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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 8   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (2460) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Enjoyed at an all barley wine tasting at Travis’s house on February 21. We had the 2012 and 2013 vintages, this rating is the 2013). The pour is a nice dark black with a khaki ring of head and no lace. This pours almost like a stout. Really nice. The aroma is heavy on chocolate with an excellent bourbon note and a good vanilla. There is definitely some roasted malts and a healthy dose of caramel. The flavor is very similar. Some dark fruits poke through, followed by the chocolate malts, caramel, vanilla and a little molasses. The mouth feel is a tick lighter than I’d like, with a soft carbonation that’s great. It’s just a good barley wine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Pour is black with a good bit of camel colored head and some large bubbles. Nose is really nice, tons of rich wood and bourbon that melds well with a rich dark chocolate cake malt, a light roast, and a bit of caramel. Flavor is very rich up front, body is very full. Bourbon is a bit stronger, still has a lot of rich cake like malt, dark chocolate, faint roast but not as balanced as the nose. Back end thins on the flavor, gets a hint empty in back, some malt sweetness comes in as it warms. Nose is great, flavor falls a touch short, still very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14964) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle. Thanks Ferris. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, wood, vanilla, cinnamon spices and chocolate - Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (5452) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma of bourbon and malt. Taste is bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and some dark fruit. The bourbon tries to overwhelm. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
furthur (903) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle, 2014, deep brown body, passes no light. Decent brown sugar colored head fades quick to a small ring. Aroma is vanilla, dark fruit, raisins, molasses, bourbon. Taste is raisin, molasses, vanilla, bourbon, a little metal, boozy, toasted barley and hops bitter finish. Palate is rich and thick, carbonation adequate, fairly soft. This is sweet throughout the middle, but dry and roasty at the finish. This is really great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3739) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 4 2014; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of mocha head, no lacing; nose: bourbon, woody, roasted barley, coffee, chocolate liqueur, toffee, light hops, alcohol; mouth: bourbon, woody, roasted barley, coffee, chocolate liqueur, toffee, light hops, alcohol, bittering hops, rich, alcohol warmth, light burnt barley, light acridness, finale in roasted barley with presence of chocolate, full body, below-average carbonation, surprisingly bitter, mildly sweet, liqueur-like texture; overall: quite good FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 4 octobre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse moka, pas de dentelle; nez : bourbon, boisé, orge torréfiée, café, liqueur de chocolat, toffee, léger houblon, alcool; bouche : bourbon, boisé, orge torréfiée, café, liqueur de chocolat, toffee, léger houblon, alcool, houblon amérisant, riche, chaleur d’alcool, léger orge brûlée, légère âcreté, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence de chocolat, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, curieusement amère, moyennement sucrée, texture liquoreuse; en résumé : très bon

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (3016) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Pours deep burnt umber with a finger of khaki foam. German chocolate cake in a glass with a shot of bourbon as a chaser ! Huge coconut, chocolate cake, bakers cocoa, roasted nuts and great soft bourbon character !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark brown hue with creamy tan head that lingered. Aroma is toffee, vanilla, chocolate, toffee, caramel, oak. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and smooth carbonation. Taste is sweet with an astringent following and ethanol finish. Overall this is a great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/28/15] Bottle sample at De Garde Brewing in Tillamook. Release and bottle share event. Black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, soy sauce. Sweet flavor with chocolate, bourbon, a fruity note and a boozy note. Rounded and thick. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (5761) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle care of Ryan, thanks man. Notes are heavy bourbon, wow! so rich with whiskey barrel, blackstrap, vanilla Rice Krispies. Rich and decadent. Notes of dark fruit as she opened herself up. Perfect amount of booze and warming quality. Awesome sipper. Cheers

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