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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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #648
ABV:
13.1%
Score:
93
Ranked #8,255
Avg:
4.5 | pDev: 6%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
11
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Fremont Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
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One-off
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Gots
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SCORE
93
Outstanding
Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star: Chocolate, Vanilla & Maple SyrupBourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star: Chocolate, Vanilla & Maple Syrup
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Reviews by cherche:
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4.06/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Usually think Fremonts BA beers are second to none but this one was short if their others. Don’t get me wrong, it is still very good but just not at the level of the others. The look is great but the nose and taste are a bit muddied. Sweet bourbon is nice but the complexity of Fremonts other BA beers isn’t there. Feel is very good though. Overall I would say worth a try but if given the option between this and any other Fremont BA beer take the other. Still would take it over 90% of non-Fremont BA beers though.

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Photo of Radcpa
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very dark appearance with slight tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a pleasant maple and vanilla. Taste is a pleasant chocolate with maple and vanilla. A little thin.

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Photo of NickThePyro
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is so smooth even at this fresh age. I can't imagine what this will be like in a few years. It is rather sweet but not punch you in the face level. Get all the flavors so distinctly in waves you cant help but sip.

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Photo of Stroso
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

World class. These guys don't mess around when it comes to their bourbon barrel aged releases. This variant is essentially a BBA imperial pastry stout. As long as you know you're in for a sweet ride, this thing will take you to the promised land. On nitro, it's simply divine.

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Photo of Ajlvt
4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rkarimi
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11-16-19

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Photo of lemmy187
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rab53
4.27/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of John_M
4.57/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Arch Bridge today.

The beer pours a blackish brown color with excellent head retention and light lacing. To no great surprise, this is a beer that appears to have seen considerable barrel aging. The nose is rich and exotic, showcasing considerable maple syrup, along with noticeable vanilla, dark chocolate and bourbon. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this rich full bodied, almost too sweet RIS. This is literally dessert in a glass, though the prominent bourbon flavor helps to cut the sweetness somewhat. Mouthfeel is is soft, full and very, very long, and the alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile (though you can definitely tell that the abv. is up there in this beer).

Yet another extremely impressive effort from Fremont. As others have pointed out, Fremont's barrel aging program takes a back seat to no one's.

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.57/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star: Chocolate, Vanilla & Maple Syrup from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 11 ratings