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RATINGS: 141   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


DTM's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle shared with Timfooley. Gotta the the BB beers. Full bodied beer, with hints of chocolate and SMG. Good stuff.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (241) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle (22oz $16) Vintage 2014. Very dark brown with tan head. Bourbon and quite sweet to the taste. Need to update this rating with details.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5186) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2014
22oz bottle pours a viscous black with some cloudy, brown head. Nose has booze at first but opened up and had lots of charred wood, caramel, sour mash whiskey, toasted coconut. Flavor is a lot better, butterscotch, charcoal, a little dark whiskey, coconut, vanilla, cherry cola. Full bodied but smooth finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4698) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2014
2013 bottle from Elise shared at Black Friday tasting. Caramel brown-black body, frothy beige head. Laces up the glass well. Bourbon, vanilla, touch of licorice. Very sweet, but balanced, quite nice. Chewy bourbon candy notes in the finish. Rich caramel, chocolate tones. Nice warming finish. World Class, really holds up. Solid beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 25, 2014
2013 from Chuck’s Hop Shop for $17.99 last month. Deep ruby brown with a half finger brown head, creamy with fair retention. Big bourbon aroma, caramel and toffee. Some spicy alcohol and light roast, fading tobacco. Flavor big on the bourbon and heat, a bit of sherry. Otherwise follows suit. Still spicy and a bit hot. Bitterness is pretty low. Dry. Medium body with light carbonation. Damn good--rather, will be in a year. Still too hot. I am quite impressed with Fremont.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (1287) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
bottle in a trade thanks to jeff!! shared with a friend. 2011 vintage!. dark brown pour with a creamy head. that sweet bourbon is in your face while pouring! roasted malts, vanilla, a lot of oak!, chocolate, dark chocolate, cacao, cinnamon, warm christmas spice like a verry small hint of anise, a lot of sweet settled bourbon, can’t imagine what a bourbon bomb this needs to be when its fresh! remarkable beer! wasn’t expecting this!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1510) - Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Pour from bottle, fobab 2014. Chocolate caramel and bourbon. Boozy, sweet, and malty. Thick and chewy. Pretty solid.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
budznsudz (571) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Dark pour with a bit of a cream head. Rich dark malt, mollasses and bourbon make up the lovely nose and taste profile of this amazing beer. Super impressed with this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lectvay (157) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Vintage 2012. Dark, dark, brown. Smells like a barrel-aged stout, roasty and boozy. Tastes more like a dark barleywine. Reminds me of Bourbon County Barleywine. This is really tasty. Sweet and rich. Feels a little syrupy.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Very bourbony. Chocolate fudgy soy bourbon.savory smell lot of sweetness. Decent, but can’t finish sample though

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ataraxia (389) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Very dark brown in color, thin mocha head. Bourbon, chocolate, raisin, dates, vanilla, and cinnamon. Bittersweet with a little spiciness that grows more bitter and astringent in the finish. Smooth, full-bodied, and lightly carbed.


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