Friday, January 17, 2014

Fremont Bourbon Abominable (BBOMB)

Type: Barrel aged ale
Origin: Seattle, Washington
Price: $15 per 22 oz
ABV: 11%
NSP: 4.8

Searching around all the 'beer-talk' blogs, the only beers from Seattle proper that people really want are this and another Fremont offering, the Kentucky Dark Star. I decided to pick up a few of these to send back home and since they are still selling this around town, I decided to crack it open to see if I should buy some more before its sold out. Long story short, I think I will pick up a few more to age. This thing absolutely reeks and tastes of bourbon, which is good since the base beer is a winter ale and that is normally not my thing. There is quite a strong essence of vanilla as well. Even though the flavors are bold, there is not a lot of alcohol heat on it and everything is very well balanced. With a year or two of aging, the nut-punch of bourbon should be mellowed out a bit and this will be a phenomenal beer.

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