Dark Star (2017)
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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.
Not to mention, all of you discerning crafties on Tavour rate every version we’ve nabbed at least a 4.56!
This is THE Stout that keeps Dark Beer fans clamoring for every annual release. And today, you can snag not one, not two, but three different vintages in one coveted bundle: 2017, 2018, and 2020!
Each vintage is a blend of 24, 18, 12, and 8-month Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Stars aged in 7-12-year old Kentucky Bourbon barrels. Fremont then cellared the bottles, allowing the sumptuous elixirs to mellow and form additional complexity. They’ve unlocked the vault, and now we get to taste all this barrel-aged deliciousness for ourselves!
No matter which bottle you choose to open first, you’ll be greeted with aromas and flavors of melty cocoa, roasty coffee, and warm whiskey from the BA Stout bases.
Each vintage holds varying degrees of luxurious vanilla, earthy oak, and sultry caramel notes. The sweet heat of the Bourbon-soaked Imperial ABV will also be more or less pronounced depending on the age.
No two vintages are the same, so you’ll get a chance to discover the subtle nuances for yourself!
With three BA Dark Stars in your possession, don’t be surprised if your crafty friends start lingering around your cellar, dropping hints about how thirsty they are. You could host the event of the year, a BBADS vintage tasting party! Or, enjoy a bottle all to yourself and cellar the rest for future celebrations. If you snag this trio, you’ll have plenty of options!
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