Fremont The Rusty Nail Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Also known as

Fremont The Last Nail Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Fremont Brewing Company
Seattle, WA, United States of America

Vital Statistics

Type: Stout
Release: Limited Rotating (vintaged)
ABV: 12.7%
Bitterness: 40 IBU

From the brewer

The Rusty Nail begins life as The First Nail, an oatmeal stout of epic proportions with brewer’s licorice, smoked barley, and pale malt and is then aged on cinnamon bark. She becomes the Rusty Nail after spending 15 months in 12-year old bourbon barrels. The Rusty Nail pounds your palate, challenges your perception of all that you’ve known of beer, and leaves you wanting … another sip.

Average Scores

Overall: 88 (logged 6 times)
Bottle: 92 (logged 3 times)
Draft: 83 (logged 3 times)

Who's been drinking this

2020 release
Bottle at Home
2020 release
Espresso chocolate smell. Sweet burbony body omg so good.
2018 release
2017 release
Smooth, sweet, thick. Primary flavor is molasses, brown sugar. Hints of spice though I would not say licorice is overt.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
2017 release
Intense, syrup-thick and sweet, like a reductuon. Every other feature of this beer is very smooth out. A profound experience, even though it's too concentrated to easily enjoy.
2016 release
Thick, black, and delicious.
Growler at Odin Lounge