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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark, roasty, chocolatey malt flavors balanced by Noble hop aroma and subtle hoppy spice. Warm up to it. Don’t be scared to be Abominable.

Down & Dirty: Pale, Crystal, Munich, Roast Barley, Chocolate, & Carafa malts with Centennial, Willamette & Goldings hops. 8.0% ABV

Formerly 7.5%.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2273) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Dark mahagony with a biege creamy head. Quite malty and creamy, nutty, hints of chocolate and coffee with a slightly bitter finish that becomes dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (2177) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Can from Total Wine.

Pours dark with an attractive light brown head. The aroma brings a surprising amount of citrus along with the roast chocolate malts -- it could even be a black IPA from how it smells. But the flavor is much roastier, heavy coffee and mocha elements, alcohol fairly forward. I actually like this one quite a bit more than B-Bomb, not that this is saying much.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2175) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2012
22oz bottle- Pour is dark brown..Nose is roasty, woody, earth, raisin..Taste is Chocolate malts, roast, raisin, caramel..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2012
pours a brown with a ruby tint, a small tan head, and great lacing. smell is of cocoa, spice, and sweet malt. taste is creamy, cocoa, dark fruit, spice, some caramel, and hops in the back. ends smooth and a lingering bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (1982) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bomber. Aroma is roasty, like good coffee, pussy, like good pussy, wet river rock. Pours deep mahogany with a one finger beige head with good retention. Taste is lightly sweet, roasty, a little smoky, nutty, earthy, finishing lightly bitter. Perfectly creamy mouthfeel with average carbonation. When it comes to winter warmers, this is top of the line, although I prefer the bourbon barrel version.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Remarks Growler purchase at Tasting Room. Thin mild lace off white flat espresso head.Clear rich bright copper red bronze color.Crisp roasted herbal cinnamon hop front.Thin textured dry sweet tangy spicy roasted toffee nutmeg cinnamon cocao body.Clean rich winter hop spice end.Nice roasted Winter Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1858) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown medium head. Snell and tasted like a stout chocolate and ashy roasted malt

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle as a Christmas gift from a friend. Thanks! Pours nearly pitch black with a massing khaki brown head that sticks around a good while. Aroma of straight up malt extract--in a completely good way--some light hops, molasses, more sweet malts. Whoah. Flavor is sweet up front with big malt body to the Nth degree, some lightly earthy hops that balance things tremendously, finishing with some light roast and smoke, and long molasses notes. Big body, medium low carbonation. Right on. This is one of the better non-BAs in this style that I’ve had. Really delicious and relaxing. Have to try the bourbon version now.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1744) - Idaho, USA - JAN 6, 2014
22 oz bottle, thanks Poisoneddwarf- Pours a very dark ruby red with a thin light tan head that reduces immediately to a collar. Aroma is caramel malt, some cinnamon, chocolate, somewhat subdued. The taste is velvety smooth, creamy, chocolate, caramel, toffee, nutty. Body is medium and mouthfeel is creamy and lasts long after the swallow. This brewery continues to impress me, great craft brewery that is quickly making a name for itself.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1694) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Tap: Brown with a mild head and sticky lacing. Spicy aroma with cloves and cinnamon. Good well balanced flavor and a pleasantly mild aftertaste. Even though the malts dominate, it still is well balanced.


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