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Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Rye - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 20
Gots: 30 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-06-2013)
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A: Thin dark brown in color. Appearance of a thin brown head. Good carbonation.
S: Rye on the nose, faint bourbon, chocolate, and grain. Nose is not overwhelming.
T: Slightly sweet but cut by the rye whiskey flavor, hints of vanilla and chocolate, wood, earthy grain. Very little booze and a mild warming.
M: Medium feel on the mouth. Smooth with good carbonation.
O: Very good BA stout. Good representation of rye whiskey barrel aging.

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22oz bottle into snifter. 2013 release.

A: Pours a deep black with a thin dark brown head that quickly disappeared into a faint, bubbly film. A ton of tiny, spotty, soapy lace was left down the glass.
S: Roasted malts, chocolate, warming booze, and spicy rye. Smells rich and potent, and a bit sweet.
T: Toasted and sweet notes of dark chocolate, rye whisky barrel, toasted coconut, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar and woody barrel. Very smooth and decadent, and sweeter than I remember some of the other variants being. The finish is full of spicy rye, toast, and sticky sweet candied sugar and honey, and the finish has a lingering toastedness, mild tobacco, leather, and bitter earthy hops.
M: Full bodied, chewy and very sticky-sweet mouthfeel, soft and smooth carbonation. The alcohol is very mild and only slightly warming.
O: An all-around great stout and one of the beer, thicker, and sweeter eclipse variants in recent memory. Drinks very well, especially at room temp.

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bottle poured into two Sam Adams perfect pints.
1 inch of head that dissipates leaving a slight bit of head.
dark mahogany color is only revealed using a very bright flashlight.
good carbonation.
nose is chocolate, booze and bread.
taste is boozy but the goodness shines through.
I like some other big stouts more but this is one to try.
mouthfeel finishes dry and bready. seems a little light for such a strong beverage.
some stickiness on the lips.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Rye from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
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