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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams Bourbon - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams BourbonImperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams Bourbon

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481 Ratings
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Ratings: 481
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.06%
Wants: 252
Gots: 268 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: largadeer on 12-02-2010)
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Bourbon County Stout snifter from a 22oz bottle.
BR # 1
2012

Pours a nice slightly viscous liquid with nice dark dark black notes and a nice sticky half inch light tan head. Absolutely no lights gets through. The head recedes down to a nice thin film with a ring.

Aroma starts off with nice vanilla sweetness then followed by some good milk chocolaty sweetness. The vanilla spice notes in the nose definitely come from the barrel with some nice caramel and molasses back bone holding it up. Slight roasted notes in the aroma can be perceived. Dark roasted malts with some slight espresso notes. There is some slight boozy heat coming form the nose with some mild honey notes that then turn back into some nice fudgy cocoa.

Now the taste is where this beer takes off. The flavor starts off with fluffy light yet sweet bakers chocolate. Notes of milk chocolate, fudge and some mild dark cocoa bitterness. Then some nice vanilla and bourbon barrel hints come through with some amazing fudge and molasses sweetness. Then some nice dark malt roast comes through. Just barely (maybe 'cuz of age). Nice balancing act between all the main players in this brew. GReat notes of chocolate, barrel, molasses and vanilla with some mild roast to boot. Body is thicker than expected based on the pour. Overall this is a gem. A delicious base beer with some good barrels.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 00:37:41 | More by JoEBoBpr
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S-Good deal of bourbon, nice chocolate. roasted malt and slight coffee.

T-Very bourbon heavy, nice chocolate and roasted malt as well. Tad bit of vanilla and coffee.

M-Medium bodied and nice carbonation.

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Appearance: Pours fudge brown with just a hint of bubbly froth; a few spots of lacing

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A - heavy jet black with some mocha head that hangs around

S - lots of bourbon, oak, vanilla, some chocolate roast. Smells rather delicious.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams Bourbon from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
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