Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb
Fremont Brewing Company

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Style:
Strong Ale - American
Ranked #1
ABV:
13%
Score:
100
Ranked #93
Avg:
4.57 | pDev: 5.69%
Reviews:
162
Ratings:
1,084
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Fremont Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
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SCORE
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World-Class
Coffee Cinnamon B-BombCoffee Cinnamon B-Bomb
Notes: 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.
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Guaro from Italy

4.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2019
Appearance: impenetrable dark mahogany color tending to black, creamy beige foam with excellent persistence. Flawless.
Smell: cinnamon, caramel, chocolate, coffee, leather, vanilla, wood, bourbon. Elegance and balance.
Taste: molasses and caramel, chocolate, cinnamon, roasted notes of coffee and malt, vanilla, hints of wood, leather, tobacco, bourbon. Aftertaste of Christmas cake with chocolate and coffee sprinkled with cinnamon.
Feeling: cinnamon pleasantly pinches a round and velvety drink constantly embraced by a gentle ethyl heat of bourbon. A disarming balance between sweetness and bitterness. An elegant aging in barrels.
Body: full but not bulky nor chewable, round and soft, medium and fine carbonation.

Apr 17, 2021
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hops_for_thought from New York

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

Poured from a bottle (2017 vintage) into a small tasting glass

L: pours a nice very dark black brown with a moderate tan khaki head. Fades after a minute or so, leaves a nice ring of foam around the edge when it does

S: nice and inviting nose, full without coming across heavy or sweet. Great chocolate aroma to open, solid roast coffee comes through as well. There’s a bit of cinnamon spice coming through as well, adds some nice complexity but doesn’t become a dominant note. A bit more cinnamon as it’s warmed, along with a small bit of abv heat

T: follows the nose well, a great dark chocolate note with dark roast coffee notes shining as well. That cinnamon comes through to add some nice depth, but again more playing a supporting role than really acting as a main flavor. This was as it was cold from the fridge - as it’s warmed that cinnamon comes through more, still not aggressive but a nice addition to the chocolate. Medium-long finish, with a nice bitter coffee/dark chocolate coming through. Abv works very well, provides that warming character without coming across hot

F: medium body, medium carbonation, would have liked it a bit thicker but not sure if that’s me thinking stout vs. winter warmer (what is the appropriate body for the style?)

O: a really nice winter warmer (not that I’ve had many in the style). Solid nose, great flavor - some age in the bottle has muted the adjuncts but I’d say they still come through well

Apr 11, 2021
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Dope from Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: black pour, almost stout-like. Includes a very dark head to boot. Head dissipates quickly like most barrel aged brews.

S: cinnamon and lots of it. Bit of sugary caramel from the barrel.

T: wow! Again, loads of cinnamon both in flavor and in heat. I don't taste the coconut so much as feel it, it adds a lot of richness to the brew and leaves an oily, coconutty film after every sip. Bourbon barrel adds a lot of sweetness which balances everything out.

M: thick, heavy and oily

O: this is one hell of a winter warmer. The typical flavors are complimented and enhanced with the additions. This is an incredibly rich and sweet dessert beer, make no mistake. Startlingly good beer, one of the best I've had in a long while

Apr 04, 2021
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

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

2017 vintage consumed in early 2021. Dark brown/black pour, not much head. Three and a half years down the road from brewing, the coffee flavor is almost undetectable. Cinnamon dances with oak and bourbon flavors to provide nice complexity. As the beer warms, the bourbon flavoring increases, overwhelming nuance, but that's quibbling. This is a world-class effort!

Feb 22, 2021
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.47/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a very dark brown with a one finger creamy tan head. Nice amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is cinnamon, dark chocolate, oak and bourbon.

T - The taste is cinnamon, dark chocolate, vanilla, light coffee, oak, leather and nice bourbon in the finish.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with soft dry finish.

O - This is impressive. The cinnamon and coffee don’t overpower the base beer. Mouthfeel is supreme. Great beer.

Jan 31, 2021
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BPatton from California

4.79/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Much darker than your average barleywine. Dark brown almost black color that seems to split the difference between barleywine and stout. Nose and taste are pure cinnamon. Coffee takes a back seat but is still there. Barrel really shines as well. Great beer.

