Kentucky Dark Star (KDS) | Fremont Brewing Company

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Kentucky Dark Star (KDS)Kentucky Dark Star (KDS)
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
472
Reviews:
96
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
Wants:
420
Gots:
154
For Trade:
23
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Photo of brandonwnw
4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakemn91
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DamienI
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SourAddict
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petermethot
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stardusthotel83
4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Super dark color, nice creamy gray head with dark swirls. Excellent taste, coffee, vanilla, and the bourbon blend perfectly. This is probably the second best beer ive ever had. (The first also being from Freemont)

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Photo of HumanParaquat
4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hilgart1
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A huge thanks to Jeff for this rarity. 2014 vintage. 22oz. waxed bomber into OEC stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Great head retention and lace. Nose still has huge bourbon notes covering hints of fudge, chocolate and cocoa powder. Some prunes, other dark fruit and a splash of molasses. Nice but its pretty hot. Molasses, honey, syrup, chocolate, fudge and dark fruit on the palate. Boozy and hot in the mouth and very very sweet throughout. Some leather, tobacco and wet wood at the finish. This is excellent and the mouthfeel further helps it along. Thick and chewy on the palate and hot going down. Smooth finish with an accent of alcohol right at the end.

Definitely deserving of the hype. I'd love to try the flavored variants!

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Photo of Jamison85
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
4.12/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Shawner
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CraftFan5
4.76/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zuidman
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 bottle thanks to @rutager

Deep molasses black colour topped with an espresso crema toned head, 2 fingers on the pour, which settles to a thin cap.

Huge bourbon notes upfront backed by dark chocolate, sweet malts, cherries and raisins, and finishes with some roasted tones.

Like the scent, upfront bourbon with toasted malts, dark chocolate and dried fruits. The dried fruit portion is less apparent on the taste than the scent.

Thick chewy mouthfeel which is incredibly smooth with the alcohol dangerously hidden. Light hints of bourdon on the finish. Delicious

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Photo of Hohnbaum
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of abrodsky
3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Kentucky Dark Star (KDS) from Fremont Brewing Company
4.34 out of 5 based on 472 ratings.
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