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: 14.1%          IBU: 50
Color: Deep black, opaque
Aroma: Chocolate, vanilla, toffee, and other sweet aromatics among whiskey, woody and leather aromas with subtle dried fruit
 Highly sweet, gently bitter and mild lingering sweetness in thick body with strong warming sensations and smooth carbonation

Availability: Released on or near October 1st each year, limited
Fresh Range: Age this beer, or try one now...go on. 

2022 World Beer Championships, Best Barrel Aged Imperial Stout – Platinum
2021 Japan International Beer Cup, Wood & Barrel-Aged Strong Stout – Silver 
2018 WA Beer Awards, Wood & Barrel-Aged Strong Beer – Silver
2017 WA Beer Awards, Wood & Barrel-Aged Strong Beer – Silver
2017 North American Beer Awards, Barrel-Aged Strong Beer – Silver
2016 Brussels Beer Challenge, Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer – Gold
2015 Sip Northwest, Best Barrel-Aged – 3rd Place
2015 WA Beer Awards, Wood & Barrel-Aged Strong Beers – Bronze
2014 Rate Beer – Best Beer in Washington
2014 Great American Beer Festival, Wood & Barrel-Aged Strong Stout – Silver
2014 Sip North West, Best of the North West, Best Barrel-Aged – Champion (Gold)