Dec 31, 2020
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Furlinator from California

4.02/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 2016. Consumed on 11/25/2020. Coffee is nonexistent and I'll guess it has faded over time. Chocolate stout notes are accented by cinnamon which is still strong. Maybe too much so. The barrel presence combined with the cinnamon spice make this a bit of a disappointment for my taste.

Nov 26, 2020
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CaptainHate from Ohio

4.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My youngest daughter gave me this for Christmas and had been bugging me to not wait too long to drink it (little does she know what's in my cellar). So I was waiting for the weather to cool down and today is it.

2019 poured into a DFH tulip. Brownish black body with a nice creamy head of tight bubbles with good retention. Smell is cinnamon upfront with not much coffee and deep roasty malts. Taste is big cinnamon with a bit of coffee and chocolate. Nicely complex. Can taste a bit of a booze burn when it warms but the balance on this is good enough that I'm not kicking myself for not aging this longer; at least not too much. Mouthfeel is beautifully creamy and that's what really sets this off. Usually with a big dark bomb like this I'm all about it being chewy but creamy really works.

Just a fantastic experience. Thank you, Jenny Wren.

Oct 18, 2020
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AllOfTheCats from Wisconsin

4.42/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Getting coconut on the taste cold. It seems to be that way fresh with some of the Fremont barrel-aged beers? Warmer, I get more of the coffee and cinnamon.

Sep 27, 2020
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JohnnyHopps from Indiana

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

Appearance - The beer poured a murky black color with a mocha colored head crowning the glass.

Smell - Cinnamon really set off the nose. Darker coffee notes lay the background.

Taste - The taste was very smooth. Cinnamon was mild at first, but got warmer in the back. Coffee notes were smooth, but stayed toward the back. There was a bourbon burn at the finish to match the cinnamon.

Mouthfeel - The feel was smooth enough to make me forget this was not a milk stout.

Overall - Cinnamon is such a difficult thing to nail in beer. This beer does a nice job.

Jun 14, 2020
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Harrison8 from Missouri

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

Pours black with a finger and a half of caramel-mocca colored foam. Head retention is good. Aroma is coffee and cinnamon right on the nose. Coffee is roasty with the cinnamon adding a little spicy dryness. Toffee, caramel and chocolate add sweetness with roasty, toasty and nutty malts adding adding base and depth. Flavor profile is all the same - rich chocolate laced with a blend of roasty coffee and dry cinnamon. Toffee, molasses and chocolate add further sweetness, but only just a little squeeze. Roasty, toasty and nutty malts add the base. Wow. Mouth feel is thick with a velvety texture is chewy. Overall, dense and loaded with coffee & cinnamon for a delightful and special treat. Depth is tremendous, extending this treat past the superficial layer.

Served in a 15.5oz Spiegalau tulip from a 22oz bottle.

May 15, 2020
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.39/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2019 Vintage

Pours a brown-tinted black body capped with a thick two fingers of khaki foam; good head retention recedes steadily to a dense, frothy collar, spotty, thin islands of cap, and a temporary walling of tightly-composed splotchy lacing.

Aroma brings a staunch, explosive amalgam of ripe bourbon, earthy cinnamon, and cold brew coffee all atop a base of leather and lightly smoked malt; burnt sugar and toffee touch the middle, as tinges of vanilla cream and nutmeg round out the back end in a bruising harmony of sweet, malty character.

Taste shows dark coffee dominating upfront, with cacao, leather, and fading bourbon imparted in the backdrop; fading suggestions of vanilla cream and undertones of dark fruit, highlighting cherries, prunes, and candied figs shine along the palate as a lingering bourbon-soaked milk chocolate, vanilla, and leather peak past the finish into the swallow.

Mouthfeel shows a silky, surprisingly moderate body bolstered with a brief but filling, fluffy moderate carbonation to match; effortless mid-palate glides into perfect bits of sticky accents on the back end, where a moderate alcohol presence builds with exceptional touch along the palate, adding depth and a lingering warmth maintaining long past the swallow.

An explosion of brilliantly acclimated winter spice and hearty bourbon barrel integrated into a powerfully lithe strong ale, this is a top-tier showcase of well-attenuated, boozy aggression; a beautiful blend and ale worthy of merit in the highest echelons of barrel-aged brew.

Mar 23, 2020
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maximum12 from Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This gold-waxed 750ML bottle is the last of the booty we hauled back from our San Diego Christmas vacation. Le sigh. Time for more warmth. Soon.

About as dark as any stout, the brew introduces itself with vanilla, roast, cinnamon, & a hint of cream.

