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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2352) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Pour from a can. Nice dark pour with a tan head and lots of lacing. Nice roasted malt nose with hints of Belgian yeast by products. Really nice taste - slight heat on the finish with a touch of hops and spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle from BottleWorks, Seattle. Pours a dark opaque brown, slight amount of tan head. Aroma caramel, chocolate, 2-row Pale. Body full and rich without being overly thick. Finish a well-balanced bittersweet chocolate, with some treacly notes as well. Jealous this isnít on the shelf near me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5448) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Can - pour is dark ruby, almost black - substantial, dense, off-white head - nose of toffee, hazelnut, tobacco, dried fruit, a hint of smoke - pretty intense flavor profile - equal parts sweet, toasty, and bitter - dark bread, toffee, roasted nuts - wintery spice profile, which is impressive, since there are not spices used - a bit of tobacco - lightly warming alcohol - spicy, moderately bitter finish - I am very much enjoying this.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (799) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5165) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4716) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3501) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11508) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate. roasted malt, carmel, light vanilla, light earthiness and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, roasted malt, light carmel, light coffee and a hint of spice with a smooth dry lingering chocolate finish.

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