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RATINGS: 192   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Winter 2012 release. Nose holds slightly dry yeast, spices, roasted caramel malt, bourbon. Needs more body. Taste shows an exceptionally smooth blend of these ingredients, pulling the spice character back in favor of stronger base & bourbon notes. The barrel remains quite nicely rounded throughout, a feat which precious few brews achieve. Impressive.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (8062) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle - Dark roast, cocoa and chocolate notes. Jet brown with a light brown head. Sweet bourbon, coconut and a nice sweet chocolate finish. Bourbon sweet notes are great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (4139) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle at a tasting at home. Black beer with an brownish head. Malty caramell Chocolate vanilla dark fruits aroma. Caramell woody dark fruits vanilla licorice chocolate flavour. A really nice beer :-)

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2956) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2015
On Tap at the Everett Craft Beer fest dark brown witha short lived beige hed. Teriffic warm sweet malty caramelized aromas and rich roasty flavors. The Burbon comes through nicely and is not over done. Very nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8569) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2015
Shortlived dark beige head over darker cola-coloured beer. Fine praliné chocolate, some herbs (lemonbalm? kafir lime?), roasted, vanilla, vanillacookies. Sweet-chocolate, herbal, alcohol. Again this praliné flavour. Very hot, full bodied, viscous. Another steroid brew - but the vanilla gives it a nice slant.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3648) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2015 Bomber received in trade. Thank you Bytemesis! Pours deep reddish brown with a rather small creamy goldenish beige head that leaves some sparse trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty with caramel, sweet dark bread, cereal, vanilla fudge, charred wood, chocolate covered raisins, toasted coconut, caramelised almonds, hay, moist soil and bourbon alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and boozy. Mouthfeel is fat, oily, round, boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, raisins, cherries in brandy, hay, moist soil and bourbon alcohol. Lovely malts drenched in bourbon. Tasty but waaay too hot!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (14379) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2015
Draught at Sommarprovning 2015-08-05. Opaque black beer with a small but lasting brownish head. Malty caramel aroma, raisins, toffee, caramel, chocolate, figs, vanilla notes, cocoa, some prunes. Woody caramel flavor, toffee, vinous, chocolate, cocoa, some licorice, warming alcohol. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4205) - SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle 2014 vintage. Pours jet black with a minimal head. Aroma is boozysweet vinous dark fruits raisins malty. Flavor issweet boozy oddly spicy harsh roasted malts bitter ashy.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (10606) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2015
Sampled from bottle @ RBBSG 2015. Opaque pitch black color, small quickly diminishing brown head. Aroma is lovely: malts, dark malts, superb bourbon, vanilla and wood. Taste malts, vanilla, bourbon, dark malts, sweetish and bitter with a touch of alcohol. Oh man, this is lovely. Good body and carbonation. Love this.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1172) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
Clear dark brown. Big vanilla and oak aroma. Creamy caramel, with strong vanilla, dark chocolate and bourbon flavours, alcohol warming but still quite easy to sip. Very nice!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (6464) - 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.


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