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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Heaven Hill Rittenhouse Rye - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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412 Ratings
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Ratings: 412
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 259
Gots: 198 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Imperial Stout aged 175 days in Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey barrels. The 2012 version contains a small amount of beer aged in Heaven Hill Pikesville Supreme Rye Whiskey barrels.

(Beer added by: Jmoore50 on 12-29-2009)
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%

Vintage 2011

On Tap at Fifty/Fifty's release party

Look: Pours a nice black color with brown rings around the top and bottom. 1/4 inch dark tan head with ok retention and some spotty lacing

Smell: Upfront is quite a bit of dark chocolate and coffee notes. After you weave your way around those notes you pick up some nice whisky notes and some oak

Taste: Upfront again is the chocolate but almost immediately you get a nice smokeyness from the whisky and some spice that goes along with it. Nice amount of oak on the backend

Mouthfeel: These stouts to me are just a bit on the thin side of what I would like and very low carbonation

Overall: Of all the variations this one for me was the surprise of the party. I really enjoyed this one quite a bit and am glad that I started with this one. They actually had all 3 vintages on draft at the party and I tried all 3 with 2009 being my favorite.

12-10-2011 04:07:21 | More by DarthKostrizer
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klipper

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-10-2011 02:53:15 | More by klipper
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jh1982

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-09-2011 21:00:57 | More by jh1982
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

12-07-2011 05:47:53 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.8%

12-07-2011 04:42:06 | More by spycow
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hopluva1

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-06-2011 01:02:04 | More by hopluva1
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Bogforce

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.8%

12-05-2011 14:53:54 | More by Bogforce
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oline73

Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%

I had this during the bottle share during the Jackie O's bottle release. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours almost black with some red at the edges. There is a mild tan head that goes away completely.

Smell: Sweet roast with some dark fruit and spicy bourbon. I'm also picking up a nice cocoa note.

Taste: This is a very smooth ba stout. Just a bit hot, but that's fine by me. Roast and chocolate. I swear I could taste a hint of maple as well. Dark fruit notes with a bitter roasty finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side of medium with mild carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is an extremely well done beer. The chocolate notes kicked it up a notch. Very good.

12-05-2011 04:06:50 | More by oline73
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Photekut

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +16.8%

12-04-2011 14:47:00 | More by Photekut
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Desaparecido

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-04-2011 01:38:48 | More by Desaparecido
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VAbdoyan

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-02-2011 03:37:47 | More by VAbdoyan
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-27-2011 22:59:41 | More by JAHMUR
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litheum94

California

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%

2010 vintage. Bottle #579.

Pours a deep black, coal in color, with a tiny brown head that settles to a ring around the glass. Moderate lacing.

Gobs of milk chocolate with some coffee. Dark fruits and a touch of booze, although the barrel isn't evident that much on the nose.

Tons of chocolate in the mouth, sweet with a good amount of bitterness. Very creamy. The barrel flavors finally show through, with a strong rye whiskey flavor, warming and spicy. Great flavors, deep and fulfilling.

A beautifully made stout. Tons of flavors, and the barrel gives of the perfect flavors. Awesome.

11-27-2011 04:02:36 | More by litheum94
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claaark13

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev -8.2%

2010, bottle #809 poured into a DFH chalice.

A - Pretty dark with a 1/2" head that quickly turns into minimal lacing. Sticks a little to the side of the glass. Bubbles on the side are evident of low carbonation. Lacing sticks around for a while.

S - Little bit of dark fruits, little bit of chocolate, slight woody/toffee.

T - Dark fruits, little bits of sweetness, slightest heat on the back part of the flavor. Little bit of chocolate in the middle. A lot of oak and some dryness in the finish. I'm finding more woodiness in this treatment than the other variants.

M - Medium body with low carbonation.

O - Not a bad beer, but not my favorite of the variants. I'll be interested to try this next to the '09 in the coming months.

11-26-2011 03:59:12 | More by claaark13
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-21-2011 20:45:05 | More by sideshowe
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +16.8%

11-21-2011 18:10:27 | More by Rochefort10nh
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hopburster

Washington

5/5  rDev +16.8%

11-17-2011 05:45:39 | More by hopburster
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Levitation

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-16-2011 18:48:26 | More by Levitation
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richbrew

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -29.9%

11-15-2011 15:54:22 | More by richbrew
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-15-2011 15:24:15 | More by starrdogg
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doughanson78

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-15-2011 08:23:58 | More by doughanson78
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jlb502

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-15-2011 01:53:42 | More by jlb502
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-15-2011 01:07:11 | More by ithinkimasofa
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-14-2011 23:08:48 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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FreightTrain

California

5/5  rDev +16.8%

11-14-2011 20:21:29 | More by FreightTrain
Imperial Eclipse Stout - Heaven Hill Rittenhouse Rye from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
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