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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old FitzgeraldImperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

212 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

2007 - No wax
2012 - Blue wax

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-16-2011)
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Drtfinelli

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-24-2013 00:36:08 | More by Drtfinelli
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from trade. Thanks buddy! Blue wax, 2012 Bottle Run 3. Pours dark brown to black with some light shining through, and a small khaki to mocha colored head on top. Aroma of dark fruits, lots of char, oxidation, vanilla, oak, bourbon. Flavor is sweet caramel, char, oak, and a big long vanilla marshmallow finish. Big maltiness here with sweet caramel more reminiscent of a barrel aged old ale or barleywine. Really picked up the barrel nicely. Medium plus bodied with low plus carbonation. The finish is the highlight here. Pretty nice. Very smooth. Aroma taking away from overall.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 00:44:11 | More by BMMillsy
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-11-2014 21:46:32 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-06-2014 15:04:25 | More by Cyclone8
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needMIbeerinMD

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-30-2014 17:54:32 | More by needMIbeerinMD
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

03-24-2014 19:47:47 | More by montrealbcr89
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dunix

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-19-2014 18:13:20 | More by dunix
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-15-2014 19:13:57 | More by steamboatbrewer
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SharkNado

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-12-2014 00:22:59 | More by SharkNado
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.5%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-08-2014 20:36:03 | More by dspinler
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-08-2014 16:31:55 | More by Oakenator
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MichPaul

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-23-2014 01:47:30 | More by MichPaul
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Prost76

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-22-2014 11:23:56 | More by Prost76
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-19-2014 01:59:40 | More by ahbithwabm
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topdown

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-07-2014 00:24:21 | More by topdown
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-26-2014 18:23:28 | More by ColForbinBC
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Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-23-2014 07:06:52 | More by beernads
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter from a 22oz bottle.

An aggressive pour yields little to no head but a slight thin tan film that quickly dissipates to a ring around the glass. The liquid is pitch black and viscous. No light gets through.

Aroma starts off with some nice notes of caramel and molasses. Burnt caramel to be exact. Nice fudgy chocolate notes follow with some good mild dark cocoa bitterness. Surprisingly after more than a year there is still some mild roast in the nose. Very nice notes of mild espresso are perceived along with some slight hints of vanilla and woody spice.

The flavor is pretty intense. Strong barrel notes of booze and some spicy wood and vanilla notes are present in the flavor. The vanilla notes are more dominant as the brew warms but are then offset by some amazing and delicious chocolate notes. Dark fudge and milk cocoa sweetness finish with a nice dark cocoa bitterness follows through the finish of this beer. The mouthfeel is lighter than the appearance would indicate but its still pack a bit of a punch. Overall this is a delicious brew. The base beer shine very well with roast and cocoa notes mixed in with barrel heat and sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 23:58:29 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Pennsylvania

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Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Michigan

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NickBeery

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.