Full Review

Fremont Brewing

Fremont Brewing
Dark Star Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Category: Oatmeal Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Oatmeal Stout

Fremont Brewing
Dark Star Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Category: Oatmeal Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
Ebony color. Aromas of vanilla cream, caramel latte, pumpernickel crust, chocolate, and cola with a velvety, crisp, finely carbonated, dryish light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-long toasted coconut finish. A rich, malty beer that leads with a silky-sweet nose and finishes with pleasingly dry and bitter length.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold & Bitter, Rich & Heavy & Malty
Aroma Aroma: vanilla cream, caramel latte, pumpernickel crust, chocolate, and cola
Taste Flavor: toasted coconut
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Beef Stew, Shepherd’s Pie, Pierre Robert
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, malty beer that leads with a silky-sweet nose and finishes with pleasingly dry and bitter length.

The Producer

Fremont Brewing Co

The Producer
3409 Woodland Park Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
USA
1 206-661-1648

Oatmeal Stout

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
Oatmeal stouts are brown to dark brown in color and range from 4-6% in alcohol. These beers tend to be highly flavorful with an occasional hint of sweetness. Oatmeal stouts are a twist on the sweet stout style with a portion of oats used in place of roasted malt, creating a rich velvety finish. The Yorkshire brewer, Samuel Smiths, revived this style around 1980 and it has since become a popular staple of the US craft-brewing scene. Noteworthy examples of this style include: McAuslan St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout, Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout, Rogue Shakespeare Stout and Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout.