Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star: Coffee Edition | Fremont Brewing Company

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star: Coffee EditionBourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star: Coffee Edition
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:
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Added by Kurmaraja on 10-31-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
627
Reviews:
70
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
5.99%
 
 
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332
Gots:
150
For Trade:
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4.36/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OompaMentor
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle poured into snifter. The bourbon is subtle to the nose. Feel is modest on the palate and well balanced. The oatmeal tames the beer. 6/22/17

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Reinmogard
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of esktime
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
4.19/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark black with hints of purple and a thick, fluffy mocha blanket that dies to a collar in short order.

Smell is oaky, spicy bourbon with mocha, chocolate chunk ice cream, bright, herbal vanilla, nougat, marshmallow and brownie.

Taste starts with waxy oak, peppery bourbon, vanilla bean, brownie and mocha fudge. As it warms I get a little hint of cola, but a good, deep roasty malt flavor continues to develop.

Feel is thick with a slick fizz and a just dry finish--but there is a formidable level of heat.

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4.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Treyliff
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2014 vintage
22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep black color with a one-finger foamy khaki colored head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- rich, creamy earthy and herbal espresso with an accent of mocha open up the nose, followed by smoky charred malt mixed in with aromas of dark chocolate, molasses, fig, caramel, fruit cake, tobacco, wet woody oak, bourbon, vanilla & coconut. Outstanding

T- flavor bursts with fresh espresso coffee notes; earthy, herbal, nutty, mocha. Mid-palate gives notes of black strap molasses, dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, tobacco, fig, dark bread crust and anise. The finish brings out the barrel notes, with some bourbon popping through, as well as woody oak and hints of vanilla and coconut. Lingers of rich coffee and bourbon

M- medium-thick body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a silky slightly-warming finish

O- big and bold oatmeal stout that achieves almost a perfect marriage with the barrel. So many levels and nuances that keeps opening as it goes along, simply outstanding

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4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2016 vintage, poured into a taster. Huge coffee, well integrated into the BA Dark Star base. Thick mouthfeel that compliments the coffee flavors and aroma. A distinct improvement to the base BA Dark Star!

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4.32/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThatAmateurBeerDrinker
4.69/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of edthehead
4.66/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of raspy22
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AnotherImperial
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Tyecko
4.27/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmalo
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mad3air
4.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teamwiggum
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.06/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Noles9585
4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Virby44
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TonyLuvsBeer
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star: Coffee Edition from Fremont Brewing Company
4.51 out of 5 based on 627 ratings.
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