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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 8   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.
2011 vintage - 9% abv
2012 vintage - 11% abv
2013 vintage - 11% abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (4175) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2014
22 ounce red wax bottle. 2103 vintage. Big boozy bourbon nose. Very nice blend of bourbon and vanilla. Smooth and very tasty. Almost a lighter Dark Lord, but not by much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3791) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Draught at a beer festival. Pours a near black color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose is very laden with bourbon and quite a bit of oak. Taste is slightly roasty, with some bourbon coming through as well. Nice and smooth. Glad I was able to catch this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maltser85 (313) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of vanilla, oak, caramel, some fig, honey maybe. Taste has a slight holiday spice and then nice vanilla, oak, honey notes. Hint of cocoa maybe. Nice full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2014
2013 bottle shared by Puddintane. Thanks Pud! Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla and chocolate. Malty and chocolatey flavor with vanilla character before a roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle shared with Timfooley. Gotta the the BB beers. Full bodied beer, with hints of chocolate and SMG. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimE (3340) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 21, 2014
Rating this from memory, but this is probably a top #3 barrel aged beer for me. Tons of body, very smooth creamy, thick body with notes of cocoa, dark chocolate, Christmas cake, and lots of bourbon. Sweet, but never cloying. Perfectly rounded. Superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (913) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2014
on tap. dark brown some tan head. Aroma of soy sauce, coffee liquor. tastes of coffee, berries, butterscotch. Creamy dry palate. Awesome and intense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6772) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
On tap at Fredfest 2014. Pours near black with a modest tan head and a treacle and bourbon aroma. There is a rich dark molasses flavor with lots of vanilla and bourbon. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
22oz bottle. 2012 vintage. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Bourbon, vanilla, roast, chocolate, and caramel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3509) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2014
2012 maroon wax top bottle shared at the RBNG by Phatdog1. Awesome aroma of cocoa, roasted malt, cinnamon, vanilla, dark fruits with a beautiful bourbon barrel oak on top all of those aromas.

Flavor is just as rich and lives up to the aroma! Deep elegant bourbon notes ingrained with the rich dark chocolate, graham cracker, coffee beans, and a little wood/oak character in the backend. hints of spice in here as well.

Overall this Barrel aged Strong Ale drinks like an imperial stout. Body is thick and creamy with a velvet smooth character. I feel like I need to take a flight out to Seattle. This brewery produces really wonderful barrel aged brews.

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