Kentucky Dark Star (KDS) | Fremont Brewing Company

Kentucky Dark Star (KDS)Kentucky Dark Star (KDS)
478 Ratings
Kentucky Dark Star (KDS)Kentucky Dark Star (KDS)

Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged in 15 year old single use 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.

Added by barleywinefiend on 05-12-2012

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Really dark with a dark chocolate, 1 finger head. Very purdy.

The smell is very hot. Oak, malts, and booze. Was not at all excited to taste this. Smells like it needs to age a year.

Lots of vanilla, and creamy deliciousness. Drinks really well and the oak blends into the oats, booze, and chocolate very seamlessly. Yum!!!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer pours out in a dark color with a touch of brown in the light. The beer is oily black in the glass with a slightly fluffy dark tan head.

The aroma hits of bourbon, tons of vanilla, a touch of coconut, fudge, milk chocolate, chocolate mousse, figs, dark cherries.

The flavor hits up front of vanilla, almost like Vanilla Rye, but without getting to an extract flavor. Bourbon, caramel, coconut macaroon, Whoppers, milk chocolate, as the beer cleans up with some residual sweetness, but a crisp finish leaving longing lingering of vanilla, coffee, and coconut.

Easily one of the best BA stouts around, beating many heavy hitters like Assassin and Vanilla Rye.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Kentucky Dark Star (KDS) from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 478 ratings
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