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Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star - Fremont Brewing Company

Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark StarBourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star

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208 Ratings
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%


Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 05-12-2012)
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Reviews by jmarsh123:
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jmarsh123

Indiana

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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2012 Release. Poured from the bomber to a snifter.

A: Poured black, what head was there was tan.

S: Mostly bourbon, vanilla. Big oak and dark fruit/chocolate, oatmeal.

T: The taste follows the nose well, except there is a sweeter dark chocolate/fudge on the taste. Oatmeal. Almost a caramel sweetness as it warms. Some coffee in some sips as well.

M: Light to medium bodied. Pretty light and easy to drink. Sticky mouth feel.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star from Fremont Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.