Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star – Coffee Edition (2015)
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A Note on This Beer
Fremont Brewing claims all of the top 4 highest-rated Oatmeal Stouts on BeerAdvocate, and 3 of them are Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Star.
This means getting your paws on a bottle of BBADS is cause for crafty celebration. But you know what’s even better?
Snagging a few vintage bottles that have been aging in Fremont’s cellar for 4 full years!
Today, you have an opportunity to do just that with 2015 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Star and 2015 Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star: Coffee Edition.
Over the years, Dark Star has won medals from GABF, the Great American Beer Awards, and the Washington Beer Awards, just to name a few.
So, getting both of these coveted bottles will make all your Dark Beer loving buddies wildly envious! Unless you’re feeling generous enough to share with them, in which case they’ll probably be willing to wash your car or shovel the snow from your driveway in thanks.
Open a bottle of 2015 BBADS, and notes of cocoa, coffee, and warm whiskey leap out. Take a sip, and it’s like biting into a rich, Bourbon-infused chocolate truffle with just a whisper of roasty mocha. Let it linger on the palate, and it dissolves into subtle layers of vanilla, oak, and caramel complexity.
And the 2015 Coffee Edition has all that with an extra pop of espresso roast to amp up the flavors of roasted malts. Imagine chasing a bite of German chocolate cake with a sip of freshly brewed java.
After 4 years in the cellar, the massive 14.5% ABV in these bottles is completely cloaked behind layers of complex chocolate and oaky vanilla.
It’s no secret that Fremont is one of the most beloved breweries in the country, but they sure do have a few secrets rattling around in their cellar. Or, at least they DID before we raided the joint.
So grab this pair of 2015 Dark Star bottles and treat your friends to a tasting they’ll talk about for years. Or tell no one, and keep this secret all to yourself.
BBADS rated 98/100 on BeerAdvocate - #3 English Oatmeal Stout
BBADS Coffee Edition rated 99/100 on BeerAdvocate - #2 English Oatmeal Stout
*We’ve done our best to procure as many bottles as Fremont was willing to part with, but we apologize in advance for not being able to accommodate everyone.
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