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:
#224
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
1,223
pDev:
7%
Bros Score:
3.91
 
 
Wants:
495
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339
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,223 |  Reviews: 211
Photo of bl00
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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Photo of Rimbimhoot
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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Photo of dannycohen62
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewaddict
4.52/5  rDev +2%
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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Photo of Warren2621
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billydrinksbeer
4.17/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rarigney
4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gambyt20
4.22/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of IC_Light
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boston970
4.05/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of ryanflc
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chitownfanatic21
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of AleHunter805
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mnine
3.89/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of durlta
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pouring from the bottle, B-Bomb pours like nothing I've seen before. Thick, coagulated looking and appropriately the color of dried blood. In the glass, it looks deep and brown. Not quite clear, but not exactly muddled either. A thin, tightly formed group of light tan bubbles hug the coastline, but nothing else.

With the crack of the cap, sweet bourbon fills the air. Vanilla and wood encapsulate chocolate, prunes, dates, fig, caramel, and tobacco.

This is sublime. There are so many familiarities to some of my favorite barrel aged beers, and subtle nuances that elevate the experience. As implied in the aroma, bourbon, wood, and vanilla are there, but the kicker is the chocolate and spice. As if malted chocolate balls were coated in nutmeg and cinnamon, and filled with toasted hazelnuts. Wonderfully executed.

Very smooth and sweet, B-Bomb’s complexity is matched perfectly by it's feel. A mild carbonation let's the flavors tingle it's receptors. The 13.0% abv is masked well, but still insists on flexing its muscles with a good amount of warmth. The creamy and sticky finish allow you to take your time and savor each sip.

Another outstanding offering from Fremont. I'm quickly led to believe they have one of the best barrel aging programs in the country. I hope this exceptional beverage can find its way into the hands of any who adore a well made barrel aged beer. I will be getting this and it's variations whenever I can from here on out. Cheers!

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

Bottle compliments of JohnGalt1. Thanks Toby!

It pours a pitch black. No sign of any other colour, even when held up to the light. Small tannish head of foam with some lacing.

My nose is permeated with the smell of bourbon. Other aromas include oak, vanilla, light coffee, caramel.

Taste follows the nose, with some toffee, and warming but not interfering alcohol.

Complex flavours going on here and I'm probably not doing them justice with my descriptions, which I can live with. The beauty in a beer is the actual encounter; any words added are limited by the person's ability to describe what's going on in a meaningful way. I defer to others who CAN accomplish that task.

Full bodied with ample carbonation.

Simply outstanding and if I was a younger bloke, I would seek out another bottle to cellar. I reckon that the sky's the limit with this one.

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

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

B-Bomb (Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale) from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 1,223 ratings