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

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West RyeImperial Eclipse Stout - High West Rye

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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 7.64%
Wants: 20
Gots: 28 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-06-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

deonreds, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

fatsnowman22, Sep 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

ToadiesForCody, Aug 15, 2014
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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.

scottfrie, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Tanger112, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Dolfan907, Jul 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

billab914, Jul 14, 2014
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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.
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.

coriswrasse, Jul 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

ZEB89, Jul 05, 2014
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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.

HuskyinPDX, Jul 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

AirborneBeer, Jun 23, 2014
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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.

hops202, Jun 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Eighty, Jun 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19%

dfhhead25, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

BMart, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

TheSevenDuffs, May 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

weaksauce, May 15, 2014
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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.

rlee1390, May 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

SirBentham, Apr 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

JAHMUR, Apr 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19%

spycow, Apr 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

RyanTheLion13, Apr 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

TXhomebrewer, Apr 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

srgj88, Apr 04, 2014
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Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Rye from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.