Tropical Stout ABV 7.4% IBU 43
Fermentables: 2-Row, Black, Roasted Barley, Chocolate Malt, CaraMunich, Special B
Hops/Flavoring: Horizon, Pineapple/Mango/Passion Fruit Compound
Tropical Stout is another name for Foreign Export Stout, a style of beer that originated as a high-gravity stout brewed for consumption in tropical markets, such as Jamaica. They tend to be higher ABV and may be fruity sweet from malt and yeast. They do not usually contain fruit flavoring, but we wanted to have some fun with the style when dreaming up the concept. The tropical fruits are apparent in the aroma and at the beginning of the sip, but the beer finishes like a typical stout. After the pineapple, mango, and passion fruit, you definitely get slightly bitter dark chocolate and roasty, coffee-like flavors.
We brewed Turtle Eclipse in collaboration with Hitchhiker Brewing Co. (in Mt. Lebanon) and the Turtle Survival Alliance, an organization dedicated to turtle conservation. A portion of draft sales on the day of the tapping will be donated to the TSA. The wonderful turtle drawing on the label and shirts was done by local artist Mark Brewer, who is also contributing to the donation.