B-Bomb w/Coffee & Cinnamon: too much cinnamon. With the proliferation of beers containing Ceylon bark, I am coming to the conclusion that any more than a pinch of the stuff is too much for this beer drinker. It seems to bludgeon everything into submission with a wrist-thick beaver stick. Moderate roast, nutmeg, mild chocolate, with barrel that’s more sensed than tasted. It’s sippability quotient is easily its strongest attribute.

I love Fremont. I don’t love this. Pretty good is the best I can muster. Damn cinnamon.

Feb 18, 2020
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

22 oz. Bomber
Gold Wax/Capped
Limited 2019 Release
ABV: 13.2%

Poured into a Trillium glass a very nice dark brown/black color, with some very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus tan head, which also leaves a very nice medium size island, and some very nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is very nice, malty, hoppy, with a very nice dark fruit complex (grapes, figs, dates, raisins, cherries, plums), with a very nice touch of chocolate/toffee/coffee, pretty nice bourbon/oak note, vanilla, with some licorice, cinnamon, roasty. The taste is awesome, malty, hoppy, with a very nice dark fruit complex (grapes, figs, dates, raisins, cherries, plums), with a very nice touch of chocolate/toffee/coffee, very nice bourbon/oak, very nice vanilla sweetness, licorice, pretty nice touch of cinnamon, pretty nice roastyness. Full Body, ABV is hidden very nicely, a very tasty complex brew, a very nice sipper. Overall, this is one pretty awesome brew. Definitely nice to see this one around, this year. Highly Recommended!

Feb 09, 2020
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Mark_Griffin from Washington

4.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2019 edition. Dark, boozy, with wonderful smells and tastes of bourbon, cinnamon, and chocolate - more than coffee. Very warming as it goes down. Easy to see why this is one of the best.

Jan 14, 2020
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Got this in a trade with Jay Whitson. Thanks Jay!! 2018 edition, waxed and capped.

Pours as pretty as a barrel aged Stout can get. Pitch black, 2 fingers of tan foam, superb lacing and head retention.

Smells of Bourbon, winter spicing..cinnamon and nutmeg, roasty, chocolate of the sweet kind, little bit of coffee, very boozy.

Lots of lovely cinnamon up front, a mix of both dark and milk chocolate, Bourbon, light coffee, good roasty character, alcohol ever present and some would probably say..too much!
Well, 14%abv IS 14%abv...

Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. I get quite a bit of bitter chocolate in the finish.

The best way that I can describe this beer overall is, luxurious. A must try in my book.

Jan 12, 2020
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JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

4.66/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown pour with good tan head.
Immediately hit with the bourbon barrel upon pouring. Roasty, coffee, cinnamon notes as well.
Taste is cinnamon, coffee, vanilla, roasty malts, bourbon.
Medium to full body with good carb levels.
Overall an excellent coffee/cinnamon BA stout. Nicely balanced.

Jan 05, 2020
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

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

Bottle: Poured a very dark brown color ale with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of caramelized malt with some chocolate, cinnamon and bourbon notes is quite enticing. Taste is a rich and complex mix of bourbon, vanilla, cinnamon with some floral coffee and light woody notes with some residual sugar notes also perceptible. Body is full with good carbonation and light warming notes. Exceptional beer.

Dec 26, 2019
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ThePrisoner from Colorado

4.59/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured from a wax sealed bomber, this beer is visually appealing with a very dark pour and a light tan, thick head.
S: A very strong bourbon scent hits you if you get within 15ft of this beast. A close sniff gets you a tiny bit of cocao.
T: This is where this beer goes from great to world renowned. It is perfectly balanced with just enough cinnamon to be noticable without killing it's other flavors. While it smells strongly of bourbon, its flavor is not overwhelmed by liquor.
F: In truth it has a mouth feel more in line with a stout than a winter ale but that's likely because not many winter ales are bourbon barrel aged so there's not much to compare to. It is very smooth on the tongue and no burn from it's 13% abv.
O: This is a truly amazing beer that I'm glad I had the pleasure of trying. It smells enticing, looks great, and tastes like heaven. If heaven knows how to properly bourbon barrel aged that is.

