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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Bernheim Wheat Whiskey - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Bernheim Wheat WhiskeyImperial Eclipse Stout - Bernheim Wheat Whiskey

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BA SCORE
92
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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 19
Gots: 48 | FT: 7
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:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-07-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 115 | Reviews: 32
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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I was really impressed by this one and had low expectations based on the reviews. I think this one really did well with age. Very little, if any, alcohol smell or burn in the taste. I've only had elijah craig 12 year fresh, and this, and the bernheim blew it out of the water.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.4/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage. Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter.

Opaque brownish black with a thin finely bubbled khaki head. Not great retention but that's to be expected. Comes back nicely with a swirl.

Aromas of sweet oak, whiskey, chocolate cake, roasted malt, dulce de leche. A little dark fruit, like sweet dates. Very rich.

Rich and decadent taste. Double chocolate chip cookies, sweet whiskey, dates, german chocolate, creamy caramel. A touch of vanilla. Long finish with a twinge of bittersweet coffee beans and roasted malt. Fairly sweet but well balanced.

Chewy, velvety texture. Lost some carbonation due to age but it works. Smooth. Very nice.

Very good, rich and layered. Made a great dessert. It's aged well and taken on some sweet richness that wasn't there when it was fresh. One of my favorite barrel versions of Eclipse.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A tiku glass presents this very dark, chocolate brown beer as almost black. A quarter-inch, dark chestnut, creamy head settles to a ring within a few minutes leaving spotty lace above viscous legs.

Light bourbon and rich chocolate mingle, while coffee lingers around the edges. Subtle roasted malt is accentuated by dusty notes. Light coconut and oak are released as it warms.

The flavors follow the nose. Chocolate flavors are nuanced towards liqueur, while the bourbon is quite sweet. Light roasted bitterness is throughout a lingering mild finish. These flavors are, at times, clearly developed, then they morph slowly to become more of a coffee/brandy profile.

This Imperial Stout has an almost dense body as its syrupy smooth texture and fine light carbonation help the alcohol bite back. A sticky sweet residue coats the lips.

Warmth is an exceptional art form here as it refines the flavor profile. This Stout pairs perfectly for reading or contemplation. It could easily stand up to a cigar and deep, philosophic ponderings. Desserts and digestives beg for pairings like this.

Bottle #BR/1 definitely showcases the brewer’s art, especially as it warms with tongue-tingling titillation.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of burnt malt notes with some vanilla and black chocolate notes. Taste is a nice mxi between some deep roasted malt notes with some black chocolates notes, some vanilla and barrel-aging notes which kind of takes the rough edges of the base beer. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no deeply apparent alcohol notes. Very complex but retains some very good drinkability. Probably one of my favorite fifty-fifty stouts.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Bernheim Wheat Whiskey from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.