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

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89
very good

164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 69
Gots: 77 | FT: 8
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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Piddmeista

California

4/5  rDev 0%

02-26-2014 02:22:02 | More by Piddmeista
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akang

California

4/5  rDev 0%

02-24-2014 06:32:30 | More by akang
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev 0%

02-24-2014 05:13:12 | More by SocalKicks
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CoolEthan

California

4/5  rDev 0%

02-24-2014 00:59:11 | More by CoolEthan
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Smarty_Pints

California

4/5  rDev 0%

02-24-2014 00:57:47 | More by Smarty_Pints
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev 0%

02-16-2014 21:45:16 | More by jtladner
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BradleySig

California

5/5  rDev +25%

02-13-2014 06:31:44 | More by BradleySig
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JohnParadee

Delaware

4/5  rDev 0%

02-13-2014 05:08:59 | More by JohnParadee
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-11-2014 23:27:56 | More by Moses_Malone
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theminutemen

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

02-10-2014 02:32:45 | More by theminutemen
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2013 single barrel version, bottle run 1, yellow wax. Came from Dawson's while home in Maryland. Pours black with nearly a finger of brown head in my Teku. Aroma of chocolate milk, some hot whiskey, vanilla, graham cracker. Flavor has big chocolate up front with a beautiful char and smoke finish from the barrel. Loooove the finish here. Whiskey is there but not too hot despite seeming so in the aroma. There is a fruity flavor and floral flavor here maybe from the honey. A really nice and complex blend of flavors that is noticeably different from the Evan Williams I had last night. Lives up to thinner body reputation that takes slightly away from it but still plenty of big flavors to love. Higher carbonation for the style. Really neat beer here.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 00:58:54 | More by BMMillsy
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svt5126

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

02-05-2014 18:47:01 | More by svt5126
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

02-05-2014 18:38:16 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.36/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz, 2013
Mini snifter

A: Pitch black in the glass. Thin layer of light tan head. Alcohol feet. Not really any lacing.

S: Boozy bourbon. Dark chocolate. Vanilla. Oak dryness.

T: very similar to the MM batch. Good amount of bourbon flavor here. Roast malt. Charred oak. Dark chocolate. Vanilla. Dry tannic wood. Bitter chocolate and lingering booze heat at the close.

M: Full bodied.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 16:08:43 | More by inlimbo77
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laxer8811

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

01-30-2014 01:22:54 | More by laxer8811
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IKR

California

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 Vintage
11.9% ABV

Appearance: Very dark brown bordering on black with a modest dark beige head that slowly faded.

Smell: Mild Bourbon, brown sugar , and mild coffee/roasted malt aromas. Nice smelling but not overly complex.

Taste: Moderate Bourbon, roast malts, vanilla, brown sugar and tannic oak notes. The finish features sweet Bourbon notes, vanilla, roast malt note, oak notes and mild hop notes. This variant is sweeter than the 2013 Makers Mark. Very restrained alcohol presence.

Mouth-feel: On the light side of medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation.

Overall: Good beer. Compared to the Maker Mark, the Bourbon flavor comes off a bit sweeter downplaying the roast malt/coffee aspect. As always, it's a treat to see the different barrel effects on the base beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 03:36:09 | More by IKR
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-25-2014 00:46:19 | More by mltobin
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-20-2014 02:50:01 | More by CRJMellor
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LoveStout

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-19-2014 19:18:21 | More by LoveStout
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2GOOFY

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-16-2014 04:09:25 | More by 2GOOFY
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

4/5  rDev 0%

01-16-2014 00:41:33 | More by ubufan2112
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev 0%

01-05-2014 05:39:01 | More by zestar
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-04-2014 03:04:32 | More by ajzy
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Batch 1 of 2013.

A: Pitch-black pour with a very dense and tall dark brown head. Head fades impossibly slowly, leaving heavy and thick swatches behind. Top notch retention.

S: Nice mild bourbon aroma. Caramel mainly. Lots of honey and toasted sugars. Mild chocolate.

T: Bourbon up front, stronger than the aroma interestingly enough. Caramel and toffee. Pretty spicy and stinging alcohol presence. One of the hottest 50/50 variants I've had. Mild cocoa in the middle and finish. Cocoa is more bitter in the finish with hints of smoke and even coffee. A little oak in the aftertaste too.

M: Heavy, smooth and boozy.

O: Hmph, I'm a big fan of buffalo trace but this blend didn't really do it for me. Quite sharp and boozy initially. Not nearly as sweet as the other variants too, much more bitter as a result. The bitterness and harshness really drowns out everything else, resulting in a seemingly less complex and balanced brew. This is my second least favorite variation so far, with corn whiskey being at the bottom.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 06:12:00 | More by Dope
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POTABLE83

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

12-26-2013 16:55:35 | More by POTABLE83
Imperial Eclipse Stout - Buffalo Trace Barrel Blend from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.