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

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

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449 Ratings
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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.08%


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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alcstradamus

Washington

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a finger of head that dies down to a thin layer of bubbles.

Aroma is rich toffee sweetness, toasted malt, marshmallow, oak, booze, and some floral character. Huge aroma.

The flavor is roasted malt and burnt toast up front, with a dry oaky finish. Lots of bitter dark chocolate. The oakiness and booze are a bit astringent.

The body is fuller than medium but not quite what I would call creamy. Low carbonation which I prefer in a stout.

Overall this beer was pretty nice, but the flavor didn't live up to the fine aroma. Just a bit too harsh to get to that "next level." Still, I definitely recommend it to lovers of barrel aged stouts.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2011 05:39:35 | More by alcstradamus
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Eclipse Evan Williams

Bottle 1682 shared by translucent.

Pours ½ finger of tan head. Good retention leaving thin lace rings. Color is black.

Aroma: Vanilla, oak, and whiskey. Chocolate with a light roast and some dark fruits (plums and grapes). Warming alcohol.

Taste: Much more whiskey flavors here, but enjoyable. Chocolate with a bit of char. Caramel, vanilla, oak, and some dark fruits. More roast than in the nose.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, roasted, and warming. Full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends kind of boozy but clean.

Overall, this was a really solid beer. Great whiskey flavors. Pretty easy drinking. I really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 20:43:24 | More by mothman
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Kelton

Oregon

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 Bottle.

Pours with little to no head. Vanilla, Oak & Roasty nose. A very good looking pitch black stout.

Mouthfeel is slightly thinner than I expected, but taste overwhelms any negative aspect of a light body.

Wow, this is tasty. Nice slight barrel notes. Better than the EC version I had recently.

Dare I say it's worth the price point. No, but worth a shot if you split the bottle cost with a buddy!

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 05:44:48 | More by Kelton
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 22oz bottle to tasting glass at my 30th Beerthday Bash on 9/23/11
*From notes

Vintage 2010

A: Dark and rich brownish black. A good pour yields a one finger head and minor lacing, with little retention.

S: Some coconut, chocolate and malt, kinda like a fresh Mounds bar.

T: A bit of astringency, yet it's not overly tannic. This far in, I would have thought I'd find more balance, yet what I get is a lot of bourbon hitting hard on the fore to mid. The finish washes some of this away, allowing a bit of cocoa and char to pick up the pieces.

M: Not overly viscous. It's most certainly rich, yet there's an oiliness to it that, with a bit more body, would end up coming across like satin sheets.

O: FiftyFifty's Evan Williams Eclipse was the second best of the three we had (Four Roses being #1 and Rittenhouse Rye being #3). This is a really damn fine beer, yet it's lacking something, that extra "wow" factor to push it over the top.

All in all though, don't hesitate to check this out. Damn fine drinking, here.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 22:31:00 | More by Rhettroactive
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Roguer

Connecticut

4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Huge, dark brown head, with absolutely fantastic retention. Brew is black as night. Slick, thick lacing as the head slowly dies down. Beautiful beer.

Whiskey, oak, and vanilla notes are very prominent, but they don't quite drown out the chocolate malt and roast barley, accentuated by a hint of cream. Similar aroma proportions to BCBS, but a different overall feel. Whiskey notes are sharp but not overpowering.

Thin, sweet whiskey up front; chocolate malt and roast barley next; strong finish of whiskey; vanilla, oak, and berries are present throughout. Very, very tasty, but not genre-defining like BCBS has become.

Slightly thin for the style. I would definitely prefer it a lot thicker. Very full-flavored; lively, with a nice alcohol and carbonation sting. A little heat, but not too bad.

The contrasts to BCBS are worth mentioning, because this is where the beer falls just shy of true greatness. It's a very, very tasty beer, very drinkable, and the Evan Williams barrels definitely gives it a distinct and unique flavor. Maybe that's enough to make this your personal favorite; it's a little pricey to try on a whim, though.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 22:34:28 | More by Roguer
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottles shared by Lunch and Thorpe429. Thanks Paul and Mike!

