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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Winter 2012 release. Nose holds slightly dry yeast, spices, roasted caramel malt, bourbon. Needs more body. Taste shows an exceptionally smooth blend of these ingredients, pulling the spice character back in favor of stronger base & bourbon notes. The barrel remains quite nicely rounded throughout, a feat which precious few brews achieve. Impressive.


4.2
pinkzambia (2050) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle Share - 2016 Limited Release: Sweet and boozy. You can taste the barrels all the way. Solid winter ale. This will warm you up.

4.3
MrHangover (4690) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2017
Bottle, somehow 2013 vintage. Pours a pitch black beer with a thin and quickly disappearing tanned head on top. Aroma has coffee, bourbon roast, some spices, alongside a boozy body in the aroma. Flavor is sweet, lots of molasses, some balanced booze, sugary licorice and off course, lots of bourbon. Very syrupy mouthfeel and sticky sweet aftertaste. Awesome stuff!!

4.1
KyotoLefty (10523) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 25, 2017
2014 vintage. Big bourbon nose, vanilla, chocolate. Dry flavor of chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, not much sweetness left, very crisp, dry, lovely bourdon notes that mesh so well with the malt. Full on and great.

4
trapped (3374) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle, 2015 edition. Pours opaque dark brown with small frothy beige head, wood-sweet bourbon aroma, medium carbonation, sweet roasted malt taste with strong bourbon and oak flavor, smooth body, long medium bitter woodsy taste. Very well rounded, smooth and tasty.

4.3
Borresteijn (7342) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2017
66cl Bottle sample at Potjepalooza. 2012 Vintage. Black colour, beige-brown head. Aroma of roast, soft and sweet bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, some rye. Sounds simple but it smells great. Flavour is medium sweet, some alcohol, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, rye, roasted malts, all very smooth and slick. Medium to full bodied, soft mouthfeel. Great.

3.1
caesar (7165) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2017
Bottle @ Potjepalooza, 10 cl sample. 2012 vintage. Slight hazy copper color, short frothy head. Aroma of lots of raisin, incredible booze and some toffee. Raisiny sweetness and big boozy alcohol. Unrefined. Not my style.

4.4
ShivanDragon (4297) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2017
Bottle, shared @ Potjepalooza.2012 version, pours black with a beige head. aroma contains a lot of bourbon, alcoholic, chocolate, roasted and toasted malts, vanilla, sweet. Taste of vanilla, bourbon, lots of dark chocolate, thick, roasted and toasted malts, cacao, thick body, long slightly ’peated’ finish, very nice.

4.2
skortila (5950) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Bottled, 2012 version. 10cl sample @ Potjepalooza’s this-is-not-a-tickfest tickfest. The aroma has strong chocolate, vanilla, roast and booze. Black coloured beer with a thin beige head. The taste is light-moderate bitter and has vanilla sweetness, chocolate, booze. Medium-full bodied beer. Low-average carbonation. Nice.

4.1
PotjeBier (3504) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle, shared @ Potjepalooza, from an IP trade with richiesd. Black color.. Beige head, short retention. Aroma’s: bourbon, sweet, vanilla, chocolate. Retronasal there’s bourbon, alcohol, sweetness, some chocolate, fruit. Flavor is rather sweet, bourbon, some berries. Alcoholfeel is quite (but not too) strong. Above medium bodied. Long finish, chocolate. Great stuff.

4
sjogro (4369) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Shared from bottle at Potjepalooza. Black with light tan head. Sweet roasted dark malt, bourbon, vanilla, dark fudge, raisans, mocha. Big sweet and moderate bitter. Full body, very oily, low carbonation. Bit boozy but in a fitting way.


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