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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
96
world-class

496 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 254
Gots: 272 | FT: 20
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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Ratings: 496 | Reviews: 174 | Display Reviews Only:
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sourdog

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-29-2014 06:45:56 | More by sourdog
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

06-27-2014 19:36:02 | More by sammyg832
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-26-2014 12:17:37 | More by cwelsh55
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twizzard

New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

06-25-2014 23:49:31 | More by twizzard
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rowbow

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-06-2014 17:47:21 | More by rowbow
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

06-03-2014 02:58:12 | More by rlee1390
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MickeyHops

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

05-30-2014 07:03:23 | More by MickeyHops
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NRo

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-29-2014 17:39:32 | More by NRo
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roger617

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-29-2014 00:56:13 | More by roger617
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

05-15-2014 00:46:26 | More by Reagan1984
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jfstilling

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-12-2014 23:37:58 | More by jfstilling
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-11-2014 16:09:28 | More by mikeincharleston
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -8.5%

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

05-04-2014 23:47:41 | More by brentk56
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hops202

District of Columbia

4.58/5  rDev +5.8%

Black Wax Top poured into a snifter. 2013 vintage - bottle run # 2.

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

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

T - more bourbon and vanilla but the whiskey is not overpowering. Reminds me of BCBS in a way but not over the top with the bourbon. There's some great marshmallow flavor in there along with some slight berries which really balance it out.

M - moderate with a fair amount of carb sting but not too bad and certainly not too hot on the alcohol either.

O - Great BA imperial stout. It has achieved the much sought after integral equilibrium of bourbon and stout.

05-03-2014 20:17:04 | More by hops202
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random846

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-30-2014 04:31:59 | More by random846
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-28-2014 02:33:12 | More by facesnorth
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-26-2014 23:48:28 | More by nmann08
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-24-2014 03:15:36 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-24-2014 03:05:24 | More by kjkinsey
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JLeet

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-22-2014 20:43:07 | More by JLeet
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

04-21-2014 16:56:31 | More by tom10101
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

04-20-2014 17:39:24 | More by markgugs
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Denzo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-19-2014 03:48:27 | More by Denzo
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-14-2014 16:51:22 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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Roguer

Connecticut

4.01/5  rDev -7.4%

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.

04-12-2014 22:34:28 | More by Roguer
Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams Bourbon from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.