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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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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-14-2014 21:30:27 | More by Reagan1984
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mabermud

Washington

4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Abominable Bourbon Winter Ale was served to me, by myself, from a half growler I filled about half an hour ago. This ale appears pitch black with a smooth, tan, minimal head. There are ultra-fine bubbles that seem to melt from the sides as I move the ale around in my brandy snifter. As I give the drink some time to settle, the head has retreated back into a halo, with a spotty, uneven, smooth, fine cover of bubbles. The smell is of sweet vanilla, caramel, and a hint of alcohol, nothing else. The taste is rich, delicious, and decadent, like a fine desert. There is vanilla, light caramel, spice, molasses, and an obscure, taste of booze/alcohol/bourbon. The mouthfeel is faintly sizzling with sweet feedback. No bitter taste, no after taste, no complaints. Only recommendations.

Serving type: growler

06-11-2014 01:37:27 | More by mabermud
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-08-2014 17:57:33 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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PG2G

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-07-2014 15:05:19 | More by PG2G
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mjtiernan

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-06-2014 03:50:39 | More by mjtiernan
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-03-2014 01:17:22 | More by Cynic-ale
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saxclar123

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

05-29-2014 14:34:15 | More by saxclar123
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IPAIsaac

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

05-29-2014 02:38:13 | More by IPAIsaac
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dspinler

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

05-28-2014 04:48:14 | More by dspinler
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Cottzilla

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

05-26-2014 15:50:14 | More by Cottzilla
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

05-24-2014 15:50:50 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

05-23-2014 15:14:55 | More by Resuin
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DiscLizard

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

05-23-2014 01:58:37 | More by DiscLizard
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ellswrth

Oregon

4/5  rDev -9.7%

05-20-2014 23:43:45 | More by ellswrth
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buffs9

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

05-20-2014 02:41:16 | More by buffs9
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mhaugo

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

05-18-2014 05:37:35 | More by mhaugo
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

05-16-2014 23:40:25 | More by MacQ32
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ianroodt

California

5/5  rDev +12.9%

05-14-2014 22:26:39 | More by ianroodt
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imyourhero21

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

05-14-2014 15:03:23 | More by imyourhero21
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Beerzebub

California

4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottle. Dark reddish brown coffee color, minimal head.

Smells good - sweet bourbon, spicy cigar tobacco, dark caramel, touch of dark fruit; good barrel presence; nice combination of freshness and depth; nice complexity.

Tastes like it smells - pretty delicious. Bourbon barrel is front and center; sweet, but well balanced by roasted nutty and tobacco notes, presumably partly from the malt and partly from the barrel. Really comes together. Fairly long finish, deep bourbon/tobacco.

Fairly full bodied, silky texture.

Quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 09:07:17 | More by Beerzebub
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QuentinCall

Georgia

4/5  rDev -9.7%

05-09-2014 03:20:47 | More by QuentinCall
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John_M

Oregon

4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at HOTD for Fred Fest 2014.

The beer pours a blackish brown color with excellent head retention and considerable brownish, creamy lacing. The nose is every bit as impressive, as I pick up milk duds, chocolate, coffee, light bourbon, vanilla and a hint of underlying leather. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, though there also seemed to be considerable underlying hops that countered and bouyed the moderate sweetness very well. Mouthfeel was full and fairly soft, with a long, slight dry and bitter finish. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, with no sense of heat or heaviness in the finish.

Not that I'm surprised, but this is yet another excellent beer from the folks at Fremont Brewing. Also, good as it tasted at Fred Fest 2014, I think this beer is built for the long haul, and will likely only improve with a few years of bottle (or barrel/keg) age. Impressive.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2014 19:13:14 | More by John_M
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JWalterWeatherman

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

05-05-2014 04:43:33 | More by JWalterWeatherman
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.7%

05-01-2014 18:18:26 | More by bleedsblu
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Davihaw

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.7%

05-01-2014 17:25:52 | More by Davihaw
Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.