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Totality Imperial Stout - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

148 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 30
Gots: 9 | 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: 148 | Reviews: 44 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

CRJMellor, Jul 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Zbeetleman, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Rish907
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - pours very dark black with medium amount of tan (need to be aggressive to show the head). Streaks and bubbles down the glass are evident.

S - Smells chocolatey and sweet sweet sweet. Some roasty characteristics and dark molasses.

T - The chocolate hits first, then the licorice, slight amount of coffee and maltyness. Kind of like rocky road ice cream.

M - Extremely smooth, very viscous, swirls around the mouth easily.

O - This is a decent imperial stout and super smooth and fluid. Totally hides the nearly 10% abv and chocolateness is very prevalent. Very glad to have tried this beer, especially being the base for the eclipse series, which I cant wait to try next (Elijah 12-year). A good stout overall, but like the other reviewers, looking for more depth, character and variety in the palate. It is one-dimensional in many aspects (parabola currently the benchmark). Try it and work your way up!

Rish907, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

jaasen64, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

2beerdogs, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

illidurit, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

jmdrpi, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

sansho, Jun 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

pmarlowe, May 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

kevindp9, May 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

RandyKemka, Apr 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Goobastic, Apr 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

brotherloco, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of notchucknorris
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 +11.1%

eawolff99, Apr 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

MarkyMOD, Apr 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

pokgye, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 -1.2%

strongaf, Mar 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

MFauver35, Mar 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

DNICE555, Mar 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Rollzroyce21, Mar 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

CanisMajor, Mar 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

mhaugo, Mar 09, 2013
Totality Imperial Stout from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.