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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Dark, roasty, chocolatey malt flavors balanced by Noble hop aroma and subtle hoppy spice. Warm up to it. Donít 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%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (1181) - , Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2013 can recíd in trade from. michaelinwa darrrrrk pour - like a stout. big foamy head with long lacing. great aroma - I get roasted malts and coffee beans. 4 for palate. taste is roasted malt with slight alcohol and slight fudge plus a couple other things - this is a complex beer. I like this and now want to search down the bBomb!! Also finding I like this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
78samh (256) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2014
22 oz bottle pours dark brown, almost black with a little tan head that sticks around a while. Aroma is sweet, dark roasted malts. Taste is very stout-like with roasted malt and coffee flavors. A little burnt toast and oak. Kinda dry and very bold with moderate bitterness. I really like this beer! One of my new favorite winter ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2758) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Deep brown with a dark head. Roasted, cocoa, a bit of earthy spiced hops. Boldly flavored. Medium to full body. Finish is roast, chocolate, and background spice- lasting. Very enjoyable American Strong. Veers to the malty side but with plenty of spicy hops to avoid being a sweet bomb. God stuff.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1371) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2013
On tap @ Chuckís 85th. Hard to believe I havenít rated this yet. Pours inky brown with medium thin off white head. Aroma is sweet chocolate malt with a hint of floral hops. Taste is big rich chocolate malt balanced with spicy earthy hops. ABV is substantial, but doesnít dominate. Much darker than most winter beers, more akin to a hoppy robust porter. Takes to barrel aging very well. Quite a bargain for the price too, as opposed to BBomb. One of my favorite winter beers, canít get enough of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (5463) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle. Poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a darker brown with a beige head of foam. Aroma has a a nice coffee cake, dry, ashy thing going on. Tastes toasty and herbal. Thicker mouthfeel. Overall its really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdrinker79 (2046) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (5717) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2015 Tap at Fremont Brewing, Seattle. Colour is black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Very hoppy and actually reminds of Plevnan Siperia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Poured from can to glass. Dark hue with creamy tan head that lingered. Aroma is caramel, toffee, roast, chocolate. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and smooth carbonation. Taste is sweet with a slightly astringent bitterness following. Overall this is a nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1788) - 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 Iíve had. Really delicious and relaxing. Have to try the bourbon version now.

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