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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Dark Star is part of our Imperial Series and is inspired by the wandering tribes scattered through the terrible journey of time in space and adrift in the dark matter between the spaces of then and now. Dark Star is a dark, mysterious yet silky oatmeal stout of grand proportions balanced by a firm hop handshake...go ahead, enjoy the journey...Because Beer Journeys Matter!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wallaby501 (34) - - DEC 14, 2015
Very silky and oily. Hints of cocoa and oatmeal. Feels a bit lighter on the palate than it is. Very solid brew overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Great-looking beer. Tan head with micro bubbles over an opaque blackness. Lusciously rich and creamy texture. Flavorful and complex with notes of milk chocolate, vanilla, toasted bread, some char and tar, and a healthy amount of roast. Smooth booziness warms the throat. Great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Dark roasted and chocolate along with alcohol. Dry and not too sweet with bitter chocolate. Awesome brew. Alc content is noticeable but by no means overbearing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WABeerFiend (383) - - JAN 20, 2015
UPDATED: APR 25, 2015 From the tap at Fremont on 10.01.14. A: Chocolate, coffee, and nuts. Maybe some vanilla. A: Midnight black body with no red in the glass. Tan head with nice lacing. T: Milk chocolate and mild coffee dominate. Nuts on the back end are subtle. P: Creamy smooth with bubbles on the back end. O: This is a nice stout, as it should be since it is the base version of the awesome BBAKDS...errr...BBADSAKAKDS (Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star aka Kentucky Dark Star). EDIT: Poured from a bomber into a goblet on 02.05.15. A: Cocoa dominates. Coffee roastiness, milk chocolate, and dark fruit too. Sweet, and very nice. A: 1 1/2 finger tan head recedes to a ring and spots of foam. Midnight black body with some red at the bottom of the glass. T: Milk chocolate, brown sugar, and dark fruit dominate. Slight coffee roastiness, nuttiness, and honey are subtle. P: Silky smooth. Medium to light mouthfeel. Excellent. O: The bomber was much better than from the tap. It was a B beer, but now it gets an A.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Draft, Exbeerience. Black pour, tan head. Very roasty, chocolatey, toasty, slightly boozey aroma. Definitely qualifies as a beer you can chew. Roasty flavor with a noticable grainy oatmeal presence and rich body, char, chocolate, light booze on the finish but not overly hot. One of the better oatmeal stouts I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (4322) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Draught. Pours a near black color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose is quite roasty with a fair amount of oats coming off it, and implying a slightly creamy sweetness as well. Taste was sweet with slight bits of vanilla in there for me, and roasty throughout. Nice and very smooth taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LancerUWM (6) - - MAR 14, 2016 does not count
Very underrated imo. Wished it was thicker but still one of my favorite ba oatmeal stouts. More vanilla comes through than chocolate, great bourbon flavor on the finish with no aftertaste. Can’t wait to try the variants!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7467) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Draft at the urban beer garden. Pours jet black with a dark creamy tan mousse on top. Loose drippy lace. Dark roasty chocolate and coffee nose. Creamy thick body with modest carb. Roasty coffee and.chocolate mid palate with a strong roasty finish. Wonderful impy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2012 On tap at Beer Authority. Pours black with a minimal head. Smell is sweet malty chocolate. Taste is grainy, sweet chocolate, hint of coffee but without the ashy flavor a lot of imperials get. Fantastic. Raspberry version. Black with a finger head. Smell is smokey coffee roast. Taste is thinner bodied, oats and some red fruit, but still lots of roast. Very nice variation on a good base beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (3301) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Nitro!!!! Dark brown pour with light brown head. Dark roasted malt aromas. So smooth and creamy with dark roasted malts, oatmeal, and dark chocolate highlights. I know there’s no lactose, but the nitro tap just makes it so damn creamy. Very good...

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