Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star - Fremont Brewing Company
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Reviews by jmarsh123:
4.29/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Pours jet black with a small coffee head reducing to a wisp on top. Slight lacing.
Chocolate in the aroma along with a lot of oats, brown sugar and vanilla. Smells like a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie with a little booze.
Lots of roasted malt in the flavor that wasn't evident in the aroma. Chocolate, vanill and brown sugar all come out too brought together with the chewy oatmeal. Booze is in the background. It add a bit of heat, but the vanilla component comes through more than straight booze.
Mouthfeel is what prevents this from being top notch. A little bit too thin bodied for the style and I wish the bourbon would shine through more especially on a beer so young. I'm not sure this one will age nicely.
I enjoyed this beer and I love what oatmeal can bring to a stout. I wish there were a little more body and a little more booze. The flavors and texture are there. Improvements in a few areas could make this world class.
Serving type: bottle
01-16-2013 19:09:43 | More by jmarsh123
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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.