Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Star (BBADS)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS KENTUCKY DARK STAR OR KDS
IMPERIAL OATMEAL STOUT AGED IN BOURBON BARRELS
This year’s release is a blend of 24, 18, 12, and 8-month Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Star in 7-12-year old Kentucky bourbon barrels. The roasted and chocolate malts complement the smooth oats to bring you a stout delight wrapped in the gentle embrace of bourbon barrel-aged warmth. A touch of sweetness dances in balance with the hops to finish with a wave, and then she’s gone.
Down & Dirty: 2-Row Pale, Roast Barley, Crystal-60, Chocolate, and Carafa-2 malts with Flaked Oats and Columbus, Willamette, and Cascade hops.
ABV: 12.7% IBU: 50
Color: Deep black
Aroma: A collection of sweet aromatics: chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, caramel, and toffee with whiskey, oak, dried fruit, and coffee notes as well.
Flavor: Highly sweet and gently bitter with a mild sweet linger in full body with smooth carbonation and a warming mouthfeel
Availability: Released on or near October 1st each year, limited
Fresh Range: Age this beer, please! But try one now…go on.