The beer appears very dark brown, nearly black. The head is 1/4", and generates a fair amount of lacing on the glass.

The aroma brings bourbon and a general boozy quality, as well as roasted malt. Unsurprisingly, it smells like a barrel-aged stout.

I actually thought the beer tasted better than the aroma would have led me to believe. The beer is slightly sweet throughout, making this a good bottle for sharing a few ways, as one snifter was just right. Bourbon and roast are up front, with more subtle flavors like chocolate, vanilla, and coffee playing a secondary role.

The feel is medium bodied, with alcohol presence throughout, though not necessarily in a negative or distracting way.

Overall, a tasty brew, and one I would happily enjoy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 22:48:57 | More by Huhzubendah
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schmoopsbeer

California

4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 Vintage
Poured in to Stone snifter

Color: Black at the core but if held to the light hints of a dark brown appear around the top ring of this beer. It forms a nice dark tan head, about 1 1/2 fingers worth. Light lacing left behind on the glass.

Nose: Warm bourbon flavors hit the nasal passages: vanilla, molasses, and hints of caramel. Also present are scents of honey, coffee, charred oak, and roasted malts.

Palate: Full bodied with decent carbonation. It drinks warm, so it can use a bit of aging. Here the bourbon coats the mouth and later its soothed by chocolate and honey. The beers hop profile makes a show here but not totally noticeable.

Finish: Warm, long, and complex. Much like bourbon, this beer can use some time in the cellar before it reaches it max potential

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2011 06:50:02 | More by schmoopsbeer
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nmbr0ne

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into snifter from 22oz bottle.

Appearance: Black with little to no lacing, and no head.

Smell: Strong bourbon smell from the barrels. I smell vanilla, molasses, small hints of caramel, and a lot of oak. You can definitely smell the alcohol, but it is not an overwhelming boozy smell.

Taste: Caramel, oak, roasted malts, slightest hints of chocolate, and a bourbon. The bourbon doesn't overwhelm the stout flavor.

Mouthfeel: Pretty thin with barely any carbonation. Disappointing.

Overall: I feel the bourbon barrels were a great choice because it gave the stout awesome bourbon flavors, but the beer in general was a bit lacking. I want more stout characteristics as well. More roasted malts, more chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 20:32:41 | More by nmbr0ne
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Treebs

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2010 vintage. Bottle # 2298. Thanks to kevanb for this one a while ago.

A: Pours a dark black color with dark brown edges. A little head forms on the pour and recedes to nothing. No lace.

S: Brownie bits with some bitter chocolate. The barrel is nice with smooth bourbon, caramel and oak.

T: The bourbon is smooth and sweet up front. There is a fine roasted malt profile with a backing of oak, unsweetened chocolate and a little toffee.

M: A tad thin for my liking. Medium light body with a medium carbonation level.

O: Very delicious. Not quite in the same echelon as the EC barrel versions, but it is right there.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 02:29:53 | More by Treebs
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz, black wax ensconced bottle, batch #2 for 2013. Deadly looking, and a rather dear shelf tag, for a single beer, this one has.

This beer pours a solid black, with the barest of basal dark cola, erm, 'highlights', and two fingers of dense, weakly puffy, and mostly challenging in its bubbly essence, light brown mocha head, which leaves some random cobwebbed lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of semi-sweet caramel/toffee malt, mildly acrid wood grain, prune, raisin and dried cherry fruit, vanilla pudding, a hint of cocoa, middle-shelf Bourbon whiskey, one with a surprisingly subtle booze astringency. The taste is big on the chocolate liqueur up front, the woody Bourbon alcohol essence closely following, with some baking vanilla, black licorice, well-sugared coffee grounds, cream, weak earthy hops, and further booze notes fleshing things out.

