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

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95
world-class

430 Ratings
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Ratings: 430
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 258
Gots: 207 | FT: 14
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:
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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Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of rich black chocolates notes with light residual sugar notes and some rye whiskey notes with some bitter roasted malt. Taste is a mix between some bitter roasted malt with some rich black chocolate notes and some rye whiskey notes with a somewhat harsh finish. Body is full with nice creamy and oily texture with good carbonation and not much apparent alcohol notes. Very enjoyable but still a bit harsher than some of the other varieties.

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Bottle. Pours brown/black with tan head. Smell is boozy, dark fruit, molasses. Taste is all the same....raisins, plum, dark brown sugar, cherries. The rye is a nice accent. Warming alcohol. I have found these Eclipse beers to be truly great - some develop better than the others but they are great for the cellar. Love this series.

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S: Vanilla, oak, sweet dark and milk chocolates, a bit of rye and alcohol in the nose.

T: Taste is vanilla, chocolate, some coffee, sweet and a bit tart, some rye.

M: Full bodied and creamy smooth.

O: Definitely one of the best Eclipse stouts, I'd give it an easy A/A+/97.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Heaven Hill Rittenhouse Rye from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 430 ratings.