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

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89
very good

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Reviews: 68
Hads: 199
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 6.22%
Wants: 50
Gots: 123 | FT: 9
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California, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-08-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Copper wax.
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Photo of billshmeinke
4.83/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a snifter.

Pitch black with three fingers of light beige head. Retention and lacing are both excellent.

Smells of bourbon, coffee, vanilla, oak, baker's chocolate, and brown sugar.

Taste follows smell. Dark chocolate, bourbon soaked dark fruits (raisins/plumbs/figs), brown sugar, coffee, tobacco, leather, touch of clove like spice. The finish is smokey, leathery, and tannic acompanied by some dark fruit.

The mouthfeel is full bodied, velvety smooth, nicely textired carbonation.

One of the best Eclipse versions. I'd rank it below Pappy and Elijah Craig 18, and higher than the rest of the versions I have tried. (633 characters)

Photo of Pahn
4.82/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle into Duvel tulip. #520, 2011. Huge thanks to generous BA KevSal for including this as an extra in a trade awhile back!

Appearance: Free pour yields a 3/4 inch light tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a solid lacing wall from the surface of the beer to about 1/4 inch up. Pours black with red orange highlights and leaves leggy spots and swatches of lacing.

Smell: From the bottle: hah, smells like a bottle of bourbon. Hope it doesn't taste as hot as it smells.

In the glass, it's still boozy, with slight caramel and vanilla, and a strong, spicy bourbon aroma. Chocolate comes out and really grows, along with a light toffee aroma that builds up strongly as well. Some great smoky notes sort of accent everything else... hard to describe, but nice.

While not the perfect/ultimate aroma, it's telling that I'm keeping the beer in my hand, held up to my face, while writing notes in my notebook, rather than putting it down at any point (not my usual procedure).

Taste: Wow, first impression is that I'm drinking a bourbon milkshake. What a mouthfeel; excellent. Lots of caramel and vanilla oak up front, with interesting malt and spirit nuances through the middle. Bit of a roasted malt and lingering hop influence through the semi-dry finish. Perfect bitterness and dryness to emphasize the spicy flavors and keep the thick, creamy feel and caramel/vanilla flavors in check.

Each sip basically yields bold barrel flavors, a prominent, well-done base beer--decent amount of roasted malt and caramel malt, with some complimentary hops (I thought Willamette, but online research says German Perle, which are described as "Minty bittering and good "green hop" aromas," which is what the "lingering hop" flavor here is like--had to look up German Perle because I have not used them myself).

This is what a barrel aged stout is supposed to provide: strong, consistent base flavor, with intriguing, constantly evolving (some wine and brandy reminiscent flavors, spicy bourbon, more expansive chocolate and vanilla notes, etc), but always complimentary nuances.

Basic flavor evolves as well, with a strong and welcome anise flavor through the finish that helps balance the heavy barrel influence up front. This is a spectacular beer.

Mouthfeel: Perfection. Thick, creamy full bodied. Low but sufficient carbonation. Dry enough finish to balance the decadence. Spot on; exactly what a barrel aged imperial stout's mouthfeel should be.

Overall: I've been sipping on this beer for about 2 hours now, and it still commands my complete attention for each sip. Masterfully put together beer. Will definitely seek out more Eclipse variants in the future. (2,672 characters)

Photo of rand
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

...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. (367 characters)

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.67/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At the release party, black pour, tan head, pretty thin ring. Aroma was probably the best of any of the Eclipses, big time chocolate, mild oak, bourbon, mild heat.

Taste more chocolate, a little sweetness, as if I can detect just what the rye barrel brings to the game. Yeah right. The mouthfeel is nice and chewy, would like to think I can tell the difference between the mouthfeel and consistency here compared with prior years. Bourbon is very mellow. Chocolate stays decadent and never thins out, real dark chocolate vibe with very little sweetness to it. Good touch with the vanilla, adds creaminess and flavor. Hides alcohol quite well like most Eclipse (all?) I've had. Still allows a little smoke to not be distracting, as well as a very tiny dark fruit and approaching tang/sour note in the most minimalistic way. I'm guessing the brandy was used in the perfect way here.

