Bourbon Barrel-aged Dark Star
Station 26 Brewing Co.

Bourbon Barrel-aged Dark StarBourbon Barrel-aged Dark Star
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Style:
Stout - Russian Imperial
Ranked #433
ABV:
12%
Score:
90
Ranked #51,588
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 3.83%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
10
From:
Station 26 Brewing Co.
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  3
Gots
  0
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Bourbon Barrel-aged Dark StarBourbon Barrel-aged Dark Star
Notes: Aged in Heaven Hill Barrels
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 10 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by TychoNDC:
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TychoNDC from Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 28, 2016
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ArrogantB from Colorado

4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery. Pretty typical imperial stout appearance. Aroma is bourbon, malts, pretty nice. Flavor is better, very nice bourbon barrel stout, good balance between the stout and the barrel, slight chocolate.

Nov 28, 2015
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funkel81 from Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 27, 2016
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Elicoleman from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 15, 2018
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Jasonrm72 from Colorado

4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Feb 28, 2016
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spoony from Colorado

4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 650 ml bottle (dated November 2017) to a snifter.

A-A normal pour produces a half-finger of dark brown, walnut colored head. The foam is a pretty color, deeper than most beers, but it fades quickly to a shiny film and collar of bubbles. The beer beneath is nearly black and still.

S-This is a tightly wound brew. At first I sniff heavy roasted malts, wisps of char and smoke, some barley grain, drying oak, and dark chocolate brownie batter. The beer opens up a little more as it warms to room temperature. I'm starting to pick up more fudge notes and hints of caramel. There is a lot of heat here too.

T-The taste tracks the smell mostly. A 50 degrees, the beer is bound up and all I taste is a lightly bitter roasted malt note, some raspy oak, followed by alcohol on the finish. The alcohol is intense at first, cinnamon and red hot candies like a neat sip of bourbon. As the beer warms up I start picking up fudge, cocoa, and a bit of soy sauce.

M-Dark Star is moderate to above average in heft. There is a little wave of fine carbonation. Not terribly sticky.

O-I like Dark Star, but I feel that it is leaving something on the table. I kept thinking it would open into something even bigger and better after a few more sips, but it never really got to amazing. This beer likes a little temperature to reveal its flavors. The tightly wound flavor profile reminds me of a wine that is intended to age and I'm wondering how a year or two in the cellar would help?

Dec 24, 2017
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MLDucky from Texas

4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 16, 2016
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t2grogan from Arizona

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 31, 2017
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Blazer22 from Colorado

4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dec 12, 2017
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captainkrad from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 30, 2018
Bourbon Barrel-aged Dark Star from Station 26 Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 10 ratings