Ecliptic Brewing Barrel-aged Oort
What the brewers say
"Named after the mysterious region of our solar system that breeds comets, Oort Imperial Stout has massive amounts of roasted barley combined with three types of Caramel malts for a rich, full mouth feel. Chinook, Cascade and Sterling hops lend a balanced bitterness and subtle hop flavor. This barrel-aged version slumbered for twelve months, imparting notes of rich, bitter chocolate, vanilla and oak."
What our panel thought
“Pleasant aroma of rum-soaked candied dates, raisins, and dark chocolate; hints of roast malt, vanilla, caramel. Body’s on the thin side, lacking some of the more decadent qualities of the style.”
What our editors thought
“Nose of toasted bread, lightly burnt caramel, and touch of buttery oak. Flavor plays it straighter, with light oak, caramel mid-notes, and light burst of roast cacao nib. More vibrant than lux.”