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Totality Imperial Stout - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jaasen64, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

2beerdogs, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

illidurit, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jmdrpi, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

sansho, Jun 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

pmarlowe, May 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

kevindp9, May 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

RandyKemka, Apr 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Goobastic, Apr 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

brotherloco, Apr 26, 2013
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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.

notchucknorris, Apr 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

eawolff99, Apr 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

MarkyMOD, Apr 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

pokgye, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
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.

Alieniloquium, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

strongaf, Mar 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

MFauver35, Mar 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

DNICE555, Mar 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Rollzroyce21, Mar 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

CanisMajor, Mar 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

mhaugo, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

csmartin6, Mar 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

drummermattie02, Feb 15, 2013
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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.

rand, Feb 15, 2013
Totality Imperial Stout from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.