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RATINGS: 128   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 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2860) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick (2014) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2013
sampled at NatiFest 2013 - big body with sweet and sour taste. nice wood flavors. solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5342) - Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by either dudeabide or b3shine (notes from 6/2012). Pours a very dark brown color with a medium sized beige head that left some spotty lace. The aroma has caramel, molasses, hints of cherry and dark fruits, vanilla, bourbon, wood, and some alcohol heat. The flavor again has quite a bit of sweet caramel, bourbon, vanilla, cherry and additional dark fruits, molasses and wood. Viscous mouth feel. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1478) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with no head. Boozy aroma. Taste is sweet molasses and vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3297) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2013
22 oz bottle, 2012. What a nice extra. Black with a crema head. Intense aroma of bourbon, dates, soy, chocolate and caramel. A sharp tang then a brief shudder as the alcohol hits. Taste is bourbon, raisin, fig, molasses and spice with lingering oak. A big brew; could use some mellowing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5621) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle shared at Richard’s Graduation Party (Western Springs, IL). Thanks, guys! Pours a deeper blackish pour, some good thickness, mellow legs. Some brownish glow in the body, edges. Good haziness, frothy tannish head. Dies to a small ring, laces small. Aromas are toasty, carmelized and a gentle cocoa. A bit older, firmer oak, some vanilla, some tannic barrel and gentle dark fruit. Some cocoa, firmer whiskey comes in as it warms. Initial is medium bodied, a bit thicker, some firmer barrel presence. Firmer barrel leads into some heated ABV on the palate, some roasty and cocoa elements, toffee and toast, gentle dark fruit, spice, more cocoa. A firm barrel presence in the middle, touch of thickness but not too much in body. Backend is a bit more toasty, biscuits and caramel, some vanilla, gentle toasted coconut feel. Gentle dark and dried fruit, firmer whiskey, barrel and vanilla. A bit of toffee, toast. Firm barrel. Pretty solid one, with some interesting dark fruit jabs.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8950) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
Thanks to Julian for this one! Nice big reddish brown pour, tan head. Loads of bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, prunes, raisins, light sherry notes. Yeah this is big and boozy and I love it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2524) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
Wow, this is surprisingly awesome! The beer pours unclear dark chestnut brown, almost black, with a decent dark beige head. The aroma is so delicious, bringing vanilla, big bourbon, spices, and some brown sugar. The flavor brings sweet vanilla, brown sugar, some molasses, and tobacco. The blend is big and so nice.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
PBAndJ (2) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2013 does not count
Always great. Perfectly balanced malt, barrel character, alcohol, bitterness, and roast. Huge aroma of vanilla, dark fruit, and caramel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8915) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours black with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The bouquet is malty and vinous - loaded with purple grapes, dried fuzzy and dark fruits, and a nice chocolate/brownie characteristic. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor is bittersweet, deeply roasted and chocolaty with heaps of dried dark fruits that carry right on through to the chocolaty, carbonic conclusion. Huge thanks to newcigarz for providing this world class beer!


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