Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star (2018)
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A Note on This Beer
Fremont’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star Stout is world-renowned. It’s the 4th highest rated Oatmeal Stout on the planet according to BeerAdvocate. It was also crowned the #1, “epitome” of the Stout style when it beat out 144 other contenders in Paste Mag’s BA Stout Blind Taste Test.
This is THE Stout that keeps Dark Beer fans clamoring for every annual release. And today, Fremont unlocked their vault, and gave us a stash of the 2018 vintage to share!
To create this decadent Stout, the brewers blend 24-, 18-, 12-, and 8-month Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Stars aged in 7-12-year old Kentucky Bourbon barrels. It’s a veritable symphony of rich, roasty flavors, and three years of aging allows the elixir to mellow and form additional complexity.
On the nose, you’re greeted with aromas of melty cocoa, roasty coffee, and warm whiskey. The smooth, motor-oil pour holds rich, bourbon-infused chocolate truffle flavors, accented by whispers of dark espresso. Nuanced notes of luxurious vanilla, earthy oak, and sultry caramel complexity come through on the 13.6% ABV finish.
If you move quickly and procure a bottle, you could host the event of the year for your crafty friends with a BBADS tasting party. Or, keep all of this decadence to yourself. Once it’s in your hands, it’s entirely up to you how you enjoy this world-class stunner.
Rated 4.47 on Tavour!
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