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Kentucky Dark Star - Fremont Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

316 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 316
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 304
Gots: 95 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged in 15 year old single use Kentucky Bourbon Barrels. The roasted and chocolate malts complement the smooth oats to bring you a stout delight wrapped in the gentle embrace of Bourbon Barrel aged warmth. A touch of sweetness dances in balance with the hops to finish with a wave and then she’s gone.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 05-12-2012)
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Photo of KevinL
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cubatobaco
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This stuff is hitting on all cylinders! The alcohol on the back end needs time to cool down, but this is a massive BB oatmeal stout. Wonderful chocolate and bourbon flavors with a good dose of coffee. Seek this out as you won't be disappointed! There is a reason this is a 96pt beer! Cheers!

Photo of kdahnke123
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of MjBrewhouse
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Wow! Where to start? 2014 Vintage. Poured into snifter, dark with dark tan head.

S: Bourbon up front with chocolate, coffee, oak,alcohol. The Bourbon is king of all the olfactory delights.I can't stop putting my nose in the glass to inhale all the wonderful delights coming out of the glass.

T: Taste is similar to nose with oak and bourbon right in your face followed by coffee, chocolate, vanilla and oats with nice alcohol warming finish. Very balanced smooth and enjoyable.

M: Rich creamy with medium viscosity but perfect for this style.

O: This is one of the finest BA stouts I've had the pleasure to try. I can only imagine a year or two in the cellar would enhance this offering quite well.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of mportnoy
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of seangibbs60
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Sarge3130
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2012 vintage. could smell this beer all day. mouth feel is a little thin but really great beer overall.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jblain
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of PacNWDad
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Fremont Brewery. Great color - a dark mahogany, opaque. Tiny amount of khaki head. Dense lace that settles back quickly. Toffee, coffee, roasted malt, a hint of clove. Starts sweet, then some sourness from the barrel and a bit of bitterness from the hops. Very complex, with some warmth from the alcohol. Full body, rich, but not cloying. Lightly carbonated, with a long finish. An excellent beer that will only get better with time based on the high ABV.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.35/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.16/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of Ksoden1186
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

2014 vintage.

Pours midnight black. Very small kaki colored head. Perfect-looking stout.

Such a perfectly balanced stout. The nose offers up the bourbon, chocolate, toffee. Bourbon is predominate.

The bourbon comes through initially, but doesn't overshadow everything else. The roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, coffee all have their place. Bourbon again on the back end and aftertaste.

Perfect mouthfeel. Motor oil consistency. Coats the mouth and flavors stay around a while.

This is one of the best beers I've had this year. Didn't know much about it before receiving it and was extremely surprised at just how much I enjoyed it. I knew it would be great, but didn't expect it to blow me away as much as it did. This is a ba stout that I could drink every week.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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Kentucky Dark Star from Fremont Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.