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:
#232
Reviews:
200
Ratings:
1,168
pDev:
7.01%
Bros Score:
3.91
 
 
Wants:
494
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341
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,168 |  Reviews: 200
Photo of Afeo
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of von_kaiser
4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thnx to my bro-in-law for sharing this gem. Rich, raisins, candy, boozy, delightful! Dark appearance, no head and extreme lace all over the glass. Flavor sticks to you. Highly enjoyed...will have again.

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Photo of taospowder
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crob3888
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of amano_h
4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tree bark, old leather, charred wood, french vanilla, moist chocolate brownies, and a little bit of toffee adorn the aromatic notes of this brew. Raisins, dark fruits, and a little bit of fusel-alcohol heat follow shortly after, with more of the leather-y bourbon characters sandwiching the more complicated nuances toward the end; there's an intriguing sense of layering/balance that's detectable even by the act of merely smelling the brew itself--I'm not all that big on sugar or dessert, but this would go perfect with a rich chocolate brownie smothered in reduced bourbon/caramel syrup.
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The flavors that come through from this beer are just... impossible. Moist chocolate brownie, drizzled with bourbon and caramel syrup would be the easy way out to describe the sensation on the tongue: a slight hint of smoke, nubuck leather, french oak, and vanilla extract form the first Part A of the flavor rondeau. Part B is composed of caramel sauce, dark fruits, and raisins, which abruptly reverts back to Part A with the more bourbon characteristics spearheading the counteroffensive. (Part C is the break you take between sips; repeat Part A and B in ABA pattern until bottle empty)
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Medium-bodied, but I'm assuming that's for the best. All the nuanced flavors and characteristics probably couldn't be expressed to their full potential if the body and consistency of this brew were close to motor oil status as all stout-fanatics wants every dark beer to be. Negligible carbonation with an unbelievably creamy mouthfeel which gradually fades with the passage of time.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.06/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great beer no doubt.. malt, booze, sherry, Dark fruit... more malt lingers. Will taste fabulous after sitting for about 6 months more.

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Photo of jwswigs
4.32/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pkalix
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of putonyourwalkingshoes
4.04/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up happy to try a BA bbomb after having the c&c a year ago. Overall kind of underwhelmed. Mouthfeel was thin. Bourbon was nice, young, but still good for the recent bottling. Overall flavor profile was just a bit lacking. It's a good example of a BA winter ale just kind of lacking. IDK why the c&c BA version of this was much nicer than this. I'm not surprised that this made it down to So Cal. It just feels like a widely distributed BA beer and at $23 just too steep.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chossboss
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RealDeal
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rugyrl04
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rspauldi
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maltznhopz
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2016 poured into a snifter. Nice and smooth brew, with notes of chocolate, craramel, dark fruits and hints of cinnamon. Nice bourbon heat on the finish. A nice sipper and very enjoyable from start to finish.

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Photo of SaulFox
4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cparthemore
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hjc
4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joemochas
4.14/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wellsnb
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wulfie85
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Barrel aged Christmas in a bottle and it was excellent. Aromas of vanilla, bourbon, and oak with flavors on the palette that back up those aromas. Makes me wish for snow

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Photo of PeterPGH
4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

B-Bomb (Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale) from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 1,168 ratings