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:
#288
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
1,229
pDev:
7%
 
 
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497
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337
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4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev -2%
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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4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
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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4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
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4.52/5  rDev +2%
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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: 4.43 out of 5 with 1,229 ratings