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RATINGS: 127   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4110) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks bro. pours very dark brown, red hue, with a small light beige cap, some retention. loads of bourbon oak, coconut, vanilla, sweet yet complex caramel layers, nuttiness, maple, lactose, chocolate, tobacco, chalk. low carbonation, medium to full body - oily and sticky, grassy-spicy-chalky doughy cloying finish. ASA feeling. clean yeast and/or no english character and/or simply overshadowed by barrel treatment. sort of blah.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Vintage 2012 Pours dark brown on black with a slight etching of light mocha foam. Smells fucking awesome, bourbon, vanilla, nougat, caramel, vitamins and minerals, some marshmallow cream and a little bit of burnt cream. Taste follows suite - vanilla, nougat, marshmallow, chocolate, bourbon, oak, smooth malts with a touch of alcohol. Really decadent. Full bodied with limited carb and a fantastically long and mouth watering finish. I’m really, really impressed with this beer. Wow. Nice. Serving type: bottle 12-23-2012

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Smurf2055 (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 ’13 Pours black, red on edges, minimal tannish head. Smell big whisky oaky vanilla, red fruit, barrel forward, sweet. Taste big woody, fruity, bourbon. Bit of alcohol heat, lots of vanilla and coconut, light winter spices. Medium to fuller bodied. This is a great beer from a great brewery.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jweiss (15) - Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2013
My favorite Washington Beer. This strong ale is an absolute beast. Pours as thick as a stout with a delicious balance of bourbon flavors. Warning, it is heavy on the bourbon flavor. If you like your’s on the more subtle side then this may not be the one for you.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1788) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle. This is a heft ESA with lots of bourbon flavor to go around. A nice brew if you can get it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
label, frankly, angers me .. . pours out brown .. like you know, brown .. . foam head was low .. . lacing was ray butt .. . bourbon presence was easy, the flavour was abominable .. . decent but nothing i’d hide in the woods and eat people over..

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2013
22 ounce bottle into snifter, 2012 vintage. Pours fairly pitch black color with a small tan head with poor retention, that reduces to a thin lace that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, cinnamon, toast, dark bread, pepper, clove, bourbon, vanilla, oak, toffee, raisin, brown sugar, and roasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of malt, spice, and barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, cinnamon, vanilla, oak, clove, bourbon, toffee, molasses, light raisin, and roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, cinnamon, dark bread, clove, vanilla, oak, bourbon, toffee, brown sugar, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and balance of malt, spice, and barrel flavors; with huge robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and moderately syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible barrel aged winter ale! All around incredible balance and complexity of dark malt, spice, and barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly amazing offering as expected.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Taster from a bottle shared at Natifest 2013. Dark brown, but clear color. Minimal light brown head. Couple loose bits of lace. Awesome big bourbon aroma. Dark chocolate, light tannin, light spice. Bigger body. Light chewiness. Very light carbonation. Dry finish. Bigger bitter taste. Very nice barrel influence, here. Nice, big bourbon barrel aged beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
AndyReynolds (859) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2013
2013 Bottle shared by some sweet soul at Natifest. The bourbon barrel is subtle, really highlighting the awesome beer. Strong chocolate, vanilla stands out, but there is a nuttiness and some coffee too. This may have been the beer of Natifest 2013 for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2772) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
2013 bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin, beige head. The aroma is nutty and molasses. Tastes sweet and toasty. Sticky mouthfeel.


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