The bubbles are rather light, and mostly just happy to provide a simple frothiness, the body a solid full weight, for any sort of style, and generally smooth, nothing other than the burgeoning alcohol capable of fucking this one up at the current juncture. It finishes still quite sweet, the caramel, toffee, woody booze, coffee and cocoa, and weak as shit earthy and leafy hops not really providing any real sort of balance here.

Another agreeable enough boozy, American whiskey-enhanced version of the base RIS, one which, once again, it would seem, doesn't really need the extra oomph provided here, whatever the added barrel notes may otherwise indicate. Pleasantly rendered, though, an attribute that carries on beyond the end of this affair, which make me wonder whether I might have chosen this one first for the evening, inadvisable drain pours and all that.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 07:35:31 | More by biboergosum
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Gushue3 for sharing this. 22oz. bottle served in a snifter. Pours one shade shy of black with no head. One arc-like swath of lacing coats the glass during the tasting. Nose is exquisite - bourbon, malt, brown sugar, booze and a trace of soy sauce. Taste consistent with nose; however, the flavor profile comes off a bit thin. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body - somewhat thin for a barrel-aged beer. Carbonation is almost still. Overall, an easy drinking example of the style, but a bit too subdued in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 01:53:12 | More by Jwale73
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zhanson88

California

4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2010 bottling.

Appearance: Pours pretty much pitch black, and moderately viscous. Forms a nice tan head that has good retention.

Smell: Bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, and quite a bit of bourbon on the nose. Not much roast to speak of. Not overly complex, but good.

Taste: Taste follows the smell. This imp. stout is not overly sweet with some dark chocolate bitterness, along with some vanilla and a moderately prevalent bourbon presence. There are many bourbons that I prefer over EW, and I can say the same about the bourbon presence in this beer. Seems a bit rough around edges. Still, I cannot complain how it is incorporated into the beer, as they got the overall level of barrel about right.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Smooth, full and silky mouthfeel. Good level of carbonation. Finishes with some bourbon and vanilla. Good. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. A very good stout, and I hope I get to try some of the other versions at some point.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 21:01:55 | More by zhanson88
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ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz into chouffe tulip thanks to largadeer. My first eclipse.

A- Creamed coffee colored head, 1cm that settles and frosts the glass very nicely. Beer is deep brown/black.

S- Nose is caramel, molasses. Gingerbread even. Hmm. Spicy, sweet.

T- Very bourbon heavy. Vanilla, oak, caramel, semisweet chocolate. Bit of smoke. Nice finish, good lingering flavors, a bit boozy in the finish.

M- Perhaps a bit thin? I could go for a bit more roastiness... but I appreciate the lack of a big char that leads to some pretty tasty bourbon notes. Lots of bourbon here.

D- Fairly high.. tasty... I'm curious to try the base beer. This one's all about the bourbon.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 00:49:25 | More by ShogoKawada
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alexhahn82

California

4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Black as Hell! 1 Finger head with medium dissipation, Poured into a 10oz. goblet (They won't sell it in anything else on tap).

S - Hints of the Evan Williams, a very distinct bourbon smell. But that takes a back seat to the HUGE toffee, chocolate, almost brownie like scent.

T/M - Taste is of thick, chewy chocolate and finishes with a bourbony oak, almost a hint of dark cherries.

Overall - When cold its a chocolate bomb, when warmed up the bourbon shows its teeth and bites in! A top tier bourbon barrel though its NOT a bourbon bomb, Very, very similar to Parablola (But waaay better!)

PP (Price Point) - $7.99 for a 10oz. goblet in June of 2011, considering with came out in December 2010, this is well worth it, wish I lived closer to the brewery so I could enjoy it more often!

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2011 02:09:44 | More by alexhahn82
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ne0m00re

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

09/15/11- Review of bottle 1302 of the 2010 release.
A: Opaque, tan creamy head, no lacing.
S: Thick sweet chocolate, brewer's licorice, nice strong vanilla, sweet cherry syrup.
T: Milky chocolate, nice vanilla caramel coffee cake, nutty (caramel-covered pecans), with crisp alcohol on the finish with a lingering brown sugar.
M: Thicker, creamy, crisp with a slowly developing carbonation.
O: I like it, but for a big bourbon stout, it's a little underwhelming.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 03:35:09 | More by ne0m00re
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axeman9182

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle thanks to UMNbeerhunter. This one was allowed to warm for a bit before being poured into my Brooklyn Brewery tulip.

