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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prufrockstar (1500) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle to tulip. Pours dark cola with dark tan head. Aroma: Bourbon, oak, toffee, vanilla, chocolate. Taste: Sweet start, bourbon and vanilla up front, followed by a rich chocolate finish. Palate: Smooth. Moderate carbonation, great lingering finish. Given how sweet this is I was expecting it to feel sticky, but it was really just about perfect. Overall: Very nice. Almost completely transformed from the A Bomb. I’ll be picking up a few more bottles of this before they’re out for the year.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2015
4/VII/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBSG IV - BB: n/a, 2014 vintage (2015-845) Thanks to JefVerstraete for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige irregular head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, crème brûlée, sugary, very nice smell. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: very sweet, sugary, caramel, lots of vanilla, little sourish. Aftertaste: sugary, bourbon, caramel, sweet, some alcohol, crème brûlée.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2084) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks! Soft carbonation. Very sweet and syrupy. Lots of bourbon and vanilla. Sweet. Good dessert beer, but a bit too boozy

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3890) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
Partagée avec Frank. Vintage 2014. Bière hivernale délicatement épicée qui flirte pas mal avec le stout impérial. Belle tenue de mousse et corps presque noir comme cette soirée avec quelques étoiles. Au nez, riches malts et bourbon caramélisé et vanillé, chocolat légèrement épicé, touche de réglisse. Le goût est assez doux mais pas trop sucré. Abondants malts caramélisés, choco, vanille, beau jeu du rôti, mélasse fruitée, vin d’orge et impérial stout, bourbon boisé comme pacificateur. En bouche, le corps liquoreux est faiblement remué par les bulles. La finale est plutôt douce avec ce qu’il faut de chaleur et de rôti pour faciliter le tout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 10, 2015
2014 Bottle. Black pour retentice tan head with good lace that is punched down a bit by alcohol and glycerin. Nice barrel aroma; char and praline. Nice lactones, molasses and barrel. Aromas remind me of older viscosity. Viscous chewy mouthfeel, refined heat. Cocoa and ash. Char. Definitely older viscosity like but a bit sweeter and with more glycerin. Smooth, warming and slightly tannic. Light leather. Creamy carb. Really well done!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (388) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2015
Dégustée au RBBSG 15. Cheers all! Bière brunâtre à mi chemin entre le stout, la BarleyWine et le Old Ale. Petite mousse en surface, allure vive, nerveuse et menaçante. Nez bien serré de réglisse, de bourbon et de canne à sucre. Ça s’annonce lourd et riche. Le support malté que je remarque ici est imposant. Let the BarleyWine do the talking here! Ça sent et ça goûte les toasts. Bon, on parle bien de toasts au bourbon ici sur laquelle on tartine du caramel et du miel. Bien ronde, trop peu effervescente à mon goût mais sans arrière-goût et très bien balancée, j’ai beaucoup aimé cette bière, même si elle ne possède rien qui la distingue véritablement de ses consoeurs du même style.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (5403) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2015
Thanks to JefVerstraete! 655 ml. bottle sampled @ “Hot & Sweaty RBBSG 2015”. 2015 Version. Pours black with no head – way darker than I would expect from this style. Nose is thick bourbon with some light raisin, wood, light chocolate, touch spirit, chewy caramel malts,… Taste is vanilla, sugar, light booze, thick caramel mixed with molasses, light coffee, syrupy, candy, exotic sugar,… Thick & syrupy body. Not the best but highly satisfactory for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (1086) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle at RBBSG, thanks for sharing JefVerstraete. Bourbon, chocolate, malts, warming. Good strong beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6034) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
2011 Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with medium frothy tan head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is caramel, bourbon, wood, vanilla, roast. Thick mouthfeel, rich malt, nice roast, chocolate, boozy finish, chewy, really impressive.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mbgrayson (622) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Pours super dark, with a tan head. Rich carmelly notes of wood, bourbon, and vanilla added to dark roasty chocolaty malt flavor. Very complex yet still quite drinkable. Thumbs way up!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1220) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2015
dark thick brown.. aroma is vanilla and rich toffee. taste is smooth with a nice toffee and bitter bite, smooth booze and light spice


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