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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

196 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 50
Gots: 126 | FT: 10
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:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-08-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Copper wax.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 196 | Reviews: 68
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4.71/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brewmaster’s Grand Cru Blend 2011 from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.