“As you’re aware, we love brewing Imperial Stouts at Wander Beyond and Eye Of The Storm is no different. We’ve taken what we enjoyed about our ‘Quiet After The Storm’ and very popular ‘Storm In A Teacup’ to create our third Breakfast Stout. Cleanly fermented to 12% whilst still delivering punchy coffee and sweet maple flavours on a sweet and chocolatey base beer, Eye Of The Storm is a sweet and rich treat.”
Appearance: Blacker than the ace of spades! Two fingers of dark brown head slowly retract and form a halo with spotty lace as it ebbs.
Aroma: Smells incredible. Super rich and decadent wafts of cherry ripe, maple, sweet coffee, vanilla/lactose, brown sugar, coconut, cinnamon, chocolate, licorice and a bit of warming booze tickling the olfactory’s. We get the feeling we’ll have a few more hairs on our chest after this.
Flavour: Pow! We’ve been struggling to pin down a certain trait in the beer and from the first sip we nailed it…blueberry muffins! Extremely rich and gritty mid palate – charred malt, earthy, bitter coffee and dark chocolate shifting to an aggressive finish full of warming booze, char and espresso.
Overall: It’s a pretty decent drop we just feel it’s lacking a little poise and general tidiness. Not a bad way to kick off proceedings with this British brewery though.