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

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Buffalo Trace Barrel BlendImperial Eclipse Stout - Buffalo Trace Barrel Blend

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 71
Gots: 84 | FT: 9
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:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-08-2011

Yellow wax.
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3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle with yellow wax provide by Frank (lurchingbeast), thanks! Good Beer/Bad Beer tasting. Poured into Bell's tulip.

A - Pours darker brown, pretty much black, thin tan-colored head, which quickly vanishes leaving only the brown/black of the body.

S - Nice level of roast, chocolate, oak, and light dark fruity chocolate notes. A nice mix of rich chocolate, light bitterness, and sweetness really balances this one out. The Buffalo Trace is really smooth and not "hot" by any means.

T - Similar to the nose, but less dark fruit and more barrel. Sweet milk chocolate, light bitter roast, smooth Buffalo Trace, oak. Quite possibly the best-tasting Buffalo Trace barrel-aged beer I've ever had. Really ready to drink now.

M - Full body, rich & smooth, creamy finish.

O - Really impressive stuff. Really smooth, excellent barrel character, and the Buffalo Trace is showcased well. I'm usually not a fan of BT -bals, but this was really nice. Recommend.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2011 Vintage. Yellow Wax. Bottle #606.
Poured in to snifter.

A - Very dark brown on the pour but settled black with a thin layer of light brown head.

S - Charred oak, sweet bourbon and vanilla from the barrel up front. Chocolate fudge, roast and sweet molasses.

T - A big oak presence up front with lighter bourbon and vanilla flavours. The barrel dominates, but the base beer comes through as well adding chocolate fudge, roast, char and sweet molasses.

M - Medium body, slightly chewy. Light carbonation.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 batch. I didn't care for this version on tap, but found it much more enjoyable from the bottle.

Pretty standard Eclipse appearance: black with translucent dark brown edges. Perhaps a bit more carbonated than other versions, this pours with a fairly tall and lasting head. More fruitiness on the nose than any other Eclipse, surprisingly jammy and berry-like. Whiskey is present but subdued, and the chocolate and licorice Eclipse foundation seems more mellow than other 2011 batches. The palate mirrors the nose, exhibiting pleasant berry-like fruit flavors along with very mellow, integrated bourbon, mild roast and a touch of cocoa. There's no heat to this one, and it may be a bit too tame for its own good, bordering on uninteresting. It's a very well made and drinkable beer all the same, certainly not my favorite of the 2011 batches but still quite good.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Buffalo Trace Barrel Blend from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.