded I would have said this was a bourbon barrel aged barleywine.
07-26-2014 16:27:02 | More by ArrogantB
Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.