Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star: Coffee Edition
Fremont Brewing Company

Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star: Coffee EditionBourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star: Coffee Edition
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Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States
Oatmeal Stout
4.51 | pDev: 5.76%
Aug 13, 2023
Sep 15, 2014
Imperial Oatmeal Stout with Coffee Aged in Bourbon Barrels.

2019: Blend of 24, 18, 12, and 8-month Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Star in 7-12-year old Kentucky bourbon barrels. ABV: 12.4%

2018: Blend of 24, 18, 12 and 8-month Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Star in 7-12-year old Kentucky bourbon barrels. 13.6%

2017: Blend of 18, 12 and 8-month Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Star in 12-year old Kentucky bourbon barrels. 13.1%

2016: Blend of 18, 12 and 8-month bourbon barrel-aged Dark Star in 12-year old Kentucky Bourbon barrels. 14.5%
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Rated: 4.44 by BeerBeast from Florida

Aug 13, 2023
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Reviewed by Christianriveraaa

4.37/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2019 coffee edition poured into a snifter - dark brown almost black poured with slight foam risen to the surface.
Smells of strong coffee blended with chocolate, oats, maple syrup, brown sugar, dark fruits.
Taste follows the nose with a stronger emphasis on the coffee. Jeez this is so good!! Getting coffee followed by chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malts. This is one to look out for 100%.
Feel is medium to full bodied slightly carbonated. Easy sipper, abv shows around 10% due to the alcohol heat after the sip.
Overall this one is one to look out for! I love this kind of barrel aged stouts in general but definitely worth buying.
Jul 22, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by mdfb79 from New York

Jan 31, 2023
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Reviewed by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2018 bottle; drank Dec 2022. Pours deep black. Aroma is amazing combo of chocolate, coffee, bourbon and hints of vanilla. Flavor is even more intense & bold. Coffee dominates and add dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon & roastiness. Mouthfeel is full & silky. Incredible stout.
Dec 18, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by EMV from Pennsylvania

Dec 13, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Dec 11, 2022
Rated: 4.48 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Nov 28, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Sep 25, 2022
Rated: 4.17 by Original_Gravity from Washington

Sep 03, 2022
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Reviewed by 2beerdogs from California

4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to kemoarps for this gem of a surprise gift. 2018 edition.
Deep, captivating darkness capped by a most elegant cocoa colored milky froth. Almost no lacing.
Aroma is decadent. Velvety smooth cocoa notes, deep roast coffee brings hints of bitter roast and fruity, young coffee beans. The whiskey is dancing around, grabbing the spotlight just a bit, and then outrunning it and blending, almost, into the background.
Flavor takes off. Lush in the mouth, feel and flavor are so interwoven. Creamy, roast, sweet yet bitter, earthy yet bright. So much nuance here. The complexity is pure bliss. The coffee lover finds a dominant coffee note. The sweet lover finds the coffee subtle. I'm sharing this with 2 other people. All are profoundly captivated. And all, are pulling so many different pleasures from this one.
Overall, iconic.
Aug 02, 2022
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
2017 edition. Excellent. Plenty of coffee and barrel presence. Rich, but not thick. Extremely well balanced. Big flavor, bold, beautiful bodied. Not overpowering in any way. I’m thinking letting this age really helped.
Jul 17, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by Affinity from Missouri

Jun 05, 2022
Rated: 4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

May 04, 2022
Rated: 4.39 by desint from Belgium

Apr 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Thick, velvety, smooth - plenty of oatmeal in the body with a dark caramel bourbon/oak presence that carries from start to finish. Tons of cocoa. Coffee is there, roasty and bitter but subdued still present), however everything else is excellent. The bourbon barrel/char/oak/vanilla character is outstanding at 3 years old.
Mar 06, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by smithj4 from New York

Mar 05, 2022
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22oz bomber
2019 Limited Release, 12.4% ABV
thanks to Instagram @beeraficionado!
L: a thick tan head caps a black stout
S: I was worried about the coffee fading, but it’s dominant on the nose; dark chocolate, oaky bourbon, vanilla
T: bold & rich flavors: dark chocolate, coffee, boozy bourbon, oak, vanilla, oats, earthy hops
F: full body, good balance, ample carbonation
O: this was great, but I’d love to try this one fresh sometime. The coffee was present in flavor but maybe not as much as it could have been given this is two years old
Feb 26, 2022
Rated: 4.48 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 18, 2022
Rated: 4.6 by o29 from Texas

Jan 05, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

Jan 03, 2022
Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star: Coffee Edition from Fremont Brewing Company
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