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Fremont Dark Star - Bourbon Barrel

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
2015 release 14.5% abv


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (3809) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours a pitch black beer with a minimum amount of brownish head on top. Aroma has loads of bourbon notes, molasses, toffee and caramel. Flavor is intensly sweet, again loads of bourbon with hints of vanilla and feels very thick and sugary. Really intense, strong imperial stout, nice barrel treatment going on and a long lasting, sweet and sticky aftertaste. Nicely done!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (3065) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2016
22oz bomber shared by Dan. Poured black with a small creamy dark tan head. Aroma black malts, strong bourbon and oak. Taste of dark fruit, black malts, strong bourbon, oak, and a caramel finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (626) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle shared at tasting. Dark caramel brown pour. Strong bourbon and sweet caremel aroma. Taste follows, a little boozy. Pretty good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters (1383) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2016
Jet lack with a light tan head that falls to a thin collar. Good ABV legs and good spotty lacing. Nose is Oats, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, fudge, and bourbon. Excellent nose. Very little hint of the ABV. Taste is bourbon, oak, chocolate fudge, caramel, vanilla, and oats. Slightly sweet but expect that. big bodied, easy to drink, even at that ABV level. Seriously good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (8285) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2016
bottle shared at a beer tasting. Thin ring tan head. Clear black pour. Bourbon notes. Very nice

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (9880) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle shared at tasting, thanks! Near black with a ring tan head. Aroma of oak barrel, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, chocolate, booze and toffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (2281) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Wooo-weee this is a big old booze bomb and you can feel the 14% on this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hackobock (3213) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2016
July 18, 2015. Bottle at Quebec tasting. Thanks for sharing!
Black with a small brown head. Aroma is rich with creamy and dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, coffee, fudge, toffee and slight nutty. Taste is intense and quite sweet with molasses, vanilla, fudge, bitter dark chocolate with some warming bourbon notes in the finish and salty licorice notes. Full bodied, creamy oily texture, soft carbonation.
Great!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5737) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of smooth black chocolate notes with some vanilla and bourbon notes is quiet awesome. Taste is a smooth mix of black chocolate with some light roasted malt with some bourbon and vanilla notes with light woody notes also detectable. Body is full with pretty prefect creamy texture and good carbonation with light warming alcohol notes. Enjoyable treat thought my only very minor complaint would be to smooth some of the barrel-aged notes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (11247) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! 2015 bottle. Black. Great aroma, roast, chocolate. Sweet. Medium-bodied.


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