Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star - Fremont Brewing Company
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Reviews by tut2528:
4.23/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
thanks to Jaap for helping me land this one (a personal big want)!
A: pours a very dark brown almost black. there was very minimal head formation, and what was created via forced carbonation, is dark brown.
S: big bourbon and oak, a slight alcohol soaked raisin, dark chocolate, roast malt, with slight sweet molasses. a vanilla touch lies in the back. there is just a subtle hint of oats in there, but i feel like im reaching for it.
T: big smokiness (like a bon fire), a bourbon blast, more oats here than in the aroma, a nice creamy vanilla finish. there is just touch of chocolate but it really isnt all that much.
M: lighter side of medium bodied, no carbonation. it does leave a nice coating of bourbon and vanilla sweetness on the palate though which is really enjoyable.
O: love the fact that I finally have tried this beer. and thanks again Jaap for helping me out with this one. Its a very enjoyable Oatmeal beer for sure. Just wish there was a tad more complexity to this one.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2013 02:43:48 | More by tut2528
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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 226 ratings.