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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout – Apple Brandy Barrel | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Buy This Online: http://www.qualityliquorstore.com http://www.twitch.tv/beergeekgaming http://facebook.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com Tweets by beergeeknation FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout – Apple Brandy Barrel FifityFifty Brewing 11% ABV Beer Geek Nation Rating: A Barrel Aged Imperial Stout With Honey Imperial Stouts are noted for being very rich substantial beers, and FiftyFifty’s Totality Imperial Stout does not disappoint on this fact. Brewed in small 300 gallons batches, their brewers lovingly craft this masterpiece once a year. Made with the finest malts, hops, fresh mountain water and yeast, over 18 separate ingredients lend their unique character to this beer. “To become Eclipse, Totality is then aged for a minimum of 180 days in oak bourbon barrels. This time spent adds a plethora of flavors to the already rich Imperial Stout. At first taste there is a large presence of dark chocolate, espresso and warmth from the alcohol of the beer. Oak barrel ... Read More »

Founders Lizard of Koz | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Imperial stout brewed with fresh Michigan blueberries, rich chocolate and vanilla aged in bourbon barrels to round out those beautiful flavors. Read More »

Tusk & Grain Brandy Barrel Aged Coffee Porter (Best of 2016?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

This beer is one part of the duality that comprises our feature on coffee beer. We layered fruit notes on fruit notes, aging our imperial porter in brandy barrels and adding Kenyan “karagoto” coffee from Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. Vanilla, chocolate, blackberry, and black currant aromas explode, leaving a multi-faceted beer setting itself apart from the coffee beer paradigm. Complex, yet smooth on the finish, let this coffee beer enow you with its richness and be the nightcap you’re looking for. Read More »

Oskar Blues Rum Barrel-Aged Death By Coconut | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

“This was a complete no brainer for a barrel aged beer,” said Longmont Cellar Manager Dennis McShea. “Regular DBC takes the palate to a different place from the typical beer world of malt and hops. When you think of coconut, you think tropical and when you think tropical, you think rum. If that wasn’t decadent enough, the beer already has Cholaca, a drink derived from cacao, to top it off. To sum it up we wanted a beer that sends your palate on vacation.” Read More »

Clown Shoes Bluegrass Billionaire | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

English Style Barleywine Ale – Aged In Bourbon Barrels. The third installation of Billionaire features Bourbon instead of Congac. The luxurious English Barleywine malt profile remains unchanged. Our GM, Matt Smith, in his eagerness “borrowed” the Clown Shoes Copter, flying to a secret lawn and mansion in KY, where he believed the barrels to be stashed. Haha! Sorry Matt, the final aging happened in a diamond mind deep in Africa. Read More »

Tröegs Flying Mouflan – Bourbon Barrel Aged (2016) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

A bourbon barrel aged version of Flying Mouflan barleywine. Read More »

Chimay Grande Réserve Barrel Aged | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

The barrel-aged Chimay Bleue of March 2016 stands out from classic Chimay Bleue thanks to the many nuances provided by the additional fermentation in wooden barrels. On the eye, the beer boasts a deep brown robe with a bright glint. Its extremely fine and smooth foam also possesses a slight shade of cream. On the nose, notes of black tea, jasmine and wood are equally predominant. On the palate, the woodiness cloaks the bread crust, roasting, mocha and Cognac aromas as well as the empyreumatical notes. This 2016 edition of barrel-aged Chimay Bleue boasts an excellent blend of the characters of Chimay Bleue and Cognac. This balance between roundness and powerfulness is best appreciated between 6 months and 1 year after it is bottled. Read More »

Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Smashed Blueberry | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

2016 Bourbon Barrel Aged Smashed Blueberry by Shipyard Brewing is an 11.1% ABV Imperial Scotch/ Wee Heavy Porter blend brewed with Blueberries and aged in Bourbon Barrels. Read More »

Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Maillard’s Odyssey | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

This is a special barrel aged version of our Beer Camp Across America collaboration with Bell’s Brewery. This robust ale is layered with complex flavors of caramel, chocolate, and coffee, coupled with notes of vanilla an coconut from nearly 16 months of aging in bourbon barrels. Read More »

Surly Darkness 2015: Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged (Best BA Imp stout?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Our 2015 vintage bottling of Darkness features a screeching bat-nightmare by local artist Brandon Holt. No creature is more adept at navigating in the Darkness than a bat. Emerging from a deep and ancient cave, this year’s twisted nocturnal creature has evolved a et of adaptations well suited to detecting and devouring uncommon nourishment. Notes of chocolate, coffee, dried tart cherries, and raisins emirate from his lair. If you can evade the talons and teeth, the think body of this Russian imperial stout finishes sweet, with a piney resinous character. Read More »