FiftyFifty Evan Williams aged Eclipse pours a solid black. The first pour yields only a finger or so of caramel head, but the second pours brings up two. Head retention is very good, but lacing is practically nonexistent. The nose has a lot of the components of a very good barrel aged stout, but the balance between them is a bit out of whack Oak and bourbon are the main events here, with rich milk chocolate and vanilla playing secondary notes. Ideally those would be flip flopped. The flavor acquits itself a bit better. Sweet milk chocolate and a nice vanilla note lay down the baseline. Where roasted coffee would provide the counterpoint in a regular stout, bourbon and oaky tannins come in here to balance things out and add a layer of complexity. The mouthfeel is pretty solid, carbonation is mild and out of the way, and there's a certain chewy quality to the body. The body could still stand to be a little more rich and full though. The Evan Williams aged Eclipse Imperial Stout is a very tasty beer, and a good one. I probably wouldn't trade what it would cost to get another bottle though, there are other just as good barrel aged stouts out there.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 05:49:41 | More by axeman9182
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GregSVT

Texas

4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz black waxed bottle into a snifter - 2010 vintage #1912

A: Pours a deep dark brown with a small brown head that fade to a ring leaving very little lacing.

S: The nose reveals huge barrel notes like vanilla, molasses, and a touch of charred oak along with the chocolate and earthy honey from the base beer.

T: The taste is a bit less impressive than the nose but still good. Nice flavors of vanilla, molasses, chocolate and a touch of honey. Not as complex or intense as the EC 12 from 2009.

M: Feel is a little thin for the style but relatively creamy.

O: One of the better Eclipse beers I've had but not the top by far. The taste falls a bit short of excellent though. Could be the age...

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 00:45:38 | More by GregSVT
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PeprSprYoFace

California

4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked one of these up because I always hear about them and I have never gotten my hands on one since I've been a BA.

Pours a deep black with a one finger tan head. Dissipated to a super thin film with OK lacing.

Aroma I think is the best part. Lots of dark fruits and toasted sugars and caramel. Smells awesome.

Taste is awesome but not the best stout I've had. Very roasted but with a nice caramel malt that has some good dark fruit flavor. A slight bit of bourbon and oak. As it warms up the roast gets a little more harsh and the booz becomes a little more apparent. To me it seems to be lacking something in flavor that other barrel aged stouts have.

Mouthfeel is heavy and I wouldn't want to drink a whole 22oz by myeself.

Overall a solid BA Stout but there are some better ones for sure. I would probably get it again but $22 for the one bottle when beers like Abyss and Parabola are considerably cheaper I think I will have to pass.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2011 06:36:47 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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jnn4v

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Mahogany / espresso colored - dark brown around the edges and black through the center. No visible sediment or haze. Tan colored head rose around the fringes, but barely.

S: Bourbon, oak, cola, molasses, chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. Very sharp scents, especially weighted toward the bourbon.

T: Sharp American oak is dominant. Bourbon flavors of vanilla, toasted oak and coconut blend with rich chocolate and molasses malts. Black coffee is prevalent throughout. So many bold flavors that it actually borders on harsh. Definitely not a subtle beer.

M: Good density and viscosity. Not much carbonation. Slightly tannic, likely from the oak.

O: Good bourbon-barrel aged imperial stout, but (if it's actually possible?) too much oak.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 02:26:09 | More by jnn4v
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spicelab

Australia

4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber split 4 ways at tasting. Reviewed from notes.

Molasses-hued pour, near black in glass. Firm tan head drops stealthily over a couple of minutes to a film. Attractive lace trails on swirling.

