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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brandy Barrel Blend - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brandy Barrel BlendImperial Eclipse Stout - Brandy Barrel Blend

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

183 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 65
Gots: 119 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Burgandy wax.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-08-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-28-2013 04:25:33 | More by bird22
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djmichaelk

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-17-2013 05:12:42 | More by djmichaelk
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jwat

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.2%

05-26-2013 19:40:26 | More by jwat
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-19-2013 23:21:12 | More by pmarlowe
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-13-2013 03:44:08 | More by Kelp
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warnerry

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle 2118 into a Duvel tulip. 2011 vintage.

A - Pours a very deep brown/black, though clearly translucent on the pour. A solid one inch of creamy brown head. Pretty good persistence.

S- Lots of fruit in the aroma, with rich chocolate coming in right behind. Booze-soaked (I'm not a brandy drinker, so I can't say whether it is a brandy aroma) raisin is prevalent. A bit vinous. Quite nice.

T - In contrast to the aroma, chocolate is the dominant flavor, followed by the dark fruits, red wine and alcohol.

M - Haven't had an Eclipse in awhile, but this seems to have a thicker mouthfeel than then other variants I've had. Nice and creamy, but still not heavy. A bit dry on the finish.

O - Very enjoyable. The brandy notes seem to bring a very slight harshness to this, but still a nice twist on the barrel aged stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 19:32:16 | More by warnerry
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ScottP

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-14-2013 18:37:36 | More by ScottP
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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black with a touch of brown and a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate head. Fades normal.

S - Chocolate and dark caramel malts, molasses, dark fruits, vanilla, oak, Brandy, black licorice, dark cocoa, coffee, booze.

T - Sweet chocolate and caramel malts, Brandy, vanilla, oak, molasses, coffee, black licorice, bitter dark cocoa, raisin, figs, dates and other dark fruits, and some booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit syrupy with a warming, sweet finish.

D - Great barrel aged stout. The brandy barrel is a nice touch and the dark fruits come through a bit more.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 01:44:10 | More by ngeunit1
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened again on 10.28.13
2011
B076

A - Pours a dark brown with a tan head that fades slowly.

S - Sweetness, then bourbon and bitter chocolate.

T - Sweet brandy, chocolate, roasted malts. Nice.

D - Good carbonation with a heavy body.

O - Swwet and drinks very easy. Great version.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 00:25:08 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-10-2013 05:54:06 | More by oline73
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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

03-09-2013 20:54:35 | More by duceswild
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Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Washington

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-16-2013 15:20:52 | More by Satchboogie
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AgentMunky

California

3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a sampling glass. 2011 vintage. From notes. Reviewed 12 February 2013.

A: Pitch-black with cola edges and a light brownish head.

S: Sweet grapes and strong liquor. Deep and complex.

T/M: Bright and tasty, with a great soft aftertsate. Brandy is evident, grapes, but it's perhaps oversweet.

O: It's okay. Not my favourite. Stick to the whiskey barrels.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 06:44:32 | More by AgentMunky
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Colorado

3/5  rDev -27.9%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brandy Barrel Blend from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.