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Imperial Eclipse Stout - American Mellow Corn Whiskey - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - American Mellow Corn WhiskeyImperial Eclipse Stout - American Mellow Corn Whiskey

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 18
Gots: 43 | FT: 4
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.

The wax color for this bottle is "metallic gold".

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-07-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

bcoyle, Oct 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

jmejones, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

DrBier, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Profchaos20, Sep 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

petermethot, Aug 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Big_Dave, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Griffith, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

markgugs, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

waddellc2, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a goblet glass

Appearance- Dark, oily, and viscous. As expected. Not much lacing.

Smell- Strong boozy mocha, burnt coffee, and a very present corn alcohol sweetness. Hints of barrel aromas are clearly muted by the corn alcohol notes.

Taste- Strong dark chocolate espresso, that moves quickly into corn sweetness. There's a bit of astringency that pops up, but it is very subtle and aged out, and gets dragged back down by big creamy chocolate notes. Think slightly boozy cocoa puffs. The mellowed-out corn booze flavor actually suits this pretty well. The spent barrel aging loses some caramel and oak, but the flavor is still strong and tasty.

Mouthfeel- Thick, viscous, and palate-coating, but not overly chewy.

Overall- It's definitely unique among BA stouts, in that it lacks the character of a wet-bourbon barrel aging. The loss of the caramel and spicy oak notes that would normally be present in a bourbon barrel, are quite pleasantly replaced with corn sweetness. I'm a bit surprised that it worked so well. Perhaps some age in the bottle took the hard boozy edge off, but either way, it came out rather balanced and unoffensive. I would love to try the others in the series, but I was pretty happy with this one.

SaisonRichBiere, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

JavaNoire, Apr 20, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 Vintage. Wanted to try it due to the Corn Whiskey Barrel aging.

Pours out black, with dark brown highlights near the edges. Not much head, only a hint of lacing.

Chocolate, honey, oak and a slight hint of booze start off the smell. Slight vanilla and earthy hops near the middle. Smooth chocolate finish on the smell.

Taste is pretty close to the smell. There is a slight grain/corn taste that makes it just a tiny bit harsher than the others I've tried, but not offensive.

An interesting variation of the Eclipse Imperial Stout series. Fun if you can still find it!

OBeerMeGreatOne, Mar 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Lehighace06, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

dspinler, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

topdown, Feb 07, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 11.2.13

BR 1 2012

A - Pours a very dark brown with a very small, mellow dark tan head that fades to the edges quickly.

S - Unique sweet dark fruit, alcohol heat.

T - Sweet bourbon, oaky, caramel.

D - Low carbonation with a heavy body.

O - Sweet and easy drinking, a touch of heat, very tasty.

HuskyinPDX, Dec 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

POTABLE83, Dec 26, 2013
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orangesol, Dec 22, 2013
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dfhhead25, Nov 29, 2013
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IrishColonial, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

billab914, Nov 23, 2013
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Imperial Eclipse Stout - American Mellow Corn Whiskey from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.