Thornbridge / Eldon Bourbon Oak Imperial Stout 8% - 330ml Bottle
Eldon takes its name from Eldon Hole, a legendary and evil looking chasm in the nearby Peak District which was once said to be the refuge of the devil himself. Eldon starts slowly- it takes time for your tastebuds to come to terms with the complex flavours within this mouth coating, smooth bodied beer. What begins as a regular (if delicious), roasty but perhaps one dimensional stout opens up to deliver a huge range of flavours. The 8% imperial stout has ashy, coffee bitterness which is countered by the addition of Demerara sugar to the brew and mellowed by raging on Bourbon soaked oak. Flavours to explore as the beer warms and develops include vanilla, chocolate and fudge. It's essential to drink a beer like this at the correct temperature- the subtleties will completely disappear if drunk straight from the fridge.
BREWERY // Thornbridge
BEER // Eldon
STYLE // Bourbon Oak Imperial Stout
ORIGIN // Bakewell, Derbyshire
ABV // 8%
TEMPERATURE // Cellar Temp - around 12-13C.
FOOD MATCH // Ribs. Rich camembert. Vanilla cheesecake. Dark chocolate truffles.
GLASS // Porter Glass. Snifter.
Style: Double Stout