Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Rye - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
4.31/5 rDev -0.2%
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.
08-05-2014 02:08:37 | More by scottfrie
3.8/5 rDev -12%
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.
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.
07-13-2014 01:44:39 | More by coriswrasse
4.28/5 rDev -0.9%
Bottle opened on 4.21.14
Barrel Run #1 2013
A - Pours a very dark brown with a fine light brown head with good retention.
S - Sweet rye and chocolate, subtle and nice.
T - Swwet rye, barrel, chocolate, a touch of toffee.
D - Good carbonation with a heavy body.
O - Sweet, but nice balance. Rye is there. Good stuff.
07-01-2014 05:50:31 | More by HuskyinPDX
District of Columbia
4.25/5 rDev -1.6%
Bottle poured into a snifter. 2013 vintage - bottle run #1
A - black with dark brown edges.
S- whiskey and chocolate very faint vanilla
T - whiskey goodness, lots of chocolate and some rye spice but not overpowering. Blends pretty good.
M - a little thin compared to the other eclipse variants.
O - damn good BA stout. I liked the Evan Williams a bit better, but the rye barrel is definitely very well down. I look forward to the Elijah Craig and four roses.
06-13-2014 23:47:31 | More by hops202
4.21/5 rDev -2.5%
A-Clear amber brown when pouring, black in the glass and tries to leave some lacing.
S-Good deal of rye spice, whiskey and chocolate.
T-Lots of rye, good deal of spice, chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. The whiskey is present as well.
M-Medium bodied, not much carbonation tad creamy.
O-Easily better than the High West Bourbon, possibly worth a repeat purchase.
05-04-2014 21:37:03 | More by rlee1390
Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Rye from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.