B-Bomb (Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale) | 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): 14.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lovingly referred to by Fremonters as the B-BOMB, this bourbon barrel-aged edition of our winter ale has a warming spicy aroma and rich carmelly notes of bourbon, wood and vanilla added to dark roasty chocolatey malt flavors and subtle hopping.

Down & Dirty: 2-Row, Crystal-120, Munich, Roast Barley, Carafa-2 & Chocolate malts with Columbus, Willamette & US Goldings hops.

Aged in 15 year-old American oak whiskey barrels. Blend of 24 and 12 month-old bourbon aged Abominable Ale.

Added by olympuszymurgus on 01-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#288
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
1,229
pDev:
7%
 
 
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497
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337
Trade:
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4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
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5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Warm but not hot. Hints of bourbon but not over the top. Smooth with hints of cinnamon. This is an amazing balance of flavors that generally are hard to mix in a way that is so balanced.

Epic!

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5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

#5000

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Bottle Date: 2016
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Look is that super dark brown that doesn't let any light through. Not much head, no lacing.

Main scents are cola and molasses. It's floral, too, with a little bit of anise. Slightly mentholated.

The anise is much stronger in the taste. Medium-dark chocholate that comes across a little toasty. The cola is still there, but it's way in the background. It definitely has alcohol, although it's a mild sting. There's that, but combining in the sugary elements make it a bit like a fine dark rum. Scorched carmel, but that's just the burnt sugar from a different angle.

Well integrated carbonation. It's simply flavorful throughout, not really starting to fade until a good 30 seconds after swallowing. The only thing keeping this aspect from a straight 5 is the level of presence of the alcohol.

Delicious, but being a fourteener, it's an anvil.

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B-Bomb (Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale) from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 1,229 ratings