Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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

ACHops' rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1371) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2012
On tap @ Super Deli Mart. Pours dark caramel brown with a thin oily head. Aroma is a little cocoa and strong bourbon. Taste is boozy - roasted malts, licorice, toffee, some chocolate, and oh by the way - bourbon! Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. This is delicious. Lacks the complexity of some other barrel-aged favorites, and extraordinarily overpriced at $20+ for a 22oz bottle, but nonetheless a treat.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ciocanelu (1420) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 8, 2016
Really dark brown, almost black with a bit of mocha head. Aroma is huge. Lots of bourbon, dark fruits, dried figs, brown sugar, really complex. Taste is also really intense. Sweet and warning at first with bourbon, chocolate, dark fruits and finishes with butterscotch, creme brulee and earthy bitterness. Medium body with smooth mouthfeel and a hint of booze. Really complex beer, strong and intense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2559) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle @ Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Almost black pour with a decent light tan head. Tons of barrel notes, sweet vanilla, coconut, caramel, milky chocolate and sweet dark malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (5203) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2016
On tap at Hops & Pie as B.A Abominable, "Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Ale". 14%, 65 IBUs. Black appearance with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate malt, oak, bourbon, light vanilla and a hint of caramel/toffee. Similar flavor, spicy, rich, malty, light woody flavor with bourbon barrel notes. Full body, pretty tasty overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (999) - New York, USA - OCT 2, 2016
2014 bottle poured into a tulip glass..opaque with a thin tan head..aroma of coffee ,bourbon,chocolate,winter spices..tastes like it smells..medium body..solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (4536) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2016
Dark brown to black colour, slight beige head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, raisins, crème brûlée and malts. Sweet flavour, vanilla, wood, raisins and caramel. Full body. Very sweet finish, malts, brown sugar and bourbon. Nice!
(from 65cL bottle @ RBBSG IV, the Hot and Sweaty Edition, Gent 2015. I was under the impression it was 2013 vintage, but I see Tim and Ships are saying ’14 and ’15, respectively. Ah, well, we’ll never know now.. Thanks for sharing, JefVerstraete!)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (2363) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle thanks to zakoon. Pours towards black with a beige head. Aroma of sweet bourbon, dark sweet fruits, caramel, toffee and slight bitter chocolate. Taste is sweet and syrupy, big bourbon notes, caramel, dark sweet fruits and ripe plums.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (910) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
Pour pretty darn dark, as good as black, with a small light khaki head. Aroma has plenty of wet wood n’ bourbon. Chocolate, the vanilla,light roast, light ground coffee, slight chared oak, weak charcoal. Pretty nice and a whole lot of bourbon up in this bitch. Taste is pretty sweet, with a faint roasted bitterness. Medium and semi oily body, with a rather flat carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1950) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle thanks to Zakoon. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aromas of huge bourbon, toast, dark fruits, vanilla, fudge, light smoke. Taste is fudgey, peppery spice, huge vanilla dates, raisins, sweet chocolate, light heat. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (2564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Pours a dark brown color with khaki colored head. Caramel, bourbon, vanilla, oak, figs and nuts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finish with sweetness, bourbon, and some dark fruit notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3537) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2016
August 5, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2014, @Sommarprovning, thanks for sharing!
Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is caramel, bourbon, vanilla, charred oak, notes of milk chocolate, figs and notes of nuts and licorice. Taste is sweet, malty, slight boozy and some roasted bitter notes. Finish is sweet caramel, figs, vanilla, some bitter roasted notes, slight woody sharpness and warming bourbon. Medium to full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation.
Nice, a bit hot with a slight sharp finish.

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