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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Java Coffee - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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96
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258 Ratings
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Ratings: 258
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 7.42%
Wants: 84
Gots: 69 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Lavender Pearl wax.

The 2013 version had 4Roses, High West Rye, High West Bourbon, Elijah Craig12 Eclipse and blended with a bigger Imperial Stout known as Totality Squared(aka Masterpiece) Starting gravity for the Stout was 31.5* Plato vs Totality's 26.5* Plato. Different hops, fermented with a blended yeast(s).

(Beer added by: DarthKostrizer on 12-07-2012)
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A: Inky midnight black body with a one finger mocha head that recedes to a small ring around the rim of the glass. Spotty lacing.

S: Big ground coffee and bourbon soaked dark fruit upfront, followed by hints of vanilla and a roasted dark malt backbone. Little beat of boozy heat. Pretty epic.

T: Bourbon soaked cherry, sweet cocoa, and honey first, with a long acrid coffee closer. Drying and tannic finish.

M: Medium/full bodied and lightly carbed. Long lingering finish.

O: Great beer. Bourbon barrels and coffee pairings never dissapoint!

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Thanks to hefman for kicking me this bottle, which I’ve been lusting after for quite some time. This is the first year I haven’t ordered a bunch of Eclipse & I might regret it. We’ll see. 22 oz. bottle split with my coffee loving wife.

The pour is full Eclipse black with a healthy, hard head for a big brew. Smells like a big, strong, sweet pot of coffee. Beer? Perhaps. Is sweet a beer?

Java Eclipse is making happy in my frontal cranial orifice. Wow. A gorgeous bouquet of java or bean or coffee or whatever hits the palate like a ton of Juan Valdez. But before the coffee machine hits Folgers levels, the sweet malts intervene, & the bourbon rears its head & cries out with a joyful noise. Mid-palate brings a few subtleties, a soft acorn or two, mild bitterness, vanilla, faint chocolate. The end lists into eternity & beyond with the barrel & the java mingling beautifully. Creamy, thicker than the regular Eclipse lineup. I could have easily taken the entire bottle, but would have needed to do so in secret, or face the Wrath of Wife.

This kind of brew is what gives coffee beers a good name. The lineage is good, the look is good, the beer is better than good. The world would be a better place with more beers like this one; excellent, & knocking on the steel door of elite.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Java Coffee from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.