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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
89
very good

164 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 18:33:05 | More by largadeer
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Connecticut

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01-13-2012 15:40:44 | More by Gfunk720
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed as part of last night's bottle share. Thanks to rlmartin, rmjavanut, hoppymcgee, and whartontallboy for contributing to this 11-bottle Eclipse tasting!

This was the last of the Eclipses opened last night, and it was honestly one of the best. Great aroma with mild chocolate and coffee adding to the rounded bourbon. Taste is smooth and caramely with hints of dark fruit among the stout flavors. Bourbon layers nicely on top and doesn't add much heat.

Overall, Buffalo Trace tied the '10 Heaven Hill as my 2nd favorite, trailing the '11 EC18 (which was our group's consensus favorite). But honestly, I was unimpressed across the board with most of these beers. Bourbon County Stout is far superior to all of them except EC18. Very glad I got to try them all, but EC18 is the only one I'd seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 23:37:36 | More by brystmar
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cosmicevan

New York

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle #205' enjoyed from a Kate the great snifter.

a - brew poured a watery black that settled a pewter black with a generous creamy head that hung out for a while. Some lacing as well, has an almost porter look to it, but pretty much looks like the others in the series that I have tried.

s - Roasty vanilla with some bourbon sweetness. The barrel is there and gives a peaty woody smell.

t - taste is big and bold with lots of charred roastiness. The bourbon is in the backseat. The vanilla is not nearly as present as the nose suggests. Chocolate and other favors come out as it opens up and the beer begins to be less of a char roast monster and balances out a bit more.

m - leaves a boozy tingle. smooth, but with lots of char. Medium bodied. Not as heavy or big as some of the others in the series.

o - overall, solid, but far from the highlight of the series. This barrel seems to add lots of peat wordiness and char as opposed to a bourbon glaze.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 02:14:53 | More by cosmicevan
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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Buffalo Trace Barrel Blend from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.