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RATINGS: 138   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (962) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Black no head. Drinking both 11 and 12. 11 is a bit bland, cola and coffee. 12 is a better. Some roast and toffee.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nsquishee (609) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Very reminiscent of Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. I would recommend this beer to any beer lover.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ljthiessen (467) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle, 2012 vintage. Dark brown pour. Boozy nose, notes of vanilla, bourbon and chocolate. Boozy, funky flavour, lots of chocolate and vanilla. Extremely tasty - almost mistook it for an imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6861) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle thanks to Lizzy and Daren! Pours a very dark brown with a creamy brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a strong booze and bourbon note with molasses and caramel underlying. Flavor starts with some darker grains and molasses with a growing boozy and bourbon note through the finish as well as a touch of roast..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1364) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
2012 Vintage
Deep brown/black with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon, wood, chocolate. Oily mouthfeel, sweet on the palate, slightly boozy finish. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, wood.

2011 Vintage
Very dark with a small pale head. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, spices. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, nice balance on the palate. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, cookie.

2010 Vintage
Rusty brown with virtually no head. Aroma is raisins, dates, brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla. Smooth on the palate with a hint of booze in the finish. Taste is vanilla, Speculoos, brown sugar, dark fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1364) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2013
bomber shared. poured opaque brown to almost black. mild carbonation and little head. nice bourony chocolate and roasted malt aroma. the flavor is extremely smooth with touches of caramel blended with the chocolate and roasted malts. the bourbon is an after thought almost. very subtle very good and very delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (900) - Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2013
From Paul. Thanks! A: Dark mahogany to the point of blackness. Lathery mocha head that disappears. Good legs. N: Big bourbon, vanilla, and caramel. Toffee. Some melon. Brown sugar. T: Bourbon integrated into a softly sweet base. Hop bitterness around the edges. Alcohol is noticeable. M: Crystallized and sticky. Gets a little watery. O: Well done. A touch more body and this would be a real stunner. Doesn’t try to murder by flavor and doesn’t kill with sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (839) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
2013 vintage. Aroma has a nice dark chocolate character with some light roast. Medium light roast character with moderate bourbon and light oak notes. Medium dark fruit with prune, plum and raisin. Some toffee and caramel notes. Pours dark brown but not quite black with a small, thick mocha head that recedes fairly steadily to the edges where it lingers slightly. Flavor has a nice strong dark chocolate note with light roast and moderately strong bourbon character. Some dark fruit notes of plum and prune with some raisin character. Medium bitterness. Light caramel and moderate toffee. Some medium light alcohol spice in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall a pretty enjoyable beer. The malt character is not as complex as it could be, but the bourbon character is super well integrated with malt and works really well. Nice bourbon character with some decent dark fruit notes.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (874) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle from BottleWorks, Seattle. Pours a rich, dark, opaque brown, just the slightest amount of brown head. Aroma has a punchy sweet essence, lots of vanilla, more booze as beer warms. Body rich, thick, with lingering booze notes. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1450) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a fast diminishing head that still manage to leave some light lacing. You’re left with a virtually headless brew in 10 seconds, though. Aroma is quite nice with chocolate and vanilla covered in bourbon. Taste is sweet with molasse, caramel and chocolate flavors. Alcohol is a bit hot, body is full. This is a nice sipper with its low to medium carbonation. Not really "english", more like a "by the book" american strong ale. Reminescent of Lost Abbey’s Angels Share (the bourbon edition, at least). Nice!


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