Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star - Fremont Brewing Company
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
3.53/5 rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Notes from a tasting on 8/15. thanks to BeerWorld for bringing this one out.
a - deep dark with a thin off tan grey head that leaves a ring around the surface. swirling the brew brings it back to life.
s - nice roase. some oats. some barrel.
t - very malty. roasty. some powdered chocolate. some bourbon notes. oaty but not rich and thick like i would hope.
m - a bit thin for an oatmeal stout. the barrel seems to work in some thinness?
o - pretty nice. nothing crazy. glad to try it. good, but not great. surprising to see it is an oatmeal stout as it is a bit thin. perhaps i would dig this more in a different setting, but adjacent to the monster brews i'm consuming this evening, this one seems a bit thin and lacking, but still enjoyable. just doesn't seem to deserve the rave reviews it is getting (in my opinion). glad to try it, but not something i'd seek out. it wasn't all that popular at the tasting in general as many people were offering up their pour to others who enjoyed it more. definitely not a crowd fav.
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2012 02:10:49 | More by cosmicevan
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3.75/5 rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 05:33:21 | More by Rifugium
Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star from Fremont Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.