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:
#3,674
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 acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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

this really is about as good as it gets for me in the style, no barrel, no vanilla beans, no chili peppers, no need. its rich and creamy, the oats do a ton for both flavor and feel in this one, and there is a definite coffee character that i love in this, giving beautiful roasty bitterness that compliments a similar malt element. you know that instant when you are toasting sesame seeds, or cooking popcorn the old fashioned way, and you get to the point where its perfect, and you have only seconds before it all gets burnt and goes to hell? where you have to get it off the heat or its ruined? this has that moment in it, where the roast and bitter and caramel are all on point, but even a decimal more on any of these, and it would be way overdone and out of balance. its all united by the oats, and there is a really nice cohesive element, a moment really, and its excellent. espresso notes and dark chocolate in the finish, and a smoothness of feel unrivaled in the style. i can only imagine how epic the barrel aged variants are, im super keen to try them, but i have yet to see them for sale in colorado. anyone else?

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Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A nice bubble show produces a three inch head; the liquid is obsidian and murky while the foam leave a copious amount of lacing

Smell: Plenty of char, here, with licorice, black bread, chocolate and green hop tones

Taste: Licorice, chocolate and burnt toast, up front, with dark fruit tones and herbal green hop flavors developing; the sweeter elements build, after the swallow, but there is a lot of char in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and somewhat creamy; moderate carbonation

Overall: There are some interesting flavors in here, for sure, that make this different from the typical oatmeal stout; not only is it quite hoppy, but the sweeter tones are also interesting

Thanks, mabermud, for the opportunity

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdaschaf
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Fremont, review from notes.

A: Pours a dark brown with a tan head on top, made up of small bubbles. Decent retention, leaving a thin cap on top. Sporadic lacing.

S: Nice roasted malt up front with a good bit of chocolate in the middle - dark and some milk. Faint coffee and herbal hop aromas.

T: More chocolate mixed with a bit of flaky oats, blended together very nicely. There is a bit of sweetness and cream.

M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.

O: A nice imperial stout, pretty easy drinking with a nice flavor profile.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of 22Blue
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle:

Pours jet black. A tan head thins to a lasting cover. Slowly vanishing lace sticks.

The smell is very rich and dark. Chocolate cake, anise dark fruit (plum), toffee/caramel, and a spicy, earthy slightly roasty touch.

The taste is of rich chocolate, molasses and anise. Alcohol shows. Earthy roasted tone in the finish balances the sweetness.

It is full. Somewhat sharp for an oatmeal stout, probably due to the noticeable alcohol.

It's hot but very enjoyable and it doesn't seem to mask the richness. I really enjoyed this, especially the complex, robust nose.

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3.52/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gobzilla
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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

Grunt fill from Albertsons. Dark and oily with fluffy beige head. Dark roast grains, ad expected, for the aroma. Taste is where this picks up the pace. Elements of vanilla, oak, peat and molasses. Slick mouth feel, nice bite at finish

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of flagmantho
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into my Fremont goblet.

Appearance: totally black body with two fingers of thick, creamy tan foam which slowly subside leaving a thorough lace on the glass. Kind of hard to beat.

Smell: lightly malty and moderately roasty. Not especially complex, but very well-made. I like it.

Taste: big and roasty with a very light fruitiness up front; as the first wave of sweetness fades there's a much more ashy roastiness toward the end. I like the dynamic qualities here; very tasty indeed.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a good carbonation and a very nice creaminess. I really like it.

Overall: a very fine stout. I could make this a regular quaffer.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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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