Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb | Fremont Brewing Company

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4.57/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States
fremontbrewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Bourbon Barrel Aged Abominable: Coffee And Cinnamon

Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Winter Ale with Coffee & Cinnamon
ABV: 13.0%, IBU: 65
This year’s release of B-Bomb is aged in 12-year-old American Oak bourbon barrels and is a blend of 9, 12, and 24-month old barrel strength Winter Ale. This special edition adds cold brew coffee and cinnamon bark to complement the bourbon, oak, cacao, and leather notes achieved from B-Bomb’s extended barrel aging and barrel blending.

Added by twelveinches on 12-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#64
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
919
pDev:
5.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 919 |  Reviews: 122
Photo of ajramirez1
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benish
4.74/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: poured a really dark murky brown with a pancake batter color head.

Smell: very malt forward aroma, with vanilla beans, honey biscuits, and sweet mocha. Trace of cinnamon comes through in a more subtle scent.

Taste: very sweet like an English barely wine. There is a huge essence of sweet vanilla beans with a biscuity maltiness. Then there are dark fruits - mainly plums. The coffee seems just a little muted but I think its partly due to the multitude of flavors I'm picking up. Cinnamon comes with a nice subtle spiciness, making this more like a baked dessert beer. Whiskey comes in at the finish, more noticeable at room temp. Tasted no alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel: full-bodied, rich, and smooth like silk.

Overall: a well executed beer. There's really no flaws, its sweet and so balanced between the coffee and cinnamon. And the alcohol is barely noticeable, making it too easy to drink.

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Photo of chrisjws
4.56/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PprBurke
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IAmThird
4.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Can you say candy bar? When cared for correctly, this beer is an incredibly good BA sweet stout. The nuances of the cinnamon and coffee blend with the barrel and malt to form an almost caramel like note (milky way - ish). This beer is in my top 10 of all time BA stouts.

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Photo of Aerizel
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

201 vintage.

Look: Barely any head, very dark black body.

Smell : See below.

Taste : Dark chocolate, coffee, mild cinnamon, oak, bourbon.

Feel : Low carbonation, thick full body. Almost no alcohol presence despite being 14.5 abv. Mildly sweet upfront and in the finish. Super creamy mouthfeel.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.23/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep, almost black pour with a hint of rusty hues. Small head , even thin lace.

Coffee and cinnamon both come out right away, very roasty throughout. Semisweet chocolate balance out the nose.

More of the same in the flavors. Lots of cinnamon , roasty coffee, but stronger like espresso. Getting some oak, with a Bourbon tail comes next.

Very smooth, booze is subtle. Body is pretty thin, but the low carb works well. I heard the cinnamon falls off quickly on this one, but this tasted as fine as I think was possible with this batch.

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Photo of absoluthamm
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bdiiorio
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of nollie77
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Felgenlager
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of T_Hass
4.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monty79_1997
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grackos
4.29/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2017. Lots of coffee with some cinnamon as well. Low alcohol heat. Thick mouthfeel. Excellent.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.18/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank a 2016 bottle of this at the baseball tailgate versus UNLV a few weeks back. Pours black, probably around that 60/40 mix of black and dark brown in terms of where the SRM lies. Brown head, 1/3". Aroma gave off a moderate amount of bourbon, not hot, a small amount of coffee and miniscule, albeit prolly the correct amount of cinnamon. The roasted malt was tucked away in the nose.

Taste was a well integrated easy drinking affair relatively speaking. The coffee melded well as it had been a few years since it was fresh. The bourbon really revealed a great job of blending the different ages of barrels. Mild chocolate, leather, tobacco and bark notes. This is similar to backwoods bastard with some adjuncts in it. Well done. The PacNW seemed like the last region to get bourbon barrel beers going into production in any serious amount of numbers, so its only natural on here that the scores for that stuff would be inflated (see east coast/middle of nowhere ipas). So while I can vouch this is a very good beer, its not quite elite world class tier, but it is damn good.

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Photo of Vidblain
4.56/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016 vintage - I lucked in to a few bottles of Fremont vintages while on a trip to Denver for Great American Beer Fest. I was just a bit ecstatic, as you might imagine. Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb was one of those beers - and while I had zero experience with Fremont at the time, I'd read reviews and was excited to try it.

But then it disappeared in to the cellar.

So, I had a bottle of Coconut B-Bomb recently and realized - hey, I have all of these bottles of Fremont to enjoy. I really should do that! So Coffee Cinnamon came out for a friend's going away party. My impressions: the beer is quite dark, but has a nice half a finger's head of light tan. It smells strongly of coffee and cinnamon. The taste is very cinnamon forward, but I suspect the coffee has faded a bit (no experience with fresher bottles to judge - just a suspicion). The coffee flavors have remained good though - no traces of vegetal flavors, no oxidation evident, all good here. The barrel is also quite nice and really complements the light spicy sweetness of the cinnamon.

This had me wondering how CC Bomb compares to Barrel Aged Abraxas. Friends just laughed at me, but... really, I'm curious. I hope to do a side-by-side some day.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very nice cinnamon aroma, caramel, light coffee, bourbon, brown sugar, hint of licorice, earthy, tobacco, leather

Cinnamon is perfectly integrated in this beer!

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Photo of zeledonia
4.3/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2017 vintage, tasted 21 April 2018. I love the regular B-bomb, looking forward to trying this one.

Pours deep dark brown with a hint of red, much more opaque than I'd expect. Half a finger of thick head, doesn't last long.

The smell... I want to drink it in over and over. Brown sugar malts come powering through, flanked by additional bourbon sweetness, and chased by a twinge of cinnamon that tickles my nose. I have to search for the coffee, but it's there, like a cup of cold brew letting out only a bit of its aromatics. The pieces yield a stunning harmony. Wow.

Taste... all the things I smell are there, but they feel disjointed. The coffee and alcohol are sharp, covering the sweetness. The cinnamon is more prickly. I feel I'm not getting the best of these components. It's still quite good, but not what it could be.

Feel is good. Medium-bodied, a little chewy, with a lowish carbonation that suits the beer.

This is tasty stuff, but for me, it doesn't compare well to the standard B-bomb. The smell is stunning, but it just doesn't work as well once it's in the mouth.

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bpa112
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Slack
4.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of matthewsween
4.78/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.57 out of 5 with 919 ratings