VastActiv (3734) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Fremont Brewing, Seattle. Colour is black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate, bourbon and roasted malts. Not overly bourboned.
SHIG (3868) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at GABBF, first beer of the fest: Poured an almost black with tan color head. Aroma was huge vanilla, stick bourbon and caramel malts. My mouth was filled with that amazing vanilla/bourbon mix, sweet caramel/chocolate malts, and nice strong alcohol. No wonder why it won the winter warmer award at the event, truly my highlight that weekend.
Danyel (1329) - Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with dark tan head. Aroma is sweet vanilla, figs, a touch of wood, caramel. Taste is rich, smooth, full-bodied, medium carbonation. Overall, this beer is absolutely delicious.
joelfaber (37) - Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber shared at home. Poured black with a dark tan head of foam that disapeared quickly. Aroma is rich with bourbon and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweetness, lots of malt and bourbon. Full bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation. Very very good!
swoopjones (6737) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, great beer. fuller bodied black pour. rich caarmel maltinesss, roasted malts, chocolate, vailla, wood, bourbon. Lots going on & it melted toghether very nicely.
beastiefan2k (2771) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flight at brewery. As expected this is another unfathomally over the top booze barrel. Ugh, really canít even call it a sipper because itís too off putting. Whatever happened to moderation, please 50/50 blend or something. At least it looks pretty.
BVery (7602) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared by Levi - thanks! Very dark dense cola pour with a light beige head. Rich bourbon and vanilla. Licorice. Smooth rich palate. Killer brew!
WABeerFiend (304) - - JAN 17, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured from a bomber into a Fremont goblet on 07.15.14.
A: Chocolate, licorice, red grape, and dark cherry. Wow!
A: Midnight black body with a little bit of red at the bottom of the glass. Slight tan head that fizzes and recedes to a ring.
T: Dark cherry, vanilla, and red grape dominate. Chocolate, slight woodiness, raisin, and spices are subtle.
P: Creamy smooth. Perfectly medium chewy.
O: This lives up to the hype. It has some alcohol heat, loads of dark fruit, and itís perfectly balanced. I became a Fremont fanboy after this. Everyone has their own palate, but this one is at the top of the heap for me. Simply amazing!
kokobucks (16) - - JAN 16, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful. Maybe a tad longer, a month or two in the cellar would add a little to it, but it is great now. Smooth dark ale. Nice balance of spice and bourbon.
Homer321 (2549) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to prufrockstar. Pour is deep brown to black with a medium brown head, lots if tiny velvet-like bubbles, reddish highlights. Aroma is a but spicy with some vanilla and a bit of booze. Taste is boozy at first but gives way to a caramel sweetness that is reminiscent of a whiskey drink, mixed with overly sweet coke. Finish is a bit warming and peppery. Overall, enjoyable and above average. I like the sticky sweet lip smacking finish without being a cloying mess.