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

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4.42/5
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1,137 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:
#233
Reviews:
195
Ratings:
1,137
pDev:
7.01%
Bros Score:
3.91
 
 
Wants:
489
Gots:
336
Trade:
46
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Ratings: 1,137 |  Reviews: 195
Photo of beergoot
4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, nearly opaque brown body; thin yet lasting head. Scents of figs and dates; bourbon; charred grains. Flavors present notes of chocolate and mocha; booze. Heavy body with velvety overtone; somewhat hot.

Well now, this is a very fine winter ale. It does comes across well-balanced and delivers some nice complexity with the flavors. It is heavy and boozy, but suits the style quite nicely.

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

Photo of LumpkinBrews
4.9/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thampel09
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eziel
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.79/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Aggressively black with a minimal milky tan blanket.

Smell is peppery bourbon, like Maker's--I like Maker's but the nose is just too hot for me--with some roasted nuts, raisin and cola.

Taste is cola, hot whiskey, caramel, chocolate, raisin, prune, nut, cocoa and pecans.

Sweet, smooth, slick, thin frothy fizz, but dry and hot!

I can see this is very nicely done, but it's not hitting notes I prefer. I've had this on draft, and from the bottle--they were different vintages, but remarkably consistent.

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Photo of PaulMM005
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of HawkeyeJosh
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

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

Photo of Stefko
3.99/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

L: pours light black, pretty thick, especially for a non stout. Pitch black in the glass with a finger of mocha head that fades fast
S: big barrel....bourbon, and oak with some chocolate sweetness.
T: big oak and bourbon notes. I get vanilla from the barrel...wow. The bourbon is smooth but not lacking it's flavor. My only knock is there is a bit of black pepper spiceiness, maybe molasses in the finish
F: very smooth and creamy. Medium thicknesses, but flavors coat and linger.

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Photo of pants678
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black, not much head.

Bourbon, roasted malt.

Spicy, bourbon-y, vanilla-y, sugar-y, fig-y. Also, powdered chocolate and just sweet enough.

Feels like a blend of a stout and a barley wine.

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

2015 bottle, opened on 2017-03-07.

It pours with a look of medium density. In the glass, it is an opaque dark brown. There are some big bubbles on the surface and a bit of lacing, with a thin layer of suds. It looks only lightly carbonated.

The smell is a powerful combination of fudge, molasses, and figs.

The flavor is a bit less sweet and more complex. There is still fudge, molasses, and figs, but with more of a caramel and oak flavor, and the hops are more assertive, giving it a bitterness that starts about halfway through. It also gives the flavor something of an earthy quality.

The beer has a medium body with a slick feeling that reveals the sugar and the alcohol. There is, however, not one hint of bite or burn despite the relatively high 14% ABV.

Overall, this is a nice sipper of a sweet and strong beer for an evening.

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Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Stevem68
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark chocolate color. Aroma is boozy with of caramel oak and vanilla. Flavor follows the nose some winter spice and a smooth mellow bourbon finish. Overall this is really nice.

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Photo of Noooddle
4.83/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shareallthebeer
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mock_in
4.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

B-Bomb (Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale) from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 1,137 ratings
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