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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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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.91%
Wants: 20
Gots: 44 | 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 +11.4%

CGMLS3, Jul 03, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

MadScientist, Jun 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

jmdrpi, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

cmdmzmjm, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

xnicknj, Jun 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

djrn2, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

acurtis, Jun 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

BMart, Jun 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

pathman, Jun 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

vissai, May 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

CanisMajor, May 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

GRG1313, May 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

bcm75, May 11, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

charlzm, May 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

krl2112, Apr 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

outoffocus, Apr 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

ystazi, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

CelticAleMan, Apr 15, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

ngeunit1, Apr 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

claytong, Apr 14, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Alieniloquium, Apr 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

bsuedekum, Mar 29, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big nose of corn whiskey. Lacey on black body. Smooth, drinker honeyish, syrupy.Chocolate (really cocoa), some burnt malt. Boozy a bit. Not bad and decent drinkability.Just an average imperial stout overall. Drying, a bit more so than the others I have had in the series.Bottle from Premier split with Liam.

Sammy, Mar 14, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to JAHMUR for sharing a bottle.

A: Black with crimson highlights under a finger of fine tan froth. Pretty good retention and lacing. Solid.

S: Hugely aromatic, but quite raw whiskey dominates. Booze, fresh oak, molasses, and marshmallow. Some chocolate and dark fruit. Enjoyable.

T: Follows the nose. Sweet malt, candied vanilla, corn whiskey, dates, marshmallow, and warming alcohol on the finish. Quite good.

M: Creamy medium body. Lively and substantial. Wonderful.

O: Good, but not as great as several other Eclipse variants I've had. I passed on buying a bottle for myself based on my tepid feelings about Corn Whiskey, so I'm really glad I got to try it. It turns out that I wouldn't have been disappointed had I pulled the trigger, but it's certainly not good enough for me to contemplate seeking out for a second sample.


woosterbill, Mar 14, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Premier Gourmet, 650ml into a tulip. Tasted alongside 4 other variants.

Black with a tan head. Nose of corny bourbon, vanilla, sweet and sugary and quite distinct from the other variants sampled that evening. Flavourful bourbon on the palate, vanilla, brown sugar, light coconut and sweet corny bourbon moreso towards the late palate.

liamt07, Mar 14, 2013
Imperial Eclipse Stout - American Mellow Corn Whiskey from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.