This was my favorite of all the 2011 Eclipse varieties. I think I went back and had it a total of 3 different times during the evening. Very balanced, a real showcase for what FiftyFifty has done, much less their blending capabilities on display in the grand cru more than any other version.

EDIT: Just drank my first bottle of it before the Silva/Sonnen II fight, holy damn, this got even better! Upping my rating to a 5 in the taste, this is classic stuff, how bourbon barrel stouts should be. (1,380 characters)

Photo of HovsepJO
4.62/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This review is based on what I remember last night and that isn't much considering how much I had to drink today through sunday football... lol anyway,

Appearance: pours a very dark brown/black body with a nice lace. carbonation was clear and satisfying. brown head.

Smell: best part of the beer. aroma included hints of coffee cocoa raisins and dozens of other things but I simply don't remember what..

Taste: tasted much like it smelled. although a rook, probably my favorite beer yet. Thank goodness I've got a second.

Mouthfeel: pleasant on the palate. Alcohol was well hidden. The flavors were fresh. The carbonation was excellent. I wouldn't wait on this beer.

Overall: 4.5/5. Honestly a phenomenal beer. As I said above, I am a rook, but this beer was extremely satisfying. I'm just excited for the ec 12, ec 18, and brandy I've also got in stock. The Bruery provisions really hooked it up this last thursday...

cheers. (934 characters)

Photo of scottfrie
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle purchased at the release party. Split with basilcrow, SneezyAchew and AutumnBeerLove.

A: Pours like the other ones, near black, thick looking, with a thin dark brown head that faded into a thin collar that left a few spots of soapy lacing down the glass.
S: This beer smells very smooth and buttery. Vanilla is strong but I also get some chocolate and light bourbon.
T: Smooth, rich, and buttery notes of chocolate, wood, strong vanilla, leather and a hint of bourbon. The finish is lightly warm and the aftertaste is creamy and lingering.
M: Thick body with a very smooth, thick and creamy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation.
O: One of the best of the whole series. A perfect blend of barrels. I wish I had purchased more bottles. (741 characters)

Photo of MBrausen
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a CBS snifter

A. Pours a dark caramel brown, nice 2mm head of foam that fades to a very nice ring

S. Smells of Caramel, dark chocolate and a very light toffee.

T. Tastes of toffee, nice milk chocolate, bitter chocolate and very light caramel.

M. Medium body, very dry with mild carbonation

O. A very good beer. Sweet and a little sugary, and a tiny bit bitter and tart. I really liked this beer a lot. I think this one is worth searching out. (473 characters)

Photo of kaseydad
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried this over a year ago and wasn't that impressed. A year later? Let's review...

Nice carbonation pop after cracking the cap. Pours a black ale with a decent amount of light brown head. No lacing to speak of.

Getting huge sweet chocolate whiffs. The barrel definitely is rising through as well. Fain green apple. Syrup. Molasses.

The taste is again...huge chocolate. Sweet chocolate and cocoa abound on this. Roasty. There is still a decent amount of barrel in this too. Slight burn as it slides down. Tad of a bitter aftertaste. Good, good stuff.

Slick mouthfeel. Not as thin as some of the other variants.

Overall I am very happy to have waited the year for this. I think it's the perfect time to drink it now. The blend is working as a team perfectly. Not sure which barrels were used but very nice work here. Had I reviewed this on my first bottle, this rating would be lower. Patience is a virtue when it comes to the Eclipse. (939 characters)

Photo of cosmicevan
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2011 bottle #1648
enjoyed from a blue point snifter

a - brew poured a watery black with a finger's plus of creamy milky tan head. the milky head slowly bubbled away leaving a thin skin of head on the surface of the brew. lacing was streaky.

s - milk chocolate malts with a soft glaze of bourbon. seems wonderfully balanced. the booze is subtle and the beer has a really nice creamy smell.

t - much like the nose, the flavor is soft and milk chocolatey. the barrels and booze definitely takes a back seat to the wonderful stout flavors.

m - the first thing i noticed when the beer crossed my lips is the feel. smooth and silky while being rich and full. wonderful creaminess. really just a delight in my mouth. feels like a coating of milk chocolate is left behind. really REALLY nice.

o - overall a masterful blend. creamy and rich, not boozy...probably the least boozy of the series that i've tried...although i'm having this one solo instead of side-by-side with others. super enjoyable, especially if you don't want to be knocked out with booze. granted there is bourbon flavors in this beer, it doesn't knock me out and i like my bourbon barrel beers HOT, the heat reveals itself more in the buzz than the flavor. i really enjoyed this. (1,245 characters)

Photo of BeerImmediately
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My first Eclipse ... bottle #1268 of this version for 2011.

