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Totality Imperial Stout - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Totality Imperial StoutTotality Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

143 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 30
Gots: 11 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
formerly Roundabout Imperial Stout

(Beer added by: GClarkage on 10-22-2009)
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Ratings: 143 | Reviews: 44 | Display Reviews Only:
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redleg411

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-28-2013 21:24:42 | More by redleg411
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illidurit

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-27-2013 02:02:41 | More by illidurit
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-24-2013 02:53:45 | More by jmdrpi
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sansho

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-01-2013 23:09:46 | More by sansho
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

05-19-2013 23:21:53 | More by pmarlowe
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kevindp9

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-04-2013 05:03:00 | More by kevindp9
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RandyKemka

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-28-2013 23:12:35 | More by RandyKemka
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Goobastic

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-28-2013 22:31:54 | More by Goobastic
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brotherloco

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-26-2013 00:50:07 | More by brotherloco
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notchucknorris

California

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%

A: Pours a thin-ish looking deep brown color with a nice two finger light brown head. Leaves spots of lace everywhere.

S: A lot of european rye bread, cocoa powder, molasses, maybe some raw honey and roasted malt.

T: Opens dark with roasted malt and burnt chocolate. Molasses, some wet earth and some burnt wood on the finish. Maybe a touch of earthy hops as well in the finish. Interesting, but nowhere near as good as the barrel aged varieties.

04-25-2013 03:36:20 | More by notchucknorris
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-25-2013 00:40:00 | More by eawolff99
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-16-2013 00:47:05 | More by MarkyMOD
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pokgye

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-12-2013 18:33:48 | More by pokgye
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.83/5  rDev -5.7%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with some transparency. Not much of a head. Thin khaki collar. Wispy on the surface.

Smell - Lots of black patent malt, molasses, and even some honey. Chocolatey.

Taste - Sweet, nice chocolate flavor. Lots of honey. Very sweet. Bitter dark chocolate in the back.

Mouthfeel - Highly carbonated. Not quite creamy. Kind of a sharp finish. No booze.

Overall - Tasty and a nice start to our Eclipse tasting.

04-06-2013 20:06:21 | More by Alieniloquium
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-27-2013 22:19:02 | More by strongaf
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MFauver35

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-19-2013 10:58:20 | More by MFauver35
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DNICE555

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

03-18-2013 21:35:27 | More by DNICE555
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Rollzroyce21

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-16-2013 07:57:24 | More by Rollzroyce21
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-15-2013 00:45:01 | More by CanisMajor
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mhaugo

California

5/5  rDev +23.2%

03-09-2013 15:44:44 | More by mhaugo
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csmartin6

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-04-2013 01:17:14 | More by csmartin6
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-15-2013 22:23:24 | More by drummermattie02
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rand

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

From 22 oz bomber to snifter glass

A: Appearance is of typical imperial stout aesthetics: Deep, dark brown with reddish hues, coffee-tan head never completely receding, little patches of lacing stuck to the glass.

S: Coffee, carob, burnt malts. The added honey is apparent and accented by the boozy aspects, which are prominent. It smells liqueur-ish. A surprise given the ABV. Yeah, warm and boozy, damn. A little citrus-rind lingers around the bouquet.

T: The flavors are more traditional, with dry coffee and bittersweet chocolate up-front. An astrigent, earthy overtone keeps some of the more sugary aspects in check, as the honey is almost forgotten in its supporting role (the bottle reminds you of added honey so your sugar-radar is up). The oozing booze in the nose is also tamed, surprisingly so given my beer has warmed into the 50-degree range. The brew finishes long and bitter-sweet, leaning more towards bitter.

M: Medium-to-full bodied, but not as sticky and viscous as I'd expect given the ABV and the brewery.

I was a little disappointed on my first sip and impression, given that the Eclipse is as good a stout as you'll come across. But they can't all be barrel-aged, and as I worked through the bottle and my beer warmed it became more drinkable and interesting. It's not the most harmonious flavor-profile, but there's in unexpected citrusy nuance, and the added honey is far from overbearing. A nice addition to their lineup, especially if they can whip this out without asking their customers to purchase beer-futures.

02-15-2013 08:37:22 | More by rand
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jsanford

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

01-27-2013 20:02:18 | More by jsanford
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Lunch

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-22-2013 18:58:33 | More by Lunch
Totality Imperial Stout from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.