Cinnamon Coconut B-Bomb
Fremont Brewing Company

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Style:
Strong Ale - American
Ranked #21
ABV:
13%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,145
Avg:
4.5 | pDev: 5.33%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
52
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Fremont Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Cinnamon Coconut B-BombCinnamon Coconut B-Bomb
Notes: Bourbon barrel aged Imperial Winter Ale with cinnamon and coconut

This year’s release of B-Bomb is aged in 8–12-year-old American Oak bourbon barrels and is a blend of 9, 12, and 24-month old barrel-aged Winter Ale. This special edition adds cinnamon and toasted coconut to complement the oak, cacao, leather, toffee, and dark coffee notes achieved from its 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 Cinnamon Coconut B-Bomb will age gracefully for years to come. Don’t Be Afraid To Be Abominable.

50 IBU
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TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.57/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a moderately thick black with scant reddish brown head.
Aroma hits with a doughy malt - cinnamon raisin bun, with coconut, vanilla, and a hint of cocoa and coffee, along with notes of bourbon and oak barrel.
Tastes of a coconut dusted cinnamon raisin bun, sweetened coffee, toffee, vanilla and a smooth bourbon flavour, warming and boozy. Slight note of chocolate at the finish.
Smooth and rich mouthfeel - creamy with tingling fine carbonation and a wonderful sweet boozy warmth lingers.
Absolutely great.

Nov 07, 2021
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JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - The beer was black with a dark brown head. Carbonation was not visible.

Smell - coconut was stronger than I was, cinnamon was light. Overall, it was sweet.

Taste - Coffee and Coconut lead the way with cinnamon being subtle. It had a sweet aftertaste, that brought to mind milk stouts. I had a feeling there was lactose here. The barrel aging added a touch of sweetness, and did not make it hot. Chocolate dominated the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - The body was smooth with little carbonation noted. Again, it felt like a milk out.

Overall - I pretty much enjoyed everything about this beer.

Sep 25, 2021
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mkh012 from Colorado

4.48/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours near-black with a persistent tan head.

The nose reminds me of a coconut macaroon, with hints of dark chocolate, caramel, and booze.

The taste follows. Coconut, dark chocolate, and caramel with lightly spicy cinnamon notes. Medium sweetness.

The mouthfeel is medium+ for the style with the cinnamon providing some dryness on the backend.

Overall, very good, approaching excellent.

Jul 16, 2021
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darktronica from Indiana

4.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm generally a bit sensitive to cinnamon in beers, but the coconut B-bomb is one of my favorites, so I took a chance on a bottle from a good trading partner. Thankfully, the cinnamon is well balanced, so as expected, I quite enjoy it but not as much as the regular or coconut versions. The coconut is particularly fresh and meaty this vintage, while the combination with cinnamon somehow also draws out some of the leather and green tobacco notes of the base beer and barrel treatment.

Jun 02, 2021
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like oatmeal raisin cookies, but with a light addition of Red Hots, the coconut and cinnamon also combine in the finish to give off a granola cereal quality. It's got a bit of a sting but is also quite tasty, and pairs well with oatmeal creme pies!

May 17, 2021
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mogulskier from California

4.74/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

At $32 a bottle, I was expecting excellence. It delivered. Nice cinnamon on the palate, then the coconut lingers for what seems like forever on the finish. Hints of cacao layered throughout. A delicious beer that packs so much flavor. Great mouthfeel as well. Warning. It is sweet though. But that is quickly forgotten when you taste the cinnamon/coconut. Rich and decadent, this is absolutely delicious. The barrel characteristics in this brew compliment the flavors perfectly. it just comes together in a lineage of amazing BA beers from Fremont Brewing.

Apr 25, 2021
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Black with brown edging body appearance, super thick beige collar. Smells of coconut, cinnamon, sweet brown bread malt, baker's chocolate, sugared nuts, light leather with bourbon and oak backing. Tastes as it smells, some combination flavors in the depth include brown sugar, nougat, and molasses, complex, deep, and delicious. Feel is a touch lighter than the others in the series, cinnamon and bourbon influence the feel the most, with malts being a true anchor for all of the flavor, sinfully smooth. Another winner from fremont, wonderful

Apr 23, 2021
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DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown pour with not much foam formation.

Nose is raisin, cinnamon, brown sugar, coconut, almond, barrel/wood, and something that reminds me of rye bread. It smells like cinnamon raisin nut rye bread.

Taste is similar. Raisin/dark fruit, cinnamon, brown sugar, malty grain bready notes. It's rich and saturated with flavor but not overbearing or too sweet. There isn't the same roasty quality as a stout which really allows everything else to come through. It doesn't have to shout over any noise. Malty bready notes give way to the raisin and brown sugar and coconut and combine nicely.

Mouthfeel is fullbodied with mild carbonation. Smooth and silky. Not sticky or clingy and oily.

A delicious brew by Fremont. My first instance having a B-Bomb and this is a great introduction. The vast array of flavors and the level of complexity available bring this brew to a higher tier. Well done.

