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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
2015 vintage: 14% abv
2016 vintate: 14% abv

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (4569) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2016
Dark brown to black colour, slight beige head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, raisins, crme brle and malts. Sweet flavour, vanilla, wood, raisins and caramel. Full body. Very sweet finish, malts, brown sugar and bourbon. Nice!
(from 65cL bottle @ RBBSG IV, the Hot and Sweaty Edition, Gent 2015. I was under the impression it was 2013 vintage, but I see Tim and Ships are saying 14 and 15, respectively. Ah, well, well never know now.. Thanks for sharing, JefVerstraete!)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (2593) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle thanks to zakoon. Pours towards black with a beige head. Aroma of sweet bourbon, dark sweet fruits, caramel, toffee and slight bitter chocolate. Taste is sweet and syrupy, big bourbon notes, caramel, dark sweet fruits and ripe plums.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (935) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
Pour pretty darn dark, as good as black, with a small light khaki head. Aroma has plenty of wet wood n bourbon. Chocolate, the vanilla,light roast, light ground coffee, slight chared oak, weak charcoal. Pretty nice and a whole lot of bourbon up in this bitch. Taste is pretty sweet, with a faint roasted bitterness. Medium and semi oily body, with a rather flat carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (2280) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle thanks to Zakoon. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aromas of huge bourbon, toast, dark fruits, vanilla, fudge, light smoke. Taste is fudgey, peppery spice, huge vanilla dates, raisins, sweet chocolate, light heat. Delicious!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (2685) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Pours a dark brown color with khaki colored head. Caramel, bourbon, vanilla, oak, figs and nuts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finish with sweetness, bourbon, and some dark fruit notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3814) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2016
August 5, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2014, @Sommarprovning, thanks for sharing!
Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is caramel, bourbon, vanilla, charred oak, notes of milk chocolate, figs and notes of nuts and licorice. Taste is sweet, malty, slight boozy and some roasted bitter notes. Finish is sweet caramel, figs, vanilla, some bitter roasted notes, slight woody sharpness and warming bourbon. Medium to full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation.
Nice, a bit hot with a slight sharp finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2212) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle share @ DLD 2016. Pour is deep brown with a small tan head. Flavor and aroma of oak barrel, slight vanilla, molasses, toffee, dried fruit, and bourbon.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2429) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle. Black with a medium khaki colored head that has fair retention. The aroma is big and bold with wood, a trace of spice, raisins, dates, plums and all manner of complex dark fruit. The taste is also wonderfully complex and features more dark fruit, cola, some whiskey, vanilla, oak, toffee, and dark fruits. The palate is full, smooth, a trace oily and very viscous. Finishes long and sweet. Overall: One of the best beers Ive had in a long time. At $13.00 a bottle it is also a fair value for a big beer. This to me tastes like what Westy 12 would taste like if you aged it a bourbon barrel.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
donandres (481) - Bayombong, PHILIPPINES - MAR 8, 2016
22 Ounce bottle to wine glass from the brewery Appearance: Dark amber/medium head/lacing Aroma: very good aroma Taste: Balanced Mouthfeel: creamy Overall:Very good beer Drank December 26, 2015

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9949) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle from Craigs, dregs run. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of strong coconut, chocolate. Taste is more chocolate and coconut. Light boozy finish.


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