Dec 14, 2019
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

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

Dark brown with a garnet hue. Thin head quickly settles into a tan crown with zero lacing. Strong coffee in the nose with some clear cinnamon behind. The taste is all about the cinnamon though. It’s not at insane levels, but it’s definitely the first and last thing you taste, with some coffee, roasted malts, licorice and bourbon flavors playing a supporting role. Relatively full bodied and creamy, while maintaining a definite slickness. Fun to try, and the coffee addition is very nice, but I prefer the regular B-Bomb.

Dec 09, 2019
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Not sure why people are down on Fremont, every single beer I have had from them has been incredible, this one is no exception. Extremely dark brown with a tan collar. Cinnamon and coffee (shocker) lead the aromas of bourbon, oak, cocoa, vanilla, coconut, brown sugar and dark fruit, kind of get a boozy gourmet french toast complexion, amazing. Taste is a touch heavier, with the cinnamon coming in powerfully right away. Leather and other holiday spices are thrown in with everything from the taste, melds together so amazing while have contrasting flavors to build on. Feel is chewy, full, smooth, with good spice, barrel, and coffee textures. Amazing, but for a strong ale it is almost too well put together, give it a touch more bite but I am nitpicking. The wife liked it

Again Note: Ages very well, coffee settles in without losing cinnamon and booze warmth. Slight preference to fresh over aged, but world class either way

Nov 30, 2019
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stevoj from Idaho

3.95/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bomber from Albertsons. Pours out jet black, thin beige head disappears. Nose is bit confusing, as there is so much going on. Taste brings it all together, Mexican chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, barrel notes and a bit of warmth from the alcohol. Sweet and ashy.

Nov 01, 2019
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kitch from Hong Kong

4.61/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 22 fl. oz. bomber, 2018 release. Poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: Dark dark brown in colour with a thin brown head that although thin, stuck around, while leaving some nice spotty lacing.

Aroma: Roasty, coffee, cacao, caramel, toffee, bourbon, oak and cinnamon.

Taste: As you’d expect from the aroma, light roast, coffee, cacao, caramel, toffee, bourbon, oak, light cinnamon and a splash of booze.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, light boozy warmth, full bodied, with soft carbonation.

Overall: Amazingly balanced in aroma and taste with wonderful sweetness, light bitterness and alcohol warmth. Great coffee and cinnamon balance. Just a superb sipper.

Sep 03, 2019
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AyatollahGold from Indiana

4.42/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a bomber into a PAA Dino glass, this beer pours out with streams of dark brown, wood like highlights that are fighting off a blackness that wants to cast it out. Once formed in the glass, the slick blackness wins the prominence and only shows a thin ring of wood highlights along the top when held to light. Almost two fingers worth of well packed, khaki colored bubbles of all sizes. Crown slowly recedes, leaving no lacing behind, and settles into a ring clinging to the glass while a misty fog covers the rest. 4.75

The nose carries a light, milky chocolate that seems silky in nature. I’m getting a somewhat piney, slightly resiny hop presence mixing with lighter roasty grains that show through as crusty edges of baked bread. The backend consists of cold brew coffee and just a kiss of cinnamon before finishing with a greatly balanced dry oak. 4.5

The taste brings in the spices with much more prominence; cinnamon with a tingle. It then turns its attention towards a creamy, cold brewed coffee along with silky, milk chocolate notes. Oak and a light molasses linger in the background. No bourbon to be detected and almost no barrel presence at all for me. 4.25

The cinnamon provides just enough tingle and warmth in the mouthfeel. It’s silky and creamy with an ABV that is insanely hidden. Roastiness fades off to show way to that silkiness and creaminess more and more as it warms. 4.5

Overall, this really is a greatly integrated, well made and blended brew. Solid all the way around while introducing you to different aspects throughout, with great balance among them all. But as great as this is, I find it hard to rate. As I recognize these balances and great nuances, I can’t help but want more from it at each and every turn and would like something that is labelled as barrel aged to show more barrel presence. Even still, it’s a beautiful brew. 4.5

Sep 01, 2019
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Dr_C from Colorado

4.59/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this is awesome!

Poured in a pint glass this was a very dark brown, nearly black brew that looked thick as motor oil. Tan head was about a finger tall and lasted for quite a while but with no lacing.

Aroma was cinnamon, chocolate, bourbon and malt with maybe a hint of coconut.

Flavor matched the nose with a great balance of cinnamon and bourbon.

Feel was thick and rich and lingered on the tongue.

Overall this was a great beer. Well worth the expense.

Jul 05, 2019
Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 1084 ratings