Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star - Fremont Brewing Company
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4.54/5 rDev +6.1%
Big thanks to rudzud for sharing this, the winner of the night, 2013 vintage.
Light fizzy head fades instantly, long legs,, oily silky, pitch black, slick oily appearance.
Nose is like black Tuesday without the booze... huge chewy dark malts, cocoa notes, caramel, fudge, dark choc, cocoa notes, lots of oats and creamy, and with some nice bourbon and barrel notes.
Taste is great! Dark malts, chewy fudgey malts, dark thick cocoa, chewy oats, little bitter earthy hops, creamy, with some nice vanilla toasty barrel notes, fudgey oatmeal, etc. So velvety, thick rich creamy like thick feel, little bourbon note too. Finish is drier but a creamy touch oat mouth coating, velvety touch chewy oats, very fudgey, cocoa and mild bitter bite lingering.
Mouth is big bod, creamy fudgey thick creamy oatmeal like, decent carb, hidden booze.
08-11-2014 02:33:18 | More by jlindros
4.58/5 rDev +7%
Split with JLindros and Threelions. 2013 vintage
A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice black hue with no head, great legs though.
S - Aromas of oats, bourbon, fudge, and balance. The bourbon and chocolate are awesome. Incredibly balanced, creamy oats, holy cow!
T - Taste is nutty chocolate fudge, bourbon, creamy oats, roast malts. This is absurdly balanced. Rich chocolate, bourbon, roast malts, creamy oats, barrel, vanilla. Super fudge and nuts. Again, super balanced.
M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, velvet, creamy oats, wow.
O - Overall this beer was really good. Almost black Tuesday, super balanced. Holy cow. Phenomenal.
08-09-2014 01:09:30 | More by rudzud
3.75/5 rDev -12.4%
2013 vintage, consumed July, 2014.
Dark brown-black pour, with a dark tan head that displayed good retention and laced the glass upon swirling. In the nose, roast and toast, dark malts and oak, notes of vanilla, coconut, coffee, with a decent bourbon heat. I thought this was a pretty standard bourbon stout, tastewise, decent dark roasty malts and coffee, bourbon-soaked oak and neutral alcohol, lighter notes of char and vanilla. Medium body, somewhat thinner than I'd expect for the style. But still good overall. Not great, but good.
07-08-2014 05:33:21 | More by Rifugium
Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star from Fremont Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.