Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star Oatmeal Stout | Fremont Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States
fremontbrewing.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged in 15 year-old Kentucky bourbon barrels. Blend of 24, 12, and 6 month bourbon-barrel Dark Star.

Added by acurtis on 10-07-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
512
Reviews:
71
Avg:
4.52
pDev:
5.75%
 
 
Wants:
165
Gots:
145
For Trade:
18
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Ratings: 512 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

L: thick, black
S: nice bourbon
T: bourbon and black licorice. Not a flavor I look for. It has a spicy black pepper, molasses, black licorice thing
F: thick, smooth, coating

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Photo of cajzr8
4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rkarimi
4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

5-19

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Photo of SFACRKnight
4.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown, with a creamy brown head. Huge vanilla, cocoa and bourbon nose, smells like chocolate and marshmallow. Flavor follows suit, slight alcohol burn afterwards And Fruity Esters. Mouthfeel is thick, carbonation is a bit higher than expected, cutting through the mouthfeel a bit. Overall, great ba stout that stands out in a market flooded with the damned things.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.41/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CSO
4.32/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fireazzi
4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 bottle
look. dark brown look, not really black
smell is a nice earthy with oak barrel smell
taste is very nice. good barrel with a fruity raisin taste
feel, thick, lingers on tongue, good viscosity.

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Photo of Roze
3.69/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rcjennings
4.69/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BG24
4.42/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LordofWord
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Too bad about the price.

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Photo of inspektor
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DraughtJunkie82
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UcDru
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
4.02/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into a snifter appears black in color with a brown head that fades leaving spotty lace.

This smells solvent with bourbon then earth and oak are noticed with trace mineral aspect.

The taste is earthy roasty bitterness with plenty of boozy and dark fruity quality before a lingering dry oakiness.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. Overall pretty decent.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.72/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to elrogish for hooking these up. Pours a super dark brown entering into equal parts black territory. Ample 3/4" tan head. Aroma didn't really drop much of a punch. Bourbon lacking given the age of the blends that goes into this. Chocolate held up. Same with the roast. I dunno if there is always a big wind gust that pushes the aroma away, but these have always been real tame in that department for me.

Taste is nice, here, I like the restrained flavors of chocolate and bourbon. The bourbon aging is real subtle still. The use of oats does provide a nice silky mouth feel, easily the best aspect of this beer. Covers up significant amounts of alcohol pretty well, only a slight burn and bitterness going on here. On one hand, its another example of a regional bourbon barrel stout that is more than an adequate substitute for the highly sought after stuff. No need to stand in line when you can score something of this quality off a supermarket shelf.

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Photo of gibgink
4.24/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black. Good, strong bourbon character on the nose. I've noticed a few of my reviews tend to be on the "this beer is underrated in my opinion", but Dark Star is actually a bit in the opposite direction. Don't get me wrong, it is good, but the flavors are a bit muted. It has a creaminess, and the barrel flavor is there, but just a little underwhelmingly so.

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Photo of SteveD082791
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Robomunky
4.77/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kontraband
4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of malfunxion
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Scotchboy
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesomely on tap @ Twisted Timber, Meridian ID.

Menacingly dark and opaque, brown and sticky on the snifter, small half-finger of tan head recedes to a consistent ring. Big-time aromas right out of the gate of bourbon barrel, roast, oats, and bitter chocolate, with some underlying vanilla and alcohol sweetness. The taste follows well, adding depth and complexity with notes of char and roast..toasted oak and coconut as well...with a very full, creamy mouthfeel the base beer on this is still present and not overwhelmed by the pretty massive bourbon barrel infusion.

Overall this beast is awesome and well-deserving of the hype. Teetering on boozy with the consistent bourbon barrel character, but balanced and complex at the same time. Easily one of the two- or three-best oatmeal stouts I have ever had.

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Photo of LumpkinBrews
4.77/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of denver10
4.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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