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Dark Star Oatmeal Stout - Fremont Brewing Company

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Dark Star Oatmeal StoutDark Star Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 16
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: beertunes on 01-13-2011

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Ratings: 120 | Reviews: 14
Reviews by Gobzilla:
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Photo of flagmantho
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into my Fremont goblet.

Appearance: totally black body with two fingers of thick, creamy tan foam which slowly subside leaving a thorough lace on the glass. Kind of hard to beat.

Smell: lightly malty and moderately roasty. Not especially complex, but very well-made. I like it.

Taste: big and roasty with a very light fruitiness up front; as the first wave of sweetness fades there's a much more ashy roastiness toward the end. I like the dynamic qualities here; very tasty indeed.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a good carbonation and a very nice creaminess. I really like it.

Overall: a very fine stout. I could make this a regular quaffer.

Photo of kemoarps
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rich obsidian black. small brown head dissipates quickly to leave a petri dish top.

Aroma is oily: black coffee and chocolate. A little fresh and milky sweet. Simple yet enticing.

Ayup. Starts off slick and oily sweet before bitter coffee and... not quit sure what. Roasty and a bit ashy without being dry or smokey. Oily roasty chocolate and coffee and oats. Basically exactly what you want out of an oatmeal stout.
None of the individual components jump out and blow you away, but put together what you end up with is a very well composed and executed example of a style for which I am quite fond. Another winner.

Photo of mabermud
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Super dark brown body. After a hard, dunk pour, the mocha head quickly retreats to a thin, cloud cover, and skinny collar around the ring. The legging is sporadic and slick. I have had all the Fremont BA stouts and the look is similar. The smell reminds me of rich mushy oatmeal and medium roasted malts. The taste is a balanced, sweet, roasty, malt concoction. No sweetness. Splendid. The only other base stout I can think of that is better is Speedway Stout. Dark Star is a very solid, basic stout, compared to Speedway. The feel of this stout is also pretty basic, but high end. Superb finish.

Overall - This is a winner. Definitely a stout to build around. The core player on the team.

Photo of NWer
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Beaver13
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours black with a hige creamy tan head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet fudgy chocolate malt with a little roast.

The flavor is sweet chocolate malt and some coffee with a chalky roast finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a nice amped up oatmeal stout.

Photo of chossboss
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Seattle_Suds
1/5  rDev -74.7%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jpbebeau
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of kevwcamp
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of kslsc400
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Fremont, review from notes.

A: Pours a dark brown with a tan head on top, made up of small bubbles. Decent retention, leaving a thin cap on top. Sporadic lacing.

S: Nice roasted malt up front with a good bit of chocolate in the middle - dark and some milk. Faint coffee and herbal hop aromas.

T: More chocolate mixed with a bit of flaky oats, blended together very nicely. There is a bit of sweetness and cream.

M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.

O: A nice imperial stout, pretty easy drinking with a nice flavor profile.

Photo of distantmantra
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of mbmiche
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beerloverofbham
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of jason_nwx
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of drone
3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of 14erFan
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoyed how gently the imperial flavor was used to complement the oatmeal - really an enjoyable beer. This was my first time having it - will have again!

Photo of Kevlee722
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Dark Star Oatmeal Stout from Fremont Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.