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Fremont Dark Star - Bourbon Barrel

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RATINGS: 145   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (879) - - 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 (6151) - 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 (7700) - 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 (2660) - 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 (3826) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1887) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2015
2014 bottle shared, thanks to Experimental_Ale. Pours a very dark brown almost black like oil with the same type of viscosity and khaki colored head. Bourbon, oats, oak, vanilla, and some light spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with bourbon warmth and roasted malts.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1147) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 22, 2015
22oz bottle 2014 vintage pours oily dark black brown with smallish dark head. Nose is rich dark chocolate, bourbon dark fruit, toast spice, vanilla, glazed donut, almond, praline. Taste is silky creamy mouthfeel, rich balanced vanilla chocolate sweetness, coconut, bourbon spice. Finishes creamy and moderately sweet with lingering vanilla, cream, dark chocolate, cake, bourbon. It is crazy how much the barrel treatment took the base beer to a whole new level. Very impressed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6869) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Bourbon sweetness, mild roasted malts, and some raisin and prune-like dark fruity notes. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1217) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2015
draft, thick black, big roast and well balanced bourbon, dry and roast with light burn on the finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (3217) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Meridian Pint for the Founders/Fremont SAVOR event. Black with tan head. Aromas of whiskey, chocolate, oak. Tastes of chocolate, whiskey, caramel, roast, oak. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Nice.


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