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The 1st Nail - Fremont Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 14
Gots: 11 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
We are a family-owned microbrewery founded in 2009 to brew small-batch artisan beers made with the best local ingredients we can find. Located in the historic Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, we taught the horseshoe crab to swim and the Pine Box boys to explode stereotypes with their minds! A year ago the Pine Box redefined the Capital Hill beer scene and in a fit of bad judgement, they asked us to brew their 1st Anniversary beer. Honored, we created this Imperial Oatmeal Stout with depth and secrets not to be revealed until several years have passed. Pale barely, smoked barley, brewer's licorice, cinnamon bark, oh my my. Enjoy this tribute to determination, vision and hard work of a couple beer-obsessed gentlemen and their legendary gathering place.

(Beer added by: Adamostella on 04-03-2013)
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kscaldef

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

02-03-2014 20:49:44 | More by kscaldef
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MacStinson

Michigan

3/5  rDev -28.7%

04-15-2013 00:38:57 | More by MacStinson
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

12-14-2013 23:00:59 | More by Rhettroactive
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beernads

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

03-26-2014 18:48:00 | More by beernads
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juliusseizure

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

08-04-2013 18:15:22 | More by juliusseizure
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dirtylou

Washington

3.86/5  rDev -8.3%

22oz bomber, avery goblet.

from notes

A really nice looking stout - full creamy mocha head with nice retention. The cinnamon is pretty potent - unlike any other beer I can think of. Dark chocolate, licorice, cinnamon, some light heat. Everything seems to work but I never want to drink more than 6oz of this at a time again - tastes like a christmas cookie.

06-03-2013 18:10:34 | More by dirtylou
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distantmantra

Washington

4/5  rDev -5%

06-12-2013 20:19:00 | More by distantmantra
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

05-18-2014 00:00:20 | More by Gonzoillini
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Eighty

Washington

4/5  rDev -5%

04-21-2013 07:07:23 | More by Eighty
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bespin15

Washington

4/5  rDev -5%

04-14-2013 17:29:27 | More by bespin15
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dsigmon

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5%

08-10-2014 22:48:12 | More by dsigmon
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -5%

08-29-2013 01:49:44 | More by strongaf
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -5%

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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5%

12-14-2013 22:57:57 | More by billab914
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draheim

Washington

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%

22oz bottle into a snifter. Pours an oily black w/ a 1/2-finger reddish mocha head that quickly settles to a thin collar. Looks basically like motor oil.

Aroma is loads of cinnamon, nutmeg and roasted malt. Bitter, sweet, spicy and earthy all at the same time.

Taste follows nose. Tons of bright peppery cinnamon tempered by the deep dark roasty malt. Vanilla and nutmeg too. I can only imagine what this would taste like with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Good thing I've got another bottle.

Mouthfeel is thick and viscous, but not syrupy. Despite the lack of any real head there's plenty of carbonation here to keep it relatively light on the tongue.

Overall, here we have another home run from Fremont. 22oz might be a little too much of a good thing, but without a doubt it's a tasty brew.

09-12-2013 03:58:58 | More by draheim
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HoppySeb

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-17-2014 01:43:25 | More by HoppySeb
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1%

07-02-2013 20:47:24 | More by mdaschaf
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CHILLINDYLAN

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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510a

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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Port_Seat

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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jag21

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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Evan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1%

06-14-2013 01:11:20 | More by Evan
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Adamostella

Washington

4.35/5  rDev +3.3%

Appearance- pours out a viscous oily black. Has a very solid body to it. Substantial.

Smell- not overwhelming, a little bit of roast, definitely some chocolate and the licorice note. The smallest hint of the cinnamon to come.

Taste- mixed notes of the above flavors with medium roast, starts off fairly normal for the style. However, the most interesting part is the 2nd level, that is where you get the spicy and the cinnamon. The closest thing I've had in terms of that spicy balance was New Belgium's one off Coco Mole. This one is less spicy overall but more balanced. Out of the ordinary and that's a very good thing.

Mouthfeel- the vicousness of the pour translates through, can detect the oiliness of the body, making it very smooth and go down easily.

Overall- had this in tap at the release then broke out a bottle this past weekend. Really big fan of this, great job by both Pine Box and Fremont, two folks doing work on the Seattle beer scene.

04-03-2013 06:40:52 | More by Adamostella
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92 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.