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

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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
Ratings:
1,100
Reviews:
191
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
7.29%
 
 
Wants:
490
Gots:
325
For Trade:
42
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,100 |  Reviews: 191
Photo of strohme2
4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jensenmoon
4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of spacebear09
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeySchlitz
4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shnsajax
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.04/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gatornation
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 vintage it pours a thick dark mahogany color with some brown highlights and a beautiful mocha head and lacing. Aromas of dark fruit wood and bourbon . This starts as a Barleywine to me with rich dark fruits chocolate and bourbon it finishes with spice and sweet caramel and roasted malts more like a winter warmer or wee heavy. Mouth feel is mature oak and bourbon crafted beautifully with the base beer. A top tier brew.

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Photo of jvigue
4.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2916 Edition from a 22oz bottle. At 14% this is a BIG beer. I have read the reviews and eagerly anticipated drinking it. I LOVE BBA beers and Fremont brews some of the best on the West Coast. The bourbon in this is strong, almost overpowers the senses. By the 3rd or 4th sip it smooths out to a very silky finish. This is not the best BBA I've tried. I would rank Fremont's Dark Star series ahead of this and maybe even Goose Island's Bourbon County ahead of this but this is in the top 5 for sure. Cheers!

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Photo of Jaszucs
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Radcpa
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best bourbon aged ales I have tried. Dark appearance with a very pleasant and obvious bourbon aroma. Fairly strong bourbon taste that is a joy to consume

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.61/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

2012 version, still hot and boozy and delicious. Smells like money, bourbon, barrel, dark fruit, heat and deliciousness. Drinks relatively easy but still heats you with alcohol and massiveness. Fremont impresses me; their beers are rare and expensive and hard to get but they are worth the hunt.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – The beer was a murky brownish-black color.

Smell – Bourbon dominates the nose.

Taste – The bourbon really jumps out at you in the initial taste. I feel like this is a stout until I get the winter warmer notes toward the back. There is cinnamon, Christmas tree, and a hint of cookie. The taste lingers nicely.

Mouthfeel – There is enough body to allow this to linger. That is a good thing. There is also a pleasant warming sensation.

Overall – I think the bourbon smothers the bourbon notes a little too much. As whole, I still think this is excellent.

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Photo of Asics
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fitze
3.74/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jshusc
4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Treyliff
4.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013 Vintage
22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours deep brown in color with a one-finger creamy khaki colored head that reduces to a rind around the edge

S- opens up with a huge blast of caramel/toffee, tobacco, leather, fig & molasses. Plenty of bourbon barrel character adds aromas of spicy wood & vanilla. Closes with hints of chocolate

T- opens up with sweet malty caramel and toffee, along with fig & raisin. Earthy tones of tobacco follow, along with barrel notes of bourbon, wet oak & vanilla. The finish gives more caramel sweetness with a linger of bourbon and dark fruit

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that turns into a velvety finish, just a bit of alcohol warmth on the linger

O- three years in the bottle has meshed the elements brilliantly and alcohol is pretty mellow, considering the abv. Thisis just delicious

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Photo of loganburgh
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tbone1384
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucnifter
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of winningthrough
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xt0n1cx
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leitmotif
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really dark brown, almost black with a bit of mocha head. Aroma is huge. Lots of bourbon, dark fruits, dried figs, brown sugar, really complex. Taste is also really intense. Sweet and warning at first with bourbon, chocolate, dark fruits and finishes with butterscotch, creme brulee and earthy bitterness. Medium body with smooth mouthfeel and a hint of booze. Really complex beer, strong and intense.

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B-Bomb (Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale) from Fremont Brewing Company
4.39 out of 5 based on 1,100 ratings.
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