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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128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 18
Gots: 45 | FT: 5
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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4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with garnet highlights around the edge. A long lasting brown head made of creamy bubbles.

S: Strong chocolate aroma with a moderately-strong caramel malt sweetness. A medium oak character bringing medium vanilla with a fairly strong whisky-like booziness.

T: A good deal of chocolat, roast, plums and prunes with a strong caramel sweetness. The balance is strongly towards the sweet side with a sweet finish. Medium-strong oak and vanilla flavors.

M: Full bodied with a medium level of carbonation. Substantial warmth.

O: A rich flavor stout with a a fair amount of alcohol presence balanced by malt sweetness.

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3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

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4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black with a touch of brown and a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate head. Fades normal.

S - Chocolate and dark caramel malts, molasses, Whiskey, vanilla, oak, corn, black licorice, dark cocoa, coffee, booze.

T - Sweet chocolate and caramel malts, Whiskey, vanilla, oak, corn, molasses, coffee, black licorice, bitter dark cocoa, touch of dark fruit, and some booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit syrupy with a warming, sweet finsh.

D - Great barrel aged stout. The Whiskey is present but also fairly mellow.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into an Eclipse snifter. 2012 bottle.

Appearance - Murky black with transparent edges. Not much of a head. Wispy surface.

Smell - Chocolatey with a sustained bourbon character. Lots of sharp alcohol, maybe even that raw corn whiskey aroma, but I could be making that up because I know it's corn whiskey. Tough to discern.

Taste - Lots of harsh whiskey flavor. Harsh is a harsh term. It's still a nice barrel character. Sustains the corn whiskey character throughout, with just a bit of a sting in the back end. Chocolate, of course.

Mouthfeel - Slick and creamier than the base beer. Medium carbonation. Sweet and barrel booze finish.

Overall - Interesting barrel character for sure, but not the most impressive.

Imperial Eclipse Stout - American Mellow Corn Whiskey from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.