Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb
Fremont Brewing Company

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Style:
American Strong Ale
Ranked #2
ABV:
13%
Score:
100
Ranked #92
Avg:
4.57 | pDev: 5.69%
Reviews:
152
Ratings:
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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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Photo of Harrison8
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.

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Photo of jrc1093
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.

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Photo of maximum12
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.

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Photo of Wasatch
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!

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Photo of Mark_Griffin
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.

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Photo of Bitterbill
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.

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
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.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
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.

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Photo of ThePrisoner
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.

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Photo of thebeers
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.

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Photo of REVZEB
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

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Photo of stevoj
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.

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Photo of kitch
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.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
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

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Photo of Dr_C
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.

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

Spotted this one at a local bottle shop and there were 7 left (2018 edition). Spice wars (DS) and Coconut (DS) were long gone, but this was still available months after it hit the shelves. Fremont Brewing has their BA program really dialed in, so I decided why not and picked up a couple. The store owner at the register told me this was a great beer and did not understand why it was taking a long time to sell.

Judging by the ratings here, I am in agreement.

All I can say is great job Fremont Brewing! An incredible blend of coffee and cinnamon. I am a sucker for coffee beers and the addition of cinnamon works in harmony with the coffee. The taste is incredible. Not one element (coffee or cinnamon) overpowers the other. Somehow someway, they blend together beautifully with barrel character amplifying that balance. The nose does not give it justice. When you taste it, you wonder how this could be nearly 14% ABV. There is also a subdued chocolate presence as well, but is detectable and adds to the depth of flavor.

Really coats the mouth and is quite decadent. I just can't emphasize enough about the coffee-cinnamon balance in this beer. It is near perfect.

Can't wait to see how the other bottle ages in the next year. Highly enjoyable and recommended. Glad to have picked up a couple of them. If your a fan of coffee/cinnamon, I think you will like this one, if for no other reason on how well they blend together.

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Photo of amano_h
4.64/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I may have alluded to this already, but the first time I tried this beer it was the last pour during a beer share that will most likely go down in the annals of history as being one of the most epic, because the pour order for that night if I remember correctly, was Elements of Composition, Side Project Jammy, Casey Family Preserves, Apparition, BA Damon, and then this weird bottle from a company I'd hardly ever heard of before.

My only reaction after trying CCB-Bomb for the first time was "WHAT THE FUCK"; I was in such shock and awe that I couldn't believe what I was tasting was actually possible; a perfect blend of coffee, cinnamon, and leather filled the entirety of my mouth, and just kinda took over, as if it was planning on house-squatting for a very long time. I was therefore filled with... mixed emotions to say the least, when I tried this on draft, side by side with regular B-Bomb and Coconut B-Bomb at Imperial Taproom's B-Bomb event at their Alberta location:

the amazing balance between two hard-to-maintain flavors was nowhere to be found as the coffee just dominated everything in sight; the cinnamon was nary and afterthought, and none of the leathery, dark fruit-like flavors that were absolutely to die for present in the regular B-Bomb showed any intention of manifesting into reality. To provide some context to better explain my woe: I had already bought seven bottles of CCB-Bomb at this point, and had put aside two to send to Korea and to my #hopbae--the impending guilt from having to perhaps send two of my most cherished beer acquaintances a bad beer was to say the least, nerve-wracking.

So you can imagine the odd mixture of elation, relief, and somehow, arousal when I finally decided to pop open a bottle to see how it fared compared to the draft. Lo and behold, I smell coffee; I smell cinnamon; vanilla, leather, tree bark, raisins... you know that episode where Michigan J. Frog does that whole Hello My Baby, Hello My Honey jig? That's kind of how I feel right now; it's like I am absolutely certain (even more so now) that this beer is nothing but cash money, but I'm kind of afraid no one else I sent this beer to might have been able to perceive it.
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Either way, the recipe calls for equal parts coffee, cinnamon, and the B-Bomb mixture (tree bark, chocolate, raisins, dark fruits, vanilla) on the palate. The coffee sticks to your lips while the cinnamon kinda lingers near the back of your throat, with the leather-y, bourbon-y, moist chocolate brownie flavors of B-Bomb fill up everything in between. There is a tiny bit of fusel-alcohol detectable on the tongue as well, but it's nothing to get too irked about.
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Medium bodied with a dreamy creamy mouthfeel. It's certainly not hefty or chewy by any sense, but every sip sticks and lingers on top of your lips like a crazy possessive ex-GF with boundary issues. Low levels of soft but obstinate (in the sense of expression), carbonation persist until the end of the drinking experience. Can't wait to see how this changes over time.