Pours with a short tan head over an opaque black body with brown edges.

Aromas include bourbon, dark chocolate, vanilla/oak, and slight roast.

Smooth as hell on the palate. Rich molasses, baker's chocolate, caramel, and slight coffee bean bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel... like a milk stout. Very drinkable.

This was great - expensive, but great. Looking forward to trying the other 5 we got out here.

edit: Ha, my review just bumped it to a 90. (512 characters)

Photo of oline73
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

We opened this up at our Eclipse tasting the other night. Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

The beer pours a very dark brown/almost black color. This beer had a very nice sweetness level to go along with the bourbon. I think this has come together quite nicely and it is a very complex beer. Bourbon, dark fruit, and mild vanilla notes are quite nice. I would definitely have more of this in the future. (417 characters)

Photo of Khazadum
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great body, good stockinred and lacing. Looks well with decent carbonation.

Sharp sticky molasses, deep dark fruits, nice sharp ethanol, alcoholic sweetness. It's got one of the best eclipse barrel nature.
Very complex and super sweet. Molasses, dark fruit, Belgian candied sugar. Ethanol is all over the place. It's making the beer an of flavors.

Thick, syrupy, intense sticky flavors. Amazing how different it is from other eclipses. (440 characters)

Photo of ehammond1
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Super Junior Market
San Diego, CA

Very dark brown, nearly black in color, without a lot of visible carbonation and not much head. Eventually, however, this does leave sticky spots and sheets of lacing down the glass. Quite pretty.

The familiar coconut, bourbon, chocolate, wood, roast, and coffee elements combine here for something quite nice. Nearly as good as the white wax Elijah Craig variation, but not quite.

The flavor follows similarly, with toasted coconut, chocolate, bourbon, and earthy vanilla, and definite honey flavors combining into something very special. There is hardly any trace of alcohol harshness.

Medium mouthfeel with low carbonation.

A terrific variation, but not quite as good as the Elijah Craig 18. (748 characters)

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the release party. Finally getting around to review these

Look: Pours a black with lighter trace of brown floating about with only a 1/8 inch head and no retention

Smell: Upfront is the sweetness from the brandy barrels that is then backed up by some oak and vanilla a touch of bourbon and chocolate

Taste: Works very much the same way as then nose. Upfront again is the brandy sweetness and lingers for just a moment and then the bourbon characters show up to balance out the beer and it finishes nicely with some oak vanilla chocolate and roasted malts

Mouthfeel: Medium body and low carbonation

Overall: This was personally my 2nd favorite variation of the night coming in slightly behind the Rittenhouse Rye. I thought the blending of the barrels worked out quite nicely and created a very drinkable beer with a nice depth of flavors (853 characters)

Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black with a touch of brown and a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate head. Fades normal.

S - Chocolate and dark caramel malts, molasses, Bourbon, vanilla, oak, spicy rye, brandy, black licorice, dark cocoa, raisin, coffee, booze.

T - Sweet chocolate and bit of caramel malts, smooth Bourbon, vanilla, oak, spicy rye, Brandy. molasses, coffee, black licorice, bitter dark cocoa, raisin, grapes, and other dark fruits, and some booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit syrupy with a warming and sweet.

D - Great barrel aged stout. The complexity of the different barrels comes through nicely. (627 characters)

Photo of brotherloco
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz waxed bomber. 2011 Edition. Bottle #1920. Served in a brandy snifter.

A vigorous pour reveals half a centimeter of dark beige foam that quickly settles to a thin ring on top of a very dark brown opaque beer. Mild amounts of lacing left in the glass.

Aroma of slightly oxidized dark fruits. Sherry, port, and red wine notes. Backed up by sweeter vanilla and marshmallow notes. A moderate amount of alcohol on the end of the draw.

