Kentucky Dark Star - Fremont Brewing Company

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95
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318 Ratings
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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 310
Gots: 96 | FT: 19
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pretty good.

Ultra dark with a minimal mocha head that quickly retreats to a thin halo. I smell bourbon, stout, bitter chocolate, and mild coffee. Taste is somewhat like Grandfather Raven, but not as distinct. This imperial stout is pushing it. It is balanced, but it isn't. It is teetering. The taste follows the smell, but is on the verge or too much. Mouthfeel is heavy and almost too sweet.

Overall, this is something very good. If I had not had Grandfather Raven before this, I probably would have thought this was nectar of the gods. Nonetheless, it is not. I enjoy Grandfather Raven much more. Compared to others, it is up there. It is splendid and worth the effort to find.

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Really dark with a dark chocolate, 1 finger head. Very purdy.

The smell is very hot. Oak, malts, and booze. Was not at all excited to taste this. Smells like it needs to age a year.

Lots of vanilla, and creamy deliciousness. Drinks really well and the oak blends into the oats, booze, and chocolate very seamlessly. Yum!!!

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Kentucky Dark Star from Fremont Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.