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
Flavor: 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)