Kentucky Dark Star (KDS) | Fremont Brewing Company

Kentucky Dark Star (KDS)Kentucky Dark Star (KDS)
BA SCORE
96.6%
Liked This Beer
4.35 w/ 474 ratings
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
Ranking:
#498
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
474
Liked:
458
Avg:
4.35/5
pDev:
8.28%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
420
Gots:
155
Trade:
23
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 474 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of jaydoc
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of abrodsky
3.95/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fondyball20
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OldGriz
4.82/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beerbom
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kidzord
4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnny_chimpo
4.63/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ADG2995
4.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of greg4579
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryanalday
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdrickCS
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Teen-o
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bmf5581
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dddddddd
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.7/5  rDev +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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Photo of gruss004
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gouettn
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boilerup
4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Coon_Hopster
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tim007007
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beervana
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ldhughes3
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drone
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LFinCO
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vonerichs
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Root beer colored with a decent coffee colored head. Good retention and surface coating, though it did have some floaters on the surface.

Great aroma that's heavy on the vanilla and wood. Root beer, bourbon, coffee, chocolate.

Flavor follows suit. It brings a little boozy heat but less than expected from the aroma. Lot's of coffee, vanilla, and oak.

Smooth and heavy mouthfeel. Mild carbonation. Chewy.

Awesome beer worth seeking out.

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Kentucky Dark Star (KDS) from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96.6% out of 100 with 474 ratings
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