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Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

575 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 575
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 383
Gots: 165 | FT: 24
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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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is all coconut and vanilla. Big bourbon notes. Exceptionally smooth. Decently thick, coating mouth feel.

Photo of zookerman182
4.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RocketCityVol
4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sourdog
4.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to rudzud for sharing this beast.

Pours a nice fluffy dark creamy head, at least in my glass, that fades fairly quickly, just about pitch black beer.

Nose brings loads of bourbon, vanilla oak, toasted oak, just bourbon barrel city. Nice dark roasty like chocolate malts, dark cocoa and lots of vanilla, caramel, grainy toasty malt, tons of varied malts, juicy malt, etc.

Taste is great too, big dark malts, creamy dark choc and cocoa, with light roasty dark malt note, cocoa and char. Then big barrel, vanilla toasty oak barrel with tons of bourbon, so much bourbon juice, little biscuit cookie and toffee. Nice buttery oak, chewy nougat and fluff, charred candy bar. Nice buttery roast and bitter earthy hop. Finish is sticky semi sweet, nice roast dark malt and cocoa, fluffy nougat, very dark choc, and little earthy malt.

Mouth is thick, creamy, light booze, decent carb.

Overall amazing, but not really a winter warmer, more barrel aged stout.

Photo of MikeCactusGordon
4.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rudzud
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Shared with JLindros and Threelions.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown when a good quarter inch mocha head that fades to leave a nice mocha halo.

S - Aromas of bourbon, light alcohol, nice light chocolate, good light winter warmer notes. super pleasant.

T - Taste is loads of bourbon and vanilla. Nice light chocolate, good winter spices. Not overly sweet, tasty, caramel, darker malts, nice smooth and mellow with nice rich bourbon. Really dense.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, smooth, creamy.

O - Overall this beer was really good, great bourbon notes, vanilla light spice, chocolate. Awesome.

Serving type: Bottle

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4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.04/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.7/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 575 ratings.