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

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95
world-class

406 Ratings
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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 268
Gots: 230 | FT: 12
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Griffith, May 09, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

brentk56, May 03, 2014
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aquazr1, May 02, 2014
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JLeet, Apr 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

tdm168, Apr 18, 2014
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TXhomebrewer, Apr 12, 2014
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GeorgiaBeerGuy, Apr 09, 2014
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schopenhauerale, Apr 08, 2014
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akang, Mar 28, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 1233/2011. Tasted 25 March 2014.

Pours black and thick. Two fingers of medium tan head. Great retention, islands of lacing all over the glass.

Smell is excellent. Rich and well-balanced. Full of chocolate, bourbon sweetness, with a light alcohol bite.

Taste is rich and full. Sweet dark roasted malts, chocolate, raisins, topped with grainy bourbon. Fantastically sweet and rich, with great balance between the base and the barrel. Excellent.

Feel is excellent as well. Full-bodied, thick and chewy. Medium-high carbonation, on the high side for a big stout, but I like the way it gets the flavors moving.

I'd put this in the upper-middle tier of barrel-aged stouts. Sweet and full, as I like them. Its best feature is its balance.

zeledonia, Mar 26, 2014
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DrinkSlurm, Mar 23, 2014
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BA_John, Mar 19, 2014
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vonnegut21, Mar 18, 2014
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KornWallace, Mar 15, 2014
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mikeincharleston, Mar 15, 2014
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IMXELITE0, Mar 13, 2014
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facesnorth, Mar 10, 2014
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Brew33, Mar 03, 2014
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mquartuccio87, Mar 02, 2014
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BostonHops, Feb 27, 2014
Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Bourbon from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.