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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brewmaster’s Grand Cru Blend 2011 - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brewmaster’s Grand Cru Blend 2011Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brewmaster’s Grand Cru Blend 2011

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

193 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 193
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 54
Gots: 127 | FT: 11
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.

Copper wax.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-08-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of rand
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

...getting better with age. See my past Eclipse reviews for details, but as the years pass these beers are getting increasingly rounded and singular, pushing chocolate essence and a chewy complexion front-and-center. Decadent, heavenly, copiously quaffable - pick your descriptor - this is a benchmark to how far craft beer has pushed a brew's utter deliciousness.

rand, Oct 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

wethorseblanket, Sep 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

MastaShonuf, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Auslander
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Auslander, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of PG2G
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

PG2G, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Bwagner1122, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

IrishColonial, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention. Aroma of black chocolates notes with some rye whiskey notes also clearly identifiable. Taste is a very enjoyable mix of rye whiskey notes with light woody features with some rich black chocolate notes and some warming alcohol notes. Body is quite full with an oily creamy texture. Very nice barrel-aged stout with a good balance between the different flavours.

Phyl21ca, Feb 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

JonnyBeers, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

topdown, Feb 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

spinrsx, Feb 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

megamass, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

zestar, Jan 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

weeare138, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

JMBSH, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

straightlambic, Dec 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

BillRoth, Dec 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Rado, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

socalbrewlvr, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 10.1.13

A - Pours a very dark brown with a thick tan head that just sits there.

S - Lots of boozy whiskey, a touch of sweet chocolate and maltiness.

T - Smooth sweet chocolate then plenty of bourbon.

D - Heavy body with good carbonation.

O - A nice bourbon and sweet chocolate, super smooth.

HuskyinPDX, Oct 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Kegatron, Oct 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.2%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

BMart, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

BrandonDZ, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of shangwang
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle 112 served in a Dogfish snifter.

Poured thin with no head, just some minor white swirls on the surface. Jet black with little transparency. Smelled of bourbon and roasted coffee. Vanilla, chocolate, and alcohol in the taste; definitely a sipper with a lot of strong flavors. Mouthfeel was surprisingly light and watery.

Overall a solid beer, but I'm questioning the price point when compared to other barrel aged stouts like KBS or BCBS. Still, a very good drink.

shangwang, Jul 20, 2013
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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brewmaster’s Grand Cru Blend 2011 from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.