Review: Fremont Brewing Dark Star | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Fremont Brewing Dark Star
95 out of 100
Fremont Brewing Dark Star

Style: Imperial Stout

ABV: 8.0 IBU: 50

95/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Fremont Brewing Dark Star

What the brewers say

“Roasty, chocolate tones swirled with oatmeal smoothness and dark as the night. This one is too smooth… and dangerous.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Aromatic, mocha with enough oily dark roast coffee backbone to evoke thoughts of breakfast. Fruity with raisins and cherry. Plenty of caramel and sweet malt, too. Slight alcohol in the background.”

Flavor: “The flavor follows up on everything the aroma suggested—rich, sweet, chocolate coffee but adds in a hoppy bitterness that supports the roasty edge. While the bitterness lingers into finish with a light acidity, it’s still fairly smooth. Just enough alcohol to feel appropriate for the style.”

Overall: “Rich chocolate notes with a very dry finish. Big desert beer with a bitter finish. Lots of sweet chocolate flavor, dark cocoa, some dark dried fruit. Alcohol level is well balanced by the solid malt body and touch of sweetness.”

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