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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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BA SCORE
95
world-class

418 Ratings
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Ratings: 418
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 266
Gots: 232 | 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:
Red wax identifies the Four Roses version.

(Beer added by: largadeer on 11-14-2010)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

tbeckett, Jun 11, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Black in the glass, one finger brown head with some lacing.

S-Bourbon, rather sweet, some chocolate.

T-Rather sweet, Almost too sweet, some bourbon, roasted malt and chocolate.

M-Medium bodied and slight carbonation.

O-Too sweet the barrel flavors were not allowed to come through.

rlee1390, Jun 03, 2014
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Bottle 741 of 2010

Appearance: Pours fudge brown with a spumous head; excellent lacing

Smell: Roast, chocolate, oak, vanilla, dark fruit and, of course, the Four Roses Bourbon

Taste: From the outset, the thing that stands out is the balance; opens with all the flavors detected in the aroma; after the swallow, there is a modest amount of heat, but the finish brings back the start, with the sweetness held in check by the roast and chocolate while the dark fruit adds complexity

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation and some warmth in the gullet

Overall: Very pleased with how this brew has matured; I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did but it topped the Heaven Hill I had yesterday - three more to go

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Bourbon from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 418 ratings.