Dark Star Oatmeal Stout | Fremont Brewing Company

Dark Star Oatmeal StoutDark Star Oatmeal Stout
BA SCORE
90.3%
Liked This Beer
4.03 w/ 269 ratings
Dark Star Oatmeal StoutDark Star Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beertunes on 01-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,678
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
269
Liked:
243
Avg:
4.03/5
pDev:
9.93%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
34
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 269 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SoCal_Matt
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark with a nice bit of foamy light brown head. Smells of lightly roasted coffee, chocolate, and some sweet dark fruits. I'm getting a lot of licorice and anise in the taste with a bit of chocolate and slight coffee as well. Feel is pretty average and what you would expect of the style. While not my favorite, it's definitely a great representation of the style.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unclekeith
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RHVC59
4.85/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Coorsy
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rypkr
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Roasty as hell. Basically a lesser known ten fidy.

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Photo of socon67
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MaltsOfGlory
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can

An aggressive pour yields a big two finger, brown head into my can-style glass. Very pillowy, maybe a little creamy. The body is completely black. Overall a fine looking beer so far.

The nose smells exactly how it should. Roasty, slightly bitter, mild chocolate, and full of oats. More cocoa/chocolate velvety sweetness comes out upon further sniffs. Notes of coffee. A very nice nose here.

Flavor is big and bitter. Very dry, roasty. A tad burnt, which is less wanted. A little coffee. This is a real beer though, this will remind you what a serious beer tastes like. This definitely doesn’t flow too well, and I can’t say it’s all that balanced, but that’s ok, it’s a big, powerful flavor. Not all beers need to be crushable. Really not very sweet at all. Overall a good flavor, I know I wouldn’t be able to have too many of them though. I think the best way to describe this, is that it’s not the tastiest beer I’ve ever had, but it’s super impressive, and by no means bad.

The mouthfeel is also quite impressive, really dries your mouth out, coats it with bitterness. This is more bitter than a great deal of IPA’s I drink, and it’s only 50 IBU’s. Getting a lot of bitterness from the malt I imagine. Again, this is more impressive than anything. Body is somewhat thin. Carbonation is medium. Not bad.

The drinkability is quite low on this, considering the plethora of beers I drink on a regular basis, this stands out as exceptionally low on the drinkability scale, while still tasting good. Kinda an oxymoron I suppose.

Overall a good beer. I can’t say I loved how rough it was, but it was a refreshing twist to the norm. Some of that bitterness smoothed out, but once it did, it started tasting a little booze.

Head retention was a little better than average. Lacing was very thick for the most part, a tiny bit patchy here and there. Lacing went all the way down the glass. Overall a pretty darn good looking beer.

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Photo of RBuckley73
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Impenetrable black with dark brown hues and a large, fluffy dark tan head of foam.

Smell is toasty and bready roasted dark malt, with notes of coffee, hints of caramel, cola and rye chips.

Taste is richer, tangy roasted malt, coffee, bitter cocoa, toasted ginger snap, rye toast, a little wood and hint of pine. Just complex enough yet drinkable to keep me coming back for more.

Full body, hefty froth, finishing chewy, semi-dry.

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Photo of Eddiehop
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bjlynch83
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hop_God
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pkalix
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brianmandell
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n2185
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jakecattleco
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can dated #140PKGD01/04/17 into a tulip. Pours jet black with two fingers of chocolate brown variable density head with great retention and left hybrid spiderweb/windshield lacing. Nose is nice but somewhat subdued. Starts malt/roast dominant with subtle chocolate. Balances out more as the beer warmed and the head settled. Taste is more chocolate forward, but with plenty of malt, perhaps a very subtle caramel and oats. Finishes with a bit of bitterness that quickly subsides. Mouthfeel is low-medium bodied, velvety, and with moderate carbonation. One of the best oatmeal stouts I've had (if not the best), perhaps only rivaled by Barney Flats and Velvet Merlin. Sounds like I need to do a blind head-head-head in the future! Would be a staple in my fridge if Fremont had distro in Norcal.

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Photo of LoudDerp
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a wine glass. An opaque brown color with a thick tan head. Aromas of cocoa, toast, and burnt coffee. The taste was an incredibly rich and velvety chocolate malt flavor with balanced roasted malt and a smooth bitterness. A silky feel and smooth taste. One of the best oatmeal stouts that I've had.

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Dark Star Oatmeal Stout from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90.3% out of 100 with 269 ratings
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