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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Makers Mark - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Makers MarkImperial Eclipse Stout - Makers Mark

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

90 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 90
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 16
Gots: 33 | FT: 8
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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Reviews by themind:
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themind

New Jersey

4.76/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a Legendary beer period! anyone who sells this short is in my opinion out of there mind. I have had many Legendary beers and this is up there with the best. The beer pours a small head, the aroma is roasted bourbon and the taste is flat out amazing. A subtle bourbon taste with a very solid stout back bone makes this Makers Mark beast a true treat. Kudos to 50/50 as this is one of the best I have had and yes the honey is present making it just that good!

Bottom Line: Legendary beer!

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 03:03:30 | More by themind
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kirchy

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-29-2014 00:32:10 | More by kirchy
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PatB1987

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-24-2014 22:56:08 | More by PatB1987
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loverofthecraft

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-20-2014 02:56:23 | More by loverofthecraft
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Bwagner1122

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-20-2014 01:37:49 | More by Bwagner1122
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Black in the glass, one finger brown head not much carbonatin.

S-Bourbon heavy, good deal of oak, vanilla and chocolate. Tad bit of roasted malt.

T-Semi sweet, good deal of bourbon. Nice oak character. Vanilla is present with sweet chocolate as well.

M-Medium to heavy in body slight carbonation.

O-Another solid Eclipse beers, one that is worth a purchase.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 15:38:41 | More by rlee1390
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scottfrie

California

4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into tulip. 2013 release.

A: Pours near black with a larger than I remember light brown head. Head is dense, thick, and airy, and slowly faded into a bubbly soft film. A complex network of thick lace was left down the glass.
S: Rich notes of creamy vanilla, Maker's Mark, chocolate, and caramel. Sweet, slightly boozy, with a hint of roasted coconut.
T: Roasted, sweet, and decadent flavors. Vanilla and chocolate come through nicely alongside notes of caramel, mild char, toasted marshmallows, and whiskey. The finish is full of sweet malts and roasted coconut, and the aftertaste is creamy, chocolatey, woody, and lingering.
M: Full thick body, smooth, creamy, and rich mouthfeel with low and soft carbonation. No trace of alcohol warmth, no astringency. One of the creamier and smoother variants out there.
O: It's not the most buttery of bourbons, but this is a very rich and smooth variety of Eclipse. Definitely delicious.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 18:03:00 | More by scottfrie
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into a snifter
Vintage 2013

Thanks to fatbeats18 for sending this one over in a trade!

A: Opaque black with browning on the edges and 1 fingers width of tan colored head. Head dissipates down at a moderate rate and leaves only trace patches of lacing.

S: A big sweetness, lots of dark fruit, a honey/sugary sweetness, bourbon notes with oak and a bourbony booze. Awesome.

T: Lucious sweetness with tons of chocolate/cocoa, accompanied by a big ethanol booziness. I also get dark fruits, bourbon vanilla and oak, sugar/honey sweetness, and some roasted malt.

M/D: Full bodied, a bit chewy, appropriately low carbonation and very smooth. ABV is noticeable, but in a positive way, and drinkability is good.

O: I love these 50/50 Eclipse variants. Not as good as either EC variant, but a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 01:20:18 | More by zac16125
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-26-2014 12:18:14 | More by cwelsh55
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-14-2014 03:19:17 | More by WVbeergeek
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-07-2014 17:51:52 | More by bleedsblu
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VDSM

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-07-2014 17:50:48 | More by VDSM
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-03-2014 02:10:47 | More by BMart
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-02-2014 21:12:42 | More by dfhhead25
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cd34

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

05-31-2014 04:31:47 | More by cd34
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alex021224

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-17-2014 20:09:53 | More by alex021224
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 3.1.14
Barrel #2 2013

A - Pours a dark brown with a huge light brown head with great retention.

S - Lots of bourbon, some heat from the alcohol, some malts, subtle chocolate.

T - Bourbon, malty, bitter and dry.

D - Good carbonation with a medium to heavy body.

O - Solid BA stout, nothing really special or makes this version stand out.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 05:13:09 | More by HuskyinPDX
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firedwarftj

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

05-11-2014 01:43:57 | More by firedwarftj
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McNazz

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-05-2014 21:57:00 | More by McNazz
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needMIbeerinMD

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

05-01-2014 03:21:08 | More by needMIbeerinMD
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stogirelli

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-01-2014 00:01:42 | More by stogirelli
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Peg's snifter.

A: Jet black and opaque, with a thin light tan head and virtually no visible carbonation.

S: Maker's Mark bourbon (whisky? whatever they want to call it), dark cacao, wood tannins, and vanilla with a slight dark fruit sweetness and tobacco dryness. The sweetness and maltiness remind me of a graham cracker. This is boozy, but without excessive alcohol heat on the nose.

T: Bourbon up front, then cacao and deep dark roasted malts. Vanilla and woody tannins, some toasted toffee, and bits of dried tobacco and musty bound book flavors. More bourbon in the back end with wood dryness and residual malt sweetness in the hang.

M: Medium body for style - far from watery, but not hugely thick and sticky. Alcohol fairly restrained for a barrel-aged imperial stout, and has fairly low carbonation sensation.

O: This was pretty good. I would have been a little more happy with it if it had a bit heavier body and more depth of flavor. It did definitely open up some as it warmed through the drink - but while I enjoy an occasional Maker's Mark on its own, I don't know that it was the best barrel compliment to the base beer. Still quite tasty, but not world class.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2014 13:45:31 | More by macrosmatic
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-30-2014 03:27:34 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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Auracom

Illinois

3.69/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Old review from notes: 8 oz. into a Bourbon County Spiegelau on January 5th, 2014.

A - Though the ABV is listed higher this year, the beer still physically looks similar. Moderately thick, blacker coloring with a medium khaki head. Very foamy head with decent lacing and better-than-expected retention.

S - Light vanilla beans, softer oak, wheat, pencil shavings, a hint of tobacco flakes, and mocha.

T - Plentiful bitterness, a bit perhaps unrefined. Younger wheated bourbon, cinnamon spice, soft prunes, and a hint of expired black coffee grounds on the finish.

M - This is where the base beer seems to get better every year. Plentifully smooth, long fry finish, moderate alcohol warming but little solvency taste throughout the palate.

D - I love this series because it shows the dramatic difference in barrels. This variant would ranks lowly compared to others. The spirit tastes young to me and doesn't impart as well as I'd hope. Worth the try though, as all eclipses are.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 16:04:30 | More by Auracom
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-28-2014 12:18:48 | More by ShanePB
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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Makers Mark from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.