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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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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 17
Gots: 53 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-26-2013

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Three bottles shared with my brother-in-law this week. I bought the first one. He enjoyed the first one so much, he bought two more for us to share.

Typical Eclipse appearance. Near black with an inch of lasting, tan head. Huge bourbon aroma, with honey sweetness, roast, chocolate. Delicious at first sip. Smooth on the palate. Honey and bourbon play so well together. Another nice addition to the Eclipse series. Expensive, but tasty.

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

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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.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Bourbon from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.