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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brewmaster’s Grand Cru Blend 2012 - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brewmaster’s Grand Cru Blend 2012
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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 9
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
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.

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Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 12
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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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4.8/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Back, like all other eclipses, with a mocha head.

S: Sweet, more Brady forward, some bourbon vanilla character, sweet candied fruits, oak and alcohol in the nose.

T: Vanilla forward with sweet chocolate, coffee, some candied fruits an rummy alcohol.

M: Full bodied and creamy smooth.

O: This is about the median eclipse from the 2012 batch, in terms of it's overall appeal. They're all excellent, but not all are so good as the four roses (may have been 2011), EC eclipses (also might have been 2011), Rittenhouse or the GHS blend. Definitely worth a try, but 30 bucks? Im not so sure. During beer week in SF I was lucky enough to try the whole lot of them in an epic vertical. $12 for the whole thing. Thats about a tenth the price of buying all the bottles. Look for something like that if you live in CA, around your town's beer week.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 10.5.13

No Batch or Barrel info on the bottle.

A - Pours a very dark ruby red-brown with a fluffy, dark tan head with good retention.

S - Sweet and a touch of alcohol, smooth chocolate and coffee.

T - Smooth and sweet chocolate, silk and easy drinking.

D - Good carbonation and a medium body.

O - Sweet and light. Silky and very easy drinking.

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4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into a matching Eclipse snifter and drank side by side with the '11 grand cru. The brew appears dark brown to black in color with a khaki head that displays decent retention.

The aroma contains a pleasant amount of coconut and caramel extracted via the barrel aging along with some earthy to roasty grain inclusion. The booze aspect has mild tang to fruity element but not distracting at all. The way this blend shows the barrel is pretty nice and mellow verses some of the other offerings from this same year.

The flavor is roasty with plenty of alcohol. Notes of earth and something almost solvent in the booze department with lots of fruit and more grainy chocolate in the aftertaste. Whereas the nose showed the smoother side of barrel aging, the taste is much more aggessive and sharp.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. A nice change of pace in the eclipse series but strikingly similar to the other blend. Big points for the aroma of this one, the taste just didnt pair up as nicely. Enjoyable yet maybe best enjoyed with a little age on it to smooth out the rough edges.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brewmaster’s Grand Cru Blend 2012 from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.