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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Pappy Van Winkle (20 Year) - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Pappy Van Winkle (20 Year)Imperial Eclipse Stout - Pappy Van Winkle (20 Year)

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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.97%
Wants: 95
Gots: 37 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-26-2013)
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Ratings: 116 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Stevedore, Apr 27, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +4.8%

With the long slumber of Eclipse stout in those famed Pappy Van Winkle barrels, the elements of char are smoothened, the vanillans and caramels project and the beer dries- capturing the essence of the legendary bourbon in spectacular fashion.

Ominously black and inky upon the pour, the look of stout-lined cognac ensues. With its delicate creme that calderns from below, the decadent aroma of espresso, fudge and tethers of Kentucky bourbon mesmerize the senses ahead of the sultry sweetness of burnt caramel, black-strap molasses and vanilla cream in that very first sip.

Its full and lavish body slathers upon the tongue and palate with caramel and cream flavored dark-roast coffee. With the rougher edges of char rounded into a bittersweet chocolate tone, the nutty flavor of oak all give impressions of walnut brownies. The strong oaky presence from the bourbon offers its own spiciness, along with added caramel and vanilla flavored wood oils.

Long, warm and savory, the finish is pleasantly oxidized with sherry and soy, bringing a charred cherry and grape fruit flavor to the mature whisky aftertaste. The wood tannins of the barrel seem to lighten and dry the stout, preventing any association with cloying, chewy texture or over saturation; making it dangerously drinkable.

BEERchitect, Nov 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

aquazr1, Jun 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

dogfishandi, Apr 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

stereosforgeeks, Jan 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

HopAttack3, May 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

roostor07, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

schmidtmattsays, Jan 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

MilwaukeeBeerMaker, Nov 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

leschkie, Dec 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

blabaer, Jun 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Gonzoillini, Dec 30, 2013
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3.65/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black. Small khaki head. A few wisps.

Smell - Bourbon is strong. Doesn't scream Pappy at all. Has that sweet, kinda maple-y aroma of Pappy, but not quite the same. Boozy. Dark chocolate.

Taste - Chocolate and fudge. Booze. Very woody in the middle as bourbon builds. This definitely doesn't taste like pappy. Has an astringent finish.

Mouthfeel - Boozy. Medium heavy body.

Overall - Good bourbon stout, but if this is Pappy, it's not coming through very well.

Alieniloquium, Oct 14, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev -0.9%

The nose is filled with Chocolate! Huge chocolate tones of chocolate malt, milk chocolate, chocolate powder and chocolate milk. There are some tones of dark fruits but it's shoved to the back.

The flavor is smooth and thick with hazelnuts, milk chocolate, light roast, walnuts, chocolate malt and a thin ribbon of bourbon. Exceptional flavor and feel.

KYGunner, Nov 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Wantbeer, Jan 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

VeganUndead, Jul 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Jun 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

BuckTuckian, Jun 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

enelson, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Mike, Apr 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

kk73, May 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

largadeer, Dec 06, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Black in the glass, one finger brown head that leaves some lacing.

S-Good deal of bourbon. Some vanilla and chocolate. Roasted malt as well.

T-Woah. Pappy barrels kill it again. Starts with great bourbon then oak and vanilla. Some spice. Chocolate and roasted malt as well.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation, velvety.

O-Pappy barrels kill it. There is nothing more you need to know.

rlee1390, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

injuredreserve, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

mgr78704, Jul 21, 2014
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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Pappy Van Winkle (20 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.