Enemy of the Moon
A Note on This Beer
Standard Brewing blew us away earlier this year with their lusciously smooth Enemy of the Sun Imperial Stout, aged for 15 months in Peated Westland Whiskey Barrels*.
The brew vanished in a day, and we’ve been missing it ever since. But, what we didn’t know at the time was that the Standard crew secretly kept the second half of that Imperial Stout batch at the brewery!
Introducing: Enemy of the Moon Imperial Stout.
This richly chocolatey, 11% ABV boozebomb napped for an additional 3 months in the barrels before the brewers blended it with another Stout (aged by itself for 3 months in Elijah Craig 10yr Bourbon Barrels). The result is a scrumptious Stout brimming with notes of German chocolate cake and cordial cherries!
We don’t know if Standard has any other Stouts quietly aging in their Seattle brewery, but we do know this: today’s decadent limited release is a must-sip for every dark beer aficionado.
Standard Brewing is decked in Washington Beer Awards and Best of Craft Beer Awards; Eater named them one of the city’s 12 Essential Breweries!
*Westland Distillery is renowned across the world! Their Peated Barrels have won 9 Gold Medals from prestigious contests like the NY International Spirits Competition and the Berlin International Spirits Competition.
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Middle of the road stout. Some barrel presence and heat, but nothing groundbreaking.
Had all the deep barrel notes without tasting lake candy syrup. Too many barrel aged stouts can't be finished because of then syrupy sweetness but this managed to hit the flavors without the overpowering sweet. Great beer
Smooth for 11%
Very tasty! An excellent brew!
Nice, light bodied stout that still gives you that barrel aged feel
Good but a little lacking in body and depth. Roasty with a nice whiskey character but just missing a little something
Very smooth and surprisingly not too boozy even at 11%. I'd repeat this one.
Thick and smooth. Rich flavour, but not syrupy and sweet. Well done brew!!
If I had to offer a stout to someone who had never had one, I could definitely go to this one. Nothing fancy or gimmicky, just a solid, delicious stout that really blossomed as it warmed
Surprised this one isn't rated at least a 4. Can easily tell how this was aged for so long with the deep chocolate and cherry notes. One of the better barrel-aged stouts I've had all season.