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Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

543 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 543
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 374
Gots: 155 | FT: 22
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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4.3/5  rDev -2.7%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.35/5  rDev -1.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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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%

PhatAtUT, Sep 15, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev -1.6%

Kramerbarthomer, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

ottodyer, Sep 08, 2014
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vutoq, Sep 04, 2014
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hornsup, Sep 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

2012 bottle, poured into a tulip.

I've been sitting on this bottle for more than a year, and oh my, is it worth the wait.

It pours very dark, with a very slight reddish tone. Almost no head and no lacing to speak of.

Aroma is bourbon and vanilla. Taste is more complex than that, with a bite to the beer. I don't find it sweet. It's like a mild barleywine. The alcohol is noticeable, but not the main reason for sipping ... the flavor has such power that you want to take it quite slowly, to savor all the goodness. And then of course there is the bourbon flavor, which always is a terrific complement to a beer, in my opinion.

One of my favorite barrel-aged beers, and a great example of Fremont's exceptional brewing skill.

VashonGuy, Aug 30, 2014
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nathanmiller, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

dfhhead25, Aug 21, 2014
Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 543 ratings.