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

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1,135 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:
#232
Reviews:
195
Ratings:
1,135
pDev:
7.24%
Bros Score:
3.91
 
 
Wants:
490
Gots:
335
Trade:
45
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Photo of gcamparone
4.67/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2014 vintage, 11% ABV. Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Fremont glass.

Pours a deep brown, nearly black body with a beautiful, three finger, frothy brown head that rises and reduces slowly to leave spotty lacing and ring of retention. Nearly perfect, I'd definitely call this a stout judging by the appearance..

Aromas are potent and heavy with lots of bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate - woody and sweet with a bit of sweetness on the nose.

On the tongue, this is a roller coaster! Up front, it's sweet with caramel and sweet vanilla, morphing into bourbon and toffee, dark fruits, finishing super roasty, toasted malt, coffee, with char sitting on the tongue for quite some time after sipping. I have to give this a 4.75 in this category because of how complex this is - over the course of 20 seconds it's a three different beers I feel. Mouthfeel is silky and velvety, thick and rich, low carbonation.

This was much better than expected, and I expected a great beer. I haven't had this fresh, but the 2014 batch is drinking fantastic. The only thing I'd comment on is that this is definitely a stout, not a strong ale.

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Photo of DoctorEvil65
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shmizzen
4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of nerdboy19
4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RajaSTL
4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of NickyDee21
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.73/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a small white head, and basically no lacing.

Smells like charred and spicy oak, sweet and earthy bourbon, chocolate, toffee, and vanilla.

This is just stupid delicious. It's got a killer spiciness on the finish from the oak. The bourbon is mildly boozy, a bit spicy but also sweet, with lots of barrel vanillin, some light coconut, chocolate and lots of toffee. This is so well blended and all the flavors integrated so well- it's crazy there are no flavorings added as there's much flavor here.

This is medium bodied, creamy but also crisp, with a good level of carbonation.

Fremont makes some absolutely bangin' barrel aged beers. This is highly recommended.

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

Photo of sbrock22
3.96/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of akk14
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yasky
4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Near black pour, thumb sized puffy off-white head, rings of lacing. Dark fruit, bourbon, light chocolate notes in the aroma. Aroma is dark chocolate and roasted malt, strong bourbon notes, vanilla, dark fruit, toffee. Thicker body but incredibly smooth. 2014 Vintage

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Photo of dyjuan8
4.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Snig623
3.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

This pours deep chocolate brown, thick and creamy. The head forms almost in slow motion, going from non-existent to one knuckle deep as the bubbles work their way up slowly through the glass. Just gorgeous. Aroma is mostly molasses, raisins, vanilla, and bourbon. It smells like it's going to kick, but it goes down smooth as silk. Taste is incredibly complex. Bourbon and licorice up front, followed by raisins and a good whisky burn that's tempered nicely by a creamy caramel finish. It goes down as thick as it pours, very syrupy, but not unpleasant. It doesn't feel overbearing, even though the dominant flavors are all sweet. Who needs hot chocolate after shoveling the driveway on a cold winter day when you have this?

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Photo of Slack
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz
2016

Deep brown and clear. No initial head but a bit of a minor ring forms. Very minor lacing on a sip.

Nose is Bourbon and molasses, sweet dark fruit, vanilla, and a bit of oak.

Taste follows the nose with molasses, bourbon throughout, raisins, minor oak, vanilla, malt, and minor leather/tobacco.

Mouthful is heavy, smooth, and a bit creamy. Carbonation is low. Finish is semi sweet.

A great bourbon barrel stout. Boozy, sweet, heavy...a sipper. A bit hot still and alot of bourbon. Very much drinkable, very much shareable and very much enjoyable.

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Photo of JStampler
4.68/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NWHopinator
3.72/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

B-Bomb (Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale) from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 1,135 ratings
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