Apr 19, 2021
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DIM from Pennsylvania

4.74/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I expected a lot and I'm still pleasantly surprised. The cinnamon and coconut are both prominent but also very well incorporated into the barrel aged base beer.

Overall, this comes across as a decadent dessert beer to me, one that is layered and lightly sweet rather than an obnoxious sugar bomb. Toffee plus faint coffee and chocolate from the base beer are elevated by copious quantities of coconut and cinnamon, then rise to staggering heights with the onset of vanilla and sweet, sweet bourbon from the variously aged barrels.

This is just incredibly well put together, joy in a bottle.

Apr 19, 2021
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle. Deep brown with a big khaki head. Smells of coconut, cinnamon, bourbon, oak. Tastes of cinnamon, coconut, bourbon, nutty malts, a little dark fruit in the finish. Medium body, well carbonated. Drinks easily for an absurdly large beer. Tasty.

Apr 11, 2021
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snaotheus from Washington

4.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2021-04-09
22oz bottle served in a little Cantillon glass. 2021 vintage. If there's a more specific date than the vintage, I don't see it.

Pours black with a a few millimeters of head that dissipates quickly to a small, stable, very fine and creamy looking ring, very fine creamy head. Moderate amount of very fine, very slow carbonation. Looks thick. Smell is a little cinnamon and a ton of coconut, some booze. As it warms up, something chocolatey comes out, and some bourbon aroma.

Taste is only maybe 8/10 on the cinnamon scale (whereas other Fremont cinnamon beers might be 11 or 12 on the same scale). Coconut is also really dominant in the flavor. Chocolate and vanilla come through, and I get a bitterness that makes me think of really intense light roast coffee. Some kind of umami sensation, too.

Mouthfeel is very thick, chewy, without being oppressive or sticky. Overall, it's a very good beer, bordering on being too much cinnamon and too much coconut for me, just barely staying in bounds.

Apr 10, 2021
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kemoarps from Washington

4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a sinfully dark almost black. Nice little burnt flan coloured head that dissipates to a swirl and cuff classic.

Nose is a good roasted rich body. The coconut is definitely the toasty/nutty variety of coconut, at least initially. Further exploration reveals subtle hints of the sweeter candied coconut meat, but mainly in passing. Some black coffee and chocolate as well.

Flavour is immediately more robust and round and lush. It swells with burnt caramel and toasted coconut and this is where the cinnamon comes in. More cinnamon stick, it plays with that same woody realm. Spices such as cinnamon can require a very delicate touch, as it's really easy to overdo it in search of making sure that it emerges at all, and then it builds up and becomes cloying and dominates above all else. Fremont has a lot of experience working with spices like that (Spice Wars, etc), and that shows here, as the cinnamon brings that woody cinnamon bark flavour, and a warming sense, but doesn't overwhelm. It does tail into the bitter-ish finish and add some of it's own bite there. Rich fudge is the expression of chocolate, and that tails into the slightly bitter finish as well, like letting a piece of well made dark chocolate melt on your tongue. This is a layered, complex brew, and I feel like there's a bunch of subtle little notes in there that I'm not doing justice, but I'm having a hard time teasing them all apart, partly because this drinks every bit of its 13%.

The alcohol is not evident as a flavour, but it's not one that's going to sneak up on you either. It's 13%, and while it's well integrated, it's not trying to hide it, either. Smoothe but not as oily or thick as some of their other big BA brews, it's still just a delight to sip on. And it is absolutely one that should be sipped on.

I find myself really liking this one. It's not as sweet as some of their other recent big BA beers, and that appeals to me. The coconut and the cinnamon are worked into the base and the barrels masterfully, as should be expected from these guys, and it's just rich luxuriant decadence all the way down.

Mar 21, 2021
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mschrei from Illinois

4.86/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

First Fremont beer I’ve tried. Wow. Dark brown, quickly dissipating fizzy tan head. Smell is sweet toasted coconut, spicy cinnamon, and some serious boozy wood and bourbon. Mild notes of chocolate and dark fruit round it out. Taste is a bomb of flavor-spicy cinnamon forefront, followed by the toasted coconut sweetness and some bittersweet cocoa notes. All around it is a boozy hug of bourbon barrel. Big bodied but easy sipping. Slight oiliness. The alcohol is definitely present but disguised well, until I start feeling it. For some reason, I assumed this was a stout until I looked at this page and then read the bottle. To me, it has more bourbon barrel aged stout qualities than anything, and maybe that’s because of the barrel and the adjuncts, but this is one of the best American Strong Ales I’ve had. I tried Tavour the first time mostly because I saw this beer was available, as I’ve always wanted to have a Fremont. So far Tavour hasn’t disappointed, and neither did this beer.

