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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!

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4.7
Wallaby501 (132) - - 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.

4.5
Aubrey (3516) - 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.

4.5
bpreo (2943) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2016
I rated this one a 4.5 back on 2/22/2016 and forget to clock it in on here. Well, here I am...

4.4
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.

4.4
WABeerFiend (426) - - 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.

4.3
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.

4.3
maxwelldeux (4433) - 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.


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