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RATINGS: 238   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9882) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2015
Shortlived dark beige head over darker cola-coloured beer. Fine pralin chocolate, some herbs (lemonbalm? kafir lime?), roasted, vanilla, vanillacookies. Sweet-chocolate, herbal, alcohol. Again this pralin 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_ (4778) - Gteborg, 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 (18841) - Gteborg, 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 (4333) - 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 (15146) - 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 (1570) - 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 (9211) - 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 (3205) - 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 (5467) - 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 (7922) - 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!


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