B-Bomb (Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale) | Fremont Brewing Company

BA SCORE
97
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B-Bomb (Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale)B-Bomb (Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale)
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
Ratings:
1,099
Reviews:
191
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
7.29%
 
 
Wants:
490
Gots:
325
For Trade:
43
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,099 |  Reviews: 191
Photo of Brent619
4.77/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jtirpak22
4.9/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of arlingtonjoe
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Renobrew
4.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of allenson21
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Akeah
4.99/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottJWing
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.04/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mar02x
4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of erjaq
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutFox
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gandres
4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22 Ounce bottle to wine glass from the brewery
Appearance: Dark amber/medium head/lacing
Aroma: very good aroma
Taste: Balanced
Mouthfeel: creamy
Overall:Very good beer

Drank December 26, 2015

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Photo of GolfingGq
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SteveD082791
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bpc24
4.86/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Stevedore
4.07/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, served in a minisnifter glass. Pours a dark mahogany brown body, one finger white head, not much retention or lacing. Smells of oak, a bit of smoke, sweet toffee, caramel, milk chocolate, a bit of vanilla as well. Perhaps a touch of spice and leather. Flavour is akin to a chocolate-forward barleywine, touch of vanilla, caramel, leather, spice. Mouthfeel is full bodied, lower in carbonation, a bit on the hot side with some booziness. Overall, a hefty beer with a lot of body yet the sweetness is balanced by the chocolate and leather character. A very nice winter ale.

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Photo of sheenisgod
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dolphinsmarlins1
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received this as an extra this past summer. It's been sitting in the cellar since. I kind of forgot about it, but I was pleasantly surprised upon opening it. Very smooth, especially considering the ABV. Nice head that fizzles out to a thin layer but remains as you drink. The bourbon notes certainly take center stage but not in an obnoxious way like some BA beers do. Honestly, wish I had some more so I could test in another year or two.

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Photo of EXScotT
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lloydboss
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UcDru
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of boogerisu
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of simplejj81
4.51/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

B-Bomb (Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale) from Fremont Brewing Company
4.39 out of 5 based on 1,099 ratings.
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