Fremont Barrel Aged B-Bomb Coffee Cinnamon

Fremont Brewing Company
Seattle, WA, United States of America

Vital Statistics

ABV: 13%
Bitterness: 65 IBU

From the brewer

This year’s release of B-bomb is aged in 12 & 15-year-old American Oak whiskey barrels and is a blend of 24 and 12-month old barrel strength Winter Ale. B-bomb achieves distinct bourbon, oak, cacao, leather, and dark coffee notes from its extended barrel aging and barrel blending. Each barrel contributes a different note, and combining each barrel to create a coherent tone is a distinct art and true pleasure. Please do enjoy this unique barrel-aged ale today but know that B-bomb will age gracefully for at least another 5 years. Don’t Be Afraid To Be Abominable.

Average Scores

Overall: 91 (logged 15 times)
Bottle: 92 (logged 9 times)
Draft: 89 (logged 6 times)

Who's been drinking this

2016 release
Bottle at Work
2016 release
Bottle at Odin Lounge
2016 release
2015 release
Cinnamon stands out, but the coffee is very subtle. Oaky, bourbony. Good.
Bottle at Home
2014 release
A little too sweet, strong cinamon flavors. Some coconut as well?
2014 release
Sweet, bourbon, cinnamon, smooth, creamy. Adjectives.
unknown release
Complex cinnamon flavor, rich cereal sweetness.
2014 release
2014 release
2014 release
Upfront cinamon flavors, but not overpowering, Very well rounded mix of spices, oak, caramel and chocolate flavors. Slightly sweet and boozy. It's delicious.
2014 release
2014 release
Smells of rich cherrywood and espresso. Silky but light cinnamon presence, my biggest worry was of too-present cinnamon, is no where to be tasted. Toasted malt body finishes as a warm coffee-bread. The mix of flavors are so smooth they hint towards coconut. There is nothing tacked-on with these flavors-- they are blended so well that even though I taste the underlying Abominable (by itself a fantastic beer) this is effectively a new beer.
2014 release
This is a B Bomb, all right, and true to its base there is a dessert-like sweetness about this beer. In this, however, the finish is diffused and defused by a very high quality, roasty-smooth coffee flavor. In between, noticeable cinnamon adds a festive after-dinner drink quality to the whole affair. Best of all, the whole progression is wholly organic; not a flavor out of place. So far, all of the "special" versions of Fremont's barrel-aged beers have been arguably better than the originals, and this is no exception.
Bottle at A Friend's