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Fremont Brewing Kentucky Dark Star

IMG_800511% abv. 2013 Limited release bourbon barrel Kentucky Dark Star Oatmeal Stout from Fremont Brewing Co. in Seattle, WA. A generous buddy shared this beer from his travels with me. This release is a blend of 24, 12, and 6-month bourbon-barrel aged Dark Star. Pours motor oil black pitch with a cream, but fizzling dark mocha head that leaves a small trace on the glass throughout. The nose is sweetly intense and malty with roasted malts which lend that oat based flavor, vanilla fudge, some liquorice, dark chocolate, charred wood, dark roast coffee, some toasted coconut, toffee, and bourbon goodness. Taste mirrors the aromatic qualities of the beer along with slightly sweet, bitter effects along with roasted malts, oatmeal, vanilla, oak, figs, some roast coffee, chocolate covered cherries in brandy, toasted coconut, and that warming bourbon alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft, velvety, round, slightly boozy hot and full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, pumpernickel bread, vanilla fudge, and caramelized hazelnuts. Just pure bliss here! This is a straightforward beer and the best in every discipline found in a quality beer. The balance was just phenomenal. theBeerAuthority: A

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This entry was posted on February 19, 2015 by in Beer, Beer rankings, Beer reviews, Craft beer and tagged , , , , .

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