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Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

461 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 461
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.45%
Wants: 357
Gots: 143 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Lovingly referred to by Fremonters as the B-BOMB, this bourbon barrel-aged edition of our winter ale has a warming spicy aroma and rich carmelly notes of bourbon, wood and vanilla added to dark roasty chocolatey malt flavors and subtle hopping.

Down & Dirty: 2-Row, Crystal-120, Munich, Roast Barley, Carafa-2 & Chocolate malts with Columbus, Willamette & US Goldings hops.

(Beer added by: olympuszymurgus on 01-15-2010)
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projectflam86

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Youradhere sent me this in our trade. I owe you one!

22oz bomber waxed top. 2011 release. 9.5% Alc according to the label.

A- Pours a deep cola brown color with a thick head that leaves good lacing.

S- Reminds me of a nice English Barleywine with some bourbon and oak aromas. Dark fruits, alcohol, vanilla, wood, and a touch of chocolate all come through.

T- The bourbon steals the show right from the start. Huge bourbon, vanilla, and oak flavors initially that give way to some caramel and chocolate malts in the finish. A touch of bitteress creeps through to add a bit of balance. A good dose of alcohol rounds out the flavor.

M- Full bodied with high carbonation. Chewy mouthfeel.

O- A truly nice brew. Big bold bourbon flavor initially with a smooth well balanced finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 01:45:35 | More by projectflam86
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A - Much darker than I'd expected. I'd anticipated a much redder brew, more like a barleywine, whereas this is dark brown, closer to a stout, albeit with ruby rather than black accents.

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Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.