Flavor is sweet, but not overly so. There's a lot of graham cracker grain flavor mixed with vanilla and caramel notes. A good bit of roasty bitterness emerges in the middle and through the finish. Long lingering bitterness in the aftertaste along with a decent amount of alcohol, but not as much as in the aroma.

Medium bodied with medium-low soft carbonation. Doesn't get too thick and drinks well.

This version of Eclipse seems to round out a lot of the components of the other versions I've had. I imagine that's the goal with a brewmaster's blend, so great job. (1,004 characters)

Photo of Dope
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2011 batch (obviously). Looks like bottle 2221 maybe?

A: Pours jet black with a big fluffy light brown head. Hate fades slowly leaving substantial fluffy walls of lacing behind. Good retention too.

S: Kind of a non-descript bourbon aroma. I assume age and the blending has mellowed it. Caramel and toffee mainly with some sharp chocolate and char. Hint of fruity alcohol. Nice mix of bourbon and roasted malt.

T: Sweet sweet caramel up front with some honey perhaps? Sharp roasted malt with hints of coffee but mainly it's dark chocolate. Chocolate gets even more bittersweet in the finish, turning almost into a baker's chocolate type of flavor. Very tasty with hints of caramel and oak still floating around.

M: Medium-heavy body. Very smooth and borderline creamy.

O: An interesting beer. I've had several of the Eclipse variants and this one is definitely a lot more subdued and mellow. It may be because of the blended nature, or due to the age, or perhaps both. This is probably the easiest drinking variant I've had so I have to give it credit there. Bourbon is a lot more mellow than I'm used to and the dark chocolate stands out big time as a result. I love big roasty beers and especially dark chocolate so that scores more bias points from me. Excellent brew. Drink it sooner if you prefer the heavy, heavy bourbon character. This one is great as-is for me though. (1,381 characters)

Photo of maximum12
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Seeing FiftyFifty announced their Future 2012 sale, well, made me thirsty for an Eclipse stout. Lo! there's one in my fridge. 22 oz. bottle #1640.

Pour is Eclipse dark. Smell is bourbon, lots of wood, & a dose of standard chocolate.

Brewmaster's Grand Cru isn't quite the sum of its parts. More bourbony, less focus. Bourbon is terrifically strong, with more Hawaiian oak than I recall in the other varietals; the wood really throws itself at the palate. Chocolate is more distant, barely speaking to me. A little milky, plenty of vanilla, do I detect brandy? I'm trying not to lust after this & failing. Spot on mouthfeel as always, & really easy to slug for a big stout. Per usual.

Another ho-hum excellent Eclipse stout. One of a few beers that I'm glad never shows up on shelves near me, because I'd be flat broke drinking this every night. Mmmm. (856 characters)

Photo of penniwisdom
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours black with a small 1/4 inch khaki colored head. Instantly forms pretty thick lacing along the sides of my glass.

Smell - Sweet chocolate malts and some coffee, slight brandy and/or sweeter spirit aroma, a real array of different bourbon aromas. The bourbon aroma is very complex, so many great bourbon flavors going on at once it is hard to concentrate on anything individually. Definitely unique in this regard. Even though there is alot of barrel action going on, the malts are still the majority of what i smell. Bursting with doughy, chocolatey, roasty flavors.

Taste - More of an even coffee/chocolate flavor than the aroma would lead one to expect. Bourbon, vanilla, nutty, subtle coconut and just when you think you may be tasting the slightest alcohol hotness the malt finishes creamy and smooth. Coffee is very pronounced in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Creamy, perfect. The 9.5% abv is perfect for this style for me. Not too thick or thin, perfect richness to hold up to the barrel treatments. Perfect carbonation.

Overall - This is a phenomenal beer. I must warn I haven't gotten into any of the other variants from this year quite yet. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer from start to finish. Tons of flavors going on at once, which is enjoyable but almost too intense. The blending of all of these great barrel treatments might be too much on the pallette, i spent a while contemplating while i enjoyed this beer. This beer is somewhat of a benchmark for me, easily being top 3 as far as complexity to digest and understand. Great beer/brewery and i am looking forward to trying the other bottles from this release. Thanks for another great beer Todd. (1,679 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared by Matt the other night just because. I'll have to bring some tasty the next time we hang out. I had heard mixed things aobut this beer but the one we shared was awesome.

