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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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (14656) - 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 (1516) - 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 (8541) - 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, crme brle, 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, crme brle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (3060) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks! Soft carbonation. Very sweet and syrupy. Lots of bourbon and vanilla. Sweet. Good dessert beer, but a bit too boozy

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (5311) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
Partage avec Frank. Vintage 2014. Bire hivernale dlicatement pice qui flirte pas mal avec le stout imprial. Belle tenue de mousse et corps presque noir comme cette soire avec quelques toiles. Au nez, riches malts et bourbon caramlis et vanill, chocolat lgrement pic, touche de rglisse. Le got est assez doux mais pas trop sucr. Abondants malts caramliss, choco, vanille, beau jeu du rti, mlasse fruite, vin dorge et imprial stout, bourbon bois comme pacificateur. En bouche, le corps liquoreux est faiblement remu par les bulles. La finale est plutt douce avec ce quil faut de chaleur et de rti pour faciliter le tout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 10, 2015
2014 Bottle. Black pour retentice tan head with good lace that is punched down a bit by alcohol and glycerin. Nice barrel aroma; char and praline. Nice lactones, molasses and barrel. Aromas remind me of older viscosity. Viscous chewy mouthfeel, refined heat. Cocoa and ash. Char. Definitely older viscosity like but a bit sweeter and with more glycerin. Smooth, warming and slightly tannic. Light leather. Creamy carb. Really well done!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (1604) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2015
Dguste au RBBSG 15. Cheers all! Bire bruntre mi chemin entre le stout, la BarleyWine et le Old Ale. Petite mousse en surface, allure vive, nerveuse et menaante. Nez bien serr de rglisse, de bourbon et de canne sucre. a sannonce lourd et riche. Le support malt que je remarque ici est imposant. Let the BarleyWine do the talking here! a sent et a gote les toasts. Bon, on parle bien de toasts au bourbon ici sur laquelle on tartine du caramel et du miel. Bien ronde, trop peu effervescente mon got mais sans arrire-got et trs bien balance, jai beaucoup aim cette bire, mme si elle ne possde rien qui la distingue vritablement de ses consoeurs du mme style.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (8494) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2015
Thanks to JefVerstraete! 655 ml. bottle sampled @ Hot & Sweaty RBBSG 2015. 2015 Version. Pours black with no head way darker than I would expect from this style. Nose is thick bourbon with some light raisin, wood, light chocolate, touch spirit, chewy caramel malts, Taste is vanilla, sugar, light booze, thick caramel mixed with molasses, light coffee, syrupy, candy, exotic sugar, Thick & syrupy body. Not the best but highly satisfactory for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (2009) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle at RBBSG, thanks for sharing JefVerstraete. Bourbon, chocolate, malts, warming. Good strong beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (12398) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
2011 Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with medium frothy tan head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is caramel, bourbon, wood, vanilla, roast. Thick mouthfeel, rich malt, nice roast, chocolate, boozy finish, chewy, really impressive.


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