RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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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   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (2116) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2017
22oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Rich bourbon spice and malt all deliciously balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ametras (1538) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2017
[2016] 22oz bottle. Black with a foamy tan head. Flavors are fudge, alcohol, bourbon, vanilla and molasses with fruity notes. Full body, soft carbonation, creamy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (6103) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Waxed bomber via trade. Poured a slightly opaque deep black with a smaller whkte foamy head. Aroma of chocolate pudding, pudding skins, bourbon, dark toast, yeasty. Flavor is the same plus a bit of yeasty. Solid body, thicker, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (3187) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2017
2016. Dark brown. Deep malts, molasses, chocolate, earth, light wood, Bourbon, citrus. Full bodied. Complex. Delicious. Might be Fremont best offering. Flavorfula dn interesting without too much booze heat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1821) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Deep dark brown pour with a beige head that fades to a creamy ring. Aroma is raisin, bourbon, brown sugar, and sweet. Taste is bourbon, raisin, leather, sweet caramel, wood. Complex. Some boozy warmth. Full slick body. Really good. 2014 bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (1495) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2017
2015 vintage. Trade with Sergiy, thanks man! Aroma: wow. Nose of caramel, lots of bourbon, vanilla and light molasses. Amazing smell. App: dark burgundy, small beige head, no retention. Taste and palate: medium body velvety and liquoreux at the same time, alcohol, moderate bitter and roasted finish. Overall: damn good. Honestly this beer classified in American Strong Ale I had no idea what to expect. It sure is more close to imperial stout than anything else. Love the nose and mouthfeel of this beer. Gotta love bourbon though because its really present. A great winter beer. Wish they would make smaller bottles of this beer especially with this high abv. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie (3439) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Bomber received in a trade. This is a really dark beer, near black with a tan head. Kinda murky body. Huge bourbon aroma and very genuinely so with oaky nuances. Theres a little booze in the aroma along with leather, cacao, earth, and molasses. Mouthfeel is super full with just a touch of heat. Flavors of brownies, toffee, Raisinettes, chicory, vanilla, and again with the authentic bourbon barrel. This is a super complex, malty beer, not too roasty or too sweet just right in the middle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (4564) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2881) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (1579) - - 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

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