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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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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-18-2014 00:32:30 | More by drmcleod10
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

wonderful bourbon barrel usage here, as good as any, lots of burnt oak flavor with the attendant vanilla and booze, all are soft and gentle though, and none so dominant as to displace the strong ale base on this, which is a caramel malt bomb, super thick, and downright delicious, although a bit out of season right now i think. reddish hues of caramel and molasses color, and the aromas are similarly sweet, toffee and vanilla dessert come to mind, and of course the bourbon, which adds richness, sweetness, and the feeling like im having something of extreme quality. the flavor is sweet from the outset, but doesnt really finish that way, more of a quicker boozy hit to wind it down. vanilla is strong, and the oak contributes quite a bit, but the base beer is exceptional. as much sticky sweet grain as you can pack in here, which gives a luxurious mouthfeel to this highly viscous brew. carbonation is low medium, but its all i really need in this style. something more than a barleywine here, but in that sort of vein stylistically. my first brew from fremont is an absolute pleasure, made even more enjoyable by sharing it with some of the gentlemen responsible for its existence. a real treat worthy of its high praise.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 17:42:07 | More by StonedTrippin
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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Indiana

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 Release poured at cellar temperature into a snifter.
A - Pours a very dark brown with minimal head.
S - Smells of malt, bourbon and chocolate.
T - Bourbon and carmel at the fore with chocolate in the middle and a little bite of booze/hops on the finish.
M - Quite thick and mouth coating with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O - A very pleasant, warming winter ale. Everything is well integrated. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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Texas

4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bottle courtesy of libby pours a rich near-black color with an abundance of brown head. Fades slowly and leaves plenty of lace.

Nose is nicely balanced between bourbon, chocolate and wood. Raisins, brown sugar and vanilla also come out to play.

Taste is sweet and thick with a smoothness rarely found on an 11+ %'er. Marshmallow fluff meets whiskey barrel. Burnt caramel, molasses and cocoa powder flavors as well. The mouthfeel is quite full and silky. Amazing beer that I wish I had more of...much more.

Serving type: bottle

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.