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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Buffalo Trace Barrel Blend - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

177 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 70
Gots: 75 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Yellow wax.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-08-2011)
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Amyliz4, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

KJ2013, Oct 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

JRod1969, Jan 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

PEIhop, May 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Abrengle, May 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

3Hops, May 13, 2012
Photo of pkalix
4.61/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

you guys are high! Sammy gave it a 2.93? oh please...
same recipe as the others, just a different barrel. great aroma in the glass, bourbon and oak, roasted malts.... vanilla. chocolate. yummmm...
taste is a lot like the others, except for a small difference which I assume is from the different barrels(?). I love this stuff and place it highly on my all-time list of favorites. it's a little expensive but it's a great treat when in the right frame of mind. warming and sweet on a cold December afternoon...
this may not be as good as the others I have tried, and i'm trying to decide if maybe because it was just bottled as opposed to sitting a bit, but I am truly entranced with this brew.

pkalix, Dec 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

injuredreserve, Feb 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

CanisMajor, May 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

mportnoy, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

tbone1384, Nov 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Phobicsquirrel, Dec 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

afsdan, Apr 04, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Beverage Warehouse, Winooski, VT. Gold wax, Bottle 1/2013.

Poured into DFH snifter, formed a 1/2" purpley dark brown head over the opaque dark brown/black brew. Frothy head holds nicely, with thick coating lace. Aroma is dark, sweet, and boozy.

Taste starts with rich and dark malts, dark fruit in the middle, and closes with tannins and tons of alcohol character, which mellows through with come vanilla barrel character. Mouthfeel is slickery smooth, and drinkability is good, as in I look forward to finishing the bottle. Glad I had the opportunity to have this, even if the price point is somewhat prohibitive. A Christmas gift to myself.

ppoitras, Mar 27, 2014
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4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011, bottle #650. Warmed up significantly before reviewing.

Pours with a big cocoa head which settles into a thin film. Black with clear redwood edges.

Very dark fruity chocolate, dried dark fruit, sweet alcoholic esters, Vanilla-y milk chocolate, toasty and dark roasted grain. Smells delicious, on point.

Milk chocolate, damp oak, chocolate covered raisins. Pretty simple, but easy to drink and very nice. -bals are restrained, but are a pleasant as a nice background note. Nothing wrong with that.

Silky and rich. The effort to amend the mouthfeel (which wasn't necessarily a problem to me) shows.

A nice iteration of this beer. No over the top char or booze to be found. A nice change of pace and highly enjoyable.

MrFootstones, Dec 22, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at Capone's during Philly beer week. Poured into a 5 oz. snifter.

Appearance: The beer pours almost black with some red light coming through at the edges. There is a layer of off white head that goes away but leaves some lacing.

Smell: Sweet and smooth dark chocolate roast. Along with the chocolate notes, I'm getting some coconut, dark fruit, and bourbon.

Taste: Just as smooth as the smell. Chocolate and coconut with a slight roasty bitterness. The bourbon and coconut flavors are nice together. I thought this tasted almost as good as the 18 year version.

Mouthfeel: The body is thick, but less so than the 18 year. The carbonation is tingly and the finish is dry.

Overall: This is a very good and complex imperial stout. I liked the coconut note along with the bourbon and roast. I would have this one again.

oline73, Jun 12, 2012
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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Buffalo Trace Barrel Blend from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.