Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star: Chocolate, Vanilla & Maple Syrup
Fremont Brewing Company

Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star: Chocolate, Vanilla & Maple SyrupBourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star: Chocolate, Vanilla & Maple Syrup
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Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States
American Imperial Stout
4.45 | pDev: 6.74%
Nov 26, 2023
Oct 15, 2019
This year’s release is a blend of 24, 18, 12, and 8-month Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Star in 7-12-year old 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
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Rated: 3.9 by VashonGuy from Washington

Nov 26, 2023
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Reviewed by Christianriveraaa

4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look: poured into a snifter - dark black almost jet black pour with slight foam Eusebia to the surface.
Smell: Getting aromas of dark fruits, burnt brown sugar, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon/ slight maple. The maple smells infused with the bourbon a bit.
Taste: Exactly as described with a bit more! Getting bakers chocolate with some vanilla. The maple adds the sweetness to this delicious treat. You can also get the bourbon here towards the back.
The feel is full, easy to sip. Can tell the abv is there by the bourbon but it doesn’t provide heat. Medium carbonation, great sipper.
Overall this was really enjoyable! I’m glad I found this bottle in a local craft beer shop because it’s labeled as retired now. Very grateful I got to experience this.
Jul 15, 2023
Rated: 4.43 by Eman17 from Illinois

May 20, 2023
Rated: 4.54 by EMH73 from New York

Feb 13, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Birdlegs from Washington

Mar 13, 2022
Rated: 4.61 by Blcookies from Nevada

Feb 24, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by smithj4 from New York

Feb 19, 2022
Rated: 4.94 by GClarkage from California

May 31, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by TylerJ from Iowa

Apr 15, 2021
Rated: 4.28 by kjkinsey from Texas

Apr 03, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

Mar 15, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by Beerbom from California

Mar 10, 2021
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle. 2019.

Tan head. Black color.

Chocolate, cocoa, and vanilla sweetness. The maple syrup blends with the barrels. Bourbon and heat in the finish.

Full bodied and very enjoyable.
Mar 07, 2021
Rated: 4.4 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Feb 13, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Jan 14, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by UIR1983 from Iowa

Jan 12, 2021
Rated: 5 by brandonwnw from Washington

Dec 24, 2020
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Reviewed by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Pours out pitch black with a single line of dark brown foam even on a hard pour.

Nose is roasty and aggressive. If I didn't know any better, I would have guessed this was a Russian Imperial. Medium bourbon and barrel presence with big, rich, bold roasty malt notes. This reminds me a lot of Parabola. I don't get Chocolate, Vanilla, or Maple unfortunately.

Taste is a little bit more expressive. Its that same big barrel aged stout beast but there are slight hints of chocolate. Quick flashes that give you images of brownies and baked goods. There is also slight bits of vanilla that brighten up the brew. While it is strong, its not as unrelenting as Parabola. Still im not getting Maple.

Mouthfeel is full bodied, smooth perfection. Very mild carbonation. This is what to expect every time you get a Fremont Oatmeal Stout. Amazing stuff.

Overall this one is a little far off home plate than what I expected. Still great nonetheless but I don't remember if the malt was quite as aggressive as Coffee Dark Star or Rusty Nail. I'll have to check back with my 2017 Rusty Nail bottle. Anyway, a great brew.
Dec 09, 2020
Rated: 4.32 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Oct 24, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by kmoen from California

Oct 23, 2020