Coconut B-Bomb | Fremont Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by EdwardAbbey on 12-03-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#140
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
136
pDev:
5.48%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
16
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 25
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4.69/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.9/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sabtos
4.17/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown with a tall dense tan foam that settles very slowly to a persistent blanket leaving random worms of lace.

Smell is nutty wet oak paired with some dark chocolate roasted malt and a splash of peppery bourbon. It easily smells like a whiskey dunked milk chocolate Almond Joy.

Toasted coconut and roasted malt collide to give a peanutty flavor with some toasty wafer. The barrel provides some rum-like heat but also enhances the peanut-like coconut with a mild woodiness. As it warms, luscious caramel comes out bringing this into samoa territory.

The slick, medium body has a mild carbonation before a tingly, slightly boozy and semi-dry swallow.

2017 bottle

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.68/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was by far the best adjunct BA beer I've had from Fremont. I was really impressed with its viscosity due to other Fremont BA stouts not being as thick/mouth-coating. The coconut presence was amplified by the perfect touch of bourbon and chocolate. This beer was a treat and a must have around the holidays. Cheers.

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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.86/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

11/17/18 (Chicago): 1 oz taste glass pour at FOBAB, this offering won the Gold Medal for Specialty / Experimental beers. Pitch black pour, thin off-white fizzy ring around glass. Very strong coconut aroma, not balanced but it is advertised as a "Coconut Bomb". Coconut taste overwhelms, whiskey does appear after pour sits, masked and smooth. Thin texture, no carbonation. Overall very good pour.

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4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.92/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2017 vintage on draft

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4.67/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had from draft November 2018. Excellent already with a teeny tiny bit of booze bite/burn. Give it another year and it will go down soooooo smooth. Will try next year.

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4.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.93/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2017 bottle, poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque black in the glass with a fine, quarter finger dark khaki head with great retention and nice lacing. Aroma of dark toasted and chocolate malt, cocoa, bourbon, coconut and a little oaky vanilla. Flavor is rich dark toasted malt, milk chocolate, coconut, bourbon and vanilla. Lingering chocolate and light coconut. Superb medium to heavy bodied with excellent moderate creaminess, excellent mouth feel. I can't believe I forgot to review this one and glad I had one more bottle (wish I had a case). Definitely an omg beer on the first taste, rich, well balanced, slightly sweet, but not cloying, a silky, creamy mouth feel to die for. This is a world class strong ale that would be hard to improve. And the label makes me laugh every time I see it. Thanks Fremont! I was worried this coconut version might not age well, so only got a couple. Wrong, damn.

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Coconut B-Bomb from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 136 ratings