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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

237 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 237
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 39
Gots: 109 | FT: 15
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 237 | Reviews: 49 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BMMillsy
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

BMMillsy, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of Cyclone8
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Cyclone8, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of needMIbeerinMD
4/5  rDev -5.7%

needMIbeerinMD, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of montrealbcr89
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

montrealbcr89, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of dunix
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

dunix, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of steamboatbrewer
4.75/5  rDev +12%

steamboatbrewer, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of SharkNado
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

SharkNado, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

waddellc2, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of Lehighace06
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Lehighace06, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of dspinler
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

dspinler, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Oakenator
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Oakenator, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of MichPaul
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

MichPaul, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of Prost76
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Prost76, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of ahbithwabm
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

ahbithwabm, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of topdown
4/5  rDev -5.7%

topdown, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of ColForbinBC
4/5  rDev -5.7%

ColForbinBC, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of beernads
4/5  rDev -5.7%

beernads, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of ubufan2112
4/5  rDev -5.7%

ubufan2112, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

JoEBoBpr, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of Kayaker
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Kayaker, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of JMBSH
4/5  rDev -5.7%

JMBSH, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of miffsudd
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

miffsudd, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of NickBeery
4/5  rDev -5.7%

NickBeery, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Rinkor16
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed with a friend

A: Very black and dark in color. Very little to no head.

S: Vanilla and lots of chocolate. The bourbon is hardly niceable.

T: A lot of vanilla up front mixed with the chocolate. The bourbon is definitely taking a back seat on this one. Very tasty.

M: Full bodied and very smooth, like most stouts.

O: A real treat. I just wish the Eclipse variants weren't so damn expensive.

Rinkor16, Dec 31, 2013
Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.