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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Bourbon - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses BourbonImperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Bourbon

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386 Ratings
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Ratings: 386
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 268
Gots: 224 | FT: 15
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:
Red wax identifies the Four Roses version.

(Beer added by: largadeer on 11-14-2010)
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younger35

Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Traded for a couple of these a year or so back and this will be my 3rd iteration in the series. I’ve really enjoyed the first two and I’m 100% sure this will be no different. Drank while watching game 7 of the 2011 World Series (St. Louis vs. Texas).

2010 version bottle 850-something. I can’t read the last number.

Appearance- Pours a super dark brownish black with a small light brown fluffy cap that quickly bubbles away to almost no cap and thin collar. Not a speck of lacing either.
Smell- Surprisingly nutty smelling with an almost hazelnut note that I remember getting in the other versions, just didn’t seem this potent. Tons of coconut and vanilla as the barrel really seems to play into the nose a lot. Kind of sweet smelling with plenty of chocolate and caramel – especially at the beer warms. A few dark fruits show up for the nose party but nothing really all that potent.
Taste- Starts with a touch of booze that is slightly bourbon like with that wonderful soothing warming. Tons of coconut and milk chocolate make way for that Mounds Bar type flavor. Nutty to the core with a bit of vanilla, especially in the finish. The wood doesn’t seem quite as evident as I remember the previous versions being. Slightly sweet but the overall deliciousness of the beer makes me forget how much I hate that. The finish is earthy and warming and delicious.
Mouthfeel- Like the rest of the Eclipse the body is fairly thin but overall not bad. Carbonation is light and the beer feels silky smooth.
Drinkability- I really like this beer a lot and this is most definitely my favorite of the 3 versions I’ve had. It’s very tasty as the coconut and chocolate tones are fabulous. The more I have this beer the more I love. Awesome stuff!

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 02:06:20 | More by younger35
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Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a tasting glass. Vintage 2013.

A: Dark with great lacing.

S: Sticky, syrupy sweet. Trace of booze.

T: Fruity and strong. This is awfully sweet. The fruit is nice, but the syrupy qualities make it taste a little like cough syrup. Finish is pleasantly bitter and cherryish,

M: Smooth and strong. Yum.

O: Tasty, but a bit too syrupy. Not my favorite Eclipse, but still worthy.

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2013

Pours like all the rest. Dark brown with a nice frothy beige head, good staying power and a ring around the glass. Not much lacing here.

Nice bourbon burn in the nostrils. Even though this has sat for a number of months....the bourbon will not be denied. Chocolate, cinnamon, marshmallow, cough syrup, apple and caramel. Liking the smell as it warms. Key word...warms.

The taste is cocoa/chocolate goodness. The booze is there, but rather subdued. Good blend of light bourbon and smooth chocolate here. Some coffee, toffee and more marshmallow. Blending nicely.

Silky, smooth mouthfeel.

Overall this was pretty darn good. The flavors are blending well though I would be drinking this sooner rather than later. The booze was not overpowering and the Four Roses blend is really nice for the pairing. I see why Fifty/Fifty keeps this barrel in the mix. Enjoyable session.

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I got this bottle at a shop in Philly for about $30. Bottle run 3/2013.

A - Black pour with a thick, creamy and dense deep brown head that looks like it has staying power. A bit of carbonation coming up the sides. Spotty rings of lace and a film of retention.

S - Bourbon is definitely there. Fair bit of heat. Sweet maltiness there too with wood and vanilla. A bit muted, but it opened up a bit after a while. Obvious dark/bitter chocolate note there after a while.

T - Nice sweetness with lot's of bourbon, sweet malt, vanilla, lot's of layers. A bit of a dusty note. Lot's of sweet chocolate and honey with aggressive bourbon, wood and vanilla. Flavours of a strong, intense Imperial Stout. After some time a really nice sweetness reveals itself with a smooth undertone and some alcohol that is less intense than the beginning.

M - Pleasant mild carbonation, thick full body and a dry bourbony finish.

O/D - This is good. Maybe not $30 good, but good nonetheless. It's well balanced and to the point with lot's of complex notes coming out the more you investigate. This is not BCBS, but it's a well crafted BA Imperial Stout.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Bourbon from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
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