Mar 03, 2021
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Pivopijak from Washington

4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

draught
Thick and sustaining, light brown head. Smells like a Mars bar made with dark chocolate and more chocolate, that has just been bitten into. The coconut aroma seems toasted. On the taste there is some boldness that comes across as a bit sharp and fades quickly. Soon there is dark chocolate with a bit of roasted grain and noticeable toasted coconut with a little cinnamon. Mildly sweet with medium heavy mouthfeel and dark chocolate trailing off into toasted coconut in the finish. REALLY enjoyable!

Feb 25, 2021
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metter98 from New York

4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that left a wide collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of coconut are present in the nose along with notes of bourbon from the barrel aging.
T: The taste follows the smell and has moderate to strong flavors of coconut along with notes of bourbon and hints of cinnamon.
M: It feels full-bodied and a bit smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This stout is packed with lots of aromas and flavors of coconut and hides its alcohol rather well for a beer that is 13% abv.

Serving type: bottle

Feb 22, 2021
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.92/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

22 oz. Bomber
Gold Wax/Capped
Limited 2021 Release
ABV: 13%

Poured into a Tree House glass a very nice dark brown/black color, with some very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger tan head, which also leaves a very nice medium size island, and some very nice 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, pretty nice cinnamon/coconut, some nice roastyness. 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, very nice touch of cinnamon/coconut, 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. Highly Recommended!

Feb 21, 2021
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

this is really something to behold, and a sweet find on draft yesterday afternoon! i didnt even know this version existed, a crazy combination of flavors in a super mature barrel forward strong ale that really is in a class of its own. its a rare thing to encounter a flavored beer this robust, but also one that leaves in tact a base beer in all of its glory so effectively, somehow this balance is perfected here. deep mahogany colored brew nice and dense but also surprisingly heady and carbonated for what it is, not scary viscous, but it looks big. the aroma is so cozy and warming and welcoming, even without a ton of hot alcohol notes in the mix, its wintery cinnamon all soft and not too spicy, set with baked bran muffins and toffee from the grain and a curious toasted coconut element that doesnt seem out of place in what is very much a winter beer, even though this flavor calls forth images of umbrella drinks more than bonfires. the toasted aspect helps it be integrated and not tropical or anything. there is a lot of bourbon in the nose too, honey and vanilla and wet oak, very complex and very cohesive at the same time. a little more alcohol to the flavor than the nose, but not a fire breather either. deep malty layers get to maple and butterscotch richness, awesome with the whiskey, and also taking on some char character from the barrel. super woody also means super mellow, with a long drawn out brown sugar finish that holds both the cinnamon and coconut on the palate for a long time, natural as can be, and in equal proportion, a perhaps unlikely combination but a rightly successful one to say the very least! i love the way this lingers, has a touch of bitterness, a brandy element, and some golden raisin and fig too, just as dynamic and layered and uniquely delicious as this sort of thing gets, frankly a gold standard strong ale as far as i am concerned. as good as any beer in this category that exists. do not miss this one, truly special liquid!

Feb 19, 2021
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Scotchboy from Idaho

4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Recent 2021 batch on tap in Meridian.

A: Almost stout dark; nearly opaque with brown/red highlights, khaki head and lacing.

S: Get out of here!?!? Straight gingerbread and Christmas dessert spices. I mean, wow...bready Christmas cake, gingerbread cookies, coco-nutty German chocolate cake, espresso, bourbon, vanilla...

T: This is gingerbread carrot cake with shaved coconut frosting, in a glass. That sweet, spicy, savory caramel-coconut-vanilla bready malt flavor is absolutely unreal. Bourbon barrel actually plays second-fiddle to that coconut spicing. So phenomenal.

MF: Medium-to-full bodied, sticky finish; warm, mildly drying.

O: I am shocked at how much I love this but I shouldn’t be. Fremont must actually employ wizards for brewing these barrel-aged beauties. So much Christmas-y gingerbread/carrot cake/coconut/vanilla/chocolate goodness. Phenomenal.

Feb 15, 2021
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John_M from Oregon

4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Have tried pretty much all the Bbomb iterations, and IMHO, this may well be the best.

From the bottle... The beer pours a viscous looking blackish brown color with good head retention and considerable lacing. This has the look of a beer that has seen some considerable barrel aging. On the nose, this is one impressive aroma profile, showcasing considerable coconut, dark chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla and bourbon. The different components blend together seamlessly and compliment each other beautifully. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, though I get something of a dark cherry flavor as well, I assume from the bourbon and coconut combination. The cinnamon is noticeable, but seems subsumed by the other elements in the flavor profile. Yet it adds an unmistakable component that further enriches this well crafted beer. Mouthfeel is fairly full, with a fairly long, sweet, and luscious finish. Alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile, though of course it's apparent that the abv. is up there a bit.

Obviously, this is another homerun for Fremont. This is just dessert in a glass... So rich and luscious. This is VERY well done.

Feb 13, 2021
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Radcpa from Washington

4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very dark appearance with slight light brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a very pleasant blend of cinnamon and coconut. Taste is also very pleasant smooth prominent cinnamon with coconut. A little thin.

Jan 27, 2021
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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 52 ratings