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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Rum Barrel (18 Year) - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Rum Barrel (18 Year)Imperial Eclipse Stout - Rum Barrel (18 Year)

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

38 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 7.29%
Wants: 12
Gots: 13 | FT: 3
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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WTKeene

Texas

4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a waxed and capped bomber into a Trillium tulip tasting glass.

Appearance: Pitch black, pours thick. No head, but a very thin pale-coffee crown around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Muted, but probably because this is refrigerator temperature. What I do get is slight booziness, dark fruity malts, some coffee, some deep, dark chocolate. As it warms up these are more prevalent. No rum specifically, but oh well.

Taste: A good amount of coffee bitterness, but not in the way that it would be if there was actual coffee added. Subtle, and the dark tangy chocolate comes through strong as well. Perhaps a hint of rum at the end, but I might just be hoping for it.

Mouthfeel: A bit thin, but still creamy. Sticks around for a long time afterward. Carb is light.

Overall: A bit disappointing in that I didn't really get much in the way of rum, but it was still delicious. Don't think I'll be shelling out the big bucks for this particular variant in the future though.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 05:29:40 | More by WTKeene
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Syndicate broke out the Big Dick tonight!! Thanks a bunch Darrel... I appreciate the chance to try this one.

Pours thick with a dark brown head... good lacing and long lasting retention.

Nose is pretty interesting... Oaky rum... vanilla.. melted dark chocolate...

Rum is heavier on the palate and meshes better IMO... the oaky vanilla notes move well with the bittersweet chocolate.... smooth velvet dark fruits..

Bigger body with soooo smooth carbonation.... not EtOH bit at all... very nice.

Thanks Darrel... this is the best Eclipse I've had in memory and the best rum barrel beer I can think of. Very cool amigo.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Rum Barrel (18 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.