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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Rebel Yell - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Rebel YellImperial Eclipse Stout - Rebel Yell

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very good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 23
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-07-2012)
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4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black with a touch of brown and a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate head. Fades normal.

S - Chocolate and dark caramel malts, molasses, Bourbon, vanilla, oak, black licorice, dark cocoa, coffee, booze.

T - Sweet chocolate and caramel malts, Bourbon, lots of vanilla, lots of oak, molasses, coffee, black licorice, bitter dark cocoa, raisin and other dark fruits, and some booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit syrupy with a warming, sweet, and lightly spicy finish.

D - Great barrel aged stout. The bourbon is very present, but smooth here.

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4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours indistinguishable from most any other eclipse, its plenty black and brown, it pours with a thin, dark beige head that is only about 1/3" in depth, doesn't do much in the lacing department, but visually displays that the carbonation is just about right probably. Aroma, this one did well in that department, had the lighter body whiskey notes going for it, pleasant, refined, well mannered, despite being from a "cheap" whiskey barrel. I've never really been able to catch on much of a difference between cheap or expensive barrels, some of them work, some of them are less desireable.

Taste is solid, about even coverage between the whiskey notes and the chocolate malt richness of the totality base stout. It had a lighter body presence though than many of the Eclipse variations, I think this one thinned the body out more than almost any of the non corn/wheat iterations of Eclipse this year. Its relatively dry at times for a whiskey barrel, I thought it covered up the amount of alcohol in it quite well, and was the first bottle I cracked after drinking this at the release party. Its impressive, and a different direction for Eclipse, its no wonder they also used the red wax for this, it is the most similar to the 4 Roses versions they've made in the past.

Beerandraiderfan, Jan 20, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into an Eclipse snifter. 2012 bottle.

Appearance - Murky black with transparent edges. Not much of a head. Wispy surface.

Smell - Nice bourbon. Doesn't have the harshness that other variants have.

Taste - Nice bourbon character. Vanilla. Dark chocolate flavor. Bourbon continues throughout. Very nice barrel character.

Mouthfeel - Slick and creamier than the base beer. Medium carbonation. Sweet and barrel booze finish.

Overall - This beer gives the best barrel character. Distinct corn and bourbon flavor that never overpowers.

Alieniloquium, Apr 07, 2013
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A - Pours a dark brown, with a dark tan head that never fully fades, does move to the edges.

S - Chocolate, burnt toast, whiskey.

T - Sweet up-front, then burnt malt, boozy finish.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Very sweet and subtle burnt note with a nice whiskey finish.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color brown head sort of light brown. I'm really digging beer these days. Why are these called Eclipse anyways? Is the sun fixin to move halfway acrost these brews and obscure them from the views? Malty, roasty, a bit thin. Another shocker. This one changed my life...again. Like Zoro, I thought this was muy bueno. David Hasselhoff should be proud to have this beer named in his homage. If Tera Patick was my roommate, I would share several of these with her and her amigas. To infinity and beyond!

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3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got my shipment in yesterday and if the End of the World is tomorrow, at least I will have tried the rare Rebel Yell barrel.

Right of the bat from the cap opening, I am smelling the inviting whiskey. Let's move forward.

Pours a black ale with a on-the-smaller-side beige head. Light lacing. Pretty standard Eclipse appearance.

The smell is great. Getting a bunch of whiskey and oak smells. Light green apple. Little vanilla and caramel. Chocolate.

Taste is very stouty. Nice bold chocolate stout taste with a decent amount of whiskey, oak and vanilla. A little booze forward especially as it warms but I like how it enhances the taste and sends the other flavors to the back. Big warming sensation as expected. Alcohol does creep up on you. Big flavor.

A little thin in the mouthfeel for as big as this starts out.

Overall I dug this. Definitely could use a little more time to lie down but overall I knew what I was drinking and I knew it was gonna be somewhat booze-forward. Rebel Yell may not be the most expensive or flavorful whiskey, but I love the attempt and introducing something new...if only for fun....is okay in my book. I want "more, more, more".

kaseydad, Dec 21, 2012
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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Rebel Yell from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.