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

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4.43/5
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1,127 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#219
Reviews:
194
Ratings:
1,127
pDev:
7.22%
Bros Score:
3.91
 
 
Wants:
489
Gots:
332
Trade:
45
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,127 |  Reviews: 194
Photo of rhong187
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zekenyce
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown color with khaki colored head. Caramel, bourbon, vanilla, oak, figs and nuts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finish with sweetness, bourbon, and some dark fruit notes.

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Photo of Burgh1328
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jjdc
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Oliekan
4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwbbq
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveBar
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got on trade. 22oz bomber served at cellar temperature in a challis. 2015 vintage

A- Open well and pours an airy looking brown head that is gone within 2mins or less. Very dark brown colour

S- Lots of spices and bourbon. The heat takes this one down from a 5.

T- Nice blend of spice and malt with bourbon all over it. Has a lot of complexity to it. Bitters out a bit at the end. Plenty of bourbon barrel flavor here as well.

M- Creamy going down and dries out as expected

O- Nice brew. Has a blend of spices that is warming. Will try again if I see it

Food Pairing

This bourbon barrel aged brew with a ton of spices is very difficult to pair. Feel this one would go well with...... Chocolate chip chocolate cookies and this brew still blasts all flavor away.

Enjoy

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Photo of tbryant21
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rabbott2
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 vintage drank on 6/16/2016

Look - dark dark brown, not quite black with a very thin tan head. Looks thick and boozy.

Smell - bourbon! leather, figs, oak, chocolate

Taste - bourbon is strong with some chocolate, oak, a sweet fruit like plum or something similar, tobacco, almost a little smoke to it, maybe some charred oak

Feel - creamy, a little boozy but nothing to what i expected. really enjoyable and smooth

Overall - drank this split between 5 people, so i would love to have a larger glass but this was a really nice offering. it exceeded expectations although after dark star my expectations should have been higher. this was a very nice offering from fremont and im glad i have another.

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Photo of dmk82
4.9/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of johnny_chimpo
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.91/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.09/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steve032
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EJJ1848
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattmarka1
4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tan head. Black color.

Nice bwine flavors. Big bourbon. Big oak and vanilla. Toffee and caramel. Chocolate notes.

Full bodied. Nice carbonation level.

Really nice beer.
Easy drinking. A little hot and warming but nice.

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Photo of jakemn91
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlee922
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jamison85
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MeLoynes
4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stardusthotel83
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Nice dark brown color, creamy light brown head with swirls of dark.
S: Chocolate initially and the bourbon comes out more as it breathes.
T: Excellent smooth taste, choclate and vanilla notes, the bourbon flavor also comes out more if you let it sit.
F: Light and creamy
O: One of the top five beers ive ever had. Tried both 2014 and 2015, both were fantastic. The 2015 is a higher % but doesnt sacrifice on the taste at all.

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B-Bomb (Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale) from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 1,127 ratings
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