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Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

476 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 476
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.45%
Wants: 359
Gots: 147 | 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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VashonGuy

Washington

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
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anteater

Oregon

4.52/5  rDev +2%

08-24-2014 05:35:06 | More by anteater
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Joecaddie

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-24-2014 00:53:59 | More by Joecaddie
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-23-2014 03:07:16 | More by TheSamKuehn
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HoppySeb

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-22-2014 23:57:43 | More by HoppySeb
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Vonerichs

Illinois

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
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nathanmiller

Texas

4/5  rDev -9.7%

08-21-2014 22:24:31 | More by nathanmiller
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.7%

08-21-2014 16:31:57 | More by dfhhead25
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-20-2014 18:14:47 | More by PA-Michigander
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-19-2014 04:32:05 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-17-2014 05:54:41 | More by BMart
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AdamUsner


5/5  rDev +12.9%

08-09-2014 20:15:44 | More by AdamUsner
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Phil_H

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -32.3%

08-06-2014 14:01:09 | More by Phil_H
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mxracercam

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-05-2014 15:25:19 | More by mxracercam
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-02-2014 02:11:20 | More by browniewithnuts
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AndyCowles75

Netherlands

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

08-01-2014 23:52:30 | More by AndyCowles75
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rodkin

New York

4/5  rDev -9.7%

07-27-2014 16:11:10 | More by rodkin
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ArrogantB

Colorado

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
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dsigmon

Virginia

4/5  rDev -9.7%

07-25-2014 00:42:26 | More by dsigmon
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crowellbw

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

07-22-2014 16:18:54 | More by crowellbw
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

07-21-2014 22:38:42 | More by CraigTravor
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

07-15-2014 13:56:37 | More by williamjbauer
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sleuthdog

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

07-13-2014 21:40:08 | More by sleuthdog
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mhenson42

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

07-13-2014 03:30:40 | More by mhenson42
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Arystotl

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

07-11-2014 22:32:42 | More by Arystotl
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Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.