Good amount of barrel in the nose with appreciable honey and coconut notes, but mostly emphasising the drier aspects of the barrel. Solid toasty, liqourice and rubber base beer elements underneath. Compact and contained.

Less roast, more coconut and dark brwon sugar sweetness. Big and growing chocolate fudge presence.

Quite viscous but medium bodied, with mild, dusty carbonation and emergent booze heat.

Like all the Eclipse beers, this is tight. Very easy-going with a near perfectly calibrated barrel influence.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 00:36:39 | More by spicelab
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Trilogy31

California

4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle number 2018. Pours an almost midnight black with a faint espresso hue at the edges, with a thin mocha cap that quickly recedes and leaves very light lacing though the head is revived easily with aquick swirl of my duvel tulip. The nose hits you with bourbon soaked alcohol esters, booze soaked plums, dusty, earthy barrel, slight stale coffee. Taste brings rich caramel, fig, soaked dates, spicy full bodied bourbon barrel with a sprinkling of cinnamon and vanilla and a hint of molasses. The taste really saves this beer at least for me compared to the nose. Pleasant mouthfeel with the oaky tannins cleaning up after the booze and sweetness though it does finish a bit thin. Iwould love to rate this all 5's as im sitting on a lot of bottles but i cannot tell a lie. I honestly would take a kbs in quality and price over this any day - tough standards i know but for 25.99 per bottle it should have been mind blowing.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 04:46:13 | More by Trilogy31
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CooperEllis

New York

4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 2461 from 2010. Duck Rabbit snifter.

My god, this is straight 100% alcohol in the nose. Like, way way too much booze. Still, it's delightful booze so no harm done.

That said, the flavor here is spot on, started it from the cellar temp (a touch north of 60 at the moment). There is something missing from the mouthfeel, a cleanness or a crispness or full creamy body. One of these has to be there to round this out.

Malt, chocolate-cherry, molasses cookies, woood.

This is my fourth different 50/50 this month ('11 Rittenhouse, '11 EC 18/20 and '09 EC) and this holds it's own with all of them. The '09 EC is still my favorite, and the mouthfeel on the '11 EC was pitch perfect, but this is great. It won't look so good because of the smell score, but damn this is delicious.

Have to say, once the alcohol aftertaste is gone, there is a seemingly infinite amount of joy in the aftertaste. Lingers perfectly on the palate and really increases the drinkability of this one.

(175th)

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 00:46:09 | More by CooperEllis
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by Sammy - Bottle from Premier Gourmet, 650ml into a tulip. Tasted alongside 4 other variants.

Black with a tan head. Nose has some fruitier bourbon notes, chocolate, oak, light vanilla and some brown sugar. Bourbon at the front on the palate, alcohol, and dark chocolate/roast well into the finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 22:41:23 | More by liamt07
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muttyd

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2012 version

As expected, thick black creamy pour with a thin tan head. Head settles into a faint ring. Wish the head persisted throughout. Looks rather bland at first glance.

Nose hits all the right notes: whiskey burn, coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. Some molasses in their as well. Flavor follows the nose with a very prevalent whiskey flavor in the finish. Sweet, but well rounded with enough roasty flavor to balance it out. Almost no hop flavor, as it is overpowered by the big barrel flavor. Thick and creamy, coats the mouth. Solid overall, but not as good as the Elijah Craig.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 03:09:07 | More by muttyd
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metter98

New York

4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a short creamy tan head that died down, leaving delicate lacing covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of bourbon are present in the nose along with notes of vanilla.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but has stronger notes of vanilla and oak. Some alcohol is perceptible, but this is all from the bourbon. As the beer begins up, you can start to pick some hints of the underlying stout.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The bourbon lends some warming to the mouthfeel.
O: This beer has a lot of bourbon in the smell and taste, so much that it almost obscures the rest of the beer. It seems to mellow out a bit once the beer warms up, but this beer could use a fuller body to support all of the bourbon.

Note: Bottle Run No. 1/2013

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 06:23:23 | More by metter98
Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams Bourbon from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.