Coconut B-Bomb
Fremont Brewing Company

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Style:
Strong Ale - American
Ranked #6
ABV:
13%
Score:
97
Ranked #206
Avg:
4.53 | pDev: 5.52%
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
323
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Fremont Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
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Notes: 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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tbone1384 from Wyoming

4.65/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 14, 2020
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EdwardAbbey from Washington

4.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a liquid
Mounds bar in a bottle. And
I do not fear it.

Abominable
it is not. Just chocolate
coconut goodness.

And smooth as silk, and
not too sweet, or hot. Fremont
makes it look easy.*

*Even though it ain't.

Dec 10, 2017
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.59/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Fremont beer can glass. Acquired in a trade.

Pours a deep brown body with a brown one finger head that sticks around for a bit and reduces to a ring of foam for the remainder of the 1 hour or so that I drank this.

Aromas are sweet and dessert-like, coconut macaroon, caramel, vanilla, boozy bourbon, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, all melded together to create a delicious medley.

Taste is as sweet as the nose suggests with sweet molasses and caramel-bourbon, dark chocolate dipped coconut, toffee, dark fruit and molasses, finishing sweet and syrupy, rich and indulgent. Roasty aftertaste. Medium body, not too thick and low carbonation.

Fremont cannot do wrong when it comes to stouts and strong ales. B-bomb is great, coconut B-bomb is even greater.

May 08, 2018
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shnsajax from Idaho

4.88/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had a couple of glasses on tap at the brewery. Probably the best Fremont beer I have had since Brew 1000 and this one might be better. Smell is fantastic and the taste is better, and I am really not a big coconut fan in general but it works perfectly in B-Bomb. I think this is the best beer I have had in 2017.

Dec 18, 2017
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micada from New York

4.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sitting on my back deck in the cold, last vestiges of winter. I have a couple more cellaring, so figured to try this before the warm weather hits consistently. 2018 bomber poured cellar temp to a tulip glass. Nose is subtle vanilla, bourbon, light toastiness. Color is black, which pours with a three finger mocha head that burns fast to a ring with lots of lacing. First sips follow the nose, but with stronger bourbon, more toasty coconut,and barrel. Balanced impeccably. Slightly sweet with a full, creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol hides well, but has a slight warming later. Excellent base stout flavors. Not sure it will warm up, considering it’s about 30 degrees on the deck. Buy it when you see it.

Mar 24, 2019
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

4.3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jan 06, 2019
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heysuz from Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 12, 2019
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Duffman79 from Connecticut

4.56/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 29, 2019
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johnnyboy76 from Oregon

4.65/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 03, 2019
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Lare453 from Florida

4.2/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 22, 2020
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crobinso from Colorado

4.29/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jan 18, 2018
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loganburgh from Michigan

4.65/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Mar 16, 2018
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maximum12 from Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Massive thanks, again, to rawfish for pointing me to a bottle shop with this untried gem. 22 oz. grey-waxed bottle split with my wife while sitting in my boxers in a warm San Diego kitchen.

Dark, dank, musty, old dictionary brown gives way to vanilla, coconut, faint barrel, with a baster of allspice on the finish. Not bad, but not aggressive either.

Coconut B-Bomb - b-bomb, a-bomb, h-bomb, all accurate. The coconut gets a Cold War escalation from mild to spine-tingling within a few degrees. Beneath being struck in the larynx with the coconut is gentle bourbon, appropriate cinnamon (not easy to do), vanilla as Ben Affleck, brown sugar, with a long, leather-smooth finish sliding into a bowl of turkey-prepped spicing. Did I mention smooth? Bloody easy to drink.

The coconut gives a monopropellant thrust to an already lovely base beer. Sub-elite which is to say, excellent.

Dec 25, 2019
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pmarlowe from Virginia

4.26/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2018 release. A month or two old.

A: Pours an impenetrably dark brown with a cap of dark brown head that dissipates quickly to thick ring. Decent retention for the minimal head that’s there, and no lacing.

S: Dry cocoa powder, sweet toasted coconut, medium-light bourbon with a bit of alcohol burn, a touch of vanilla bean, and a hint of dried cherry.

T: Cocoa powder, loads of rounded bourbon, a bit of ethanol, vanilla, and a good amount of toasted coconut. Medium-light sweetness hits the spot. Not super complex.

M: Medium-full body with medium, sharp carbonation. Smooth, moderate alcohol warmth.

O: The coconut aspect is great, but it mostly masks the fruit/leather/toffee flavors of the base beer.

Jan 25, 2019
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nicole309 from Alaska

5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jan 21, 2018
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mattreitz49 from Florida

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 21, 2018
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dheldman from Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jan 24, 2019
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 17, 2018
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

4.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jan 27, 2020
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Texasfan549 from Texas

4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Feb 04, 2018
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Jdells09 from New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 10, 2019
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taospowder from New Mexico

4.68/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Mar 08, 2020
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Roadking1979 from Indiana

4.59/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nov 16, 2019
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SadMachine from New Jersey

4.52/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

May 19, 2018
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brianmandell from California

4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 11, 2018
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Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 323 ratings