Kentucky Dark Star (KDS) | Fremont Brewing Company

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Kentucky Dark Star (KDS)Kentucky Dark Star (KDS)
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4.36/5
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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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
482
pDev:
8.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of CraftFan5
4.76/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
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 -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OldGriz
4.82/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kidzord
4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnny_chimpo
4.63/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryanalday
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Teen-o
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bmf5581
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle shared by Curran the other day, thanks man!

This one pours a very dark black, with a small head, and essentially no lacing.

Smells like bourbon, chocolate, sweet coffee, caramel, and vanilla.

This is a really well done and luxurious BA stout. There's a lot of barrel here, silky vanilla, earthy bourbon, and some oak. The taste is super smooth and rounded. The ABV is 14.5% according to the bottle, which is really hard for me to believe given how smooth and subdued the booze is here. Just a job well done here for sure.

This is thick bodied, very creamy and silky on the palate, with a moderate level of carbonation.

An exemplary barrel-aged stout, just absolutely delicious, and stands up with the biggest names in the BA game.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Kentucky Dark Star (KDS) from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 482 ratings