Imperial Eclipse Stout - American Mellow Corn Whiskey - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
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3.84/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz, 2012 vintage
New Belgium globe
A: Pours a really deep dark brown. Some reddish hues on edges. Slightly tan head. Tight bubbles. Layer. About a quarter finger. Some alcohol feet.
S: Actually smells a little boozy at the moment. It's an interesting whiskey smell. Never had corn whiskey, so assume that's what in smelling. Some vanilla and slight caramel. Char. Light roast. Chocolate.
T: Up front, you get bitter chocolate. Also, a little roast coffee. Again, that interesting whiskey flavor. Still getting the normal caramel and vanilla. Some warmth in back of throat. Not a crazy long finish.
M: It's a lighter full bodied beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2013 15:41:19 | More by inlimbo77
3.33/5 rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA
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
Imperial Eclipse Stout - American Mellow Corn Whiskey from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.