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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

115 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.93%
Wants: 21
Gots: 45 | 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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krl2112

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

04-28-2013 03:17:48 | More by krl2112
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CityofBals

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.6%

09-12-2013 18:06:04 | More by CityofBals
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

02-24-2013 16:24:49 | More by Thorpe429
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

07-04-2013 14:00:16 | More by ajzy
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ehammond1


3.33/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle (2012)

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Thanks, VaTechHopHead!

Very dark brown, nearly black in color, without a lot of visible carbonation and not much head. Eventually, however, this does leave sticky spots and sheets of lacing down the glass.

Upon first whiff, I can tell this is probably going to be the weakest of the bunch when it comes to FiftyFifty's barrel-aged stouts. The corn/cheap whiskey element is pervasive, with an unchecked abrasiveness not typically found in a high-quality barrel-aged stout. There's elements of roast and chocolate underneath, but they're hidden. Not particularly appealing, though not bad.

The flavor isn't nearly as complex, layered, and decadent as other variations in this series. The corn whiskey element is great here, though not particularly harsh. It just tastes cheaper and of less quality than the other variants. Some roast and mild chocolate are detectable.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Drinkable, sure, but not great nor worth the price tag.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 18:32:23 | More by ehammond1
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Curiosity got the best of me on this bottle...

A- Well, looks like the others, black, obviously light body

S- This is where we get disappointment relative to the other two. This just kind of smells like harsh grain alcohol at first...and some roastiness in the background...nothing really all that appealing.

T- taste is better, initially more Stout dominant, some coffee and roasted malt, but then it finishes just....awkward, you can "taste" the grain alcohol heat, but doesn't come off as a burn...its interesting, but not in a positive manner, more in a simple "how'd they do that??" but not enough to save this.

M- yeah, the thin mouthfeel just lets that weird grain alcohol in your mouth and nothing else.

O- eh, least favorite so far.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 04:48:32 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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Azrael


3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

01-25-2013 06:10:59 | More by Azrael
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Zbeetleman

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

07-07-2013 06:17:13 | More by Zbeetleman
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Rado

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

12-08-2013 22:27:23 | More by Rado
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bcm75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

05-11-2013 00:51:21 | More by bcm75
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

02-25-2013 21:05:01 | More by drabmuh
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Kreko7

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

12-20-2013 02:12:26 | More by Kreko7
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charlzm

California

3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Consumed December 16th, 2012 at Beachwood BBQ, Seal Beach, CA.

Beer is virtually black. Almost no head.

Aroma is dominated by corn whiskey (duh) and a sweet molasses note.

Flavor is sweet. Salty, light whiskey flavor up front which segues into a sweet, undifferentiated dark malts at the end which feature the usual suspects: chocolate and coffee. Alcohol heat on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is thick with little carbonation.

Very good stout, though not amazing. A bit overpriced for what it is, IMHO.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 19:48:52 | More by charlzm
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2012 vintage shared with some friends.
Pours a solid black with a decent sized tan head that slowly dissipates. The aroma is roasty, chocolate, caramel, spices and coffee wrapped in a subtle but evident barrel treatment of vanilla, lots of ethanol and sweet bourbon whiskey. The flavor starts off sweet and malty with lots of roast, brown sugar, and chocolate. The barrel notes rush in with vanilla, whiskey, light wood to remind us that this is no ordinary stout. Lingering roasty alcohol lasts long after every sip. Thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy creamy mouthfeel. Mellow corn whiskey huh? We finished our tasting with this one. The corn whiskey has a huge presence in this beer, I would have preferred it a bit softer or mellowed.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 01:17:05 | More by johnnnniee
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour for Best Damn Night Of The Barrels held at The Beer Company in San Diego, CA.

2012 vintage.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, cookie dough, and a fairly harsh alcohol aroma. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the smell is a bit jarring in terms of the sharp alcohol scent you get after the pour.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 05:46:42 | More by UCLABrewN84
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-08-2013 01:34:10 | More by acurtis
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MADPolo

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

10-13-2013 19:55:30 | More by Kegatron
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-10-2013 16:54:08 | More by mendvicdog
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JavaNoire

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-20-2014 19:07:20 | More by JavaNoire
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arash1000

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

01-31-2013 06:45:47 | More by arash1000
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POTABLE83

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-26-2013 16:56:38 | More by POTABLE83
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-22-2013 17:30:26 | More by orangesol
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Lare453

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

09-09-2013 01:12:44 | More by Lare453
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-09-2013 20:48:22 | More by duceswild
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Imperial Eclipse Stout - American Mellow Corn Whiskey from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.