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:
#329
Reviews:
214
Ratings:
1,244
pDev:
7.01%
 
 
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501
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344
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,244 |  Reviews: 214
Photo of David_Porter
4.82/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cmukid87
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Avitra
4.06/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On my search for the perfect winter ale, this comes somewhere in the middle. Look is very Portery, extremely dark, which is not necessarily my favorite. Very little aroma, and while there are warm notes of nutmeg, red fruit, subtle dark chocolate and vanilla, there is something lacking, almost void or empty in the flavor. As if it's more boozy and warm that it is flavorful.

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Photo of epyon396
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer4B
4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of darktronica
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2017 vintage. Pours an extremely dark, viscous brown with a half-finger of tan head that rises from the depths after decanting. Minimal lacing aside from retention of a ring around the surface, but long-lasting legs when swirled--a really gorgeous appearance. A bit muted on the nose in comparison to the flavor profile, but with fig, muscovado, blackstrap molasses, and a light dried tobacco accent. More nuanced plum, sherry, tannins, barrel oak, and more on the palate. Tongue-coating without being syrupy in a bad way, a very enjoyable sipper.

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Photo of fireazzi
4.88/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2014 bottle was amazing
Great smell, nice thick body, dark colored, taste was very nice with a long lasting sweet taste at the end. Very nice thick feel on the tongue. Delicious.

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Photo of lemmy187
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bammer21
4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

2014 vintage

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Photo of Furlinator
4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2017.
Dark chocolate, black licorice and subtle spice aroma. Dark chocolate, pipe tobacco, faint licorice, black cherry, subtle spice and mild bourbon accents. Fantastic!

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Photo of OldTownBeerGeek
4.67/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tukiluka
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kevindp9
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrtomatohead49
4.15/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Run4theRoses
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RNbeerfan
4.67/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

Photo of bl00
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2016 bottle-Dark brown appearance, nose of wood and bourbon. Taste is bourbon, chocolate. Coffee notes come out more as it warms. Sweeter taste than I was expecting, less dry too. Mouthfeel is thick, gets drier after a few moments. While this beer is very bourbony, it doesn't taste like 14%, there is no heat. Really enjoyable, would love to cellar another longer and see what it does.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2017 vintage

A: Cola, very dark brown, thin light brown head
S: Sweet fruit snacks, caramel, bourbon, coconut, dates, alcohol, leather, tobacco, orange zest
T: Vanilla, dates, light bitterness, brown sugar, molasses, big bourbon, dark cherry, charred oak
M: medium
O: Big bourbon character fresh, great blend of fruity notes and vanilla/ caramel. Seems like a more complex version of recent bcbbw vintages

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewaddict
4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2016 Vintage

L - Pours a dirty motor oil color with slight burgundy color around the edges. No head.
S - I get notes of dark chocolate, molasses, and bourbon
T - Prominent flavors of chocolate fudge and brown sugar. More subtle flavors of bourbon, vanilla, and rye spice.
F - It's got a smooth mouth feel and is a little sticky. There is some chest heat. It is definitely lacking some carbonation
O - B-Bomb has some really great balance. Not quite as chocolaty as MOAS. Not quite as barrel forward as Sucaba. But it's right up there. As with those beers I like the smooth sweetness throughout the sip.

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B-Bomb (Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale) from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 1,244 ratings