In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Fremont Brewing Bourbon Barrel Dark Star

Aroma: “Dark chocolate, vanilla, coconut with a really nice roast character. Good bourbon character with nice oak. Other barrel character emerges as it warms, including dark cherry and alcohol sweetness.”

Flavor: “Rich dark chocolate with dark cherry and subtle plum esters and a nice wallop of coconut to enhance the experience. The other barrel characters are there as well to provide a round richness. Finishes medium dry with a touch of roast. A decent amount of heat prevents you from forgetting the type of beer your drinking.”

Overall: “This beer is fantastic. All the pieces fit together very well and the smoothness makes this big, bold beer dangerous. A great beer that does an excellent job blending a solid beer with a quality barrel.”