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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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%.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Growler from Fremont Brewing Company. Personally, I thought the bourbon barrel aged version was a bit better, but this was pretty good, too. Smells like maple syrup and brown sugar. Hops give t a nice kick. Malt flavor coats the mouth and lasts for a while. I will definitely be trying some more from the FBC.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Dark brown, nearly black pour, medium beige head. Sweet roasted aroma, dark fruit, caramel, actually a little fruitcakey. Slightly charred roast on the flavor, bread and caramel maltiness, solid bitterness on the finish with citrus rind and resin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (782) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bomber. Appearance is a solid dark brown color along with a half-inch of tan head. The aroma is along the lines of a Porter or Stout with lots of roasted malt, dark chocolate and molasses. The taste is relatively similar with a strong emphasis on the dark roast malt and chocolate mocha flavors in addition to some toffee, fig and raisin notes. Also a mild citrus and herbal hops presence in the background. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy while the finish is dry, bitter and smoky. Overall, an interesting blend of different styles (Porter, Stout, Winter Warmer) with a good balance between the dark roasty malt and hops flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2012 22oz bomber from Elise. Opaque brown-black. Thin beige head. Mellow mouthfeel, subdued carbonation. Chocolate and caramel tones dominate, with a nice well rounded hop bill offering balance and depth. Chewy dark Brown Ale. A mellow beast, this is quite malt forward for a West Coaster. Some piny gingerbread, toffee. Subtle and unique. Some syrupy black malt tones, some brown sugar. A lot going on, but the tastes really merge together.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4376) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Rich, hoppy, American brown ale aroma. Good label. Fairly sweet, woody, cocoa, nicely bitter, a little chalky. Satisfying mmouthfeel and finish. Very dark brown, tan head. Finish goes a bit grassy. Thanks to Triock for hauling this back from the west coast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3452) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Could easily pass as a sweet/milk stout. Deep black with a lasting tan head. Milkshake-like texture is smooth, creamy and heavy, with only a mild carbonation. Lots of residual sweetness makes it more of a dessert beer than a winter warmer, but itís a rich and tasty sweetness. Big notes of milk chocolate and sweetened espresso with cream. Soft carafa malts come through nicely. Earthy, herbal and spicy hops are very mellow; 47 IBUs struggle under the weight of all the malts. Overall, itís a tasty beer; itís just a little too sweet for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Pours black with a creamy looking brown head. Aroma of some hops, more malt, light roast. Taste has a great balance of hop and toffee malt, light bitterness, some hop, but more roast. Smooth texture, soft carbonation. Great beer, awesome price. Iím really liking everything this brewery does.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Pours a dark brown color with w medium tan head that leaves good lacing. Smells of chocolate, roasted malt and caramel. Tastes of all the same things I mentioned in the nose with a pretty good hop presence. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with a dry finish. Overall this is a top notch winter warmer thatís affordable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1612) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown medium head. Snell and tasted like a stout chocolate and ashy roasted malt

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2013
12oz can poured into glass. Dark brown color with a thin bubbly head. Nice aroma of caramel, chocolate and roasted malts. Easy to drink despite the 8%ABV, itís masked very well.


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