Cinnamon Coconut B-Bomb
Fremont Brewing Company

Cinnamon Coconut B-BombCinnamon Coconut B-Bomb
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From:
Fremont Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Style:
American Strong Ale
Ranked #6
ABV:
13%
Score:
98
Ranked #471
Avg:
4.48 | pDev: 5.36%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
40
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 11, 2022
Added:
Jan 15, 2021
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  7
SCORE
98
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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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Rated: 4.59 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Jun 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.6 by Bruno74200 from France

May 25, 2022
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Reviewed by LeBron_James from Canada (ON)

4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Look: Black with dark brown on the edges. Leaves no lacing.
Smell: Sweet vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon, roasted malt that is dim in the background of the upfront sweetness.
Taste: Follows the nose with added bourbon. A TON of brown sugar/molasses up front that evolves into vanilla oak sweetness. There is a ton of really sweet cinnamon and this tastes a lot like The Bruery's Bakery. The end is a lot of alcoholic bourbon and cinnamon. The malt character is overpowered by the sweet notes.
Feel: Full and thick. You can tell it's a dark 13% beer which is great.

Overall: This is an expensive beer and it is not really worth it in my opinion. This is far too sweet for me, but I appreciate the barrel character and I think a sugary molasses kind of beer like this is better aged than not. Something to share with your friends on an occasion if it's accessible for you, but not something to seek out.
May 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

May 14, 2022
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Reviewed by BigIronH from Michigan

3.88/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours oily pitch black with a finger of mocha foam reducing to a nice ring leaving sheets of lacing behind after each sip. Nose is cinnamon sticks, sweet vanilla, coconut, milk chocolate, bitter coffee, caramel and roasted malt. Taste follows suit perfectly with a sweet coconut and vanilla initial expression followed by a spicy cinnamon note and finishing melted milk chocolate. Not much barrel expression. Feel is silky, oily, and smooth. Excellent.
Feb 20, 2022
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Reviewed by Zythophile from Washington

4.61/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle Date: 2021
Palate Contaminants: none

Dark brown. Not much light at the edges. A bit of fine head, but not much lacing.

Nose has lots of cinnamon and sweet, dark dried fruit. And it is amazing. The balance and intensity is virtually perfect. Start with Cinnamon Toast crunch, subtract the bread/malt, add raisins, and you're more or less there. Moderate-heavy sweetness holds everything together. I mentioned raisins, and dates are the other main dried fruit.

The taste brings up things that were present in the smell, but more in the background. Smoke and dark wood are up front, maybe it's toasty coconut. Sweetness is still moderate, but it has competition. Bitterness is light-moderate. I'd say it's honey-ish, but most of the dried fruits are dialed way back. Alcohol is present, but it's overwhelmed by everything else.

The aftertaste is pretty intense, with smoky molasses, as well as raisins, dates, and prunes. Like I mentioned, alcohol is definitely detectable, and it actually seems to increase in the aftertaste. Light-moderate carbonation, and it is fine, yet slightly prickly.
Feb 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.65 by gardner254 from Ohio

Feb 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by shigg85 from Japan

Feb 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.4 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Feb 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Guaro from Italy

4.63/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Appearance: dark brown with little but creamy dark beige foam.
Nose: toasted coconut, cinnamon, molasses, light tostaure, vanilla, wood and bourbon. Very pronounced and elegant mix.
Taste: coconut and cinnamon first and foremost then brown sugar, vanilla, delicate toasting, light coffee base, oak and persistent ethyl tone that embraces a good floral bitterness in the finish. Cocoa aftertaste.
Body: full, round and velvety with low and fine carbonation. A drink that begins very bite and is immediately dried by a generous ABV and a nice decisive hop without exaggerating.
All the elements are in play as if they were soloists but at the same time they are amalgamated in the service of a fabulous beer.
Jan 23, 2022
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Reviewed by pants678 from California

4.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Black, thin between foam.

Cinnamon.

Coconut seems like it curbs cinnamon from getting into red hot territory. However they did the cinnamon is just about perfect. Strong note of milk chocolate is prominent, makes it seem more like a stout.

More notable bittering hop would keep this from being so pastry.
Jan 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Jan 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by irishevans from California

Jan 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.16 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Nov 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.53 by o29 from Texas

Nov 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Nov 14, 2021
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Reviewed by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.57/5  rDev +2%
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
 
Rated: 3.83 by Beerbom from California

Nov 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.4 by smithj4 from New York

Oct 28, 2021
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
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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Reviewed by mkh012 from Colorado

4.48/5  rDev 0%
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
 
Rated: 4.43 by tobelerone from New Jersey

Jul 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.09 by 22Blue from Kansas

Jul 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Hopelessly0 from California

Jul 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jun 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.55 by loganburgh from Michigan

Jun 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.33 by mgundy32 from Wisconsin

Jun 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jun 14, 2021
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Reviewed by darktronica from Indiana

4.32/5  rDev -3.6%
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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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -8.9%
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
 
Rated: 4.64 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania

May 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by fthegiants from California

May 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by heysuz from Indiana

May 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by brittanylicious from Indiana

May 01, 2021
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Reviewed by mogulskier from California

4.74/5  rDev +5.8%
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
 
Rated: 4.5 by micada from New York

Apr 25, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
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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Reviewed by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
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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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

4.74/5  rDev +5.8%
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
 
Rated: 4.4 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Apr 18, 2021
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