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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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1476) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2012
On tap @ Super Deli Mart. Pours dark caramel brown with a thin oily head. Aroma is a little cocoa and strong bourbon. Taste is boozy - roasted malts, licorice, toffee, some chocolate, and oh by the way - bourbon! Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. This is delicious. Lacks the complexity of some other barrel-aged favorites, and extraordinarily overpriced at $20+ for a 22oz bottle, but nonetheless a treat.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (3727) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2017
Tap at the brewery. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is massive bourbon Barrel: vanilla, caramel, also chocolate. Taste is the same, a full blown Bourbon Barrel Dark Ale, with lots of vanilla and caramel. Oily mouthfeel. Very good if you like Bourbon BA beers!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2844) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2017
full tan head with good retention and minimal lacing. Pretty fuckin black brew. Nose is mild with whisky. Body is med/full, soft carbo, oily and slick. Gettin cinnamon and slight ginger notes, whisky and wood with a hint of vanilla. finish is a tad sweet and boozy. Props to my friend StefanSD for the bomber.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (1481) - - DEC 26, 2016
Near black pour, thumb sized puffy off-white head, rings of lacing. Dark fruit, bourbon, light chocolate notes in the aroma. Aroma is dark chocolate and roasted malt, strong bourbon notes, vanilla, dark fruit, toffee. Thicker body but incredibly smooth. 2014 Vintage

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerplace (1156) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2016
650ml bottle on Christmas. Vintage 2015. Pours an almost black with a strong dark beige head. Aroma is damn complex with lots of chocolate, bourbon, dark fruits. Same taste with boozy notes. Incredible! Must try beer!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebastokrator (93) - - DEC 12, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2016 Pours dark black with some brown head. Nose is bourbon, tobacco, fig, and raisin. Taste is toffee, raisin, with some tobacco. The barrel comes in near the back with bourbon and oak. Medium bodied, low carbonation, very creamy. Alcohol warmth on the finish. Outstanding. B-BOMB is the best thing Fremont produces, hands down.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cobaink2 (531) - seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Vintage 2015 Pours a darker cola flavor. Warming alcohol and a nice flavors of cinnamon, fig and winter spices. Little bit of vanilla. Surprised how muted the barrel flavors are at one year. Still pretty good though.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ciocanelu (1731) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 8, 2016
Really dark brown, almost black with a bit of mocha head. Aroma is huge. Lots of bourbon, dark fruits, dried figs, brown sugar, really complex. Taste is also really intense. Sweet and warning at first with bourbon, chocolate, dark fruits and finishes with butterscotch, creme brulee and earthy bitterness. Medium body with smooth mouthfeel and a hint of booze. Really complex beer, strong and intense.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2712) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle @ Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Almost black pour with a decent light tan head. Tons of barrel notes, sweet vanilla, coconut, caramel, milky chocolate and sweet dark malts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (5661) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2016
On tap at Hops & Pie as B.A Abominable, "Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Ale". 14%, 65 IBUs. Black appearance with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate malt, oak, bourbon, light vanilla and a hint of caramel/toffee. Similar flavor, spicy, rich, malty, light woody flavor with bourbon barrel notes. Full body, pretty tasty overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - OCT 2, 2016
2014 bottle poured into a tulip glass..opaque with a thin tan head..aroma of coffee ,bourbon,chocolate,winter spices..tastes like it smells..medium body..solid.


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