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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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BA SCORE
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508 Ratings
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Ratings: 508
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.06%
Wants: 254
Gots: 274 | FT: 21
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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4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage

Appearance: Pours dark as death with 1 finger of prominent mocha head that all but collars after a few minutes.

Smell: Intertwined vanilla and graham cracker are really prominent up-front. A nice chocolate element underneath it all says hello, with some oaky bourbon to boot. There is a big and sweet roasted malt element that refuses to be ignored as well as big dark fruit. Really good. It almost smells like a freshly baked cookie.

Taste: I was hoping that this would match up to the smell, and it totally does. Sweet, oaky vanilla begins it all, with a graham cracker sweetness providing a yang to the vanilla's yin. Underneath that, there is almost an element of cherry juice, really unique. In the middle, the roasted malt that rears its head is just so perfectly sweet, and the aftertaste is just so pleasant; that of graham cracker and licorice. The finish is quite dry. This beer is a pleasure to drink, and masterfully hides the huge abv.

Mouthfeel: A really great balance between body, stickiness and carbonation. This is medium bodied, but there is above average carbonation for a stout this big, and it really coats the mouth aggressively.

Overall: This beer really knocked my socks off, a pleasant surprise. Not much that I can take points off for here. It would certainly be nice to try the Pappy version of this. Really well done.

PsilohsaiBiN, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

beergorrilla, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Tuckersmth, Jul 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

JayPeso, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Iparedman, Jul 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

jmejones, Jul 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

brother_kenneth, Jul 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

metsfan1, Jul 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Hallertau, Jul 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

MrGone, Jul 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

BigV, Jul 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Walkerjgt, Jun 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

sourdog, Jun 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

cwelsh55, Jun 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

twizzard, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

rowbow, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of rlee1390
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Black in the glass, two finger brown head and some lacing.

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.

O-A middle of the road Eclipse variant. The bourbon really shined through. I was shocked such a bad bourbon made a good beer.

rlee1390, Jun 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

MickeyHops, May 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

NRo, May 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

roger617, May 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Reagan1984, May 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jfstilling, May 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

mikeincharleston, May 11, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.96/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle 1432 of 2010

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

Smell: Vanilla, chocolate and marshmallow underpinned by oaky Bourbon tones

Taste: A hint of roast and we are off into a marshmallow and vanilla world of sweet flavor; boozy harshness picks up, in the mid-palate, with oaky Bourbon tones adding a slightly harsh character; the marshmallow and vanilla sweetness returns to linger in the finish though the Bourbon lingers, too

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: A fine beer but this one didn't meet the expectations I had for it; a bit too sweet and a bit too thin

brentk56, May 05, 2014
Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams Bourbon from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 508 ratings.