Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #59, February 11, 2016, Dark Star Imperial Oatmeal Stout by Fremont Brewing Co.

A few months ago in the faraway city of Seattle I bought this beer, known as Dark Star Bourbon Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout from Fremont Brewing.  I was eager to drink it, but I had other beers I needed to try first.  Finally, I unleashed this Imperial beer last week and sampled the contents.  I was blown away!  This beer tastes like the dark side of barley wine!  It is a blend of barrel aged stouts, aged for 8, 12 and 18 months in Kentucky Bourbon barrels, then blended together.  The oats and massive dark grain blend together nicely with the warmth from the bourbon barrel aging.  It is a menacing beer coming in at 14.5% ABV, so part of that warmth is the booze itself.  Watch out though, this beer will bring out the rebel in you.  Surrounded by the dark-side, you will come out firing all your blasters, against all the odds!  This beer is like a great movie.  It starts with a bang, will last you for two hours, then leave you with fond memories!

Cheers to Fremont’s Dark Star!  Its imperial nature will take you to new places in the universe of flavors!

This original oil painting, and 52 limited-edition prints are available for sale at my Etsy shop RealArtIsBetter.

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #59 by Scott Clendaniel. February 11, 2016. Dark Star Bourbon Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout by Fremont Brewing Co. 11"x14", oil on panel.

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #59 by Scott Clendaniel. February 11, 2016. Dark Star Bourbon Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout by Fremont Brewing Co. 11″x14″, oil on panel.

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