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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


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CampesinoTino (752) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Red Wax Dipped 2012 Vintage Bomber, 11% ABV. Pours a deep dark brown color with a thin circle of mocha foam and bubbles around the glass. The aroma is a blend of bourbon, vanilla, molasses and dark fruits. The flavor starts with strong dark chocolate malt, vanilla and roasted malt notes along with some black cherry, date, caramel and charred oak. The bourbon is naturally present throughout and holds all the rich flavors together nicely. The body is moderately thick and syrupy with soft carbonation and a pleasantly boozy, roast finish. B-BOMB delivers the goods.


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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimE (3105) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 21, 2014
Rating this from memory, but this is probably a top #3 barrel aged beer for me. Tons of body, very smooth creamy, thick body with notes of cocoa, dark chocolate, Christmas cake, and lots of bourbon. Sweet, but never cloying. Perfectly rounded. Superb.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (684) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2014
on tap. dark brown some tan head. Aroma of soy sauce, coffee liquor. tastes of coffee, berries, butterscotch. Creamy dry palate. Awesome and intense.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6339) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
On tap at Fredfest 2014. Pours near black with a modest tan head and a treacle and bourbon aroma. There is a rich dark molasses flavor with lots of vanilla and bourbon. Very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
22oz bottle. 2012 vintage. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Bourbon, vanilla, roast, chocolate, and caramel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (2972) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2014
2012 maroon wax top bottle shared at the RBNG by Phatdog1. Awesome aroma of cocoa, roasted malt, cinnamon, vanilla, dark fruits with a beautiful bourbon barrel oak on top all of those aromas.

Flavor is just as rich and lives up to the aroma! Deep elegant bourbon notes ingrained with the rich dark chocolate, graham cracker, coffee beans, and a little wood/oak character in the backend. hints of spice in here as well.

Overall this Barrel aged Strong Ale drinks like an imperial stout. Body is thick and creamy with a velvet smooth character. I feel like I need to take a flight out to Seattle. This brewery produces really wonderful barrel aged brews.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2380) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2014
2012 Vintage

A - Incredibly dark black oily, smooth light head.

S - Whoa. holy chocolate bomb, cinnamon and spices. a lot of awesomeness on this nose.

T - Holy more chocolate! Wow. Tastes amazing. Super roasty. Just like a dessert of christmas spices

M - Silky smooth. sweet and full of flavor.

O - This is amazing. Not as great as KDS but still remarkable.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (1876) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2014
2013 vintage, pours brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of sweet malt, brown sugar, molasses and vanilla. Taste is bourbon, oak, vanilla and caramel. Hot but still really tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewje41 (323) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Draft pour. Pours dark with strong Bourbon aroma. Complex flavors with vanilla wafer and butterscotch. Sweet, smooth finish. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (1961) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
2012 bottle from an IP trade in Seattle but I can’t remember who. Dark brown with a nice brown head that mostly fades. Vanilla, butterscotch, bourbon, vanilla, light oak, smooth. Mild carbonation and moderate body, boozy and sweet, some toffee.


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