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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old FitzgeraldImperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

248 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 41
Gots: 105 | FT: 16
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:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-16-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

2007 - No wax
2012 - Blue wax
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NorCalAussie
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to Jeff for this one. I've been wanting to try this ever since it came out again. 2012 vintage (blue wax) in a Founders snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a rich, 1 finger coffee cream colored head with moderate retention. Beer is thick and pitch black. Lacing is patchy and stringy with excellent stick. A nice looking beer.

Nose is tickling alcohol, roast, chocolate, cream, fudge, and burnt wood with overtones of grape and plum. Pretty subtle actually.

Opens molasses, chocolate, dry dark fruit and fudge. Middle is booze, honey, chocolate, cocoa, and more molasses with hints of plum and prune. Ends sweet, sugary and with a subtle kick of booze, leather and wood. Really awesome. Great balance and a nice complement of flavors.

Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Slick and oily in the mouth and rich and warm going down. Messy finish with a sticky, lingering aftertaste. Not too thick, not too thin.

This beer certainly lived up to the hype for me. The barrel character has faded a bit but the flavor profile is excellent and the body is spot on in pulling together this beer. Definitely worth trying.

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5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2012 vintage.

A: Midnight black body with a mocha head that recedes to a small ring quickly. Patchy lacing. Nice looking stout.

S: Cocoa, toffee, and some oxidative sherry notes. Hints of vanilla and dark fruits as it warms. A bit of alcohol heat closes everything out.

T: Milk chocolate, bourbon soaked cherries, and honey sweetness upfront. Everything fades to bitter dark chocolate and a tick of maple syrup. Alcohol heat is still a big player in the finish despite the time in the cellar, but the barrel character that is usually paired with that is more subdued. Very balanced with no aspect overly dominant.

M: Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. Long lingering finish. Pretty light on its feet compared to other imperial stouts.

O: As usual, this entrant to the Eclipse series delivers. Liked it a bit more after the time in the cellar than I did than I did fresh. Drink em now!

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4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.92/5  rDev -7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.28/5  rDev +0.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.