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Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

453 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 453
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.45%
Wants: 353
Gots: 142 | FT: 19
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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TysonA

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

05-12-2013 15:35:41 | More by TysonA
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mtrog313

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

05-11-2013 19:04:08 | More by mtrog313
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weaksauce

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

05-11-2013 18:41:55 | More by weaksauce
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Michigan

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

05-11-2013 13:13:24 | More by Michigan
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

05-10-2013 20:39:46 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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Fux

France

4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Shared with my beer buddy Pixieskid along with Bourbon Barrel Aged Speedway while everyone was looking for him to go to his wedding ceremony. The best moments to be shared! Thanks Brandon!
A: Dark, opaque, almost no head at all. Some brown / mahogany glints come throughout the glass.
S: Nose on vanilla, coco, toasted and roasted malts, chocolate, dried fruits.
T: The palate shows much barrel flavors, with vanilla, courbon and alcohol. Also dried fruits, soaked fruits (grapes, figs and dates). Finishes on bitter chocolate.
M: The palate is smooth and oily.medium bodied but with a good carbonation, very easy to drink despite a detectable presence of alcohol.
O: Rich, complex, strong but easy to drink. Very pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 17:13:12 | More by Fux
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Pete27lax

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

05-06-2013 08:39:25 | More by Pete27lax
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Auracom

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

04-29-2013 17:17:22 | More by Auracom
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NorCalYeti

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-29-2013 15:24:04 | More by NorCalYeti
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

04-28-2013 04:44:37 | More by HopsMatt
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jbuddle

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

04-26-2013 17:41:45 | More by jbuddle
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egrace84

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-26-2013 12:35:37 | More by egrace84
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Evan

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

04-24-2013 00:29:47 | More by Evan
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BabyTree

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

04-23-2013 15:00:04 | More by BabyTree
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ChefHopMeister

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-22-2013 00:17:47 | More by ChefHopMeister
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Lare453

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

04-21-2013 01:46:36 | More by Lare453
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

5/5  rDev +12.9%

04-16-2013 03:47:57 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, red wax, poured into a snifter. Thanks for sharing this Ben!

A- Pours a super dark brown color, thin khaki head, recedes to a collar.

S- Lots of barrel character here, bourbon, which smells great, vanilla, and oak. There's also some chocolatey and caramel / brown sugar aromas from the base. Smells great.

T- More bourbon, dry oak, leather, the caramel and vanilla sweetness comes in towards the end. Nice amount of chocolate, molasses and subtle roasted malt.

M- Full-bodied, moderate to lowish carbonation, smooth, creamy feel.

O- A really tasty beer, the barrel flavors are sweet, rich, and just all-around delicious. I really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 06:41:01 | More by WillCarrera
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared thanks to Bigsexy410, thanks Ben!

Pours a beautiful nearly jet black body with some nice lacing and a ring of tan head.

great smell. Tons of bourbon barrel in this beer, balanced nicely to the malt in the base beer. nice alcohol sweetness and complexity, its very warming and inviting for winter weather. brown sugar, oak, etc, all good stuff.

the taste is really nice, hits the right notes in terms of the leather, bourbon, oak vanilla, super big sweet dessert with lots of character. Feel is also well bodied and carbonated (not very carbonated, but I like that in strong ales), for the style.

Overall a very pleasant beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 01:57:58 | More by Dreadnaught33
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blackie

Virginia

4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

brewpub draft, 2011 release

a: served in a small chalice, essentially black in color, sporting a lasting ring of tan carbonation

s: rich barrel sugars, bourbon vanilla, booze soaked wood, semisweet chocolate and rich roasts, toffee, pine hops, hugely complex, pretty great

m: carbonation low to moderate, smooth, with a slick, full body

t: loaded with bourbon barrel supplied vanilla over a body of black, smooth roasted malt carrying loads of dark and semisweet chocolate notes, sweet toffee and caramelized wood sugars, moderate pine hops, long lingering, delicious

o: a big fan of this one, almost running into stout territory, but more towards the balance of rich sugars and bourbon/vanilla with some chocolate accompaniment that roast-focused

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2013 22:34:09 | More by blackie
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2011 bottle.

Appearance. Pours a thick looking deep dark brown with a half finger of tan head.

Smell. Sweet and very woody bourbon, vanilla and maple, with some molasses and chocolate.

Taste. Dark chocolate, nice smooth and very woody bourbon, vanilla and a bit of molasses, Really nice.

Mouthfeel. Full body but not heavy, medium-low smooth carbonation.

Overall. A fantastic bourbon stout. Really diggin' this one and a perfect way to start a 4 day weekend!

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 02:36:21 | More by Rutager
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vissai

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-25-2013 22:41:15 | More by vissai
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-17-2013 14:44:41 | More by DaveHack
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.7%

03-16-2013 21:27:57 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.7%

03-16-2013 21:27:08 | More by acurtis
Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.