Coconut B-Bomb
Fremont Brewing Company

Coconut B-BombCoconut B-Bomb
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Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States
American Strong Ale
Ranked #2
Ranked #193
4.51 | pDev: 5.54%
Oct 31, 2023
Dec 03, 2017
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 toasted coconut to complement the bourbon, oak, cacao, and leather notes achieved from B-Bomb’s extended barrel aging and barrel blending. Each barrel contributes a different note, and combining each barrel to create a coherent tone is a distinct art and true pleasure. Please do enjoy this unique barrel-aged ale today but know that Coconut Edition B-Bomb will age gracefully for years to come. Don’t Be Afraid To Be Abominable.
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
2017 vintage

I know this one is a bit old, and I was honestly surprised to see this older vintage on Tavour, but given how highly regarded this one is I just couldn’t pass it up. I’m sure the coconut is past its prime but it’ll probably still be good. Let’s dig in

Pours a very dark brown with a finger of light tan head that slowly fades to a ring and leaves minimal lacing

The nose is quite sweet, but there’s a surprising amount of coconut left and still rather balanced. I’m picking up on aromas of sweet bourbon, molasses, brown sugar, raisin, raw coconut, chocolate fudge, vanilla bean, burnt caramel, and light tobacco

It doesn’t hold up quite as well in taste, but I can’t really say I have any complaints. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting chocolate fudge, sweet bourbon, toasted oak, molasses, vanilla, burnt caramel, brown sugar, black cherry, and light coconut. The swallow brings notes of cocoa powder, vanilla bean, toasted coconut, molasses, brown sugar, raisin, burnt caramel, and earthy bourbon

A medium body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a smooth beer. Finishes mostly dry with a very slight boozy heat

This held up better than I expected actually. Not that I’ve ever had a fresh one but still
Oct 31, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Jul 02, 2023
Rated: 4.39 by Lucoli from New York

May 01, 2023
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2017 vintage. Still plenty of coconut flavor. Pours with a brown head and mild lacing. Scents of bourbon, coconut, cocoa, and caramel, all of which carry over to the taste. Hints of dark fruit on the under current. Medium bodied, easy sipper, subtle booze presence. Quite enjoyable.
Jan 14, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by mdfb79 from New York

Jan 07, 2023
Rated: 4.46 by Chuckg93 from Oregon

Sep 22, 2022
Rated: 4.6 by Tmappin from Canada (NS)

Aug 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.09/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is for the 2019 release; sent to me by @colts9016 as part of NBW BIF #15
Poured nearly black, which for a winter ale was a bit surprising. Still, capped with the brown head it looked quite enticing.
The aroma was bourbon, and that’s about it.
The taste followed- there was some roasted malts that came through but I couldn’t find any coconut in the mix. Not sure if if it “aged out” or something, but I never found it.
The feel was excellent for the flavors, bourbon is a sipping drink you know.
I am glad to have tried this, but would like to revisit a fresher version if possible.
Jul 11, 2022
Rated: 4.33 by bret27 from California

Jul 07, 2022
Rated: 4.54 by Affinity from Missouri

Jun 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle: Poured a deep brown color ale with a large brown foamy head. Aroma of strong coconut notes with some sweet caramelized malt and chocolate notes is quite enticing. Taste is a mix of strong coconut notes with sweet caramelized malt notes and some chocolate notes. Body is full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol notes. Very enjoyable if you like coconut.
May 26, 2022
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look - black thick w tan head and reading rimming and lacing
Smell - coconut chocolate a ton of barrel
Taste - toasted coconut with a ton of barrel along with chocolate and vanilla
Feel - medium full body with a light carb and creamy
Overall - really tasty warmer
Apr 15, 2022
Rated: 4.36 by not2quick from Missouri

Apr 02, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Mar 02, 2022
Rated: 4.65 by illtexzona from Illinois

Dec 28, 2021
Rated: 4.54 by MrNate from Florida

Nov 24, 2021
Rated: 4.58 by Hefewiseman from Florida

Nov 17, 2021
Rated: 5 by Alymon from Idaho

Nov 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Guaro from Italy

4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Schiuma cremosa e bel colore beige, corpo ebano con riflessi amaranto. Profumo di caffè e cioccolato, tosature di malto e cocco, vaniglia, caramello, prugna e ciliegia, lieve tabacco e bourbon. Ingresso goloso con melassa, frutta secca disidratata, cocco e vaniglia e accenno di liquirizia, successivamente le note delle tostature ed una delicata amaricatura assieme alla componente etilica placano la dolcezza. Finale dove il cocco timidamente si riaffaccia accompagnato da un rubusto ed elegante abbraccio di bourbon. Corpo medio pieno molto vellutato con bassa carbonade.
Nov 11, 2021
Rated: 4.41 by beermanben from Wisconsin

Oct 05, 2021
Coconut B-Bomb from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 364 ratings