Beer is dark brown with a mild haze at the corners of the beer, thin tan head of small bubbles, no lacing, low carbonation, low retention, looks almost still but fine.

The aroma is sweet, oaky, woody, nice, strong, boozy, I really like it.

Beer is medium in body, a little thin on the finish, oaky -- most woody one I've had thus far. The booze is all front palate, nice, sweet, an almost coconut type flavor up front, light roast, no bitterness, nice finish, not dry. I'd have it again. (668 characters)

Photo of Gobzilla
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: poured a dark as night black with a thin collar head that left very little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lots of booze heat rising from the glass with a blend of brandy and bourbon but had vanilla, oaky, brown sugar, and roasty chocolate malts coming through as well.

T: plenty of roasted chocolate malts upfront on the palate alongside good vanilla oaky character, brown sugar, hints of coconut, brandy bourbon booze combo, and caramel molasses accents.

M: the brew was medium to full in body with moderate amount of carbonation which had a roasty, sweet, oaky, very mild fruity, boozy and silky finish.

O: very solid from beer from the series but was not my favorite. Really glad to have tried it though. (716 characters)

Photo of DefenCorps
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle #1964 from the 2011 release. Thanks, Chris!

Pouring the standard Eclipse pour, this is black with highlights that are obscured by the dense, dark brown head with excellent retention and nice lacing. The nose is a nice blend of barrel expressions. There's a lot of vanilla, toasted coconut, a pomace-like brandy aroma, a moderate fruitiness and the base stout (which, rather unfortunately, I'm yet to have tried) Nice, creamy milk chocolate, caramel, and not much roast.

The palate has a nice balance between brandy and bourbon flavors, with some rye-like spiciness also present (though that could be the power of suggestion). Coconut, vanilla, bourbon, booze and brandy, and of course, a little rye whiskey are all present in the barrel department. Moderately fruity and rather unusually for this beer, there's a slight ashy flavor as well. I do welcome it, though, as it adds a nice bitterness to the finish. Caramel, brown sugar round out the malt components, though this is mostly about the fruits. Mildly sweet on the finish with a moderate barrel character, some oak tannins and a little ash, this beer is medium-full in body, moderately carbonated and very nice on the palate. I am quite thoroughly enjoying this. (1,228 characters)

Photo of orangesol
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to petesuphi for opening a bottle of this one for us to try.

A - Pours black with a small half finger tall off-white head leaving light lace down the glass. Just like the others it has very little head.

S - Smells of dark roasted malts, oak, bourbon, chocolate, licorice and toffee. An overly charred aroma comes to light as it warms up, not really sure where that is coming from.

T - Starts off with some rich sweetness consisting of vanilla, chocolate and toffee giving way to a nice bourbon kick, leaving the pallet coated in dry oak tannins long after the finish. Pretty damn tasty, could use some time to mellow out.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderately low carbonation. This one feels a little bigger than its counterparts. A little sweeter than the others with some more heat.

O - I liked this one a little more than my rating would indicate. It has a ton of good going for it but it is still a little hot at this point. Glad I got one of these sitting in the cellar, can't wait to try it again in the future. Has the potential to be great. (1,069 characters)

Photo of inlimbo77
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Eclipse '11 Grand Cru
22oz, Btl#2035

A: Pours basically pitch black. Initially got about a cm of light tan head. Reddish hues towards edges when held up to the light. Not as thick as I was expecting.

S: Chocolate and soft vanilla in nose for sure. You do get a little bit of that fruity sweetness, probably from the brandy barrel that was blended in as well as the bourbon variations. The normal oak notes are there as well.

T: Up front nice touch if chocolate sweetness. It's more of a blend of creamy milk chocolate and some semi sweet or dark chocolate. Definitely pulling those rounded vanilla/oak notes. Year has helped this guy. No booze. No heat. Very nice. Long finish.

M: It's full bodied but not overly thick. (723 characters)

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
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. (313 characters)

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