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RATINGS: 127   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 10, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz.

ABV: 9.5%. Clear dark dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, wood, alcohol - bourbon. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, vanilla, licorice, dark malt, alcohol, bourbon. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120320]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is smooth roasted malty, light fruity and mixed caramelish and vanilla. Smooth roasted malty and caramelish, dark malty and minerals. Chocolate and minerally dark roasted finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, bourbon, and caramel. The flavor alcohol, bourbon, roasted malt, and chocolate, leading to a bourbon, alcoholic, and roasted finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of yespr/Ungstrup. Vintage 2011. Pours an opaque black with a tiny beige head. Thick and sweet Bourbon dominates the aroma overpowering the roastiness. Medium body, sweet vanilla and thick, thick oak dominates the flavour, heavy roast and licorice underneath. Bitter finish from both roast and hops. 200312

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20486) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Clear dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate, caramel and dried fruits. Roasted flavour of hops and dark chocolate. Roasted and hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty bourbon barrel chocolate aroma with hints of vanilla. Sweetish malty bourbon and vanilla flavor with chocolate and toffee hints. Has a sweetish malty bourbon and vanilla finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle from CoOp Bellingham, vintage 2011, 9.5% ABV
Dark brown color, almost black, with very small head. The aroma is bi-dimensional but very effective: vanilla oak and chocolate; penetrating. It’s full bodied, and the texture is partially oily, also because of the relatively low carbonation; good flavor of dark chocolate and caramel, quite sweet, with some random vanilla and a very light sour note from the darker malts; the bitterness is just right; in the final there is a touch of sweet liquorice, and a boozy kick.
Very good, but the flavor could be more elegant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
24th January 2013
THE Others tasting. Thanks to Bruce again! Opaque black - brown beer. Tidy pale tan head. Palate is soft and a little dry. Very moderate carbonation. Rich dark malt, dark toffee, Dark chocolate and rich spicy bourbon, well integrated. Semi dry finish. Rich and tasty dark beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a deep amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, bourbon, vanilla, wood, and toasted coconut. Flavor of caramel, vanilla, roasted malt, nuts, coconut, and wood with a dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours dark brown with a creamy/bubbly dark tan head. Aromas of chocolate, oak, bourbon/vanilla and something else that’s familiar, but I can’t pin it down. Full bodied. Flavor is very mixed chocolate/bourbon/vanilla with a fair amount of astringent oak. There’s noticeable heat, but it’s not annoying. Overall I can see why this might be referred to as spicy. Perhaps a little peppery. There’s a lot going on here.


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