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Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Bourbon - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West BourbonImperial Eclipse Stout - High West Bourbon

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

92 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 13
Gots: 32 | FT: 5
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-26-2013)
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Hopdam, Mar 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

djmichaelk, Apr 14, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance - Black with a nice khaki head. Medium collar. Thin wispy surface.

Smell - Chocolate. Some vanilla. Sharp whiskey, but not much other barrel character.

Taste - Dark bitter chocolate. Dry aininess. Bourbon is even more subdued here. Sweet in the back end.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Kinda creamy, but drops off dry.

Overall - Not a lot of barrel, but it's a tasty stout behind it.

Alieniloquium, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

largadeer, Dec 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

DrBier, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

mendvicdog, Dec 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

nut, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

TheBrewViking, Feb 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Myst, Dec 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Bottle opened on 7.18.14
1/2013
Orange wax

Malty, grainy, a touch of chocolate. Not the best variation, but solid.

HuskyinPDX, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Petegrieco, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

PG2G, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

bcrossan, Mar 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

BARFLYB, Jan 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

jacewg, Dec 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

J-Bonestradamus, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

wiltznucs, Jan 20, 2014
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GraduatedCashew, Feb 03, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013 poured into a snifter

A - Motor oil black with a surprisingly full brown head.

S - Dominated by sweet (borderline cloying) bourbon notes, along with pipe tobacco, white chocolate, marshmallow. Oddly, nothing too roasty about the nose. In many ways, the astringent sweetness resembles a particularly sugary cola. Plus, ethanol stings the nostrils.

T - Nicely smoky with an explosion of dark chocolate, accented by vanilla extract, date and black cherry. No meatiness or espresso notes; in fact its comparable to BCBS, which I generally find tasty but too hot and sweet. Same here.

M - Oddly thin for an Eclipse. Substantial, yes, but not a chewy as Java.

O - Not amazing; definitely my least favorite Eclipse I've had so far. Still, I'm glad I tried it, and I would buy another bottle to age. This seems like it could have potential over time.

TheCuriograph, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

acurtis, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

SenorEsteban, Mar 21, 2014
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Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Bourbon from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.