Total Eclipse of my brain

Ok, so true story…..it’s been a while since I’ve posted.  That being said, I’ve still been drinking sooooo the content will catch up to the consumption.  Last weekend my wife thew a surprise birthday party for me which was awesome.  We had a few beers, perhaps a few tequila and heading to some friends for another drink.  We thought it would be a good idea to crack this open (Shout out to Tyler for the gift!)

If you’re not familiar with Fifty Fifty Brewing, you should be.  They are pretty famous for their Barrel Aged Stout which they offer in a variety of types based on the kind of barrel they use to age it.  Pretty fing awesome.  This one was the Elijah Craig variant….

Eclipse Imperial Stout – Elijah Craig 

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Presentation:  Deep dark black pour with a nice thin head tan head on it.  Honestly, this was a beautiful beer when poured into a tulip glass.  It looks and smells exactly how you’d want a barrel aged stout to look…..seriously, I was pretty buzzed when we had this but it was gorgeous.

Style: Imperial Stout – Bourbon Barrel Aged

Brewery: Fifty Fifty Brewing Company

ABV: 11.9% (Danger Zone)

IBU: 52

Method: Proper Tulip Stout Glass

Overall taste:  Ridiculously smooth.  I’ve been drinking a lot of the Bourbon Country Stout lately and this might be better….actually, I’m pretty sure it is.  It’s very smooth, not boozy at all and just flows down (quickly).  It has very big malty chocolate tones with a nice bourbon flavor that stays with this from initial taste through the entire sip.  Yum.

Recommended drinking location:  Drink this with someone who’ll appreciate it.  Doesn’t really matter where, but if you can find it on tap….drink it there too.  This is a beer drinkers beer so enjoy it with like company.

Ideal consumption amount:  So….by yourself I’d have one…with friends, whatever….

Similar Beers:  Very similar to the Goose Island Bourbon County Stout but really, because Fifty Fifty makes several of them the best “similar” beers would be the other variants (of which I have a few ready to roll….)

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