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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

400 Ratings
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Ratings: 400
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 269
Gots: 227 | 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 +5.6%

Georgiabeer, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of kaseydad
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

kaseydad, Jun 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jun 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

TATURBO, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

egrace84, Jun 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -35.4%

Odysseyalien, Jun 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

JamLand, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

DelicateDelirium, Jun 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

bigbeers84, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of tbeckett
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
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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4/5  rDev -6.1%
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

2GOOFY, May 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

ZEB89, May 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

ADTaber, May 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Griffith, May 09, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

aquazr1, May 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

threedaggers, May 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

JLeet, Apr 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

zookerman182, Apr 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

tdm168, Apr 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

TXhomebrewer, Apr 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Apr 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

schopenhauerale, Apr 08, 2014
Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Bourbon from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 400 ratings.