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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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

ineptbeerman's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ineptbeerman (3) - Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Tastes delicious, like stuff i like to put in my mouth. Makes me feel warm and happy, like a hug.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3305) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SHIG (3750) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 21, 2015
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (1194) - Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
joelfaber (35) - Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2015
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6524) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2015
bottle, great beer. fuller bodied black pour. rich caarmel maltinesss, roasted malts, chocolate, vailla, wood, bourbon. Lots going on & it melted toghether very nicely.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beastiefan2k (2640) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Flight at brewery. As expected this is another unfathomally over the top booze barrel. Ugh, really can’t even call it a sipper because it’s too off putting. Whatever happened to moderation, please 50/50 blend or something. At least it looks pretty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (7225) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 17, 2015
2013 edition. 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 it’s 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kokobucks (16) - - JAN 16, 2015
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. --- RATED

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2361) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2015
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.

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