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Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

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Bourbon Abominable Winter AleBourbon Abominable Winter Ale

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620 Ratings
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Ratings: 620
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.92%
Wants: 404
Gots: 186 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: olympuszymurgus on 01-15-2010

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.

Aged in 15 year-old American oak whiskey barrels. Blend of 24 and 12 month-old bourbon aged Abominable Ale.
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
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

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4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
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!

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -37.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass at Smoke & Barrel DC for the bottle share. Vintage 2012. From notes.

A nice dark walnut brown body with a faint tan collar, some nice mahogany brown edges along the sides of the glass underneath.

Nose has milk chocolate, and a big candy malted whoppers feeling. Lost of milky powder sensations, Nestle Quik with a hint of mild caramel like sensations.

Palate continues the milky sweetness, and even some dense milk chocolate comes out. Faint mild roast but a good sense of playful carbonation. Carbonation hints at some Coca Cola like sweetness.

An interesting take and result for a barrel aged brew. Fun one to drink also, and very easy drinking also.

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 620 ratings.