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RATINGS: 155   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

ksurkin's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2012
2011, red waxed bottle, via trade. pours a deep, dark, chestnut brown (like a good winter ale should) with a creamy, light khaki head that has excellent retention. aroma is wonderful with big notes of candied nuts, pralines, coconut, and vanilla cake backed by subtle cocoa, toasted oak, bourbon, and dark fruits. flavor is delicious as well with smooth, rich bourbon, vanilla, oak, and dark malts up front backed by pralines, black cherries, walnuts, and earthy hops. palate is full bodied with smooth carbonation and a lingering, sweet, woody finish. overall, a great barrel aged winter ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beastiefan2k (2582) - 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 canít even call it a sipper because itís 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 (7104) - 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 (271) - - 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 itís 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 (2215) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (2738) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 14, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2015 Served alongside Cinnamon & Coffee Bourbon Abominable. Near black body with a small beige collar. Rich aroma of bourbon and malts. Big time oak presence with lovely notes of both chocolate and vanilla. Absolutely delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (4628) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Near black pour, with a small brown head. Creamy milk chocolate, toffee, lots of vanilla, strong bourbon, brownie batter, some toasted coconut, wood, and more bourbon. Lots of bourbon, but not boozy, smooth silky body. Yum.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
notalush (5077) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Tap at Fremont - holy shit this is boozy - tastes like straight up bourbon - now, I love bourbon, but good god damn I ordered a beer - I am torn between my love of the brownest of the brown liquors and the need to evaluate this "beer"- oily texture - overpowering bourbon - sorry, "beer," but I must rate you poorly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (2046) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
650 ml bottle. 2014 vintage. Pours black with moderate tan head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, and lots of alcohol. Flavors of same with additional coffee, dark caramel and dark chocolate notes. Very hot. Needs to cellar for a while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RussianDragon (564) - - JAN 4, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2015 22 oz bottle carried back by Darrell, thank you sir. Pours a clear dark brown nearing black with light passing as rouge and dark lasting khaki head with sparse lacing. Aroma is intense bourbon and oak with vanilla, brown sugar, roast oak, anise, and a cinnamon complexity. Flavor is same, with medium body, muted carbonation and a whiskey char finish.

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