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Photo of Buck89
4.47/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. A nearly opaque dark brown color with a thin tan head. The foam settled quickly but left a decent ring in the glass. Aroma was equal amounts of freshly ground cinnamon, coffee, and milk chocolate. The barrel was hiding on the nose but very present on the palate. The cinnamon and coffee blended perfectly with the barrel, and the chocolate serves as a backdrop for the adjuncts. A pleasure to drink. Maybe my all-time favorite cinnamon beer.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.64/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The Bourbon Barrel Aged B-Bomb with coffee and Cinnamon (Abominable Snowman on label) is a truly outstanding beer. Full of flavor, complex, and very little taste of the alcohol despite the 2018 version having an ABV of 14.00%. Because of the nice and complex flavor it is easy to drink this "heavy" ale too quickly. It is delicious.

Look: It is black with a half inch frothy mocca colored head

Aroma: roasted malts, dark fruit, mild coffee, cinnamon, bourbon

Flavor: There's roasted malts, dark fruit, figs, coffee, a hint of Cinnamon, toffee, and bourbon, almost no hint of the alcohol.

Feel: full body yet very drinkable

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

Bottled late 2016; drank 1/28/17 @ Yuss Haus Mach II.

Black/brown appearance; champagne bubbles throughout.

Nice khaki head; decent lace.

Cream, cinnamon, gingerbread & faint chocolate notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Cream & milk chocolate flavors up front; mild gingerbread & faint cinnamon notes on the finish. Mild booze heat emerged as this warmed.

A creamy, dangerously drinkable treat; I can't wait to have another!

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Photo of bret717
4.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2018, reviewed 1/20/19. Poured from bottle into snifter after being out of fridge for about 30 minutes.

Look- pours mahogany brown with hints of ruby, and appears black in the glass. Light brown head and spotty lacing

Aroma- fudgy dark chocolate, espresso, cinnamon, vanilla, a mild oak note, and a little bourbon

Taste- follows the nose with decadent semi-sweet dark chocolate, espresso and cinnamon with a little oak and a hint of bourbon. There's also a mild bitterness that keeps the beer from being too sweet

Feel- medium-bodied and velvety feel, moderately carbonated, semi-sweet finish

Overall- enjoyable BA stout with nicely balanced flavors.

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Photo of siskiyoucellar
4.22/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A winter warmer? The base beer, which is really pretty similar, is called an American Strong... I’d call them both really big, nicely crafted barleywines. But of course none of that really matters at all, the bottom line is that this is a very fine beer. It’s quite pretty, with a very coffee tone that includes a robust crema head. The aroma is subtle but rich, dominated by caramel malts and cinnamon. The taste certainly does offer a warming-in-winter feeling, with comfort food notes of biscuity malts, spice and boozy coffee. It does lack a bit in the necessary balance of all these enjoyable flavors, which is a task best left to a couple more years in the bottle.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Imperial on Alberta for their Fremont event.

A very dark brown with a dark brown head with good retention and lacing, this looks solid. On the nose, this has coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, bourbon, mild oak char, and heavily toasted oak. Coffee character is similar to Dark Star w/Coffee with medium roast, chocolate, coffee, mild berry notes. Excellent creamy palate with alcohol well-integrated on the finish. Excellent.

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

One of the most balanced coffee beers out there, as well as one of the most creative, balanced use of cinnamon. Fremont is the leader in how to best utilize barrels, and this beer epitomizes this. So lucky to live in the NW. It is worth the hype if you can get it.

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Photo of ktr5010
4.61/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - Dark brown to black. Light brown head. Was darker than I expected.
S - Holy cinnamon batman. Coffee as well.
T - Wild flavors from this. Caramel cinnamon, coffee, toffee, and butterscotch. Some sweetness and bourbon as well.
F - Supppperrrr smooth. good thickness and covers the entire mouth
O - Really great beer. Flavors linger and change a bunch

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