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Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

477 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.45%
Wants: 360
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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fsck

Washington

5/5  rDev +12.9%

07-05-2013 23:30:39 | More by fsck
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

07-02-2013 10:37:04 | More by Hugonaut13
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Photekut

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-29-2013 01:42:21 | More by Photekut
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Hophead717

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

06-27-2013 12:55:40 | More by Hophead717
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.7%

06-26-2013 00:34:24 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-24-2013 02:13:18 | More by AlexFields
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.7%

06-23-2013 23:33:34 | More by nrs207
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-19-2013 02:58:08 | More by Rhettroactive
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spicelab

Australia

3.9/5  rDev -12%

Bomber shared with nicks6217. Reviewed from notes.

Choclolate brown with a minimal beige head that abates to a collar.

Liqourice, bark, nutmeg, port soaked raisins, redskins. Assertive barrel character and minimal sweetness.

Syrupy and full with surprisingly lively carbonation. Slightly biting booze with an odd tartness to finish.

Overall very nice. Restrained and untainted.

06-19-2013 01:46:41 | More by spicelab
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.38/5  rDev -1.1%

A - Dark chocolate brown with small off white head.

S - Tons of bourbon and vanilla with a slight malty presence to it

T - Bourbon and vanilla dominate up front. Lots of oak, brown sugar and caramel. Light chocolate aspect to it near the back end. Really a flavorful strong ale.

M - Thick and velvety smooth body. Light oak and alcohol in the finish.

O - Great flavorful beer with lots of vanilla, caramel, and chocolate. The amount of barrel in this one makes you understand why they call it B-Bomb.

06-16-2013 03:50:13 | More by jeonseh
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distantmantra

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

06-12-2013 20:16:54 | More by distantmantra
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-12-2013 05:50:23 | More by standardcherry
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-11-2013 06:53:46 | More by drewone
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-11-2013 00:25:31 | More by Retail1LO
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juliusseizure

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

06-05-2013 21:05:29 | More by juliusseizure
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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-03-2013 18:26:10 | More by beernads
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.7%

06-03-2013 16:35:25 | More by callmemickey
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-03-2013 03:26:38 | More by millerbuffoon
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laminam

Washington

5/5  rDev +12.9%

05-29-2013 21:56:15 | More by laminam
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kspongeworthy

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

05-24-2013 15:12:49 | More by kspongeworthy
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

05-23-2013 01:59:02 | More by mikeincharleston
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

05-22-2013 19:17:49 | More by josephwa
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ant880

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

05-21-2013 01:15:28 | More by ant880
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev -2.9%

650ml red waxed 2012 bomber poured into tulip 13/5/13, cheers Rutager for yet another gem

A quite black right out of the bottle, deep cola edge with a thin film of dense mocha foam leaves a single ring of lace, looks thick

S chocolate syrup, vanilla, fudge, woody whiskey is hard to miss , faint spice, molasses, and some dark fruits I can't quite place but I can't place some raisins and faint booze but nowhere near 11%, smells strong and sexy

T even more barrel and the booze is stronger too, still loads of chocolate and vanilla but not quite as much going on in the mouth compared to the nose, I'm not sure how much bourbon I'm getting but the wood is quite noticeable

M thick and silky with low carbonation and just a little heat, slight tannins and slightly sticky on the lips with chocolate fudge and whiskey lingering on the finish

O I could've gone a little higher in a few departments so slightly higher here to compensate, looks OK but solid else where, quite rich and thick with the booze kept in check for the most part

easy to drink for a big beer and I'm wishing I had another couple bottles to age as I could see this improving with some time behind it. well worth seeking out but grab one now and one for later

05-14-2013 06:21:23 | More by wordemupg
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TysonA

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

05-12-2013 15:35:41 | More by TysonA
Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.