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Fremont Dark Star - Bourbon Barrel

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Our Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged in 15 year old single use Kentucky Bourbon Barrels. The roasted and chocolate malts compliment the smooth oats to bring you a stout delight wrapped in 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.

Down & Dirty: 2-Row, Roast Barley, Crystal-60, Chocolate, & Carafa-2 malts with Flaked Oats and Magnum, Wilamette & Cascade hops. 9.5% ABV


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (3905) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
How: Bottle (22 oz) at tasting. From Lurkaholic, thanks!

>>> Another big beer from Fremont that is truly killing it. It’s extremely flavorful and complex, well balanced, endowed with a nice mouthfeel and it’s truly enjoyable.

+ Beautiful beer, pitch black with a medium thick brown head, very good retention and some lacing
+ A luscious combination of fudge/dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, molasses and even almonds gives this beer a fantastic aroma
+ Despite being a tiny bit hot, the beer as enough sweetness to support the alcohol and not enough to start being cloying
+ Palate is rich and world-class with a full body, moderate carbonation, thick, oily and silky mouthfeel as well as a nice warming finish
This one isn’t on the same level than the amazing Coffee + Bourbon version, but it held up really well in our tasting against a bunch of hyped RIS including TG Assassin.

Flavors: Fudge, bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate almonds, molasses

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2595) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle 660ml. Pours jet black with medium beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, bourbon, coffee, alcohol, roasted malt. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, alcohol. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Sticky on the lips. Overall: Quite nice. Awesome malt features. Well integrated.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (2180) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2015 Pours a dark brown with a small brown head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of alcohol, chocolate and bourbon. Taste is of chocolate and light bourbon. Body is full, alcohol is a little hot and carbonation is low to medium. Overall a nice barrel-aged imperial stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (4241) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle shared. Black pour with thick creamy brown foam. Aroma is super rich, quite perfumy, lots of vanilla, bourbon, tons of chocolate. Taste is sweet, bourbony, tons of vanilla, sweet but not cloying, nice roastiness. Full bodied palate, mouth coating but not sticky, really impressive.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (5704) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
pours very dark brown with a very nice creamy dark beige head, very good retention and lacing. chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, latte, burnt nuts, molasses, minerals. flat carbonation, medium-full body - oily; semi-sweet , smooth and woodsy finish. excellent BA stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (909) - - JUL 3, 2015
Black pour, tan head. Nose is big bourbon, chocolate, oak. Taste is booze, chocolate. Medium mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (6297) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle at the Half Marathon 2015 tasting. Pours a deep brown body with thick tan lacing. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy with notes of vanilla, bourbon, melted chocolate brownie, oak, rich dark chocolate candy and bourbon warmth. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle at Dad’s for the half marathon tasting. Pours a deep brown with a thin tan head. Big bourbon and roast, warm chocolate and cocoa. Medium bodied, warm and toasty. Cocoa, warm roast, chocolate, warm bourbon. Sweet with vanilla and long nutty malty roast.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2686) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to JBPortland ! Pours a rich viscous burnt umber color with a finger of khaki foam. Spice fruit cake, thick creamy chocolate cake frosting, coconut, cinnamon, spent coffee grains, soft bourbon soaked vanilla. Yum !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3894) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
2014 release. Belle couleur et surtout belle tête de mousse. Au nez, délicieux parfums de chocolat et de fruits avec une touche de vanille. L’alcool est toujours bien caché dans la série des DS. L’effet des malts noirs se fait sentir. En bouche, le stout est équilibré. Le côté choco, le fruité qui me rappelle la cerise et le bourbon plaisent à mes papilles. Au palais, le corps est riche et crémeux. La finale se fait sur une douceur teintée d’une noire amertume.


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