Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star: Spice Wars (2017)
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A Note on This Beer
Ranked in the Top 5 English Oatmeal Stouts in the World on BeerAdvocate, today’s beer beats out stellar offerings from Hill Farmstead, Mikkeller, and Firestone Walker.
Listening yet? Good, because BBADS: Spice Wars Edition is a pretty big deal.
This ultra-smooth, cinnamon-laced beast helped rocket Fremont Brewing to their status as THE Dark Beer masters of the Pacific Northwest — cementing their reputation as one of Paste Magazine’s Top 3 Breweries of the Decade.
And each year when it returns, Stout lovers across Seattle can be found toting around entire cases of this uber decadent and expertly balanced 4.34 UT-rated masterpiece. It’s that freakin’ crave-worthy!
Only problem is, it’s damn near impossible to find outside the PNW.
Which means, craft fans all over the country go on the hunt, offering up collections of their most coveted brews from 3Floyds and Toppling Goliath just for a chance at tasting this legendary sipper.
But today, you don’t have to do any of that. Because today, we’re giving you the opportunity to snag one of the last bottles of the 2017 Vintage in existence!
Call up only the friends you deem worthy of BBADS and have them mark their calendars — the night you open these babies will be one heck of a momentous occasion.
Loaded with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, AND clove, every drop cloaks the palate in a river of chocolate-vanilla ganache swirling with bourbon spice. The massive 14% ABV mingles with hints of toasted brown sugar, giving way to even more vanilla softness on the finish.
One taste of Dark Star and you’ll realize why Fremont is such a towering presence in the Pacific Northwest craft scene. Any Dark Beer fan would be missing out without this definitive Seattle Stout — now you can be grateful that you’ve got a Dark Star hookup.
2017 Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star: Spice Wars rated 4.48 on Tavour; 4.34 on Untappd; 96/100 on BeerAdvocate; #4 Oatmeal Stout in the World on BA
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